27.03.2013 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

UNESCO welcomes first edition of the Atlantic Music Expo Capo Verde

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The first edition of the Atlantic Music Expo Cape Verde (AME Cabo Verde) will be held on 8-10 April 2013 in the capital city of Praia. The event offers a unique opportunity for singers, producers, songwriters, artist groups, companies and visitors from all over Africa and countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, to share knowledge and cultural experiences, network, identify resources in the region, develop relations, and explore business prospects.

“UNESCO welcomes this initiative to boost the music industry across the Atlantic", says Guiomar Alonso Cano Responsible for Culture at UNESCO’s Regional Office in Dakar.

“It is truly the first of its kind and the fruit of a visionary partnership between the Ministry of Culture, Harmonia and the World Music Expo (WOMEX)”

Professional Music Market

AME Cabo Verde will concurrently organize a Professional Music Market with showcases, one-on-one consultations, business meetings, logistics inter-mediation, training, installation and management of cultural enterprises, services for contract signatures, stands for agents, producers and institutions. It will also host a University of Culture offering workshops, panel discussions, and film exhibitions for industry professionals and artists to disseminate and promote their work internationally.

Delegations and artists from around the world are expected to attend this event, which will be launched on the eve of the Kriol Jazz Festival, one of the most highly anticipated music event in the country. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide spectrum of the local music and in the process learn more about the material and intangible cultural heritage of Cape Verde.

For more information on AME Cabo Verde www.ame.cv.

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