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Future Forum: "Focus on Africa" Diskussionen, Konzerte, Präsentationen

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Organized by Music In Africa and various partners at the Musikmesse international music fair in Frankfurt, Germany from 7 to 10 April 2016, Future Forum: Focus on Africa is an initiative designed to place key focus on the African music sector for the first time in the event’s history. Music In Africa will be a key focus as one of the organisations playing a pivotal role in connecting the African music sector. There will be a number of activities in Germany as part of this programme, including a showcase concert headlined by Cameroonian musicians Macase, Danielle Eog Makedah and Krotal, who will also be collaborating with German musicians after an exchange workshop at the Pop Academy in Mannheim, Germany.

With Hans-Jürgen Blinn, Christoph Borkowsky, Jens Cording, Hauke Dorsch, Johannes Ebert, Danielle Eog, Jenny Friedrich-Freksa, Theo Geissler, Caro Gstädtner, Eddie Hatitye, Christian Höppner, Christoph Kannengießer, Lars-Christian Koch, Juan Martin Koch, Andreas Kolb, Krotal, Macase, Andiswa Makana, Andre Le Roux, Boniface Mabanza, Yvette Mutumba, Stefan Oschmann, Jay Rutledge, Alya Sebti, Students of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg and many more.

Presentation: The whole world of African music with one click: The online-portal Music In Africa
8. April, 1:30 –2:00 p.m.
Messe Frankfurt, Halle 8.0, Booth E 50

Discussion: Analog/Digital – Oral history and the music archives
8. April, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Messe Frankfurt, Halle 8.0, Booth E 50

Discussion: No strangers anymore: Cultural exchange with Africa
8. April, 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Messe Frankfurt, Halle 8.0, Booth E 50

Concert intermission: SAMRO Foundation presents their scholar Andiswa Makana, Soprano
8. April, 5:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Discussion: TTIP and the global south
8. April, 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Messe Frankfurt, Halle 8.0, Booth E 50

Discussion: Live music und musical networks in Africa
8. April, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Messe Frankfurt, Halle 8.0, Booth E 50

Concert: Macase & friends
8. April, 8:30 p.m. (door opens at 7:30 p.m.)
Brotfabrik, Bachmannstr. 2-4, 60488 Frankfurt am Main

Best practice: Chances and Obstacles of the creative economy
9. April, 12:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Messe Frankfurt, Halle 8.0, Booth E 50

Presentation: Afroton presents African musical instruments
9. April, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Messe Frankfurt, Halle 8.0, Booth E 50

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