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Musiekindaba 2022

30th Nov 2022 - 3rd Dec 2022

Musiekindaba, a first for Afrikaans music, is bringing artists and roleplayers together, to work on the future of the industry, build relationships, share knowledge and to celebrate the wonderful world of South African music. The events are also open to music lovers who are keen to attend.

“The concept originated two years ago after talks with roleplayers in the industry,” says Musiekindaba director Karen Meiring. “The pandemic followed shortly after and dealt the industry another blow. If ever there was a time to talk and get everybody in the industry together, it is now. There will be discussions on what the future has in store, what the new trends are and other important topics related to the music industry. Music is part of our lives and we are looking forward to form strategies and work together on a bright future for the music industry in South Africa” says Meiring.

One of the highlighs at Musiekindaba is EasyEquities Encore!, a series of informal interviews with legends in the industry including Anton Goosen, Coenie de Villiers, Amanda Strydom, Kurt DarrenMango Groove, Valiant Swart and Johan Stemmet.

Presto-Presto is where dinamic interactive discussions are going to take place. Artists, record companies, radio stations, agencies, the media and several media platforms will all be part of these discussions. Pierre Greeff, Danie de Toit,  Francois van Coke,Wynand Muburgh and Loki Rothman will be there to talk about the management of independent artists. Bok Radio, JacarandafmGrootfm and Paarlfm will be part of a panel discussion about Afrikaans music on radio. Further  topics of conversation include the state of Afrikaans music, music rights, latest trends in the marketing of artists and their music, financial stability, musical theatre and much more.

Part of the exciting programme is Forte where experts in different fields in the music industry will share their knowledge. Among others, look out for David Kramer who will be talking about the potential of original musicals and Prof. Johan Fourie, author of Our Long Walk to Economic Freedom, who will be discussing music on the road to economic freedom.

G-Sleutel is a series of workshops where specialists in their fields will share their knowledge. These include successful artists the likes of LUNA and Danie du Toit (Spoefwolf), organisations like SAMRO and Spotify who are going to share their secrets, Heidi Edeling will give advice on the how and what of a successful career and Magriet Groenewald will tell you what you need to know about social media.

How to register for Musiekindaba:

Go to www.musiekindaba.co.za for the full programme and to register for Forte, Presto Presto, Easy Equities Encore and G-Sleutel sessions of your choice. The registration fee is R400 and a special fee of R200 for artists. As soon as you finished the registration process, you can make your selections.  Your own programme gets loaded onto an electronic festival card and you can collect your card at the Behrens Foyer at the Conservatorium on the corner of Victoria and Neethlingstreet in Stellenbosch upon arrival at the Musiekindaba week. (from 30 November.)

Musiekindaba is also presenting a series of concerts with some of the biggest names in Afrikaans and South African music that promises to make the Indaba even more spectacular – Amanda Strydom, Anton Goosen, Coenie de Villiers, Emo Adams, Jack Parow and Early B. just to name a few.


The series of concerts, under the banner Musiekspyskaart, offers ten concerts at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, the Fismer, the Endler and the Adam Small Theatre. A group of well-known artists from across South Africa will be coming together for these concerts that will celebrate our diversity, culture and immense talent. Renowned musicians and producers Schalk Joubert and Melissa van der Spuy curated this unique and exciting series of performances. Amanda Strydom,Anton GoosenCoenie de VilliersDizu PlaatjiesJack ParowEarly B, Arno Carstens,  Neil Sandilands, Sima Mashazi and many more renowned artists will be performing in these concerts. For more information and to book tickets for Musiekspyskaart go to www.musiekindaba.co.za – entry for these concerts are not included in the registration fee.

Musiekindaba will also feature showcase stages for new talent, a music safari and a street festival on Friday 2 December. More information on the website.


30th Nov 2022
3rd Dec 2022
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