France sponsoring Sauti za Busara Zanzibar festival [fr]
H.E Frédéric Clavier congratulated the organisation committee for the values of unity, sharing, fraternity and gender equality promoted by the festival, with this year the theme of the fight against corruption. Similarly as the festival-goers diversity, the latter has been gathering in a major African cultural event each year dozens of artists originate from not only Tanzania but also the whole continent in a major cultural event in Africa.
French Ambassador reminded as well President Macron’s willingness expressed in Ouagadougou in November 2017 then again in Lagos in July 2018, to build the foundations of a new partnership with Africa, in Arts, Culture and Research throughout the Season Africa 2022. Alike Sauti za Busara festival, this event which will happen from June to December 2020 on the whole French territory will celebrate the richness of African contemporary creation in all its forms. On this occasion, France will support a wide range of projects built by African individuals, as an invitation to observe and understand the world from an African point of view.
In that respect, The French Ambassador warmly invited Tanzanian actors to commit to this major project, first step of a new, reinforced and long-term cooperation between France and the African civil society.