/ Come to share your music and experience! /

Take part in a musically and professionally-rewarding experience in one of the most attractive places on earth.

In 2016, AME drew 520 local and international delegates from 37 countries and 230 artists for three full days of vibrant transatlantic cultural exchange. Our community comprises key engaged, international players from all branches of the music world.

The program will consist of selected proposals as well as AME-curated acts and sessions. The call for program proposals for AME 2017 is now open.

Afro Pop Showcases

New Beats: Afro Pop, Afro House, Trap, Batida, Kuduro, Afro Beat, Kizomba are especially welcome in AME 2017 with a dedicated stage in Praia! Please apply quickly before April 1st!


Build knowledge and networks: the conferences and workshops analyze relevant themes and trends to help you improve your expertise in business while the trade fair allows companies and individuals to display their products to a wide range of people. You must register to attend.


Create new opportunities: Want to present your activities? Sell CDs? Sell musical instruments or music equipment? Promote your event? Book a stand at AME's open air trade fair, open to delegates and the general public in Praia's main square.

Please remember

The deadline for the international showcases was Sunday, 30 October 2016.

The deadline for the Cabo Verdean showcases was Sunday, 15 January 2017.

The deadline for the conferences was Sunday, 30 October 2016.

 Great friendly networking music conference with a laid back, intimate but passionately professional vibe. 

Ben Oldfield (UK/France), Vice-President The Orchard, France, Benelux and West Africa