HARARE – Feli Nandi, the acclaimed Afro-fusion musician behind chart-topping hits like ‘Ndoona Iwe,’ ‘Mubayei,’ and ‘Kukutadzirai,’ is set to represent Zimbabwe at the 2023 Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange, and Showcases (ACCESS) in Tanzania.
This exciting event is scheduled to take place from November 9th to 11th and will bring together musicians and industry professionals from across the continent.
The ACCESS Festival provides a platform for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover emerging talent, and establish critical business connections.
This year’s event promises to be a melting pot of diverse musical talents, with artists from various African nations, including South Africa’s Sho Madjozi, Tanzania’s Damian Soul, Tunisia’s Nour Harkati, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ngwaka Son System, and Ghana’s Alostmen, joining Feli Nandi.
The singer expressed her enthusiasm about representing Zimbabwe at this prestigious gathering, stating, “I am going to represent the country at the ACCESS Festival, which will be held in Tanzania.
“It is a significant festival, and I’m ecstatic at the thought of representing Zimbabwe on such a platform.”
The ACCESS Festival is known for attracting active music industry professionals from around the world.
Each year, it is held in a different African city, fostering an environment where industry players can connect, share their insights, and explore opportunities for collaboration.
It serves as a vital platform for discovering new musical talents, encouraging cultural exchange, and building invaluable connections within the music industry.
Violet Maila, the projects manager at Music in Africa, provided insights into the festival’s objectives, explaining, “It is held in a different African city every year, attracting active music industry players across the globe. It is a trade show for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent, and create business linkages.”
The ACCESS Festival is organized by the Music in Africa Foundation, in partnership with Siemens Stiftung, Goethe-Institut, the Tanzanian Ministry of Culture, Arts, and Sports, the National Arts Council of Tanzania (BASATA), and Alliance Francaise.
This collaborative effort aims to create a vibrant space for artists, industry professionals, and music enthusiasts to come together and celebrate the rich tapestry of African music.
Feli Nandi’s participation in this event not only represents a significant milestone in her career but also highlights Zimbabwe’s presence on the global music stage.
The nation’s musical talents continue to gain recognition on the international scene, further cementing Zimbabwe’s status as a hotbed of artistic creativity and innovation.