This year’s Music In Africa Conference For Collaboration, Exchange And Showcases (ACCES), features more than 80 music professionals and numerous African artists. Registration for the annual conference, which will be held from 28-30 November in Accra, Ghana, is now open.
With more than 1,500 attendees, ACCES is the most important music conference on the continent. Music experts will be on hand to present new ideas, engage in dialog, and share their knowledge, while several up-and-coming and established Africa musicians are slated to perform. In addition to discussions, presentations, and networking sessions, ACCES will also include workshops covering several aspects of the music business.
This year’s ACCES includes the Music In Africa Gender@Work skills programme, which aims to address gender imbalances by providing opportunities for African women in music to benefit from a wide range of upskilling options.
Speakers include Claude Grunitzky (Founder TRUE Africa, Togo, UK), Oye Akideinde (Simfy OTT, Nigeria), Aibee Abidoye (Chocolate City, Nigeria), Elizabeth Ntiamoah (Boomplay, Ghana), and Mark Levine (USA).
Alongside showcases from across the continent, this year’s conference will prominently feature artists from Ghana. These include: Yaa Yaa, Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife, FOKN Bois, and FRA!
In addition to a dynamic line-up of bands based on the continent, ACCES is partnering with Reeperbahn Festival to introduce four exciting acts from the diaspora, which will perform, collaborate and participate in a skills transfer workshop during the conference.
Options are available for exhibitors or new initiatives to introduce themselves in a pitch.
ACCES is put on by the Music In Africa Foundation in collaboration with Siemens Stiftung, Goethe-Institut, and other international organizations.