ABOUT THE 2017 EASTERN AFRICA MUSIC SUMMIT

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.

Call for applications: Atelier for Young Festival Managers

The Festival Academy – an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA) – is calling for applications for Atelier for Young Festival Managers, which takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 23 to 29 March 2018. The workshop will be presented by the Festival Academy in partnership with the Market Theatre Foundation and the University of Witwatersrand’s School of Arts.

Forty-five participants will be selected for the seven-day training programme during which they will discuss artistic festival management with 10 renowned festival directors. Read More

Young festival managers from all over the world are invited to apply. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.

You should apply for this opportunity if you:

Are an early career festival manager

want to broaden your programming skills

want be inspired by experienced leaders

want to join a new network of future festival leaders.

Application procedures

Fill in the required detail online here and submit it. For selection criteria, selection/application procedure and course fee etc., visit the Festival Academy website.

The workshop is designed for emerging artistic festival directors or those who have ambitions to get involved in programming or related departments within a festival. It is about sharing experiences and passing on knowledge to the next generation of festival makers: knowledge about programming a festival while focusing on the very essence of art festivals – the arts and the artist.

Forty-five young festival managers from all over the world will be selected to participate in the Atelier. About 10 distinguished festival directors will attend, each for at least two full days, and work together with participants throughout the week. Have a look here at the list of presenters at previous Ateliers for Young Festival Managers.

Participants will have the chance to compare their views with colleagues from various cultural and professional contexts and backgrounds, and analyse them in view of the local context of Johannesburg and South Africa.

To apply click here

Copyright, royalties and musical piracy in Mauritius

Admittedly a very difficult issue, copyrighting has plagued Mauritian artists for decades. This text discusses recent developments as it concerns Mauritian authorities and the country’s artists.

It has been an issue of debate for the Department of Arts and Culture, which has under its supervision the Mauritian copyrights agency.

Added to this is the complication of music piracy, which is an ever-growing problem. During the festive period, artists fear that their works will be pirated and sold at half the price (RS 100, approximately 3 USD) or even less. Read More

To counter the effect of piracy, in December 2015, artists decided to take matters in their hands. The altercation between top Mauritian artists, street vendors and the police made headlines.

Between arrests, court appearances and allegations of police brutality, artists called for a better management of royalties and stricter control over counterfeiting and piracy. This led to the reform of the Copyright Act.

Copyright Act amendment

After several public claims and a peaceful march at the beginning of 2016 in Port Louis, the capital, where politicians of all stripes joined the artists, there was hope to an amendment of the Copyright Act. It was no longer a claim but a demand to revise the legislation to protect the artists’ works against piracy.

October 2016 brought good news. An action committee was established consisting of representatives of various agencies: the Department of Arts and Culture and the Mauritius Revenue Authority who would lay the groundwork for amendments to the Copyright Act. This work was carried out with the collaboration of an expert from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The legislation would include the penalties for buyers of pirated copies, not punishable before.

However, the major change would be the reintroduction of seven artists (instead of three elected members) within the board of the Rights Management Society: a company that manages the rights of authors in Mauritius and which operates under the aegis of the Department of Arts and Culture.

The new fee schedule for the use of music for commercial purposes forcing any user concerned to honour the costs involved is being revised at the State Law Office in Mauritius.

The Mauritius Society of Authors, challenged for interference of a political nature, was replaced and renamed the Rights Management Society. In theory, the measures which have been set out by the action committee aimed at reassuring artists.

New momentum

Pending the adoption of the act, the authors say they do not understand how and why the Council of Ministers set the date of payment of royalties for the year 2016.

‘The Council of Ministers has nothing to do with the rights of authors’, chanted producers and authors.

In 2016, the Mauritius Rights Management Society paid nearly Rs 23 million (nearly USD 650,000) in royalties.

The first installment was paid in April 2016, but several artists, grouped under the name of Kolektif Artis Morisien, expressed their disappointment to the press in the presence of their lawyer, Me Rama Valayden.

They suggested that this amount did not correspond to the number of broadcasts on private and public radio stations, in hotels and restaurants, and aboard the national airline.

The second instalment was expected in December 2016. The Mauritius Rights Management Society avoided the subject and the political interference was not well received.

The question as to why the payment for copyrights has landed at the Council of Ministers while the issue is the Mauritius Rights Management Society’s remains.

Now that the amendments to the Copyright Act have been finalized and the Mauritius Rights Management Society is expected to function properly, singers, musicians and producers expect that piracy will be a thing of the past.

Meanwhile, a new form of piracy is taking place online. 

Sauti Sol's Savara Mudigi announces new initiative to empower young women

After undergoing a life-changing period this year, Sauti Sol band member Savara Mudigi announced his imprint community initiative dubbed SaWA (Savara Women’s Advancement Program) to celebrate his 30th birthday.

SaWA aims to create a fun, engaging and impact learning environment for ladies between 18 – 25 years. Its mission is to inspire and empower women to reach their full potential, using their own resources like time, skills and talent. SaWA will enable them to positively improve their economic status and well being. Read More

SaWA will roll out a series of community events and projects in the coming weeks including a football tournament, Sauti Sol’s first mega concert in Eastlands and the launch of a training and mentorship program for young ladies.

“As I turn 30 this year, I want to give back to my family and fans from Eastlands, where I was born and raised. Every time I am back home, I interact with young people and they have always expressed their desire to engage in fun activities like sports and attending a Sauti Sol concert—that’s how my idea of doing activities that engage and empower the community came about.”

According to the artist the football tournament, concert and the ladies training program will bring my fans together not only on a fun level, but also on a development level.

The SaWA Community Football Tournament will be held at Camp Toyoyo Jericho from 9 a.m. The tournament is a 5-a-side set up with a total of 20 teams of 5 players above the age of 18. Every team will consist of at least two women and will be competing for amazing prizes. It will also be the first time in months that Savara is playing football following his recovery from his leg surgery.

After the tournament, there will be an after party hosting Sauti Sol’s first concert in Eastlands at Buru Buru’s At Point Mall. Top DJs: ZJ Heno and Muzikal Sheriff will also be performing at event the and will be joined by celebrated MC Philipo.

The culmination of SaWA will be the pilot phase of a community ladies’ training and mentorship program that will recruit 50 ladies between 18-25 years from the Nairobi Eastlands area.

“My mission with this program is to inspire young ladies to dream big and reach for the stars. They sometimes don’t get mentors who they can relate to, so this program will present them with a select list of young and innovative inspiring women who will train and mentor them on life, work and business,” says Savara.

SaWA tour schedule

o SaWA Football Tournament (17th – 18th June 2017) in Camp Toyoyo, Jericho
o SaWA Concert (18th June 2017) at The Point Mall, Buruburu
o SaWA Training & Mentorship Program: 8th July 2017 – 4th November 2017 8 full-day seminars. 

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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