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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Projects To Be Implemented
Interested Countries
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AMDP Step by step

News and Press Releases

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IMPACT Music Conference

After a successful first edition at the Harare International festival of the Arts (Zimbabwe) in 2015, the African Music Development Programme held  its annual IMPACT Music Conference in Abidjan 2 months ago. Under the AMDP umbrella, the Festival des Musiques Urbaines d’Anoumabo (FEMUA) together with the Institut Français de Côte d’Ivoire hosted the « IMPACT Music […]

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AMDP at #MTNBushfire Festival 2016

In the framework of the African Music Development Programme, the International Music Council in partnership with the MTN Bushfire (held from 27th to 29th of May) festival in Swaziland, offered two capacity building opportunities to young African professionals. Pursuing its mission to build up a sustainable music sector in Africa, the African Music Development Programme […]

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