Dar es Salaam will be the fifth African city to host ACCES, after the conference took place in Dakar, Senegal (2017), Nairobi, Kenya (2018), Accra, Ghana (2019) and Johannesburg, South Africa (2021). This will be the second time that ACCES will be held in East Africa.
“We have been looking forward to hosting ACCES in Tanzania for some time now,” MIAF director Eddie Hatitye said. “We are incredibly excited and look forward to the first-ever ACCES edition in Tanzania. This is an special musical country where traditional and contemporary music come together to create a colourful music scene that deserves to be celebrated with a truly pan-African platform like ACCES.”