Last night, in the main hall of Experiencia Besares, the official launch of a new edition of the Buenos Aires International Music Fair (BAFIM) was held, which this year will take place from November 16 to 19. At the closing there was a recital by Feli Colina.
After 12 editions, BAFIM is one of the leading fairs in the region, and now promises a proposal that focuses on new trends, diversity, innovation, live music and industry at the federal and regional levels, in a joint work between the public and private sectors.
The calls will be opened progressively starting today, for those who want to participate in the sections in the face-to-face event in November and in the previous virtual training sessions.
Feli Colina, at the launch of BAFIM 2022.
This edition will feature live shows by bands and soloists from all over the country; Face-to-face and virtual spaces for bonding, networking and pitching between industry professionals, with the presence of national and international guests.
Through Impulso Digital there will be a campus section through which independent projects from all over the country will receive personalized advice from industry leaders and access professional content to study virtually synchronously.
An agenda of meetings, training and programs dedicated to the visibility and inclusion of women and dissidence in the Argentine music sector will also be developed.
In addition, there will be the classic “Mercadito”, a fair for records, vinyl, instruments and music books, with listening posts to learn about the latest releases, labels and artists.
A new edition of BAFIM is coming.
BAFIM functions as an export and link platform for music in Latin America. Through joint work between the public and private sectors, it promotes meetings between professionals in the field to discuss current events in the industry and generate business opportunities. At the same time, it is an invitation to the public to learn about the latest musical news and enjoy the local artistic offer.
The calls to the different sections will be opened gradually and will take place before the four days that comprise the central event of BAFIM.
Registration for the BAFIM Campus will be valid until Wednesday, August 17, while in September it will be for Showcases and in October for the Business Round.
The activities will take place in the Parque de la Estación, Ciudad Cultural Konex and on the BAFIM platform.
During the launch, the Minister of Culture of CABA, Enrique Avogadro, stated: “BAFIM has always accompanied the music industry because it is a State policy that has continuity over time and contributes to developing the sector. We are very proud to present this new edition and continue to reaffirm our commitment to continue working together with one of the most powerful cultural industries in our country”.
“Today there is a spirit of reunion -he said- with a sector that went through a lot in the pandemic and that is re-emerging strongly, demonstrating the resilience that talent has in our country.”
The musician and producer Tweety González together with the Minister of Culture of CABA Enrique Avogadro,
For her part, the general director of Cultural and Creative Development, Mora Scillamá, said: “At Impulso Cultural we contemplate specific financing lines for the promotion of music. In the last year we invested more than 240 million pesos for the sector, with the aim of contributing to the development of the music industry in the City”.
And he added: “In that sense, one of the axes that we propose in this new edition is diversity, and for that we prepare activities for the visibility of women and dissidence in the music industry, which includes articulations with great actors in that theme. such as Fem Market Noise and Amplify, the Mutek and British Council program for the visibility of women and dissidence in digital art. We are very excited about what is to come”.
● SHOWCASES & VIVO BAFIM: Argentine music is the protagonist in the showcases and stages of Vivo BAFIM, with artists from all over the country.
● BAFIM NETWORKING & COMMUNITY: Face-to-face and virtual spaces for bonding, networking and pitching between industry professionals, with the presence of national and international guests.
● CONVERSATIONS: Talks and panels on the main current issues in the music industry, with presentations of outstanding national and global projects.
● BAFIM CAMPUS: Professionalization modules for the sector and BAFIM Mentoring for independent projects throughout the country, who receive personalized advice from industry leaders.
● BAFIM DIVERSO: An agenda of meetings, training and programs dedicated to the visibility and inclusion of women and dissidence in the Argentine music sector.
● EL MERCADITO: Fair of records, vinyl, instruments and books with listening posts to learn about the latest releases, labels and artists.
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