In just over 300 days, The Music Imbizo 2020 will be hosted in Durban at the Moses Mabhida Stadium from Wednesday 26 August – Saturday 29 August. Themed: AFRICAN UNITY – THE REAL CURRENCY … interested parties are invited to submit topics, discussions ideas, speaker profiles plus films and music to make the final programme.
Click the links below to participate:
- Speaker Submission
- Showcase Submission
- Film Submission (email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
- AmaPiano Vs Gqom Submission
- All Africa Hiphop Beat Battle
- Curator Submission
AFRICAN UNITY – THE REAL CURRENCY … the cliché, UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL remains as true today as it was when John Dickinson used the words to unite Americans pre-revolution. As a people, our strength is always in our unity. For Africa, unity has been elusive, with xenophobic attacks across the region plus tribal wars. An African identity has been difficult to carve out of our recent history of colonialism and oppression.
But Africa perseveres, rich in culture that is consistently influencing the global music industry, the African sounds (new and old) are fast becoming global trends. African musicians are touring and collaborating. Their music knows no borders and is making its way to all corners of the continent and finding space in the USA, Europe and the East. Now more than before, the music industry in the continent finds itself in a favourable positions to take ownership and direct the ship. How is it going to be done? Are we ready to take charge? How are we going to take charge and push forward a “golden age” of African music business?
The Music Imbizo 2020 is a catalyst for serious conversations around ownership and the best practises in building a music industry hub in the continent. The Music Imbizo’s vision is simple – contribute to the creation of a highly organized, sustainable and successful music industry in the continent, where practitioners are knowledgeable and have a world-view of the ins and outs of the music business.
This theme will run throughout the four days of The Music Imbizo and will influence all discussions. Submissions are open and your input is welcome.
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