Thrilled to welcome more than 20 awesome professionals working closely with / from AFRICA, including conference organizers, presenters, labels, agents, managers, artists, journalists, governments, institutions…
Othantiq AA / Show-me Bordeau - France
Festival Afropolitain Nomade Montréal - Canada
Hobe Agency Kigali - Rwanda
Douala Music Art Festival (DOMAF) Douala - Cameroon
Bayimba Cultural Foundation Kampala - Uganda
Youssou Ndour Management / Dakar Music Expo Dakar - Senegal
Fondation HIBA Rabat - Morocco
Chad Music Expo N'Djamena - Chad
Ngoma Nehosho Harare - Zimbabwe
Magali Palmira Wora
Believe Digital Distribution Libreville - Gabon
Rencontre Musicales Africaines (REMA) Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso
Radio Afrika Bamako - Mali
Sony Music Ivory Coast Abidjan - Ivory Coast
Music in Africa Foundation Dakar - Senegal
Shabani Ramadhani Hamissi
Marahaba Music Expo Bujumbura - Burundi
Edna Liliana Valencia Murillo
France 24 Bogota - Colombia
Festival Koura Gosso / Association AFEMA FEMME AUSSI N'Djamena - Chad
Visa for Music Rabat - Morocco
Love N'live Cameroon
Here is a playlist curated by Netoua (Festival Koura Gosso, Association FEMME AUSSI) for a journey to a few sounds emerging from the continent : Click HERE
Industry Music Conferences and networks are well establishing all over Africa?
Christine Semba – Head of …
The WOMEX Academy is welcoming African delegations and is providing orientation to support artists and other music professionals who wish to strengthen their skills to access the international circuits and markets.
“The African music scene is bubbling and inspiring, as rich as it is creative. And yet artists from Africa and the Middle East lack of international visibility”.
-Visa For Music
Sahariennes – Greg & Olivier can tell you more!
- Olivier Conan and Greg at Derapage Production have been closely working on a special show Sahariennes in collaboration with Institut Français (#AFRICA 2020)
Atlantic Music Expo
- Elodie Da Silva can’t join us but she shared a few figures showing Canadian presence in recent years
- Atlantic Music Expo is :
- More than 30 Canadian bands who applied in the last 3 years ;
- More than 25 Canadian artists in 2018 and 14 in 2019 ;
- More than 20 Canadian professionals welcomed to date in Cap Verde.
- Atlantic Music Expo is :
- Undeniable influence
Mobility and diseases were an issue Africans have learnt to live with way before Covid 19 appeared in our lives. It’s a fact, Africa has always been a strong pool of inspiration for artists. How come then, despite all of the local challenges, Africa has been so much influencing music creators around the world and looking so attractive in the eyes of major pop stars looking for featurings, or in the eyes of international organizations rushing there looking for collaborations ? If visas are often an issue, what made those sounds travel throughout the borders and those artists visible? What are the strategies adopted to develop an artist career within this particular context(s)?
- Get inspired
Let’s take a moment to create a dialog, learn and get inspired from our friends from the other side of the pond who have been collaborating on amazing international projects.
- Resilience and gratitude
While working from Africa can also mean working in contexts that aren’t making things easy, how come the music industry remains so active, attractive and growing? Here you go, it’s a fact, some of the colleagues are facing daily challenges that we don’t have over here in Canada. However, projects and artists careers are being developed! Virtual showcases have been happening and nicely broadcasted… Thinking outside of the box!
Let spend a moment connecting with experts of their own field/territory/ market that are truly skilled professionals.