Entries are invited for the Pan African Mbira festival which runs online from the 15 to 30 September 2020.
The festival which is an online celebration of Africa through music seeks to celebrate the diversity of African cultural expressions which have given birth to many music forms cultures and traditions across continents.
In a statement the organisers said, the festival is a platform on which Africans can in their own voices and digital spaces showcase their work discover each other and collaborate.
“” Internationally African musical instruments like the Balafon, Dyembe, Kora, Mbira, Nyatiti and Udu are making a noticeable global imprint on the music diets of many cultures. Sadly most of this growth is occurring and mostly being leveraged outside the continent”. The statement said.
The expected outcomes of the festival are celebrating the richness and diversity of African music and musical instruments. Increase African generated digital music content on the internet. Offer a digital platform for intra Africa music collaboration.
The organisers called for submissions of music performances, new music compositions, interpretations and collaborations, Art articles, audio visual exhibitions, dance, photo exhibitions, podcasts, project launches and submissions for children.
For submissions participants can submit a link, audio video file and entry write up. Individuals can submit their own project or any projects in their country that they feel need the attention of the organisers.
“Each audio visual material must not be longer than 10 minutes; 3 to 5 minutes will be an ideal length. Radio and podcast submissions can be their normal length.” The organisers said.
The deadline for the submission of entries is 15 august 2020 and for more details and the submission of entries interested artists can email: mbiracentre@mbiracentre or whatsApp+263712216054 or Facebook: Pan African Mbira Festival