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SEMA

SEMA – SANTURI ELECTRONIC MUSIC ACADEMY

SEMA is a natural extension to our influential and extensive experiences of running music production workshops and online production challenges.  Santuri intends to impact the creative sector through the expansion of regular courses in music production, starting with mid-level and masterclass level courses in 2021, and expanding to also cover additional entry level courses in 2022.  The courses are being designed based on the findings of our extensive research in the region, as well as with support from the global music technology and education landscape. What’s more, as with all Santuri interactions, the courses will integrate culturally relevant topics that continue the conversation between technology, tradition, and ethical approaches to artistic creation.  

Our educational philosophy and approach will bolster artists to learn and develop with as much creative freedom as possible, so they can realize their full potential. Students will learn from regionally and globally recognized educators / artists and they will access a wide array of cutting edge software and hardware courtesy of our partners – Ableton, Native Instruments, ADAM Audio, Shure, Izotope and others. Intermediate and advanced courses will run from 18th October to 26th November 2021 and 17th January to 25th February 2022 respectively. The call for student applications will be announced via this website and social media in the coming days. So keep an eye out.

This project is possible thanks to JENGA CCI – Global Project Culture and Creative Industries, a joint initiative of Goethe Institut Nairobi and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) under the umbrella of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims at sustainable development and facilitation of the Culture and Creative Industries (CCI) through an integrative educational and funding strategy as well as promotion of advocacy. The CCI form part of the fastest growing and most dynamic economic sectors and JENGA CCI aims to unlock the enormous potential of our creative industries and foster resilience on an individual level.