05.03.2019

Africa-Europe music residency (Ethiopia)

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As part of the 2019 Europe Day celebrations the EU Delegation to the African Union will organise a two-week music residency in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The residency will bring together musicians from Europe and Africa recruited through a selection process following an open call. All eligible musicians are invited to apply. 

Throughout the period of the residency, the artists will collaborate to create original musical pieces that carry a fusion of authentic sounds from the two continents. The final works of the residency (3 music tracks) will be recorded and packaged as an EP, as well as performed at a live concert in Addis Ababa during Europe Day. The concert will also be the occasion for the European and African musicians to present their respective repertoires. During the two weeks, the artists will also visit music schools in the city to give brief workshops to students.

The experience will be filmed and turned into a short documentary film. Musicians must accept to appear in this film, which will also be disseminated online.

Points to consider:

  • The residency will host up to 6 African and 6 European musicians

  • A 15 day commitment will be required from end of April until the second week of May during which artists will be in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • All related costs of musicians such as accommodation, travel expenses, meals, insurance and local transport will be covered

  • The ownership of the finished products of the residency (e.g. the EP), including copyright and other intellectual property rights, will be vested to the EU. Artists will have the right to publicise their participation in the project.

  • An honorarium will be provided to the musicians.

Criteria for selection of musicians:
  • Nationals of an AU or EU Member State and currently residing in Africa or Europe

  • Previous experience collaborating with other musicians in a multicultural context

  • Experience in giving workshops about music

  • Experience in giving public performances (number of concerts, location and estimated attendance)

  • Experience with media appearances (e.g. newspaper, TV or radio interviews)

Applications from bassists and melodic/lead instruments particularly welcome.

Deadline: 7 March 2019

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