African Music Development Programme

Applicant: International Music Council (France)
Location: Congo, Cameroon, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Germany, France
Duration: 36 months
Amount of the grant: 379 510 €
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Led by the International Music Council, this Programme strengthened the music industry in the African continent along four major lines: exchanges and academic researches between African and European universities; a vocational training programme for musicians; capacity-building of target institutions; and a wide distribution of the results.

The initial network of partners has grown exponentially and made it possible to constitute in 3 years a substantial group of promoters, students, artists, organizations and cultural actors. AMDP allowed initiating innovative activities which have demonstrated their relevance and accuracy in relation to the initial objective: the professionalization and structuring of the music industry in sub-Saharan Africa. These activities include:

  • Academic exchanges for 40 students of the Technical University of Kenya and Makerere University (Uganda);
  • Internships (1-4 months) for 25 students and young professionals in music festivals on the continent (Sauti za Busara, Lake of Stars, Shoko Festival, Le Kolatier, Feux de Brazza, Visa for Music, Timitar, FEMUA, …);
  • 2 « IMPACT Music Conferences » in Harare and Abidjan;
  • Nearly 50 students from Kenya, Uganda, Germany, DRC and Ivory Coast did a 10-day immersion course to discover landmark African festivals;
  • Workshops of practical training in the management of festivals, communication, mobilization of sponsors, stage management,... in Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire... by a selection of renowned African experts and professionals for 100 beneficiaries;
  • More than 200 participants were trained in music management and sound engineering in Malawi and Mozambique;
  • Assistance in the publication of research and articles on the music industry in Africa, provision of teaching resources, and participation in academic and professional conferences for researchers and operators from the continent; 
  • And finally the organisation of the first African Forum on Music in Segou, Mali, attended in September 2016 under the aegis of the African Council, by nearly 80 actors of the music industry from around the world.

 

TIMELINE OF THE PROJECT

January 1, 2014, February 28, 2014, Training sessions for festival crew. Festival crew increased their competences participating in instructive training sessions at Sauti Za Busara Festival

January 13, 2014, February 23, 2014. 2-month work placement of festival staff and African students. In the framework of the Zauti za Busara Festival, African students and festival staff had the opportunity to develop and expand specific skills in the field of event management

February 10, 2014, February 16, 2014. 7-day study visit of European students.

February 13, 2014, February 16, 2014. 4-day work placement for local trainees.

February 12, 2014. AMDP programme's official launch for English speaking countries.

March 1, 2014, August 31, 2014. African Music Rostrum, 11th Session.

March 6, 2014. AMDP programme's official launch for French speaking countries.

July 7, 2014, August 16, 2014. 6-weeks internship at Feux de Brazza Festival.

August 1, 2014, August 4, 2014. Workshop at Feux de Brazza.

September 9, 2014, September 13, 2014. 8th Research Conference on Cultural Policy Research, Hildesheim and Berlin (Germany).

December 15, 2014, February 22, 2015. 2-month work placement of festival staff and of African students.

January 1, 2015, October 31, 2015. African Music Rostrum, 12th Edition. The 12th edition of the Rostrum, whose main purpose is to promote the values of the African continent music via the radio, will be implemented during the Harare International Festival of Arts (29 April-4 May 2015). The calls for applications will open in January, while the winners will be reward in May, during the Harare International Festival of Arts (29 April-4 May 2015)

January 4, 2015, February 13, 2015. Training sessions for festival crew.

February 8, 2015, February 15, 2015. 7-day study visit of European students.

February 13, 2015, February 15, 2015. Research Atelier. Under the title "Cultural Policy for Arts Education

April 7, 2015, April 12, 2015. Training in sound engineering at Music Crossroads academy in Malawi

April 13, 2015 - April 17, 2015. Training in management skills at Music Crossroads academies in Malawi

April 29, 2015 - April 30, 2015. Impact Music Conference in 2015 at Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA)

May 11, 2015 - May 15, 2015. Training in sound engineering at Music Crossroads academy in Mozambique

June 4, 2015 - June 6, 2015. Participation of African music professionals in the European Forum on Music (Riga)

June 20, 2015 - October 20, 2015. 4-month internship at Le Kolatier

July 14, 2015 - August 15, 2015. Student exchange between Technical University of Kenya and Makerere University Music Dept

September 19, 2015 - October 3, 2015. Training in management skills at Music Crossroads academies in Mozambique

October 5, 2015 - October 8, 2015. Workshop for festival staff

March 14 - March 19, 2016: one week of training with Brahimel Mazned for the FEMUA festival team, on festival communication and media management.

April 19 - 20 April, 2016: IMPACT Music Conference during the FEMUA in Abidjan / 2 days of debates and workshops about new business models for music in Africa

May 1 - May 8, 2016: Immersion Internship of 5 students from the University of Hildesheim (Germany) at the DOADOA professional meetings in Kampala (Uganda)

March 31 - May 30, 2016: Training a young professional from Uganda to the Bushfire Festival (Swaziland). 2 months of learning on the ground in the festival's communication team

May 16 - May 30, 2015: Training of a sound technician from Zanzibar to Bushfire Festival in the control room

May 16 - May 21, 2016: Technical training in sound with Filipe Mondlane for young professionals of the Music Crossroads Academy of Maputo, with 3 days of field practice during the Azgo festival.

June 6 - June 12, 2016: Management training and career development with Luc Mayitoukou for students of the Music Crossroads Academy of Lilongwe (Malawi)

June 13 - June 19, 2016: Sound training with Vusa Moyo for students of the Music Crossroads Academy in Lilongwe (Malawi)

May 31 – July 19, 2016: Internship of a young Ghanaian professional within the communication team of the Timitar Festival (Morocco)

September 19 - September 24, 2016: Management training and career development with Carlos Bartilotti for students of the Music Academy Crossroad of Maputo (Mozambique)

September 25 - November 20, 2016: Sending of four trainees from DRC and Ivory Coast for 2 months internship in the Visa for Music team

November 23 -December 5, 2016: two weeks of training with Jose Da Silva for young professionals of the Music Crossroads Academy in Maputo (Mozambique), on artist management and career development

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