Awesome Africa hosts pan-African collaborations and workshops

The Awesome Africa International Arts Festival in the province of KwaZulu-Natal is a multi-dimensional and pioneering world music festival with a unique musical identity. It began in 1999 and has since featured 184 pan-African and international artists from 29 countries during its lifetime, as well as approximately 650 South African artists. A musical festival and celebration of all things African, it’s a place for you to enjoy Africa's musical diversity on 26 and 27 April 2015.

MuzArt
MuzArt

Awesome Africa has had a rich history of unique collaborations over the last 14 years, and this year is no different. On Sunday 26 April, there will be a Gala Concert at The Playhouse in Durban from 5pm featuring a host of stars from all corners of the continent: Salif Keita (Mali), Khuli Chana & MuzArt (SA), ‘The Freedom Suite’ with Ray Phiri, N’Faly Kouyate (Guinea), The Drummers of Burundi (Burundi) and Christine Salem (Reunion), Guy Buttery & Nibs van der Spuy, Qadasi & Maqhinga Radebe, Pride of the Zulu and local guitar legends Steve Fataar & Errol Dyers.

On Monday 27 April, a series of Music Talks & Business Sessions will take place at Sibusisiwe Hall in Mandeni, north of Durban, from 11am to 2pm on the following topics: Introduction to the Music Industry; Performing Platforms & Funding Opportunities; Contracts & Copyrights; Studio Etiquette & the Value of Quality Sound; and The Digital Freeway.

After the business workshops, there will be live performances from 2-9pm from the likes of Ray Phiri, N’Faly Kouyate (Guinea), The Drummers of Burundi (Burundi) and Christine Salem (Reunion), Napalma (Mozambique/Brazil), Uhuru Poets Society, Siyanda Maphumulo, DJ Websta, Amasokemvelo, Mandeni Soul Healers, Central Voices, Existing Conciousness, Ndwandwe Sisters, Ukujabula Kuyashiyana, Kalaka ft. Keeran Eshwarlall, Sgora, GS and Holly.

More details at http://www.awesomefestivals.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/977254785638254/

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