The “African Music Development Programme” aims to build a sustainable music sector in Africa with a focus on increased employability. Specific objectives are:

To increase professional capacity throughout the sector

To promote exchange between European and African music professionals

To promote the role of the music sector as driver and enabler of sustainable development

To foster the network and to strengthen the infrastructure of the African music sector

Project Partners

The International Music Council (IMC), international NGO official partner of UNESCO, is the world's leading membership-based professional organisation dedicated to the promotion of the value of music in the lives of all peoples. IMC's mission is to develop sustainable music sectors worldwide, to create awareness about the value of music, to make music matter throughout the fabric of society,and to uphold basic music rights in all countries. In implementing AMDP, the IMC was privileged to work with 11 partners
African Music Council
Busara Promotions
Feux de Brazza
Hildesheim University
Makerere University
Music Crossroads
Technical University of Kenya

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News and Press Releases

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IMPACT Music Conference 2016

The African Music Development Programme (AMDP) is organizing the second IMPACT Music Conference centered on the convergence of music and technology in Africa. The conference will run over two days during the Festival des Musiques Urbaines d’Anoumabo (FEMUA)  in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) and will feature talks, panel discussions and presentations by some of the most […]

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AMDP Trainings and internships with LE KOLATIER in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Training courses on Marketing, communication, media and sponsors In the framework of the African Music Development Programme, the International Music Council in partnership with “ LE KOLATIER “ implemented from October 5th to October 8th at Yaoundé, Cameroon a training session designed for young African music professionals. Participants were selected through an online application process. […]

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