BMDA celebrates African copyright day

As part of the ‘art, culture and heritage’ year designated by the African Union, the Moroccan Copyright Office (BMDA), commemorates African Copyright Day.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Communication and their partners, in particular the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and the cultural engineering structure ANYA, a series of cultural events will be organized. in the spotlight two strands designated by UNESCO as global priorities, namely “Africa and gender”.

Artistic residency “African Women in Jazz”

For this celebration, an artistic residency will be held – from November 18 to 24 at Studio Hiba in Casablanca It brings together 7 women from different backgrounds, to create a musical universe at the confluence of their artistic influences. They are Mounaissa Tandina (Mali), Senny Camara (Senegal), Abigail Narkie Teye (Ghana), Maria Sigaa (Senegal), Laura Prince (Togo), Mahh Keita (Senegal) and Nelida Karr (Equatorial Guinea).

“African Women in Jazz” exit concert

Scheduled for November 25 at the Renaissance Hall in Rabat, this residency exit concert will present the artistic creations developed by the artists during the residency. Guest artists will be invited during the concert to perform with the musicians.

Workshop on copyright and collective management in times of crisis

Held on Friday November 26 as part of the Visa For Music 2021 Professional Meetings Forum, a festival and professional market for African and Middle Eastern music, the Forum will be organized face-to-face with digital transmission around the theme of law author and collective management.

The current global pandemic has been particularly trying for the cultural sector and for authors and artists and has raised many issues. Copyright is perceived as a means of cultural production and development and among the main vectors of any cultural funding model, the organizers stress.

It should be noted that the free admission of many artistic and cultural events represents a danger for authors and artists who have not received remuneration for the events broadcast online.

The BMDA has done colossal work to mitigate the negative repercussions resulting from the Covid-19 crisis in favor of authors and creators through the distribution of copyright and neighboring rights. This workshop will discuss aspects related to copyright and the transformation of broadcasting today.



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