In its drive to build capacity for knowledge sharing among Africans and
effectively communicate the calendar OF AFRIMA 3.0, The African Union
Commission, AUC, and the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA hold joint
Stakeholders/Media Conference at the Conference Room 2, African Union
Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday, June 17, 2016.
The AUC-AFRIMA joint conference, Addis Ababa which is themed: “”Using
Music, Culture and Entertainment as tools for a new Africa.” is slated
for 1400hr on Friday June 17, 2016 on the last day of the African Union
2nd Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee of experts
and ministers on Youth, Culture and Sports (STC-YCS2) which holds from
June 13-17, 2016.
The AUC-AFRIMA joint stakeholders/media conference is specifically to
share this year’s calendar and programs of the annual continental
awards, All Africa Music Awards tagged “AFRIMA 3.0” with focus on July
30, 2016 deadline for this year’s entry submission which opened on May
30. The entry submission is officially open for entries from Artistes,
Songwriters, Music/Entertainment Journalists, Video Directors, Music
Producers, and DJs across the continent and Diaspora.
The conference will also touch on the adjudication process, nominees’
announcement and public voting as part of 2016 calendar. The Discussing
how to engage the shared African values and the spirit of Pan-Africanism
for greater collaborations in culture and music for sustainable
development in line with the AU cultural agenda for peace building,
integration, democracy, economic advancement and youth social
The conference will bring together music professionals,
creative/cultural industry experts and practitioners; award winning
recording artistes, government officials, business and media
practitioners in Ethiopia and neighbouring countries.
The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, is a music and cultural initiative
developed to celebrate, reward and showcase the rich musical heritage of
Africa, stimulate conversations among Africans and between Africa and
the rest of the globe about the great potentials and values of the
African culture and artistic legacy for the purpose of creating jobs,
reducing poverty, calling attention of world leaders to Africa and
promoting the positive image of Africa to the world. The 2016 edition
will hold in November 4-6.