Enter For a Chance to Play Madaraka Festival at EMP

Enter For a Chance to Play Madaraka Festival at EMP

An annual event since 2014, One Vibe Africa’s Madaraka Festival is a concert and cultural festival that supports youth empowerment through the arts. One Vibe is a global non-profit based in Kisumu, Kenya and Seattle, Washington that provides safe spaces full of resources and opportunities for young people from the slums to cultivate their artistic talents in a positive way. Our programs provide youth with powerful alternatives to dangerous activities like idleness, substance abuse, crime and violence. Madaraka Festival brings artists, activists and community members from throughout the United States to Seattle, Washington to raise money and support to sustain our programs and celebrate the power of the arts as an instrument of empowerment. The third annual Madaraka Festival takes place on June 1st, 2016 at the EMP Museum in Seattle, and its theme is Women’s Empowerment! Developing female leaders is a key component of One Vibe’s mission, and this year’s event will feature a predominantly female artist lineup and celebrate the women and girls that lead and serve our communities.

One Vibe benefits immensely from the support of musicians from the United States. In an effort to give back to a community that has given them so much, they are offering upcoming musicians in Seattle the opportunity to fill the final slot in the Madaraka Festival 2016 lineup! One Vibe has partnered with GigTown, a free mobile app that makes it easy for local music fans and venues to discover, follow and book their favorite musical artists, to hold a contest to find the final artist to perform at Madaraka Festival 2016. It’s called the Madaraka Fest Contest, and it will run from April 16th to April 27th. Here’s what you do for your chance to play at the Festival:

Sign up for GigTown for FREE at gigtown.com/madaraka

Input “MADARAKA” as your referral code so GigTown can approve your profile quickly and enter you into the contest.

Once your profile and entrance into the Madaraka Fest Contest are approved, GigTown will provide you with a download link via email with your artist name i.e. gig.town/yourname

Share the link via email, text message or social media and get your fans to download the app during the contest period!

GigTown will pay you $1 per download at the end of the contest via PayPal, so everybody wins! A minimum of 5 downloads through your link is required for you to receive $1 per download. The contest winner will be selected from the artists who receive the top 5 most app downloads based on the relevance of their music to the event and its theme. The winner will be announced on April 30th. In addition to performing at Madaraka Festival, the winner will be featured in pre-event media promotions (including TV and radio interviews) and receive a professionally-produced live performance video and high resolution images of their performance.

Rehearsals will take place in the last two weeks of May 2016. The winning artist must attend all rehearsals in order to perform at Madaraka Festival 2016.
If you have any questions about the contest, please contact One Vibe Africa via email at [email protected] or through our website at www.onevibeafrica.org/contact.

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