Important Information

  • Date: 4 - 7 November 2020
  • Time: 09H00 – 15H00
  • Venue: Joburg Theatre
  • Price: free

Introduction

Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition is pleased to invite you as Speaker at its 16th Edition taking place from the 04-07 November 2020 at Joburg Theatre (Lesedi Theatre). This year’s theme: Preserving Our Indigenous Sound in the 4IR. Moshito 2020 program is embracing Africanism and looking at the indigenous sounds that make us who we are today, As Africans and the indigenous people of this rich continent, our indigenous sound and culture makes us unique and stand out from the rest of the world.

In 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic Moshito welcomes a variety of speakers ranging from artists and industry leaders to entrepreneurs, technology pioneers, digital influencers, and journalists into a continental discussion of our sector.

Moshito key focus for 2020 is on creating a semi- virtual conference platform that will be used to educate our people about the new digital world practices, trade preparedness while we showcase 100% local artists, as part of the support stimulus to assist artists keep alive in this trying times.

2020 Conference Schedule

04 November 2020

Opening : Night Virtual

05 November 2020

Preserving our Indigenous Sound through Music, Dance and the study of African Culture

10h00 - 11h00 : This topic will be based on an academic thesis or research paper on African music, dance and indigenous instruments. Paying a depth attention to the infusion of indigenous African sound to the contemporary music, dance and culture. The beliefs, attitudes, norms and values of the people are expressed in their dance and music they produce and consume.


Artist Showcases:

11h00 - 11h15 : This session happens during lunch time and delegates will be exposed to music by artists carefully chosen both from locally and abroad. These are artists who are yearning to break into the music industry and will perform under the watchful eye of festival bookers, international music markets and talent scouters.


The Role of Incubation Hubs in Creative Sector

11h20 - 12h15 : This session will introspect the performance and effects of incubators dedicated to the creative sector. Are they well positioned to address creative industry barriers by providing access to training, equipment, production facilities and business skills?


Artist Showcases:

12h15 - 12h30 : This session happens during lunch time and delegates will be exposed to music by artists carefully chosen both from locally and abroad.


The Heart of a Musician Revenue Stream in today’s economic times

12h30 - 13h15 : The topic will introspect at all the Inform and equip everyone from artists to executives with the skills and tools they need to develop new opportunities.


Artist Showcases:

13h15 - 13h30 : This session happens during lunch time and delegates will be exposed to music by artists carefully chosen both from locally and abroad.


Voice Of Kwaito

13h30 - 14h15 : Kwaito is a music genre that emerged in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the 1990s. It is a variant of house music featuring the use of African sounds and samples. Typically at a slower tempo range than other styles of house music, Kwaito often contains catchy melodic and percussive loop samples, deep bass lines, and vocals. Despite its similarities to hip hop music, Kwaito has a distinctive manner in which the lyrics are sung, rapped and shouted.


06 November 2020

  • MC: Mandla Maseko
  • Welcome By : Moshito Board Chairperson Mr. Stanley Khoza
  • Keynote Address::
  • Time: 9h00 - 10h00n

Economic Value of African Music

An In-depth presentation about the Economic Value of African Music will be delivered.

Artist Showcases:

10h15 - 10h30 : This session happens during lunch time and delegates will be exposed to music by artists carefully chosen both from locally and abroad.


The Role of Government in the Creative Industry

11h30 - 12h15 : This session will look at the Governments contribution to the music industry looking at its role on cultural and social values? How the sector can be supported to provide increased skill levels and employment? How will it affect changes in values, world view, outlook, behaviours and attitudes - based on its social development imperatives.


Artist Showcases:

12h15 - 12h30 : This session happens during lunch time and delegates will be exposed to music by artists carefully chosen both from locally and abroad.


Creating & Monetizing Music through the use of digital platforms

12h30 - 13h15 : The landscape for musicians has undergone seismic shifts as the traditional industry base has changed over the last two decades. How can musicians and publishers navigate, survive, and thrive in this dynamic space? The Creating & Monetizing Music Track will educate, inform, and equip everyone from artists to executives with the skills and tools they need to develop new opportunities.


Conference Closing

13h15 - 13h30 : Chairperson closes the conference and gives thanks to stakeholders and partners


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