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 Participation: Musician's Boot Camp in Dar es Salaam

Culture Development East Africa’s (CDEA) Creative Economy Incubator in collaboration with GIZ and the EAC is calling for participants to join a three-day musicians bootcamp in the framework of its Audio-visual Incubation Programme focusing on musicians in Uganda and Tanzania, to take place in Dar es Salaam. The incubator will host a musicians boot camp for musicians in Uganda and Tanzania, to provide technical and business development support to the Incubatees.Read More

CDEA’s programme activities aim to mobilize and support civil society in East Africa to participate in evidence-based policy advocacy to place culture at the centre of human development. CDEA is a creative think tank based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that facilitates multi-stakeholders to use culture as a resource to promote creativity and innovation supported by technology to solve the numerous social, political and economic challenges faced in East Africa. The creative think tank is also a hub where science meets art, and art meets other disciplines to innovate “out-of-the-box” solutions for this and the coming generation.

The applicant must be an emerging musician who requires professional support.
Must be a citizen of Uganda or Tanzania

Applicants motivation letter and portfolio should incorporate the following:
1. Innovation and creativity
2. Commercial viability
3. Background of the applicant and relevant strength;
4. Need of professional support

Applications are on going until Thursday, 20 July 2017 by sending an email to angela.kilusungu@cdea.or.tz

KE: Safaricom Skiza Forum at Nairobi's Carnivore Gardens

Kenya’s leading telco Safaricom will hold the second forum to sensitize and empower artistson the Skiza platform at Nairobi’s Carnivore Grounds on Thursday 6th July 2017 starting from 2pm. Safaricom is calling all musicians, composers, Publishers, producers and artist managers.

if in Nairobi, save the date this Thursday 6th July 2017 (1pm-4pm), for the Safaricom SKIZA Forum at Carnivore Gardens in Nairobi. Register on *622#.

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KE: Temple Management East Africa signs Blinky Bill

Kenyan DJ and producer Blinky Bill has become the first artist to be signed by Temple Management East Africa.

“I have been working for a long time on my own music and it’s really good to have a team that believes in me and the work that I do,” Blinky Bill, whose real name is Bill Sellanga, said. “I am working on my album right now and it’s going to be lit and it’s really nice to be working with a team that will ensure that the album goes all the way to the top.”

Before embarking on a solo career, Blinky Bill was a founding member of one of Kenya’s first electro-pop bands, Just A Band (JAB), with which he released the EP We Cut Keys While You Wait before embarking a solo career.Read More

The signing took place at the headquarters of the Temple Management East Africa in Nairobi this week.

“Blinky Bill is our first signing because he is one of the most creative artists on this continent,” Temple Management East Africa managing director Troy White said.

“This brother’s mind and thought process and his music is the kind that can touch the world. From the first time I met Blinky, I wanted to work with him. His mind is where my mind is and our minds are where Temple East Africa and Temple Africa is at.”

Temple Management is expected to sign more East African talent in the coming weeks, it said. Blinky Bill joins a number of top African artist signed to Temple Management including Iyanya, DJ Jimmy Jatt and fellow Kenyan Khaligraph Jones.

The Nigerian company, which officially launched its Kenya office at the beginning of the month, is also involved in event management and represents individuals from the sports, media and arts fraternities.

“Temple East Africa is here to turn this whole entertainment business upside down and create opportunities for our artists and do things that people have never seen before,” White said. “The new talent, as well as established artists that we are signing, we will provide them with opportunities and build their brands to international standards.”

This article was originally published on Music In Africa on 15 July 2017

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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12:00 am
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3:03 pm
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Zandari Festa @ Hongdae
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12:00 am
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Milege World Music Festival @ Entebbe Botanical Gardens
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day
Milege World Music Festival @ Entebbe Botanical Gardens | Entebbe | Central Region | Uganda
12:00 am
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Kriol Jazz Festival @ Praça Alexandre Albuquerque
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day
Kriol Jazz Festival @ Praça Alexandre Albuquerque | Cape Verde
12:00 am
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  • ONGEA! The 2017 Eastern Africa Music Summit
    Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th February
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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    The Sarit Centre Expo Hall,
    Westlands, Nairobi - KENYA

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    ongea@phatafrica.com

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