DOADOA Archive 2017 2017 DOADOA Programme

2017 DOADOA Programme

OPENING NIGHT
WEDNESDAY 3RD MAY 2017

New projects in East Africa – IIDEA, Music in Africa, Orchard Music

Preliminary Session:

As DOADOA aims at presenting opportunities to attending Delegates, this opening preliminary session brings some of the heads of initiatives that Artists and professionals should know and tap into, from digital distribution and online promotion to incubator funds.

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Showcase stage

Time: 19hrs

Moderator:

  • Faisal KIWEWA – Director – Bayimba Cultural Foundation (Uganda)

Panelists:

  • Joyce – IIDEA – Incubator Integration Development for East Africa (Uganda)
  • Ben Oldfield – THE ORCHARD (France)
  • Eddie Hatitye – Director – Music In Africa
  • Martin Nielsen – CEO Mdundo (Mdundo UG Awards Presentation)

DAY TWO
THURSDAY 4TH MAY 2017

The Success of Digital Distribution in East and Southern Africa

Conference One

It used to be said that Africa’s share of digital royalties never got to the Artists themselves. It was always said to disappear before it got to the continent.

But nowadays, Artists are subscribers to online digital platforms where they monitor their revenues as they come in per download. In this panel you will meet some of the CEOs of the top online digital distribution platforms as well as publishers.

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Main Hall

Time: 11hrs

Moderator:

  • Mike Strano – Founding Director PHAT! Music & Entertainment Limited/ONGEA – The Eastern Africa Music Summit (Kenya/Australia)

Panelists:

  • Ben Oldfield – THE ORCHARD (France)
  • Martin Nielsen – CEO – Mdundo
  • Simon Kaheru – Media Analyst / Kampala Arts Trust (UG)
  • David Alexander – Managing Director – SHEER Publishing (South Africa)

Becoming an independent Artist in East Africa

Conference Two

The percentage of independent artists in East Africa is higher than any other region on the African continent – the challenge is that many independent artists are not aware of the independence. This panel aims at presenting the tasks of an independent artist so that our many artists can understand fully what they are expected of.

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Exhibition Hall
Time: 12hrs

Moderator:

  • Espen Sorensen (Mzungu Kichaa) – The Beat Festival/Caravan Records (TZ/DE)

Panelists:

  • Charles Ademson a.k.a Makadem – Musician (KE)
  • Karengera Eric Soul – AFROGROOV (RW)
  • Manana Birabi F – Milege Uganda/Milege World Music Festival (UG)

Sustaining your career – Art and Money – Generating income as an Artist …. How do we eat?

Conference Three

An interactive discussion that looks to unpack our sustainability as an Arts industry… We all know that a lot of Artists in the cities live on hand-to-mouth. You are as alive as the temperament of the bar owner where you sing every week. Your Art is as visible as the hotelier decides. So how do we sustain the Arts? We are operating in a world of just “Music” and not “Music Business” … how do we take our passions and turn them into profitable and sustainable business ventures that make it lucrative but also attractive for outside investment? How do YOU eat?

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Main Hall

Time: 14hrs

Moderator:

  • Maureen Rutabingwa a.k.a. MoRoots – Musician/SoulDeep (UG)

Panelists:

  • Natalie Lukkenaer – Founder/Director – Sauti Academy (KE)
  • Ricky Nanjero – Musician/RickynaMarafiki/Evening of Afro Jazz (KE)
  • Raphael Benza – Vth Season (SA)

E.A.S.T – East African Soul Train – A case study

Conference Four

The East African Soul Train is a traveling residency and creative immersion on one of East Africa’s most historic train routes – The Kenya – Uganda Railway a.k.a. The Lunatic Express. It brings together passengers and Artists from different disciplines and places to share perspectives, have deeper conversations and nurture interdisciplinary artistic collaborations. As a success story in its second edition – Poppy Spowage will share some of the insights of the experience alongside some of the Artists that have been part of the project.

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Exhibition Hall
Time: 15hrs

Panelists:

  • Poppy Spowage (UK) – Co-Founder and Producer, E.A.S.T.
  • Gloria Wavamunno –Founder, Kampala Fashion Week (UG)
  • Ejuku Mark – Ngoma Jam Session (UG)

DAY THREE
FRIDAY 5TH MAY 2017

Performing Arts in conflict areas

Conference Five

There have been wars and conflicts around the world and most times as we focus on the negative effects of the wars and conflicts, we rarely pay attention to Art – specifically the performing Arts. In East Africa today, some of the member states are in conflict i.e. in Burundi and South Sudan. Ruth Daniel will moderate a panel with speakers from these conflict areas as well as bringing her experience and the work of her organization – In Place of War.

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Main Hall
Time: 11hrs

Moderator:

  • Ruth Daniels – Director – In Place of War (UK)

Panelists:

  • Stephen Ochalla – Director – Orupaap Cultural and Creative House (SSD)
  • Joseph Abuk – Director South Sudan Theatre Organization (SSD)
  • Stephanie Soleansky – Director – Institute Francais Burundi (FR)

Making Music Education more relevant in order to develop a professional Music Industry

Conference Six

There is no doubt that Music lives, but many times – Music lives when it can be heard and played by anyone anywhere. That is not the case with a lot of Music coming out of East Africa, a lot is heard but cannot be played by anyone. That is one of the issues this session will tackle. How can we teach Music to have a more professional Industry create work that will live forever?

