June 8, 2018



As part of the collective initiative World Music De Chez Nous, Canadian artists have distinguished themselves with the largest Canadian delegation to date. For the very first time in the history of Mundial and 40 Canadians, we all made the trip to Cape Verde! Musicians, agents, managers, presenters and even funders (including Koba Jonhson – Canada Council for the Arts and Mathieu Tremblay- Quebec Office in Dakar) proudly represented Canada’s music industry.

See here for the complete list of the Canadian delegation

From April 16 to 21, 2018, artists from around the world, were marked by the unique passage, the salutary presence of the Canadian delegation.

A big thank you to the AME team for its constructive programming, encouraging the development of talent and allowing us to organize a series of professional activities, including 1 networking reception (thanks to the support of the Quebec Office in Dakar) or 1 network meeting (thanks to the support of Canadian Heritage, our loyal partner of the “World Routes Network“).

See here for the complete list of activities held on site


‘‘ I was so impressed by the quality of this event, by the number of artists and professionals participants, and namely the number of international presenters who attended. ’’

[Mathieu Tremblay –  Conseiller aux affaires éducatives et culturelles, Bureau du Québec à Dakar ]

A special mention to the artists, Shaun Ferguson (NB), ILAM (QC), Malika Tirolien (QC) Yao (ON) and AfrotroniX (QC) who showcased the richness and talent of our country’s vibrant cultural diversity. Thanks to them, our showcase has been a great success and has generated coverage in the local and international media!

This edition was highlighted, for the first time in Africa by the projection of the feature length documentary “When they awake” of Canadian producer Pedro J. Marcellino, who honoured us with his presence and participation as a delegate.The award-winning feature documentary is a passionate and insightful portrayal of a remarkable snapshot of a burgeoning music scene through a kaleidoscope of over 40 powerful Indigenous voices across Canada.

RFI (2018,17 avril). Cap-Vert: l’Atlantic Music Expo est bel et bien lancé

The complete list of articles published in the press : Press Review – AME 2018 

We are proud to have participated in an event of this scale, which represents a golden opportunity for the development of the artists’ careers.

‘‘Such a wonderful event! ideal for authentic and sincere connections as well as talents discoveries.’’ [Véronique Wade – Agence Wade ]

‘‘Amazing! business wise is very useful and with a great music selection’’ [Valentina Zanelli – Creativi musicali]

‘‘ AME is very relevant for our industry and our territory. The initiative should definitely be supported again in the futur.’’ [Mathieu Tremblay –  Conseiller aux affaires éducatives et culturelles Bureau du Québec à Dakar]

A big THANK YOU to our partners: FACTOR, the Government of CanadaMusicaction, SODECCanadian HeritageBureau du Québec à DakarAtlantic Music ExpoANIMAgence Wade,  and Avalanche Prod.

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, Fondation Musicaction, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broacasters.