Our conference programme will provide insights, expertise, and innovative thinking on the two-way exchange between Africa and the world – always in a way that prioritises both independence and creativity.
Beyoncé’s Grammy-nominated album The Lion King: The Gift. Stormzy’s Brit Award-winning Heavy is the Head. Africa Express’s EGOLI. These are just three recent global releases that place creative collaboration with artists from Africa at their heart.
Add in dedicated African-music club nights in all major European cities, growing streaming numbers for a head-spinning diversity of African artists, and the boundary-breaking ability of gqom, amapiano, and the new wave of Afrobeats and you get a glimpse into the power of African music across the globe.
Firmly located in the independent arm of the music industry, ARMC is a global meeting point for those committed to taking African music to the world.
The theme of the ARMC 2022 gathering is “Building Bridges”.
We are working hard behind the scenes to secure an inspiring line-up of speakers from across the world. Stay tuned for the first round of speakers, to be announced from January 2022.
In the hip Maboneng Precinct, this modern hotel in a former diamond-polishing centre is 5 minutes on foot from Ellis Park train station, a 7-minute walk from rugby games at Ellis Park Stadium and a kilometre from Johannesburg Art Gallery.