News | Culture 16.10.2017

Dakar hosts pan-African ACCES music conference

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In addition to workshops and networking sessions, ACCES participants will be treated to live performances.

More than 150 musicians, producers, festival organizers, and journalists from Africa and all over the world will attend the Music In Africa Conference For Collaboration, Exchange And Showcases (ACCES) in Dakar, Senegal from November 17 to 18, 2017.

With training workshops, panel discussions, presentations, networking sessions, exhibitions and visits to key music industry hubs in Dakar, ACCES 2017 is aimed at benefitting local participants and visiting delegates. The ACCES program will also showcase some of Senegal’s most promising artists in several live performances.

Experts speaking at the conference include:
Didier Awadi (Studio Sankara / Senegal)
Jens Cording (Siemens Stiftung – Germany)
José Da Silva (Sony Music Entertainment / Ivory Coast)
Julien Guenais (Trace TV / France)
Christine Kamau (Women In Music Forum / Kenya)
Baaba Maal (musician / Senegal)
Yusuf Mahmoud (Sauti za Busara Festival / Zanzibar)
Noemie Njangiru (Goethe-Institut – South Africa)
Christine Semba (WOMEX / Germany)

A list of all speakers and further information about the event can be found on the ACCES website. Following the conference, the website will also host detailed documentation of the event.

ACCES 2017 is organized by Music In Africa Foundation, with support by Goethe-Institut, Siemens Stiftung, and additional local organizations.

ACCES is free of charge.