I will be speaking at this year's South By SouthWest Music Conference [SXSW] and Festival 2016.

How Five Cities Propelled Modern African Music

Rab Bakari
SXSW Music Conference 2016

Africa as a continent is often misinterpreted. Many people outside of it fail to realize that it has vibrant and creative urban cosmopolitan areas. How did Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Luanda & Pretoria set the template for modern African music? These metro areas are making huge ripples in music creation and style movements associated with various music types. Natural ethnic languages or borrowed European languages are not a barrier for proper introduction to these influential cities to the attendees of SXSW 2016. The innovative sounds + visuals propelled by YouTube, Channel O, BET Int'l, Sound City, Trace and MTV Base along with their respective annual awards ceremonies up the competition and exposure.

Hashtags: #sxsw #CityAfrica #Accra #Lagos #Nairobi #Luanda #Tswane

Friday, March 18
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 11AB
531 E 4th St


Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband

Format: Solo Panel

Event Type: Sessions


AuthorRab Bakari