Visa For Music adapts to the current context and offers a “deconfined” edition with concerts on the Internet, as well as a program of conferences, training, and workshops in strict compliance with health measures.
It has been six years since Visa For Music has grown in the presence of artists, professionals, and loyal audiences, the organizers announced in a press release. This year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Visa for Music maintains its commitment and returns for a “deconfined” edition to be held from November 18 to 21, 2020.
The circumstances do not allow the arrangement of live concerts, but the festival will be an opportunity to record video clips for roughly twenty Moroccan groups and residents of Morocco. Conferences, training, and workshops will be organized in Rabat, as in previous editions. Its edition will be dedicated mainly to Moroccan artists and professionals or residents of Morocco. Following the call for applications launched last February, the selected national artists will be supported in Rabat to benefit from a recording of video capsules produced by Visa For Music.
While maintaining its vocation as the leading professional market and music festival in Morocco, Africa, and the Middle East, Visa For Music will schedule three days of conferences to discuss the role and the economic and social weight of the cultural and creative industries, in face-to-face for national and some international speakers, with digital transmission to allow international speakers to also participate.
Visa For Music will also continue its mission with young professionals, cultural operators, and Moroccan artists or residents in Morocco by offering training and workshops (on registration, with a strictly limited number of people present) allowing them to develop and strengthen their professional capacities and thus facilitate their professional integration, or to encourage them on the path of entrepreneurship in the cultural sector.
Visa For Music attaches particular importance to respecting parity, in the choice of artists, both emerging and established, and speakers as well as a territorial balance and musical aesthetics, by choosing artists from various regions of Morocco.