On 8th Of December 2012 The kenya Copyright Board, Maisha Yetu (Kenya) and PAYT & Dextraw Studio (South Africa) will organize a training for artists in the audio visual category at the Sarakasi Dome. The event kicks off from 11am to 2pm. Kenya’s renown Hiphop artist Mwafrika will be the main artist presenting at the Haki za msanii workshop. Mwafrika will be presenting on his experience as a TV producer exhibiting productions never seen on TV before. Mwafrika currently a presenter on the TV show Raiyaa will engage the audience on TV production and why he uses comedy to pass social messages.
If you are an artist or art lover and would like to interact with peers from East and Southern Africa this is a forum where you could build your networks and learn more about Intellectual propertly laws. You will also engage with legal representatives from the Kenya copyright board.
Kenya is growing into an advanced society where the information age has set the pace for development in various economic industries. Though overlooked the Creative economy in In Kenya is not yet established in comparison to those of Botswana and South Africa. Nonetheless Kenyan artists have raised their concerns to the civil society to protect their art through organizations such as KAMP and MCSK. In retrospect Kecobo continues to show its resolve in empowering both established and upcoming artists by its continued support to Maisha Yetu,
In its mandate Platinum Africa Youth Trust (PAYT) shares the same objective with Maisha Yetu. Both organizations focus on empowering upcoming performance artists in Kenya by equipping them with knowledge on IP thus giving them an economic edge safeguarding their creative work.
Dextraw studios from Mafikeng,SA continues to record upcoming and established artists releasing albums and mixtapes which are in turn distributed for free download on the internet. Maisha Yetu and Dextraw have shown and exemplified the use of collective ownership of rights in their production with projects such as; A dollar a day and Cruz control.
This is a good opportunity not only to mingle and chill but learn much on how to protect your neck as an artist!
We’ll pen off leave you with some press below from recent weeks;
PAYT’s Lerato Mosimane honored at the Business Women Association South Africa (BWASA) Regional Business Achievers Awards for her contribution through PAYT as a Social Entrepreneur
PAYT’s Lerato Mosimane Africa Unbound interview
Dextraw Studio executive producer Akili Blaq aka MM#rd at the studio during an interview.