Over the past four years, South by Southwest Festival has created a stage for the leading African acts to showcase their music on the global festival’s interactive stage.
Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Falz, Adekunle Gold and Mayorkun are among the talented crop of artists that have performed on the SXSW stage. Last year, in partnership with Bavent Street Live and Okay Africa, a 3-day ‘Africa to the World’ stage took place, indicating the upward trajectory of African music in international music scenes.
This year, over 21 artists and DJs from Africa will be performing at the 2020 edition of the festival; the selected artists all showcase a range of diverse genres and sounds from popular afropop, reggae, r&b, hip-hop, rap, dancehall and even ghetto punk, a genre that South African artist, Moonchild Sanelly coined herself.
Here is a list of all the African acts set to bring Africa to Austin, Texas this March:
La Meme Gang
Odunsi the Engine
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