The Panel discussion African Music and Poetry/Storytelling Export “Learn about how African Canadian artists can access gigs in Africa and Canada” was created in response to overriding obstacles in the export of music by African musicians and singers in Canada.Featuring speakers in the entertainment industry, music performances and poetry/storytelling by artists.
Panelists and Discussion Highlights:
Lucy Ilado – Music Journalist, Artistic Rights Activist and Researcher at Music in Africa (Kenya) “Booking gigs and international collaborations and partnership”
Alex Boicel – Artist Manager and Presenter at Afro Mondo (Senegal) “Securing international gigs, a booking agent”
Jahman Oladejo Anikulapo – Culture Curator, Producer, Communicator; Exec. Prog Director, *Culture Advocates Caucus, CAC*; Prog. Chair, *Committee for Relevant Art, CORA* &; Director *Lagos Book & Arts Festival, LABAF*”Gig opportunities in Africa”
Doug Cox – Musician, Festival Presenter at Vancouver Island MusicFest (Canada)”Gig opportunities in Canada”
Rhyme Sonny – is a multiple award-winning performance poet and a spoken word Artiste, a creative entrepreneur.”Business of the Arts and Gig Opportunities in Ghana”
Entertainment by: Amai Kuda, Lamoi, and J Nicole Noel.