DOADOA Archive 2016 2016 Press Release DOADOA

2016 Press Release DOADOA


25th April 2016

DOADOA is East Africa’s performing art market!


DOADOA | 2016 Venues: There are three different venues that will host the 5th edition of DOADOA here in Kampala. The Uganda National Theatre will again host the opening reception on the Wednesday 4th May and the night showcase programme on 6th and 7th May 2016; Cayenne Bar and Restaurant will host the night showcase programme on Thursday 5th May and Big Mikes Club will host all the Dj after parties on the 5th – 7th May. The Uganda Museum will host the full day conference programme and workshops from the 5th – 7th May. All day and night programme venues are open to the public at 20,000 UGX for a day pass or 50,000 UGX for a full 4 day pass.

About DOADOA: DOADOA is the East African Performing Arts Market – a professional networking platform for both regional and international industry stakeholders in the performing arts business. 2016 is the fifth edition of the market, with a growing number of attendances. This edition is expected to host more than 2000 delegates, gradually becoming a regional hub and the fastest growing market for every regional industry professional. As a meeting place, DOADOA is a unique 4 days model in programming that includes artistic showcases, conferences, exhibitions fair, workshops and networking sessions.

DOADOA | 2016 showcasing bands: This year’s night-time showcase programme will present leading and emerging artists from the local and regional performing arts scenes. The showcase programme is open to the general public from the 4th to 7th May at 10,000 UGX.

We acknowledged Alliance Françoise, Institute Françoise, Brussels Airline, Mimeta and HIVOs for their support in bringing the regional Artists to showcase at Market. DOADOA expresses its gratitude to the proposed showcases, and here is the selection:

Entenga Drums Music Performers (UG), Ruyonga (UG) , Kenneth Mugabi (UG), Apollo Kagimu (UG), Dbass Ganun (TZ), Grace Matata (TZ), Ze Spirit Band (TZ), Cultural Arts Centre (TZ), Christine Kamau (KE), Lulu and Zakaleo Band (KE), Gravitti Band (KE), Ricky Na Marafiki (KE), SMADJ in Collaboration.

DOADOA | 2016 Day showcase programme: Due to the overwhelming number of showcase applications and the diversity of the performing arts, we thought to add to the programme day time showcases; this would give us the opportunity to programme more art forms. For the first official day showcase programme, below are the acts: Please note: there will be one day time showcase each day, all for 45min and strictly start at 1pm.

Milege Acoustic Project (UG), Oscar Ssenyonga (UG), Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation (UG)

DOADOA | 2016 showcasing DJs: The DOADOA fringe showcases returns the second time as an extra off the main showcase programme but part of the After Party showcase DJ events to take place at Big Mikes Club on Acacia Avenue from 5th to 7th May, starting at 11hrs. The showcasing DJs will be:

DJ Ras Brown (UG), DJ Dropout (UG), DJ Dark Mame (UG), DJ Slagface (UG), SMADJ (TUN), DJ Rachael Kung (UG)

DOADOA | 2016 conference speakers and moderators: DOADOA Conference offers insight into the local, regional and international performing arts markets and today’s tools for artist professional development, music creation, production and marketing.

After every day of the conferences, all day speakers are available for Speed Network Meetings with participants giving the opportunity to discuss specific topics of interest in 15-minute slots with national, regional and international performing arts pros and experts.

We acknowledged Mimeta and HIVOs for their support in bringing high-level internationals to DOADOA. Local, regional and International speakers include:

Elijah Kitaka (UG), Ham Namakajjo (UG,  Rebecca Corey (US), Francis Muchina (KE), Eric Wainaina (KE), Isack Abeneko (TZ), Kaaya Kagimu (UG), Abdul Kinyenya (UG), Edu Ooro (KE), Ray Signature (UG), Silver Kyagulanyi (UG), Christine Kamau (KE), Grace Matata (TZ), Jibril Rashid (KE), Karengera Kirenga Eric Soul (RWA), Charles Houdart (France), James Isabirye (UG), Drammeh Oko (GM), Moreen Rutabingwa (UG), Jacqlynne Tumusiime (UG), Joe Tabula (UG), Catherine Nakawesa (UG), Eng. Wassanyi Sserukenya (UG), Musinguzi Bamuturaki (UG), Teshome Wondimu (ETH), Helen Asefaw (ETH), Joseph Batte (UG), Mike Strano (AUS)

Who should attend DOADOA | 2016: DOADOA is looking forward to seeing; artists, DJs, arts managers, arts institutions, club owners, festival programmers, publishers, music arrangers, radio presenters, arts journalists, television presenters, artists, promoters, copyright societies, in attendance.

Some of the Highlights of the day conference programme will include panel discussion such as:

  1. History of African Artists in the Diaspora
  2. Training musicians to understand their trade
  3. Artist promoters network meeting – meet the promoters
  4. Women in Music
  5. Songwriters network meeting – Wrote a song for who?
  6. How to market dance – what kind of dance is marketable outside the region as well as Africa?
  7. Fusing Music and Dance in Theatre – Bridging the gap between various performing arts.
  8. Indigenous music – a conversation with Eng. Wassanyi Sserukenya
  9. The role of music publishers and what they are looking for!
  10. The role of preservation and digitization of heritage music

DOADOA | 2016 Festival partners: Some of the festival expected to be present and exhibiting at 2016 edition of DOADOA – Bayimba International Festival (UG), Sauti za Busara Festival (TZ), Sawa Sawa Festival (KE), Kigali Up Festival (RW), Caravan Records (TZ), Ketebul Music (KE), ONGEA/Kenya Music Week (KE) and Selam Festival (ET), Accasia Festival (ET) and LE REVE AFRICAINE (FR), Nyege Nyege Festival (UG), Pearl Rhythm Festival (UG), Fete de la Musique (FR/UG),

See full conference and showcase programme

Very kind regards from DOADOA MEDIA TEAM: | | | +256 414 591670

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