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AFRIMA’S STAKEHOLDERS CONFERENCE HOLDS TODAY IN ADDIS ABABA

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  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

development.
  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.

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