Music In Africa’s AGM Plus In Addis Ababa With Mulatu Astatke The Best Bands And Musicians.

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The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) takes its Annual General Meeting (AGM) to a different African country each year, using this opportunity to bring influential music industry players from across the globe together to exchange ideas, discover new talent and accelerate the shaping of a vibrant music sector on the continent.

This year the event comes to Addis Ababa for the first time from 10 – 12 November, with at least 40 international music role players from across the globe visiting the country to engage with local practitioners throughout the three days.

The AGM on 10 November will be followed by a two-day music programme (AGM Plus) which includes panel discussions, networking events and live performances on 11 and 12 November. Legendary Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke, best known as the father of Ethio-jazz, will deliver a keynote address on 11 November.

Delegates at the AGM will come from more than 15 countries, representing key businesses, NGOs and events that are active in the music sector, such as WOMEX (Germany/global), Sony Music (Nigeria/global), Bayimba Festival (Uganda), Azgo Festival (Mozambique), SAMRO Foundation (South Africa), ONGEA(Kenya), Sauti za Busara (Zanzibar), KZN Music Imbizo (South Africa), Ketebul Music (Kenya), Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Kenya), Afropolitan Vibes (Nigeria), Africa Fête (Senegal), Music Crossroads International (Africa and Belgium), Goethe-Institut (global) and Siemens Foundation (Germany).

PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2016 (Day 1)

Venue: Goethe-Institut, Addis Ababa

4th Annual General Meeting
Time: 9am – 1pm
This is a formal meeting of the Music In Africa Foundation, attended by its members and invited guests.  Having Consultative discussions, Film screening.

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER  2016 (Day 2)

Venue: Goethe-Institut, Addis Ababa

Opening remarks and official welcome by Dr. Ribio Nzeza Bunketi Buse – Chairman of MIAF,  Keynote Address By Dr. Mulatu Astatke followed by Touring circuits in Africa – opportunities & realities, Getting to know Ethiopia’s music scene, Introducing the new Music In Africa portal.

SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2016 (Day 3)

Goethe-Institut, Addis Ababa

The African music sector – current trends & potential followed by the theme How to break into the international music scene with speakers:

Dr. Mulatu Astatke (Musician, father of Ethio-jazz (Ethiopia), Ade Bantu (Afropolitan Vibes (Nigeria), Ben Mandelson (Founding Director – WOMEX (UK), Dawit Yifru (Chairman – Ethiopian Musicians Association (Ethiopia), Dicken Marshall (Founder – Rafiki Records (Rwanda) ,Faisal Kiwewa (Founder & Creative Director – Bayimba International Festival (Uganda), Henock Temesgen (Musician and music teacher (Ethiopia),  Jess White (Festival Coordinator, Azgo Festival (Mozambique), Jonathan Jules (Brand Manager – Tunecore (South Africa), Luc Mayitoukou (Founding Director – Zhu Culture (Senegal), Michael Ugwu (General Manager – Sony Music Entertainment West Africa (Nigeria) ,Mike Strano (Director, Phat Music and Entertainment and Convenor, ONGEA Summit (Kenya), Yusuf Mahmoud (Sauti za Busara Festival (Zanzibar).

LIVE MUSIC SHOWCASES:  CONCERTS AT VILLAVERDE

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER  2016 (Day 2)

Venue: VillaVerde (Address: Meskel Flower, behind St. Yared Church)

Henok & The Mehari Brothers-20h30 – 21:15

Bruktawit “Betty G” Getahun-21h45  – 22h30

Jano Band -23h00 – 24h00

 

SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2016 (Day 3)

Venue: VillaVerde (Address: Meskel Flower, behind St. Yared Church)

Winyo-20h00 – 20:20

Sami Dan-20h30 – 21:15

Michael Belayneh-21h45  – 22h30

Tsedenia Gebremarkos-23h00 – 24h00

 

 

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