Afrobeats gets another festival in America
With the rise of Afrobeats globally, show promoters have begun to expand the goalpost with even more festivals to celebrate the rich music scene, in other climes.
Joining the movement is Epic Media’s Afrobeats In America festival, which is scheduled for February, next year, at the prestigious Discovery Green, in Downtown Texas. The event will feature leading Afrobeats artistes from Nigeria and African stars based in the United States.
Speaking on the project, the CEO of Epic Media and founder of the festival, Akpor Gbemre, noted that the initiative aims to promote Afrobeats brand of music, as well as, celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria on a global stage.
“Nigeria is an oil-producing country, but if you look at it critically now, music, particularly Afrobeats, has earned the country global recognition. From the United Kingdom to America and other parts of Europe, Nigerian artistes are flying the country’s flag high. So, we saw the need to institute a yearly Afrobeats Festival that will celebrate our rich musical culture, as well as, promote the brand Nigeria.”
He thanked the present administration for paying attention to the creative industry while calling for support from both public and private stakeholders on the project.
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