TER★NGA Jam FEST
From 16 to 18 November 2017 at ‘Place du souvenir africain’ in Dakar, Senegal
- West Africa will be highlighted in this first edition of the biennial music and performing arts festival
- Launching and presentation of the cultural diplomacy based initiative on November 16th 2017 during a roundtable followed by music showcase
- Music and shows on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of November 2017 at ‘Place du souvenir africain’.
From the 16th to 18th of November 2017, will take place the first edition of Teranga Jam Fest, a music and performing arts festival which serves as exchange, get-together and diffusion platform to the eponymous cultural promotion program.
With « Jant Sowe » as theme (« where the sun sets » in Wolof, meaning “west”) in reference to the focus given to West-Africa, this first edition of Teranga Jam Fest will host artists from Cape Verde (Dj Vielo), Senegal ( Cheikh Lô, Moh Dediouf), Ivory Coast (R Light) as well as another surprise headlining artist.
For a week-end, Dakar will vibrate to the rhythm of African music between traditions and modernity.
The festival will be the occasion to launch and present the eponymous cultural diplomacy based initiative which aims to develop or support creative multisectoral projects around music and performing arts with, as well, an awareness-raising and advocacy component.
“Teranga is to hearts what music is to savage breast, it soothes” says Mrs Ndeye Gnagna KONE, initiator and producer of Teranga Jam. “We wish to capitalize on the extraordinary power of music and performing arts generally to move masses, by bringing together development’s stakeholders from different industries by linking them through creative connections.”
Teranga Jam is a participative initiative designed and produced by Grande Ourse (Sn Constellation) in collaboration with local entrepreneurs and cultural stakeholders such as Kaay Fecc Association, TchoubTchoub, Culture Makers Africa or Ecobrique Africa with the “Billion Bottles Challenge”.
Teranga Jam Fest will take place concurrently with the Music In Africa Conference for Collaboration, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) – a pan African music conference that will bring music professionals from across the continent on 17 and 18 November 2017.
“Teranga as though Senegalese resonates in every human being beyond our geographic, cultural or social borders. It is like music in that sense”, added Ndeye Gnagna.
This first edition of the festival, placed under the sign of African cooperation, will take place with the support of pan African organizations such as Music In Africa foundation whose aim is to promote and support African music industry and Wakanow, online platform promoting tourism in Africa which will propose an exclusive offer for a cultural and creative experience in Dakar during Teranga Jam Fest.