Programme 2017

Wednesday 9th of May

Opening Cocktail

  • Venue: Uganda Museum
  • Space: Showcase stage
  • Time: 18:00 hrs

Opening speech: Ms. Margaret Kafeero – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Venue: Uganda Museum
  • Space: Showcase stage
  • Time: 18:40 hrs

New projects in East Africa – JustaHub, Ongala Music Festival, Vth Season – SA and ACCES

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 platforms, Artist Management labels to new festivals.

  • Venue: Uganda Museum
  • Space: Showcase stage
  • Time: 19:00 hrs
  • Moderator: Faisal KIWEWA – Director – Bayimba Cultural Foundation (UG)
  • Panelists:
    Nyambura MUNGAI – Ongala Music Festival (TZ)
    Raphael BENZA – Vth Season (SA)
    Eddie HATITYE – Music In Africa (SA)
    Sophia Lindsay Burns – JustaHub (UK)

Thursday 10th May

Parasites or guardian angels? – Managers and Labels in the East Africa Music Industry

Conference One:

The session focuses on the role of Managers and labels in the age of digital Music. In the pre-digital era, Managers and labels were viewed as crucial links in the chain between Artists and audiences. They managed relationships with studios, live Music venues, distributors, promoters, mainstream media,etc. The Managers and labels were sometimes exploitative in aspects of the shark-infested waters of the Music industry, protecting the Artists while taking their cut at the same time. However, are these ‘middle-men’ obsolete in the age of the Internet, now that Artists can apparently distribute and promote their work on their own?

  • Venue: Uganda Museum
  • Space: Main Hall
  • Time: 12:00 hrs
  • Moderator: David CECIL – East African Records/Blue Imp Productions (UG/UK)
  • Panelists:
    Johannes SÆBØE – East African Records (NOR)
    Tim RIMBUI – Founder, Ennovator Music (KE)
    Dorothy NABUNJO – Artists Manager (UG)
    Leo MKANYIA – Musician/Swahili Blues (TZ)

The State of Dance in Uganda

Conference Two:

The session seeks to explore the current state of Dance in Uganda highlighting the existing projects, success stories, challenges faced by Dance practitioners, Dance companies, projects and institutions that are directly or indirectly involved with Dance. It also aims at finding appropriate solutions to current challenges.

Speed Networking Programme – Day 1

Friday 11th of May

Aligning the Cultural sector in support of refugee integration

Conference Three:

The creative economy offers opportunities for all individuals irrespective of their background but unfortunately, not much has been done to align it to support refugee participation. The Cultural and Art sector is one of the benchmarks of the creative economy. Therefore, by creating avenues in the artistic and cultural sector (in East Africa and Africa) through which interaction and engagement for refugees and their hosts take place. This session will look into how refugees gain agency to actively contribute to the integration process; improve their lives, contribute to growth of the host countries’ cultural sector through cross and inter cultural engagement, contribute to the reestablishment of historical and cultural connections and finally mitigating the tensions between host communities and refugees.

JustaHuB – A case study

Conference Four:

This session is aimed at introducing the idea of a Mobile Digital Hub to creatives within Eastern Africa. The Digital Hub will provide a platform for East African creatives to share resources and skills alongside fellow creatives from Scotland and beyond to collaborate, develop and share ideas, facilitate residencies, events, releases and tours with local communities from both countries.

Speed Networking Programme – Day 2

Saturday 12th of May

Sound Trip Tribe – Presentation & Showcase

Conference Five:

Sound Trip Tribe is an international platform of creative busybodies whose goal is to connect creative people all over the world, to learn from each other and to create cool interactive sound performances. This session will deeply focus on its need to blend all styles, ages, backgrounds,and playing levels to one big performance.

Documenting the Drum Cultures and Guitar Styles of Zimbabwe

Conference Six:

Zimbabwe has a richly diverse but scarcely known drumming tradition. The Music Crossroads Academy in Zimbabwe in partnership with the Global Music Academy in Berlin has started the process of documenting these drum cultures starting in Mashonaland with the support of the Culture Preservation program of the German Foreign Office. Working in three villages in the Chiweshe Communal Area the team has uncovered a rich tradition with its own drum language.
In addition, the two main guitar styles for which Zimbabwe is famous for, Mbira and Sungura, have never been properly documented. The team captured many of the surviving guitarists as well as some of the newer generation in a comprehensive documentation of the techniques involved. The session looks at both these projects and their importance for the development of new curriculum for African music.

  • Venue: Uganda Museum
  • Space: Main Hall
  • Time: 15:00 hrs
  • Moderator: Kaz KASOZI – Little Room Studio/SakaArt House (UG)
  • Panelists:
    Emmanuel MUJURU –Music Crossroads Zimbabwe (ZIM)
    Melody ZAMBUKO – Music Crossroads Zimbabwe (ZIM)
    Will RAMSAY –Global Music Academy/Campus & Music Crossroads (SA/GER)

The Malawi Folk Song Project

Conference Seven:

The project seeks to collect Malawis Folk Songs from primary sources (the owners in the villages) and document them in both audio and video formats and publish them on CDs and DVDs. The songs are also transcribed, notated and published in the Birimankhwe Song Book series.
The aim of the project is to make the songs available and accessible to the public and especially youths in different user-friendly formats. The Music Crossroads Academy curriculum focuses on the African Indigenous Music and this project is designed also to produce local material, collected by local people and worked on by local people to be used at the academy by both teachers and students thus building capacity of the people to be able to professionally collect, document and publish our folk songs.