In a heartfelt post on his social media platforms, Savara wrote to his fans informing them that due to unforeseen visa delays, he will not be able to travel to the United states for the upcoming Madaraka festival.

Savara shared his frustration and said he understands how disappointing the news is.He went ahead and wrote that he is however working with promoters to reschedule the tour dates for later this year.

He also mentioned that he is committed in making this happen and will announce the new dates as soon as they are confirmed in collaboration with the Madaraka festival.


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The cancelation of the Madaraka festival  due to unforeseen visa delays happened after Nyashinski also cancelled his Madaraka tour a few days ago due to visa delays.

One of the hurdles of obtaining a US visa is the applicants must submit proof of their exceptional talent or recognition on a global scale, such as honors, media attention, or documentation of substantial income. This procedure calls for careful planning and can take a long time.

Since the launch of Madaraka festival in 2014,it has grown in prominence as a celebration of African music, culture, and community. This year, the festival marks its 10th anniversary and promises to be a grand affair with performances scheduled across thirteen cities in the United States.

The tour is set to begin on May 25th at the House of Blues in Dallas and end on June 17th and 18th, which happens to be Juneteenth commemoration weekend in Seattle.

Savara is a member of the band Sauti sol which split and parted ways last year.The Band comprised vocalists Bien, Willis Chimano and Savara Mudigi, along with guitarist Polycarp Otieno.

Savara is  well known for his solo projects, such as the 2022 LP Savage Level, and successful singles such as 2021’s “Balance” and  2023’s “Reggae Ya Kinyozi”.

His new album, No Overthinking, released on the 10th of May, 2024, is a project overrun by romance songs. This album further showcases his bravura as an invigorating performer, and cements his image as a musician exceptional enough to thrive as a solo act, having been part of an internationally successful boy band for over 18 years.

The boy band announced their breakup after 18 successful years in the industry. Despite their split up ,the members are still involved in each other’s projects.In November last year, the band held their last performance at the SolFest in Uhuru Gardens.

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