ACCES 2024

ACCES 2024 Music Showcases © Music in Africa

ACCES 2024 Music Showcases

Tanzanian Musicians watch out! The Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) invites African musicians based on the continent to apply for an opportunity to showcase at ACCES 2024 in Kigali, Rwanda, from 14 to 16 November. The application deadline is 15 April 2024 (midnight CAT).

Organised by the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) in different cities across the continent, ACCES offers a platform for performers to showcase their talent to a diverse audience of local and international delegates, including festival curators, promoters, booking agents, record labels and other influential industry professionals. The ACCES programme also includes workshops, conference sessions, live performances, networking spaces, exhibitions and more.

Siemens Stiftung and Goethe-Institut created the concept for Music In Africa in 2011 with the help of more than 100 professional musicians, academics, journalists, managers, and educators from Africa and other countries around the world. To ensure longevity and to make it a truly African project, the nonprofit Music In Africa Foundation was established in 2013 in South Africa. Since then ACCES has taken place in Dakar (2017), Nairobi (2018), Accra (2019), Johannesburg (2021) and Dar es Salaam (2022 and 2023).

Follow the ACCES link to get more information and to apply:


  • This call is open to African musicians (solo artists, bands, DJs, etc.) based on the continent.
  • Applicants should be emerging musicians who will genuinely benefit from the opportunity and boost their careers internationally.
  • Applicants must be able to deliver an outstanding live performance.
  • Applicants should be “export-ready”.
  • All genres are welcome.
  • All participants must be over 18 years old.
  • All applications must be based on live performances and original music. No backing tracks.
  • Performances supporting political parties or religious faith will not be permissible.


  • Applicants should be prepared to be available for the duration of ACCES and to perform on any of the dates (14, 15 or 16 November 2024).
  • Musicians based outside Kigali should be prepared to provide their own funding for transport costs to and from Kigali. The Music In Africa Foundation will strive to support musicians to apply for funding from available networks and partners but cannot guarantee that this will be successful.
Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or their representatives (managers, publishers, labels, agents and promoters).

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