ACCES 2017 partners with Teranga Jam Fest

Teranga Jam Fest has partnered with The Music In Africa Conference For Collaborations, Exchange And Showcases (ACCES)  to bring music fans some of West Africa’s top artists at the Music In Teranga concert on 18 November 2017.

The free concert will feature Mamy Kanouté (Senegal), Moh Dediouf (Senegal), R-Light (Côte d’Ivoire), Cheikh Lô (Senegal) and Tamikrest (Mali) as part of the conference’s programming. Apart from various other exhibitions and musical showcases, ACCES 2017 will also hold a number of informative panel discussions where well-known professionals from Africa and around the world will talk about the state of the music industry on the continent.

“There’s no better way to conclude ACCES 2017 than with a concert featuring West Africa’s favourite artists,” Music In Africa Foundation director Eddie Hatitye said.

“We’re happy to be partnering with Teranga Jam Fest and for us, having these artists performing at the Music In Teranga concert is the icing on the cake of a music conference that we have been looking forward to the whole year.”

Teranga Jam Fest, which will be held for the first time at the iconic Place du Souvenir in the Senegalese capital this year, is a cultural diplomacy-based music and performing arts festival created and produced by Grande Ourse Productions. The first edition will focus on West African artists with a view to create a bridge between traditional and modern music.

“We are really delighted and proud to be partnering with ACCES,” Teranga Jam head Gnagna Koné said. “Music has, for a long time, proven to be one of the most powerful and inspiring ways to bring people together. We are honoured to be part of this showcase of pan-African collaboration and to host it for the first time in our beloved city, Dakar.”

About ACCES 2017

ACCES is an annual music conference that hosts industry players from across the African continent. ACCES 2017 will be held in Dakar, Senegal, on 17 and 18 November and will see music professionals converge on the Senegalese capital to exchange ideas, discover new talent and accelerate the shaping of the music sector on the continent. The conference offers training workshops, presentations, networking sessions, exhibitions, showcases, concerts, visits to key music industry hubs in Dakar and panel discussions,

Panellist include José Da Silva (Sony Music West Africa), Sipho Dlamini (Universal Music South Africa & sub-Saharan Africa), Christine Semba (WOMEX Germany), Mamou Daffé (Festival on the Niger, Mali), Christine Kamau (Women In Music Forum, Kenya) and Emma Ricour (KEIZIT Africa), among many others.

The panel discussions at the two-day ACCES 2017, which will open with a keynote address by legendary Senegalese musician Baaba Maal, will revolve around such topics as record labels in Africa, mobility and support for African musicians, music distribution, media, women in music, the effects of conflict on music, and the music industry in Senegal.

For more information, or if you would like to attend the conference, visit the ACCES 2017 official website.