When is The Music Imbizo 2021?
The Music Imbizo 2021 is from Tuesday 24 August to Sunday 29 August. It will be hosted virtually and the online portal will be available from early August.
The theme for The Music Imbizo 2021?
Our theme for The Virtual Music Imbizo 2021 is: KUSHEREKA AFRIKA – YALIYOPITA. SASA. BAADAYE. In English, it means “CELEBRATING AFRIKA – THE PAST.THE PRESENT. THE FUTURE”. The Sankofa bird became an obvious symbol for this. According to Wikipedia: “Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to “Go back and get it” and also refers to the Bono Adinkra symbol represented either with a stylized heart shape or by a bird with its head turned backwards while its feet face forward carrying a precious egg in its mouth.”
Where is the conference taking place? Is it virtual?
The Music Imbizo 2021 is fully virtual. All activities will happen on an online portal that will be announced in the first week of August. Showcases will be pre-recorded and broadcast during the week of The Music Imbizo (24 – 29 August).
Who is speaking at this year's conference?
The Music Imbizo attracts some of the best speakers and panelists. We do our best to curate relevant content that speaks to the needs of the music industry. We also do an open call for those that might be interested to participate at different levels. The speakers for The Music Imbizo 2021 will be announced by mid-July.
What elements of The Music Imbizo will be taking place this year?
The Music Imbizo 2021 will be an opportunity for the conference to experiment and introduce new elements to what the conference is all about. The panel discussions, exhibitions, new music listening, video pitching, producer forum, songwriting workshops, master classes (film scoring) – will all still form part of The Music Imbizo 2021. For the first time, we are also adding a MOOT Court, HACKATHON and a FILM Festival.
How to apply for workshops, master classes and competitions?
Workshop, master class and competition details will be updated on the website plus all our social media platforms. Our media partners will also carry the details. Be on the lookout for more details as we get closer to the conference.
How much is the ticket for The Music Imbizo 2021?
The Music Imbizo 2021 is online and FREE for delegates. Companies and organisations wishing to exhibit will pay a minimum fee plus there will be some fees paid for beat battles and other competitions.