Our Festival Partners include:
Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) - Festival of Dhow Countries
Zanzibar Fashion Week will undergo coordinated marketing activities with the Festival of Dhow Countries to celebrate our unique arts and culture together.
After 15 years, ZIFF is firmly a part of Zanzibar Arts and Culture. This year, Zanzibar Fashion Week designers will dress the chief guests of ZIFF, and during Fashion Week, you can look forward to fashion films and forums inspired and aided by ZIFF.
Dhow Countries Music Academy
The Dhow Countries Music Academy Zanzibar (DCMA) is a non - governmental and educational and cultural organisation registered in March 2001. DCMA opened Zanzibar's first music school in September 2002 providing music lessons as well as instruments at minimal cost to anyone interested in studying music related to their culutural background or acquiring mastery of an instrument. Special emphasis has been placed on teaching traditional music instruments and styles such as Taarab, Beni and Kidumbak. The overall aim of DCMA is to preserve and promote the musical heritage of Zanzibar and Dhow region.
Sauti za Busara
Sauti za Busara supports Zanzibar Fashion Week and looks forward to working together to help promote the culture and beauty of Zanzibar and the Swahili Coast. Sauti za Busara, taking place in Stone Town every year in February, is widely-known as East Africa's number one music festival and "the friendliest festival on the planet." For three years running, it has been on Songlines' Magazine list of the Top 25 International Music Festivals in the World. The aim of Sauti za Busara is to bring together diverse audiences in shared love and appreciation for African music. Busara Promotions, the NGO behind the festival, is strongly committed to contributing to social, cultural, and economic growth in Africa through building appreciation for the region's music, developing skills and opportunities for musicians, strengthening local infrastructure, and building networks for music and culture.
MARIDADI FASHION SHOW
Maridadi is a platform of charity events encompassing fashion shows, bazaars and organized travel between the months of February and September in any given year.
The initial concept of Maridadi was conceived by Trish Fox Holden, of AQUA Hair Health and Beauty, Arusha and Lilian Bulengo, of MASSA Banking Consultants Tanzania, Arusha, in June 2010, with the aim of mixing fun and charitable social events for women in Arusha. Zhaleh Forouzan, of 1 POINT / ORANGE was instrumental in executing the ideas and concepts into a successful platform of fashion shows and bazaars.
Kigali Fashion Week
Kigali Fashion Week a spontaneous event that takes place yearly. The fashion week is an inspiration and encouragement to further nurture innovation in both creative and commercial endeavors in the Rwanda’s new era of creative economy and promoting Rwanda’s culture and upholding creativity and innovation in the area of fashion
Tourism Confederation of Tanzania are special ambassador for Fashion Week Zanzibar.
Our efforts are recognised by National Tourism Confederation of Tanzania (TCT) is the umbrella organization representing the private business sector (Sub-Sector Associations) involved in travel and tourism industry in Tanzania. It is the voice of the tourism industry.
TCT works to ensure that through representation at the national level, appropriate macro policies and strategies are adopted for developing and maintaining an environment in which international and domestic tourism will prosper and the business sector will be able to achieve successful growth and development while protecting Tanzania's natural and cultural heritage.