The festival, organized by Music In Africa, featured an impressive lineup of artists from across the continent.
Acces 2023 kicked off at Warehouse in Dar es Salaam, with the first night featuring a diverse range of talents, including Feli Nandi (Zimbabwe), Leo Mkanyia (Tanzania), Zolani Mahola & The Feminine Force (South Africa), Esinam (Ghana/Belgium), Balaa MC (Tanzania), and Kadilida (Tanzania).
The festival continued at Mlimani City Conference Centre with panel discussions, workshops, and a keynote show by South African superstar Sho Madjozi.
RayKaz, eager to make a mark on the continental music scene, emphasized the importance of more than just performing as an artist.
RayKaz targets commercial value
Speaking on the sidelines of the festival, he highlighted the need for artists to understand the business side of their craft.
“My passion for music goes beyond making music. What good is good music when you don’t learn the fundamentals of management?
“A holistic appreciation of music as both art and a business has been the missing link in several artists, even back home in Zimbabwe,” said RayKaz.
The festival provided a platform for educational initiatives, including seminars, workshops, and interactions with musicians and managers from various backgrounds.
RayKaz expressed his commitment to learning and strengthening his understanding of musical fundamentals, especially as he looks forward to recording and releasing an album as a major milestone next year.
“I am heading towards recording and releasing an album as a major milestone next year, and learning to strengthen my appreciation of musical fundamentals is important now more than ever,” he added.
RayKaz’s participation at Acces Music Festival 2023 reflects the growing influence of Zimbabwean artists on the continental stage and underscores the importance of a comprehensive approach to music as both an art form and a business venture.