• Karibu Music Festival is still a very young festival, this year being it’s second our main objective was to showcase what we can do as a festival and what is on offer in regards to talent locally and Internationally. We needed to strategical place ourselves on the Tanzanian social calendar and believe we have achieve this with great pride, African pride being a key ingredient.
  • Apart from Sauti za Busara in Zanzibar, Nyama Choma and Marahaba, the festival industry in Tanzania is still growing. Compared to other festival Karibu is unique not only in location but our philosophy and approach in promoting live music development in this industry, unity through our collective love and appreciation for the art and culture, furthermore understanding between one another through our experiences. We don’t just want to establish a yearly event in Bagamoyo but for us it is critical the festival and it’s objectives establishes roots in Bagamoyo and especially amongst the children and youth.
  • We wanted to create a platform where musicians, artists and like minded people, come together to share, learn and experience towards the development of live music, culture and the arts, this we are confident was successful achieved this year. However, there is always room for improvement and we are constantly learning to better the service.



  • “this is great, I like everything, I would like to come back next time, just let love and peace control our feelings, we will come to learn more than music” – Papa Wemba
  • “we’ve met new people, great music, sound and stage ” – H_Art the Band lead singer
  • “I’ve had a wonderful time, people in here know what to expect from artist on stage, we engage them smoothly and they keep wanting more. Hope next time it will be wao!” –BO from South Africa.
  • “Sikujua kama mashairi yanaweza kuwa muziki mkubwa kama walivyofanya hao jamaa, huu ni muelekeo mpya kwa muziki wetu wa kiafrika tuweze kujitambulisha” (I didn’t know poetry can be a great music, this is a new direction to our African music we should follow to identify ourselves) said Juma Nature, Bongo flava musician from Tanzania referring to Sarabi from Kenya.  (Artists/Performers)
  • Spectator satisfaction was key to the festival
  • “this is what we need, live music is totally what make this festival different” said Rachel Paul, identified herself as music lover from Dar es Salaam- Saturday 7th of November, after Papa Wemba’s performance (Spectators)



 Business Vendors: The event attracted over twelve(12) business vendors including art’s and craft , fast foods stalls, drinks stands and bars, exhibitors while others benefited from setting up outside the festival grounds selling and serving festival goers.

Community and Social Service: The local community benefited at large as activities increased during the weekend. Transport like boda boda divers (motor bikes), taxi and buses benefited from an increase in commuters. Furthermore Hotels, Serviced Apartments, and Communication activities.

Economic Benefits: The festival created economic benefits directly and indirectly to a large number of people.



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