CONSORTIUM FOR MUSIC OF AFRICA & ITS DIASPORA
New Market for Composers of African Origin or Descent
ICMAD, the International Consortium for Music of Africa & its Diaspora, is an umbrella organization for
composers, performers, scholars and promoters who have identified a common responsibility to recognize and preserve cultural heritage, and to develop tools and opportunities for people to transform heritage into contemporary expression...
Our strength as a consortium rests not only upon collaboration and cooperation among the present generation of the musicians of Africa and its Diaspora, but also on developing and building the strengths of succeeding generations..
-Akin Euba, Pittsburgh, PA.
...Friends, I feel Africa is all inclusive - Africans, African-Americans, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Europeans, Afro-Latinos, and all other peoples of African origin or descent... Yes, we have dispersed to every corner of the globe, some by choice and many by force... With ICMAD we have an opportunity to lift up the accomplishments of all who called and call themselves African.
-Lucius Weathersby, New Orleans, LA.
I believe that there is very much scope for us to work together and exchange information... This is one of the most cutting-edge groups of scholars, performers, musicians, promoters... Our ideas can grow and flower, but the focus must stay clear: to encourage performances, broadcasts and recordings of the music of all worthy composers (living or deceased) of African origin or descent.-Mike Wright, Surrey, UK.
Objectives of the Consortium
To develop an audience among the youth in our communities for the music of Africa and the Diaspora, through education and live performance;
Membership in the Consortium is open to all individuals, organizations, institutions, and the general public. Call + 1 314 652 6800 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wallace Cheatham, Retha Louise Hofmeyr, Cynthia Tse Kimberlin, Fred
Onovwerosuoke, Judith Anne Still, Lucius Weathersby, Mike Wright.
International Consortium for Music of Africa
& its Diaspora