- event type: Festival
- start date: 11 Apr 2016
- end date: 14 Apr 2016
- city/area: Praia
- country: Cap Verde
- event submitted by: Piranha Arts AG
In three editions, the Atlantic Music Expo (AME) has established itself as a very strong, valuable and welcoming music professionals’ meeting for Cabo Verde, Africa, and all sides of the Atlantic, with over 700 happy delegates from over 30 countries at the 2015 edition.
The renowned Kriol Jazz Festival takes place right after AME, so every year at the beginning of April the archipelago’s capital Praia is transformed into a hot spot of vibrant transatlantic cultural exchanges. AME’s day and night showcases (including an urban music stage and DJ sets), conference programme, practical workshops, one-to-one meetings and evening street market, all combine to provide the perfect setting for music professionals and artists to network, expand their contacts and activities on all sides of the Atlantic Ocean and beyond, and to discover the host country. AME has become a very powerful think-tank around topics such as creolisation, the role of culture in development, advocacy for the African music sector, reinforcing the transatlantic exchanges, and many more.