New music tech summit, Kilele, scheduled for Nairobi in 2024

New music tech summit, Kilele, scheduled for Nairobi in 2024

Kilele, a new music tech summit will take place in Nairobi, next year.

The symposium, running from 12th to 18th February, will span workshops, live performances, presentations, concerts and networking sessions to bring together local artists, DJs, curators and collectives with international tech companies, platforms and thought leaders, Resident Advisor reports. The programme’s thematic focus will be on cross-cultural collaborations, live electronic performances and music education. 

Kilele’s lineup features KMRU, Nyokabi Kariũki, Labdi Ommes, Monrhea Carter, Astrid Bin, Bernt Isak Wærstad and Alex Hofmann, with more names to be announced, as well as showcases and afterparties. It’ll take place across several Nairobi venues, including Goethe-Institut Nairobi, The Mist, and Santuri Salon. 

The summit is an initiative by the Études for Live-electronics team of the Department of Music Acoustics at mdw (Vienna) and Santuri East Africa. 

In August, KMRU launched a new label, OFNOT, with the ‘Dissolution Grip’ album.

Learn more about the programme and how to attend via the Kilele summit website

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