A call out for talented musicians across all genres to showcase at The Music Imbizo 2020 to be hosted in Durban (South Africa) from Wednesday August 26 – Saturday August 29.

The Music Imbizo 2019 (themed: AFRICAN UNITY – THE REAL CURRENCY?) is looking to host a series of showcases across genres, in a number of venues around Durban. The selected musicians will share stages with some prominent African artists in front of festival curators, booking agents, promoters and our delegates plus Africa’s party people.

CLOSING DATE: 01 MARCH 2020, 23.59

TERMS:

  • Correctly and completely fill in the form: http://www.themusicimbizo.co.za/showcases/
  • Be available during The Music Imbizo 2020 (Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 August).
  • Selected showcasing artists will receive a modest honorarium towards performance fees (excluding day showcasing artists)
  • Selected showcasing artists from outside Durban (South Africa – eThekwini Municipality region) will receive accommodation. Due to budget constraints, not all selected showcasing artists will be provided with transport.
  • South African visa costs (where applicable), reimbursed against receipts.
  • Full access passes to The Music Imbizo 2020, includes access to all shows and activities for the duration of the conference.
  • Artist’s profile in festival and conference programmes, press releases, website and social media. The artists are to provide their own images, once selected.

A call out to all festival and event curators, booking agents, promoters and all involved in the organizing of music events (across all genres). You are invited to apply to be part of The Music Imbizo 2020.

The Music Imbizo 2020 is looking to introduce carefully curated showcases that will combine both seasoned, well known musicians with some of the most promising talent Africa has to offer – from Jazz, Gqom/EDM, Hiphop, Reggae, Roots, Rock, Classical to some of the best “World Music” heard in the continent.

CLOSING DATE: 01 MARCH 2020, 23.59

TERMS:

  • Correctly and completely fill in the form: http://www.themusicimbizo.co.za/curators/
  • Be available during The Music Imbizo 2020 (between Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 August).
  • Selected curators from outside Durban (South Africa – eThekwini Municipality region) will receive  accommodation. Due to budget constraints, not all selected curators will be provided with transport.
  • South African Visa costs (where applicable), reimbursed against receipts.
  • Full access passes to The Music Imbizo 2020, includes access to all shows and activities for the duration of the conference.
  • Profile in conference programmes, press releases, website and social media.

AFRICAN UNITY – THE REAL CURRENCY … the cliche, 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 and consistently influencing the global music industry – the African sound is fast becoming a global trend. African musicians are touring and collaborating. Their music knows no borders and is making itself to all corners of the continent and founding space in the USA, Europe and the East. Now more than before, the music industry in the continent needs to unite and take ownership of the course of this content. How is it going to be done? Are we ready to take charge? How are we going to take charge and push a “golden age” of African music business?

The The Music Imbizo 2020 is looking for speakers, researchers and industry players willing to contribute to the panel discussions, roundtables and presentations around the theme.

CLOSING DATE: 01 MARCH 2020, 23.59

TERMS:

  • Correctly and fully fill in the form: http://www.themusicimbizo.co.za/speaker-callout/
  • Be available during The Music Imbizo 2020 (between Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 August).
  • Selected speakers from outside Durban (South Africa – eThekwini Municipality region) will receive accommodation. Due to budget constraints, not all selected speakers will be provided with transport.
  • South African Visa costs (where applicable), reimbursed against receipts.
  • Full access passes to The Music Imbizo 2020, includes access to all shows and activities for the duration of the conference.
  • Profile in conference programmes, press releases, website and social media.

A callout to all Gqom AND Hiphop beatmakers interested in taking part in The Music Imbizo 2020 AmaPiano vs Gqom/Hiphop Beat Battle to submit their music for selection.

The AMAPIANO VS GQOM/HIPHOP BEAT BATTLE is open only to delegates of The Music Imbizo 2020, meaning you must be in possession of a delegate ticket to take part – you need to buy your ticket. You will need to send two original beats/instrumentals not longer than two minutes. They must not have any lyrics on them.

CLOSING DATE: 01 MARCH 2020, 23.59

TERMS:

  • Correctly and fully fill in the form: http://www.themusicimbizo.co.za/gqom Or http://www.themusicimbizo.co.za/hiphop-beat-battle/
  • Be available during the The Music Imbizo 2020 (between Friday 28 August and Saturday 29 August).
  • Be in position of a delegate pass (only delegates can battle).
  • Profile in conference programmes, press releases, website and social media.
  • To battle, you will be notified and must be able to be in Durban during the dates.
  • Only the selected will battle, and if by any chance or mistake you battle without meeting the above requirements – you will forfeit your winnings and be disqualified.