Choral Projects & Structure Development in Africa

Africa is a singing continent where music and dance are real part of social life. Choral music is a tool for communication, in social events and even in political statements, and plays a major role in African everyday life.

Unfortunately, structures and institutions are missing in most countries, or they are dispersed if they exist. IFCM has started a program of assistance to choral musicians in Africa in order to help them create and operate structures such as associations and institutes capable of implementing training programs for local choirs and conductors.

Among the most recent accomplishments are the creation of national organizations in DR Congo, Togo, Benin, Congo-Brazzaville and Senegal. Similar plans are under construction in other countries.

In addition, close collaboration has been established with A Coeur Joie International in order to adequately fulfill the needs of the African French-speaking countries.