Visa For Music
Deeply anchored in the city of lightn, Rabat, held for the African cultural capital, Visa For Music is the first professional platform gathering and federating artists of the music industry of Morocco, the Middle East and Africa. Visa For Music is becoming, and especially for these territories, the atypical and not to miss international market of world music and interprofessional space of music in Morocco for the countries of the South.
The renown of Rabat and its ambitions on the artistic level are in phase with this large scale event that is also a combination of talents, knowledge and intuition.
It’s where we witness an all-out bubbling world, with founding values and identities. But also a pedagogical reflection, especially through the conferences that punctuate and intense the exchange that animate it, and a real desire to give a healthy boost to the music of the world present during the event and regenerate the idea of culture in the plural.
This fourth edition does not deviate from the rules and still wants to be
crossing bridges and mixing creativity, imagination, beings, images and sounds, each application in its own way and according to its potentialities. Here, we come to enrich each other and make economies of scale, with an opening similar to the world that makes one another in a common space, with the firm desire to boost the cultural vocation of countries some still persist in qualifying as third wolrd coutries.
You are many, artists, festival directors, cultural actors or simply passionate, to give us the honor of your presence among us and your support.
Brahim EL MAZNED
Visa For Music (VFM) is the first professional market /festival of Africa and Middle-East musics : it is a new event born in 2013 and organizing its 5th edition in 2018, with about 30 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
The six main goals of Visa For Music are:
After four edition Visa For Music became one of the essential and major meeting places for professionals of the whole music industry, as a sharing platform for the defense and promotion of the musical sector of African and Middle-Eastern countries, with approximately 3200 professionals assisting to the 185 showcases by the 1093 artists.
As a meeting and sharing platform, Visa For Music is aimed at professionals of the music industry, more specifically:
As an international meeting place and new market, Visa For Music also wants to gather all the representatives of the cultural landscape: