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Music In Africa Live grant recipients announced

Music in Africa Live has named grant recipients

The Music In Africa Foundation has announced the grant recipients of the Music In Africa Live (MIAL) project, which was developed to support musicians to earn an income from digital live performances while also supporting capacity-building projects that develop critical skills among professionals using digital means.
A total of 23 applications were selected by the MIAL jury, 17 of which are for live showcases and six for capacity-building projects, including critical-skills training for music professionals to navigate the new challenges and transformations of the industry, especially those introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The recipients for digital live showcases are:

  • Teka Works (South Africa)
  • Creative Education and Empowerment Zanzibar (Tanzania)
  • Mushroom Hour Half Hour (South Africa)
  • Fezah App Limited (Uganda)
  • Jee Media, (Kenya)
  • Shakti Soul (Botswana)
  • Goodtimes Entertainment (Kenya)
  • Orgasmic Music Gallery (South Africa)
  • Decimal Media Limited (Kenya)
  • Weheartbeat (South Africa)
  • StudioTISA (Kenya)
  • Akacia Productions (Tunisia)
  • Espace Culturel YARO (Congo-Brazzaville)
  • Rooftop Promotions Trust (Zimbabwe)
  • Woman Cultural Centre (Rwanda)
  • Studio Sankara (Senegal)
  • Freeme Digital Limited (Nigeria)

The recipients for capacity-building facilitation are:

  • Lumallas Achieng & Kavere Advocates (Kenya)
  • Burning Groove (South Africa)
  • Accra Theatre Workshop  (Ghana)
  • Santuri East Africa (Kenya)
  • Milestone Studio (South Africa)
  • Tadiazt et Millenium (Mali)

The MIAL project is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, Siemens Stiftung and Goethe-Institut.

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