House On Fire: CollaboNation 2024 for Collaborations between Musicians in Africa (Eswatini)

Artist applications are now open for the 2nd edition of CollaboNation, Africa’s premier collaboration portal.

Founded in 2022, CollaboNation connects the continent through the cross-border and cross-genre songs. By linking countries and cultures through artist collaborations, CollaboNation is designed to support artists, capacitate the regional music sector through training and mentorship, and inspire dynamic new African content creation.

Now in its second edition, CollaboNation links African countries and cultures to each other while providing a gateway to the rest of the world through artist collaborations. Through this series of unique music collaborations that weave together Africa’s diverse musical genres, CollaboNation inspires a creative narrative of inclusivity and social cohesion.

CollaboNation facilitates physical meetings and shared studio time for the selected artists to create new, conscious songs. The songs are debuted in a live performance at one of Africa’s biggest multi-cultural festivals – MTN Bushfire in Eswatini – which will be held from 31 May to 2 June 2024. The live performances are filmed for music videos to support the international release of the tracks. The creative process is documented throughout and showcased on social media.

Artists must be able to travel (for recording and performances) around the following dates:

15–19 April: Studio Recordings
31 May – 2 June: MTN Bushfire festival performance
21 June: Music Video Launches

Established African artists 21 years and older are eligible to apply to collaborate with artists from another African country to record original songs, in line with the social and environmental values of the MTN Bushfire festival.

House On Fire will provide:

Travel costs
A professionally recorded and produced song and music video
A distribution contract with Paradise Africa Distribution
International flighting of the music video on international TV stations
Paid performance at the MTN Bushfire festival, in Eswatini
Deadline: 7 March 2024

More info and apply:

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