CACPIR launches 1st African digital music contest

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Logo of the institution responsible for the competition. Photo: Cedida.

Non-profit organization based in South Africa, this center opens the contest entries prior to its launch

Pedro Muhongo

In May, the Center for the Advancement of International Relations (CACPIR) presented "Search Africa", Africa's first digital music competition to be launched in all countries of the African continent.

According to a press release from the Marimba Selutu Portal, "Search Africa" ​​is the first step towards establishing an African musical and artistic platform for emerging creatives. And it aims to encourage collaboration, sustainability, development and growth across borders.

"Registrations are open to musicians of any genre and age. The input process will be simple and with relevant links and a WhatsApp number, which will be made available on social media before the release date, making it even easier to get into the time. ", Notes the note, adding that Search entries in Africa, will be made in the form of a video of 1 to 8 minutes, after being analyzed by virtual judges of each country and the best ones will be selected and posted in the social media for voting.

The source cited above also states that research in Africa will consist of several phases, public discussions and challenges, keeping online audiences engaged and excited. "It will be an experience like no other in the comfort of your own home, for both the public and competitors."

Speaking exclusively to Marimba Selutu Portal, "Search Africa" ​​coordinator Tiisetso Mosholi said that the project aims to work on building a legacy of African Innovation. "We will constantly improve and innovate, because we intend to launch a [project] for comedians and dancers, on the same scale."

Asked about the participation of Angolan musicians in this contest, the official made it known that there is no participation of Angolan musicians because the inscriptions are not yet open.

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