Alphanso Tech to Exhibit at ACCES 2021, Johannesburg, South Africa
Organized by the Music In Africa Foundation, ACCES is the leading pan-African music business event that is held in a different African city each year. This year’s edition takes place from 25 to 27 November at Constitution Hill and Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg.
From November 25-27, 2021, Johannesburg will host the Music In Africa Conference For Exchange, Showcases, and Collaboration. In one of the essential events for the pan-African music industry, around 80 artists and more than 50 speakers will be performing. ACCES provides an opportunity for professionals from the global music industry and African to make business connections, exchange ideas, and discover new trends and talents.
Industry talks, workshops, concerts, pitch and networking sessions, and an exhibition are few among the highlights of the multifaceted program. The event is organized by the Music In Africa Foundation, collaborating with the Goethe-Institut, Reeperbahn Festival International, and the Siemens Stiftung.
Some of the top speakers of the program this week include singer Msaki (South Africa), Visa For Music project manager Afaf Abahoua (Morocco), music industry entrepreneur Siya ‘Slikour’ Metane (South Africa), Akum Agency founder Jess White (South Africa), rapper Gigi Lamayne (South Africa), Dakar Music Expo founder Dudu Sarr (Senegal), Afro Nation Ghana producer Ruddy Kwakye (Ghana), entrepreneur & content marketer Phil Chard (Zimbabwe), music journalist & media strategist Shiba Melissa Mazaza (South Africa), Ongala Festival director Aziza Ongala (Tanzania), and Authors and Publishers Association CEO Jotam Matariro.
To coincide with the registration announcement, ACCES confirmed the first batch of acts that will perform at the event, including Ikati Esengxoweni, Diamond Thug, Msaki, and Urban Village. There are more artists who are going to be part of the event. Besides a dynamic line-up of musicians, ACCES has collaborated with Reeperbahn Festival to introduce breathtaking acts from the diaspora, which will collaborate, participate, and perform in a skills transfer workshop during the conference.
ACCES will also present an appealing program, including live performances, keynotes, panel discussions, awards, networking sessions, exhibitions, and workshops. The conference program features a vibrant roster of industry experts and global musicians, including global superstar Gigi Lamayne, Master KG, Msaki, Busiswa, Slikour, Priddy Ugly, who are among more than 50 workshop facilitators and speakers confirmed for the music trade show.
Other music industry players at ACCES are Black Major’s Sevi Spanoudi (South Africa), event producer and journalist Rashid Lombard (South Africa), award-winning jazz musician Moreira Chonguica (Mozambique), Nø Førmat! Founder and CEO Laurent Bizot (France), Content Connect CEO Antos Stella (South Africa), Afro Nation Ghana producer Ruddy Kwakye (Ghana), TuneCore Germany head Colin Schrinner (Germany), Vth Season co-founder Ninel Musson, Ongala Festival director Aziza Ongala (Tanzania), and Dakar Music Expo founder Dudu Sarr (Senegal) among many others.
ACCES is accessible to all Africans. Online registration is mandatory on a first-come, first-served basis. Want to explore the list of conference programs, have a look at the list right below:
In partnership with Reeperbahn Festival and Bassline Fest, ACCES will feature an eclectic line-up of showcasing professionals and artists from Africa and the diaspora. A few of the confirmed artists are Dendri Stambeli Movement (Tunisia), Sampa the Great (Zambia), Msaki (South Africa), Urban Village (South Africa), Thandiswa Mazwai (South Africa), Stogie T (South Africa), Wamwiduka Band (Tanzania), Diamond Thug (South Africa), Yugen Blakrok (South Africa), Worlasi (Ghana), Tommy WÁ (Nigeria), Thobile Makhoyane (eSwatini), Ikati Esengxoweni (South Africa), Buhlebendalo (South Africa), Laliboi (South Africa), Morena Leraba (Lesotho), and Moonga K (Zambia/South Africa).
Want to view ACCES 2021 showcases then explore at: https://www.musicinafrica.net/acces/2021/programme/performances
With previous editions, ACCES 2021 will offer interactive workshops targeting producers, musicians, independent music marketers, and sound engineers. The workshop program reflects the conference’s concept to embolden music professionals with fresh skills and knowledge. This year, the conference will offer four meticulously designed workshops led by Ditto Music’s Wendy Verwey Bekker, Akum Agency’s Jess White, hip hop artist Gigi Lamayne, and producers 37mph and Muzi.
Any of the interested participants can register to become a part of free workshops at: https://www.musicinafrica.net/magazine/call-participation-acces-2021-workshops-johannesburg
Honoring South African Music Legends
ACCES will kick off on 25 November. It will begin with the Music In Africa Honorary Award ceremony, where Thandiswa Mazwai and Vusi Mahlasela will be awarded. The South African legends will be honored for their notable contribution to their home country’s music industry, that of Africa as a whole. They will follow previous award recipients, including Baaba Maal (2017), Eric Wainaina (2018), Bibie Brew (2019), and Ebo Taylor (2019).
Curated exhibition areas will be hosted by ACCES at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, where service providers and innovators in the music industry will get to present their ideas and products throughout the duration of the music conference. This year marks the continuation of the Exhibitor Hubs, a unique and innovative, tech-oriented space where companies and organizations will present their products and services.
ACCES 2021 will program a number of Pitch Sessions, providing ideal opportunities that startups can utilize to present their ideas to an audience of collaborators, potential partners, clients & funders. Every pitcher will get 10 minutes to represent their concepts, get feedback, and answer questions from the audience members. Many are industry leaders who look out for great ideas and one among them is Alphanso Tech, a leading mobile app development company, and web solution development company.
You can enjoy the full ACCESS 2021 program at: https://www.musicinafrica.net/acces/2021/programme/exhibitions
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