November 2022 — Music
Swiss journalist and cultural project manager Elisabeth Stoudmann has been invited to participating in Music in Africa’s Annual Conference for Collaboration, Exchange and Showcase (ACCES) this year hosted in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania from 24-26 November 2022. She will join a panel discussion titled “Breaking Boundaries: Platforms for African Sounds”, together with Ghita Khaldi (production director at EAC L’Boulvard Morocco), Yusuf Mahmoud (Director, Sauti za Busara Tanzania) and Eric Soul (Founder, Afrogroov, Rwanda). Elisabeth will be speaking as co-director of Show-me, a live and digital platform she co-founded in 2017 dedicated to promoting freelance French-speaking solo and duo artists from Africa.
ACCES is the leading pan-African platform for music industry professionals to exchange ideas, discover new talent and accelerate the shaping of a vibrant music sector in Africa. Elisabeth first attended ACCES in 2019, and looks forward to developing the network of Show-me partners, identifying new talent for collaborations with Swiss artists and strengthening links with cultural actors from the African continent.
As a freelance journalist, consultant and project manager, Elisabeth Stoudmann has been a music activist for over 20 years. She currently works for the Swiss daily newspaper Le Temps and co-leads, with Cameroonian artist Blick Bassy, the Show-me platform, dedicated to supporting and promoting French-speaking African artists in the development of their international career. Each year, four candidates are selected and put in touch with established artists from various backgrounds. Together, they co-create a show that will then be presented on different stages in France and Switzerland. Prior to this, Elisabeth was the co-founder and managing editor of the music magazine Vibrations, initiated and directed the project Swiss Vibes (2011-2016) and accompanied several Swiss and foreign artists in the development of their careers before being hired as consultant and project manager in Mali for the Aga Khan Music Initiative (2013-2017).