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Music Artists Showcase 2021 | Visa For Music (VFM) Africa | Rabat, Morocco

The call for applications is now open for Music Artists from Africa wishing to showcase their works at the first festival and professional market of music from Africa and the Middle East which would be taking place in Rabat, Morocco, from 17 to 20 November. 

Now in its eighth edition, the annual music industry forum seeks to increase the visibility of music globally. This year’s programme will include digital and live experiences due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Sharing the values of the theme, Arts, Culture and Heritage, a lever to build the Africa we want, chosen by the African Union for this year 2021, the eighth edition of Visa For Music will take a hybrid form,” a statement reads.

“Building on the live experiences of its editions since 2014 and the entire digital format last year, this year’s edition of Visa For Music will offer a new experience, mixing live concerts and sessions on a digital format.”

A jury composed of music professionals from the music and cultural industries will select about 30 artists/groups to participate in the event.


Interested musicians must:

  • Have been active for at least a year. Stage experience will be considered.
  • Be over 18 years old.
Funding for participants:

Fully Funded

Visa For Music provides the place where the showcases take place as well as the list of the available backline. The organization provides all the necessary equipment for bands’ performances; any element/material that does not show on the list should be borne by the band.

For selected artists, Visa For Music bears the following expenses for 8 persons:

  • Hotel expenses in twin rooms for two nights maximum (including breakfast) for international bands and twin rooms for one night maximum (including breakfast) for national bands.
  • All local transport costs related to the performance
  • Meals (for 3 days maximum)
  • Passes giving access to concerts and all activities for the whole duration of the event
  • Presence in Visa For Music’s official catalogue and official website.

For each selected band, Visa For Music will provide one professional pass to one person representing the band.

No charge is made to the artists applying to take part in Visa For Music but applicants must accept all the above regulations.

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