Africa Music Forum Networking Meeting

Africa unites for the continent and beyond

  • event type:WOMEX 14 Conference
  • date:23 Oct 2014 - 23 Oct 2014
  • time:16:00 - 16:45
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Networking Room 1 Cidade da Cultura
  • country:Spain
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

Presented by:

- Sipho Sithole (South Africa)
Native Instruments/Moshito

- Faisal Kiwewa (Uganda)
Bayimba, DOA DOA

- José da Silva (Cabo Verde)
Lusafrica/Harmonia Mundi

- Christine Semba (France/Germany)
Piranha Arts AG

The idea for this forum was born last April 2013 at the Atlantic Music Expo (AME 2014) in Cabo Verde, the concept of a pan-African forum linked with representative colleagues from Europe and the Americas was enthusiastically receive.

Its objectives:
- to consolidate and coordinate the music market in Africa;
- to create an iPlatform for exchange of ideas;
- to promote and facilitate circulation within Africa;
- to raise advocacy at policy level
- to guarantee the hosting of Forum of African Music meetings in most important international music events.

At AME Cabo Verde 2014, the Forum was formalized and the Minister of Culture of Cabo Verde announced that the country would host the Forum secretariat for the next 2 years.

All WOMEXicans - not only those from Africa but also those working - or interested in working - with Africa - are welcome!

(Photo: Sipho Sithole)