THURSDAY 16TH TO SUNDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2017
THE SARIT CENTRE EXPO HALL, NAIROBI – KENYA

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ABOUT THE 2017 EASTERN AFRICA MUSIC SUMMIT

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ONGEA! is Born out of our Annual KENYA MUSIC WEEK, which ran for 10 Years – every December, from 2004 to 2013.

Since KENYA MUSIC WEEK achieved its Objectives for the Kenya Music Industry over that Decade, we are now Broadening the Scope of our Event – whose three Pillars are still Trade, Learn and Showcase.

This Event will be held at Sarit Centre Expo Hall in Westlands, Nairobi – KENYA, from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th February, 2017.

TRADE

A daily Trade Exhibition, of local Industry stakeholders, including interested Regional and International Practitioners.

LEARN

A daily Industry Panel, by Local, Regional and International Experts.

SHOWCASE

Daily Showcase Performances, by exhibiting Musicians and other Talent, in front of Local, Regional and International Festival Bookers.

ER: The live music scene in Eritrea

Revelers at a music concert in Eritrea.

Modern Eritrean music has been influenced by the establishment of the American army’s Kagnew radio station, which started broadcasting in the 1940s. It was later modernized when local bands emerged in the early 1960s.

Another major contributor to the development of Eritrean music was the establishment of Mahber Theatre Asmara (Asmara Theatre Association) in 1961. Many of today’s legends in Eritrean music emerged during this era, notable for its tense political climate. Bands affiliated to the Eritrean Theatre Association and Mahber Dekebat (Association of the Indigenous) formed at this time and set the standard for future generations.

Today, half a century later, the live music scene in Eritrea has been revitalized with the emergence of new trends, including the so-called ‘piano bar’ culture that sees many of the old jazz and blues classics revisited. Read more

KE: Troubled MCSK pushed out as new organisation MPAKE given license to collect music royalties

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Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) approved Music Publishers Association of Kenya (MPAKE) application after it declined to renew Music Copyright Society of Kenya Limited (MCSK) license. “The Board made the decision today after reviewing applications from two new applicants; National Music Copyright Society of Kenya Limited (NAMCOS) and MPAKE against the application for renewal by MCSK,” read a statement sent to newsrooms from KECOBO. MCSK had earlier been denied the license to collect royalties after failing to provide a list of it members, its audited financial statement for 2016 and amounts received in royalties. The new society, MPAKE, starts operating immediately.

UG: Call For Applications – Bayimba International Festival

Uganda-based Jamaican artist Anthony Jermaine performing at Bayimba 2016. Photo: Skizar

Artists can now apply to perform at the three-day Bayimba International Festival, which will be held on 15-17 September 2017 in Kampala, Uganda.Now in its 10th edition, Bayimba has become an important fixture in East Africa’s cultural calendar with its celebration of music, dance, theatre, film, comedy, poetry and visual arts.

Last year’s edition brought the likes of Ghanaian-American hip hop artist Akua Naru, South Africa’s songbird Tribute “Birdie” Mboweni, Ugandan female Afro-soul saxophonist MoRoots, Kenya’s reggae maestros Gravitti Band, benga crooner Winyo Shipton as well as Ugandan masters of the ancestral kadongo kamu genre Mathias Walukaga, Chris Evans and Ronald Mayinja.  Applications are open to artists of all disciplines until 30 April. Read more 

ABOUT ONGEA!

Synopsis

KENYA MUSIC WEEK’s move to rebrand to ONGEA! is based on the need to ensure Increased Sustainability and Relevance of this very important Industry gathering, by Opening it up to a larger Market, thus increasing the Forum’s profile Regionally and Globally.

The move is informed by undifferentiated Music penetration in the Region, marked by increasing acceptance of different Genres of Music across the board. Artists are increasingly receiving Support and Acceptance of their Craft, outside their Countries; a Trend which is Driving the Growth of the Eastern Africa Music Industry.

ONGEA! will be the main Source of new Innovations, Trends and Content for Regional and Global players, who are Setting the Pace for Strategic and focused Growth of the Music &Entertainment Industry in the Eastern Africa Region.

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Africa Festival @ Würzburg City Centre
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Roskilde Festival @ Roskilde | Roskilde | Region Zealand | Denmark
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KZN Music Imbizo @ Moses Mabhida Stadium, Presidential Suites
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  The Fast Growing International Music Business Conference KZN Music Imbizo is a fast growing annual international music business conference and exhibition hosted in Durban, South Africa. The conference collects various music industry stakeholders under one roof to map the way forward for the music industry in the continent –[...]

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  • ONGEA! The 2017 Eastern Africa Music Summit
    Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th February
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Event Location

    The Sarit Centre Expo Hall,
    Westlands, Nairobi - KENYA

  • Contact Email

    ongea@phatafrica.com

  • Visit Us At Our Office

    PHAT! Music & Entertainment Limited,
    Hatheru Road, Lavington, Nairobi.

  • Our Official Website

    http://www.ongea.biz

  • Cel: +254 774 386 060
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