Monday, 15 December 2008


Dear ayoub,

This week we announced the official theme of President-elect Obama's inauguration: "Renewing America's Promise."You may recognize this theme. It was a vision that President-elect Obama first committed to months ago -- a vision to expand opportunity to every American, and restore America's standing around the world.We've talked about bringing change to Washington, but now we need to live up to that pledge. That's why we're planning the most open and accessible inauguration in history.Today, we're taking the unprecedented step of giving everyone access to the database of donors who have contributed more than $200 to the Presidential Inaugural Committee. You'll be able to search for virtually real-time information on every donor by name, employer, city or state, and find out who has bundled contributions for the committee. Take a look at our donor database: keeping with President-elect Obama's commitment to changing the way business is done in Washington, we won't accept contributions from corporations, labor unions, political action committees, federally registered lobbyists, non-U.S. citizens and registered foreign agents. We also won't accept individual contributions larger than $50,000.The need for accountability doesn't begin when the oath of office is taken. It needs to be a part of every step in the process. Our new database is one of the first steps toward a more open and transparent Washington. Take a look: 2008 election belonged to the American people -- and so does our inauguration. Thank you for your support.Sincerely,Emmett S. BeliveauExecutive DirectorPresidential Inaugural Committee 2009

Greetings from Zanzibar!
We are just eight weeks away from unwrapping the SIXTH edition of the Sauti za Busara music festival.
After months of searching and selecting, we are confident that we have put together one of the finest music programmes yet. All you have to do is make sure you are in Zanzibar, 12-17 February 2009.

Sauti za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom) is an international festival featuring top-quality musical performances by more than 400 established and upcoming artists (40 groups in total). In six "short" years it has established itself as one of Africa’s leading music festivals. It’s an event that brings people together, under African skies, in appreciation of the rich variety of music from the region.

It takes place in an historic open-air fortress on a beautiful tropical island and admission is free to all each day before sunset. Too good to be true? - make sure you don't miss it.

Busara Promotions PO Box 3635Zanzibar Tanzania
+255 24 223 2423+255 784 925 499+255 773 822 294

Confirmed Artists
Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga (DRC / Kenya), Natacha Atlas (Egypt / UK), Msondo Ngoma Band (Tanzania), Oudaden (Morocco), Nawal (Comoros / France), Culture Musical Club (Zanzibar), Khethi with Kibo Sounds (South Africa / Tanzania), The Moreira Project (South Africa), Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka (Zimbabwe), Bi Kidude (Zanzibar), TY (UK), Carola Kinasha & Shada (Tanzania), Jagwa Music (Tanzania), Jang’ombe Nursery School (Zanzibar), Joh Makini (Tanzania), Elemotho (Namibia), Mamillion (South Africa), Segere Original (Tanzania), Katapila ‘Sangula’ Ngoma (Tanzania), Sansa Troupe (Uganda), Best of WaPi (Pan Africa), Mohamed Ilyas & Nyota Zameremeta (Zanzibar), Iddi Achien'g (Kenya), Rachel Magoola (Uganda), Wahapahapa Band (Tanzania), Omega Bugembe Okello (Uganda / USA), Mutinda (Kenya), Safar (Zanzibar), Kiumbizi (Pemba), Zinduka Ngoma (Zanzibar), Tarbia (Zanzibar), Zimamoto (Zanzibar), DJ Side (Zanzibar), DJ Yusuf (UK / Zanzibar), and more to be announced