The Ongea Music Summit 2016 brought together East Africa’s musical talent.
Music has always been an important part of the African culture. Throughout history, it has been used as a means of communication and entertainment. East Africa is no different and musicians from different parts of the region came together from the 28th – 31st January, 2016, at the Sarit Center to showcase their talent and share their experiences with the larger community.
The event was a celebration of what East Africa has to offer in musical talent and the opportunities that exist for upcoming as well as established artists. Most of them were eager to share their experiences and the important choices they had to make to be where they are. The event attracted a huge crowd of upcoming and underground artists from the region as well as fans of the various bands and artists that performed.
The summit included exhibitions and displays from East Africa’s music powerhouses including music production companies as well as displays by music bands and artists. There were also performances and panels from investors in the music industry which helped upcoming artists learn trade secrets and tips on how to survive in the music industry.
Some of the artists that graced the stage included Wyre, Kidum, and Sauti Sol among others. There were also performances from relatively new genres such as Rock music with the upcoming band, Parking Lot Grass, performing for the eager crowd.
Check out a video highlight of how it went down below: