Content from East Africa

East Africa is the next big musical content region of unsigned artists

Faisal Kiwewa, courtesy of Bayimba Foundation
Kabubi Herman, by Kibuuka Oscar
Maliki Sufiani, by Cyrielle
Kungu Rachael by oneal Eyes
  • event type:WOMEX 16 Conference Session
  • date:20 Oct 2016
  • time:16:00 - 17:00
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Conference Room 1, Level 0, Building 2, Cidade da Cultura
  • country:Spain
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

Chaired by Faisal Kiwewa (Uganda), Bayimba Festival/DOADOA Arts Market
with Maliki Sufiani (Tanzania), Chanzo East African Music
Kabubi Herman (Uganda), Bayimba Festival
Rachael Kungu (Uganda), Santuri Safari

The past ten years have been very fruitful when it comes to the production of musical content from East Africa. But the world still has little knowledge and access to what is coming out of the region.

This session will bring to the WOMEX audience the entire overview of what is happening, who is doing what, where they can tap into the business and whom to contact. This will be of interest and relevance to the WOMEX audience as well as to the East African musicians. The panel will also outline some of the outstanding world musicians that are ready to tour as well as festivals that are ready to do business.