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Exhibition Hall

Time: 12hrs

Moderator:

  • Natalie Lukkenaer – Founder/Director – Sauti Academy (KE)

Panelists:

  • Stephanie Terlinden – Music Crossroads (BE),
  • Will Ramsay – Global Music Academy (DE/SA)
  • Carola Kinasha– Director – MUDA – Music May Day (TZ)
  • Prisca Ojwang – Musician/Pianist/Teacher – Sauti Academy (KE)
  • Nina Ogot – Musician (KE)
  • Melody Zambuko – Music Crossroads Academy (ZW)
  • Maggie Manley Fyle – Ballanta Academy (SL)
  • Abiy Woldemariuam Abebe – Jazzamba School of Music (ET)
  • Tapiwa Langa – Music Crossroads Academy (MZ)
  • Mathew Ghayigayi Mfune – Music Crossroads Academy (MW)

Cross border appeal for Ugandan Music

Conference Seven

This panel is a collaboration between re-known Ugandan music critics who all present live TV and radio programmes that critic visual music productions, compositions and lyrics of local Artists in Uganda. Both shows airs on main stream media platforms every Saturday, and normally create ​tension between Artists and the presenters of the show. Now, the action comes live at DOADOA.

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Main Hall

Time: 14hrs

Moderator:

  • Joe Tabula – Afrigo Band/Bukedde TV (UG)

Panelists:

  • Joseph Batte – Bukedde TV (UG)
  • Mukalazi David – Bukedde TV (UG)
  • Edward Sendikaddiwa – Ddembe FM (UG)
  • Kuku Wazabanga – Ddembe FM (UG)
  • Jenkins Mukasa – Ddembe FM (UG)

Setting up a recording studio in rural areas

Conference Eight

Much of the rural East Africa has a lot of challenges when it comes to establishment of small enterprises. One of which is Music studios. From finding a suitable space that is safe to clients to them affording to pay for studio time. In a Place of War has helped a few entrepreneurs to set up studios around Uganda and the rest of the world. They will be sharing their methods and experience.  

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Library

Time: 15hrs

Moderator:

  • Ruth Daniels – Director – In Place of War (UK)

Panelists:

  • Aaron Hall (UK)
  • Iggor & Liama (UK)
  • Nathan Sudders (UK)
  • Tom Shore (UK)

Women Engineers in studio sound for stage – In conversation

Conference Nine

It is really difficult to find female singers, songwriters, producers and presenters of their own music. In Uganda and around East Africa, there is a new movement focusing on changing this situation – Santuri East Africa with Femme Electronic are working on developing skills of women engineers in studio and stage for a new experience and hopefully, a new sound.

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Main Hall
Time: 16hrs

Panelists:

  • Gregg Tendwa – Director/Co-founder Santuri East Africa (KE)
  • DJ Rachael – Femme Electronic (UG)

CLOSING DAY
SATURDAY 6TH MAY 2017

Managing and administering a Music school

Conference Ten

There are several music schools around East Africa, but like any other business – the challenges of management are almost the same. This panel will present some of the best practices and share information from their experience of running music schools on the continent.

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Main Hall
Time: 11hrs

Moderator:

  • Kiggundu Musoke – Director – Kampala Music School (UG)

Panelists:

  • Joe Herrmann – Music Crossroads
  • Simon Marburg  – Global Music Academy (DE)
  • Will Ramsey – Global Music Academy (DE)
  • Melody Manley Fyle – Ballanta Academy of Music (SL)
  • Abiy Woldemarium Abebe – Jazzamba School of Music (ET)

Managing artists on the African continent

Conference Eleven

The question of managing Artists is one of the most explored at DOADOA – because each year, there is a pool of delegates experiencing and looking at the market as a place for not only networking but also acquiring knowledge. This panel will again offer more knowledge with experience of the panelists to share what they have done to successfully manage Artists from the African continent.

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Exhibition Hall

Time: 12hrs

Moderator:

  • Stephanie Schumann – Founder / Director – Delicious Tunes (DE)

Panelists:

  • Marcus Gora – Artist Manager (ZW)
  • Elijah Kitaka – FEZAH/Nile Jazz Safari (UG)

The role of dance in affecting social change and resilience

Conference Twelve

Many careers of young contemporary and break dance Artists from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi have been nurtured by their opportunity access to dance. With examples of the BPU project in Uganda, Mashariki in Rwanda. This panel will explore with case studies and success on how the panelists have taken on dance in a way of addressing social change and resilience.

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Library

Time: 14hrs

Moderator:

  • Carola Kinasha – Director – MUDA – Music May Day (TZ)

Panelists:

  • Mark Kaweesi – Administrator, Break Dance Project Uganda (UG)
  • Naomi Woods – Batalo East Dance Fest (UG)

Creating innovative and alternative spaces – Design HUB Kampala

Conference Thirteen

Recently several alternative work and art spaces have emerged in Kampala, with a recent focus on the Industrial area. There is the newly launched Design HUB Kampala, The Square and Studios on Seventh – both flexible-spaces for creatives, artist and events, yet targeting slightly different markets. This panel will explore the available options for performing artists.

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Main Hall

Time: 15hrs

Panellists:

  • Jantien Zuurbier – Design HUB Kampala
  • Nahida Bhegani – The Square
  • Templar Iga – Studios on 7th

Closing Plenary: DOADOA l 2017, we will meet again!

This year we end the 6th Edition of DOADOA – East African Performing Arts Market in style as we partner with MDUNDO LTD to give away the MDUNDO UG Awards. We also need to know how it all went and if there is anything we could add to the 7th Edition.

Venue: Uganda Museum
Space: Exhibition Hall
Time: 16hrs

Moderator:

  • Faisal Kiwewa – Director – Bayimba Cultural Foundation (UG)

Speakers:

  • Partners & Delegates

Award giveaway:

  • Martin Nielsen – CEO, Mdundo Ltd.

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