Just like the first edition, the Atlantic Music Expo will offer again a selection of showcases, conferences and workshop along with 3 days of open air trade fair. The showcase and conference participants will be selected from the applications AME will receive (see deadlines and details) after being reviewed by our international jury composed this year as follows:
Atlantic Music Expo is a new music professionals meeting for Cape Verde, Africa, and both sides of the Atlantic.
A platform for transatlantic cultural exchanges - Cabo Verdean history is closely linked to the transatlantic slave trade. It is committed to being a crossroads for positive exchanges and a central point for spreading the vision of creolisation – heart of the Cabo Verdean identity – and to keeping peace in the region.
Cabo Verde and Music - Obviously, the archipelago and its music are intrinsically tied. Its artists and diversity of styles give Cabo Verde this strong and unique musical identity.
Atlantic Music Expo - The AME will take place in the center of the capital Praia: its conferences, networking meetings, professional market and showcases will offer a perfect setting for international music professionals, artists from Cabo Verde and abroad to network, expand their contacts and activities, and discover the country. Atlantic Music Expo is scheduled right before Kriol Jazz Festival to give the delegates the possibility to enjoy a broader offer of musical discoveries.
Cabo Verde belongs to every continent
You know you’re in Cabo Verde when everything turns into song