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Black Major’s Sevi Spanoudi named to ACCES Tanzania 2020 curation committee

In a significant endorsement of Black Major’s standing in Africa’s music industry, our founder and CEO, Sevi Spanoudi, has been named to the curation committee of ACCES 2020.

Now in its fourth year, the Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) is an annual music conference that hosts industry players from across the African continent and around the world. ACCES 2020 will be held in Dar es Salaam from 26 to 28 November and Sevi is joined by five other industry experts – Panji Anoff (Ghana), Aziza Ongala (Tanzania), Maimouna Dembélé (Senegal), Yusuf Mahmoud (Tanzania) and Eddie Hatitye (South Africa).

In announcing the panel, ACCES said, “This year’s curators are regarded as some of the most influential music industry professionals and cultural players in Africa and will employ their vast knowledge to select a diverse group of artists who will showcase in front of festival
curators, promoters, booking agents and record label executives.”

The curation committee is tasked with selecting musical artists who will showcase at ACCES 2020, as well as advising on the broader ACCES programme.

ACCES has extended the deadline for applications by musicians who would like to be considered for this leading music trade event.

The new deadline is now 20 May and all artists in Africa are welcome to apply. This is to accommodate musicians who have been unable to apply due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

ACCES 2020 will be the fourth in the history of the event, which takes place in a different African city every year. In 2017, the inaugural ACCES was held in Dakar, Senegal. In 2018, the conference went to Nairobi, Kenya, and a year later to Accra where hundreds of delegates from across Africa and around the world converged on the Ghanaian capital for three action-packed days of networking, exhibitions, presentations, workshops, and

To apply to be part of this important global music industry event, click here.