Welcome to the African Music Awards Website
The African Music Awards (the ‘Ammies’) will be an internationally broadcast event equivalent to the Brit or Grammy Awards, and will provide a showcase for and celebration of Africa’s primary art form, music and the people who play it.
The Ammies is to publicise and showcase African music to the largely untapped non-African population in Europe, Asia and America. We aim to maintain a strong presence of African music on the international stage and position it in the mainstream of the music industry. It would culminate in an annual awards ceremony, which had sought nominations in a variety of musical categories.
Find out about what our global aims for the Ammies are. Download our offical brochure »
Would you like to enter into the Ammies '09 awards? Download the official entry form »
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the world music expo
WOMEX is “The most important international professional market of world music of every kind. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers.” UNESCO Alliance for Global Diversity The 07 edition in Sevilla, Spain, was the biggest so far with over 2,800 delegates from 90 countries, more than 500 exhibitors, a full conference and a showcase festival presenting 52 acts. If you’re in the business of world or roots music, whether traditional, modern or electronic, this is the event for you. WOMEX 08: 29 Oct – 2 Nov in Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain.
“There is a common feeling of scepticism held amongst Africans abroad regarding the portrayal of their continent in the West. This is largely due to it being too often represented by images of child soldiers, mud huts, famine and the ever present wildlife. This version of Africa is decidedly inadequate.”
A Nadre, broadcaster and journalist