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Visa for music

Visa For Music (VFM) is the first professional market /festival of Africa and Middle-East musics : it is anew event born in 2013 and organizing its 6th edition in 2019, with about 40 showcases at the center of the project, but also conferences, speed-meetings, workshops and trainings…

This project was born from a paradox : on the one hand, the lack of visibility for African and Middle-Eastern artists at an international level and, on the other hand, a very important artistic dynamism and musical creation from these musicians. To fight against this problem, Visa For Music has as first goal to highlight the artistic creation of Africa and the Middle-East, first of all regarding the world music and actual music.

Showcases

At the end of the call for applications launched in February and answered each year by more than 1000 artists. Forty musical groups were selected by the VFM jury to participate in the showcases in front of thousands of music professionals from all over the world. Electro Artists (DJs / VJs) will also be selected to perform at the aftermidnight showcases.

ACTIVITIES

  • CONFERENCES

    Conferences will be organised to initiate reflection on common issues but also those specific to our territories and thus propose viable solutions to issues shared by all.

  • SPEED-MEETINGS

    These 5-minute mini meetings are another networking opportunity and allow artists to present their project and establish lasting contacts.

  • WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

    Workshops and trainings will be organized for artists and professionals to give them the necessary tools for the development of their activities.

  • EXHIBITION

    At the heart of Visa For Music, the exhibition space facilitates professional exchanges and is also a place to vibrant with energy and animated where you can find acoustic sessions or shows live.
    The stand exhibition space hosted 80 exhibitors during the four days of the market

CONFÉRENCES

Des conférences seront organisées pour engager une réflexion autour de problématiques communes mais également propres à nos territoires et ainsi proposer des solutions viables à des questionnements partagés de tous.

SPEED-MEETINGS

Ces mini-réunions cadencées de 5 minutes sont encore une occasion de mise en réseau et permettent aux artistes de présenter leur projet et d’établir ainsi des contacts durables.

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

Workshops and trainings will be organized for artists and professionals to give them the necessary tools for the development of their activities.

EXHIBITION

At the heart of Visa For Music, the exhibition space facilitates professional exchanges and is also a place to vibrant with energy and animated where you can find acoustic sessions or shows live.
The stand exhibition space hosted 80 exhibitors during the four days of the market

Music Playlist

Listen to your favorite songs and come upon brand-new artists from Visa For Music 2019 Showcases

NEWS

TESTIMONIALS

  • CAROLINA VALLEJO
    We are very grateful to have been invited and loved everything about the festival and the great staff ️ Great venues, line up, conferences and participants, besides the wonderful city of Rabat, the Moroccan spirit and delicious food
    CAROLINA VALLEJO
    Sekou Kouyate Manager
  • SAMIRA DANAAN
    For me, this was already the fourth edition that I attended of the festival. From the first time I felt that Visa for Music is a very special event and this feeling has only grown. For me, it’s the place to be to promote myself as an artist, and to meet other musicians, who move at the crossroads of African, Amazigh, and Arabic music. This edition I invited guitarist/ producer Joep Pelt from Amsterdam and I got the chance to be on stage with the group Tarwa n ‘Tniri from Ouarzazate with whom I had a successful exchange in the South of Morocco. Visa for Music has made this possible, and therefore we are also strongly motivated to go on. To be continued.
    SAMIRA DANAAN

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