Music In Africa Live

Grants for African performers, managers, event organisers and educators
Countries
54
Duration (months)
5
Types of grants
2
Recipients (target)
500

OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATORS

Thousands of African musicians have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has introduced unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions across the continent. African musicians and professionals traditionally make a living from live performances, and now they find themselves in extreme difficulty.  While social media platforms offer alternative avenues for operators to broadcast their works seamlessly, many musicians are failing to make ends meet. The main goal of Music In Africa Live is to enable musicians to earn income from digital live performances at a time when many of them have lost their usual income due to the pandemic. The other focus of the project is to develop critical skills among professionals to enable them to navigate challenges occassioned by the pandemic.

updates

Teka Works will livestream a concert featuring a dynamic line-up including Spoek Mathambo, Laliboi,...

Rooftop Promotions’ Theatre in the Park, in partnership with the Music in Africa Foundation, will bring to the stage Mbeu...

Independent record label Mushroom Hour Half Hour will present a live music stream featuring some of South Africa’s most talked-about young musicians on...

Jury

CAPACITY BUILDING VIDEOS

How copyright makes royalties (part 1/4)
How copyright makes royalties (part 2/4)
How copyright makes royalties (part 3/4)
How copyright makes royalties (part 4/4)
Legal challenges for musicians in the digital era (part 1/5)
Legal challenges for musicians in the digital era (part 2/5)
Legal challenges for musicians in the digital era (part 3/5)
Legal challenges for musicians in the digital era (part 4/5)
Legal challenges for musicians in the digital era (part 5/5)
Capturing the sound of African instruments for recording and broadcast (part 1/6)
Capturing the sound of African instruments for recording and broadcast (part 2/6)
Capturing the sound of African instruments for recording and broadcast (part 3/6)
Capturing the sound of African instruments for recording and broadcast (part 4/6)
Capturing the sound of African instruments for recording and broadcast (part 5/6)
Capturing the sound of African instruments for recording and broadcast (part 6/6)
Broadcasting Live Gigs: Workshop Series for Musicians

SHOWCASE VIDEOS

Naked Soul Digi Groove (Botswana)
Zone 3 Live - Virtual Concert (Nigeria)
Blues Rock & Roots (South Africa)
Un autre monde et possible (Senegal)
Contemporary Zanzibar (Zanzibar)
Tunes Concert (Tunisia)
Unplugged Mushrooms (South Africa)
Blankets & Wine Presents: Nairobi (Kenya)
Decimal Chronicles The Fresh Edition (Kenya)

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