Due to rising cases of COVID-19 in Uganda, Nyege Nyege Festival has postponed its September plans to December 3 to 6, 2020.
With over 400 participating artists from across the Continent as well as afro-centric collectives from around the world, the festival has opted to take a few extra months to perfect this first hybrid edition.
The East African Music Conference hosted by MIDEM and Nyege Nyege will, nevertheless, take place this week on September 3 and 4 through a series of showcases of East African musicians and panels bringing together top East African industry players from all sectors to share insights into the East African music market.
Nyege Nyege and Midem aim to foster further professionalization of the East African music market, encourage high level meetings and generate new opportunities for the industry as a whole.
“Efforts are being made to continue creating opportunities for the East African music sector that’s critically affected by the pandemic,” officials stated.
The landmark event titled “Spotlight on East Africa” will host panel discussions exploring the East African music market, business meetings, as well as an in depth conversation between Camille Storm and DJ Kampire, and 14 showcases by some of East Africa’s most promising talents, featuring lots of performances.
Here is the full list of performers confirmed to perform;
Chris Kayiura (Rwanda)
Beenie Gunter (Uganda)
Siti and the Band (Tanzania)
Otim Alpha (Uganda)
Coco Em (Kenya)
Jay Mitta & Ant Vairas (Tanzania)
Wamwiduka Band (Tanzania)
Catu Diosis (Uganda)
MC Yallah (Kenya)
The event is free and one can see all panels and showcases by registering at www.midem.com