Igoda, from the isiZulu word for "knot", is a practical network for cultural exchange and opportunity that has expanded and improved substantially since its formation in 2014. Its members include Sakifo (Reunion Island), Zakifo (Durban), Bushfire (Swaziland), Bassline (Johannesburg) — and now Doadoa (Uganda). The Doadoa East African Performing Arts Market was established in 2012 and takes its name from a Swahili word meaning "spot". Doadoa creates a space for networking and music mobility. The "market" entails a full week of meetings, networking and discussions with the intention of distributing East African music more effectively within the region and beyond. In the previous edition 1,700 artists, event organisers, festival directors, venue owners, studios and distribution companies — mainly from the continent but also from Europe, the US and Asia — attended. The event has had tangible benefits for more than 15,000 artists and professionals. Doadoa was founded by the Ugandan-based ...

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