Having Gender Equality and Africa as global priorities, UNESCO is committed to ensuring that African women fully enjoy their rights to access, participate in and contribute to cultural life, free of any bias. This is why, on the occasion of International Jazz Day 2021, UNESCO Division for Gender Equality (GEN) is featuring Jazz Women in Africa, a series of performances and debates with women artists, journalists and music producers from across the African continent. In this round table on Women Artists in Anglophone Africa, panellists will be discussing solutions to improve the situation and advancement of women artists.
Opening by Jamila Seftaoui, director of GEN, followed by a message from Audray Azoulay, UNESCO’s Director-General
Moderator: Lucy Llado, journalist Music in Africa (Kenya)
Panellists: Lindsey Abudei, artist (Nigeria), Sonia Aimy, artist, militant et actress (Nigeria), Christine Kamau, trumpeter (Kenya), Priscilla Mhango, artist (Malawi), Melody Zambuko, country director, Crossroads Music (Zimbabwe)