TMB co-sponsors the 2017 Amani Festival in Goma
9.02.2017, Goma, DRC – TMB is delighted to be a co-sponsor of the fourth edition of the Amani Music Festival, held in Goma. This three-day international music and dance festival runs from 10 to 12 February 2017, from 10 am to 6 pm in the capital of North Kivu.
“Danser pour Changer, Chanter pour la Paix” or “Dancing for Change, Singing for Peace” is the enthusiastic and powerful motto of the festival. The Amani Festival is a music and dance festival that seeks to promote initiatives for peace and reconciliation in the African Great Lakes Region. “Amani” is the Swahili word for “peace”.
A daily ticket costs $1 per person per day. Tickets have been on sale since 31 December. Pre-sales are made possible in conjunction with PEPELE Mobile, TMB’s mobile banking service.
As a sponsor of the event, TMB will offer 150 daily entry tickets to our clients and will also welcome 25 VIP guests each day.
Amani Festival is welcoming international as well as regional and local artists. FABREGAS and JEAN GOUBALD KALALA, internationally renowned Congolese artists, will participate in the festival and carry it beyond the borders. The region is represented by Mack el SAMBO, Robert KING, Magic PINOKIO and Mani Martin from Rwanda. René, JKM and Georgine et Rachel, new 2017 talents selected by the people of Goma, are representing their city in front of an expected audience of some 36,000 festival goers. The dance groups Umin Robot, Arsenic and Move Dance are also representing the city. Dancers from Idjwi, Rutshuru, Minova, Bukavu, Bweremana and Lubumbashi, as well as from Rwanda and Burundi, are also present promoting culture and the “build together”.
Once again this year the festival aims to promote youth entrepreneurship. An entrepreneurship area is encouraging innovative and ambitious projects and demystifying the process of creating a company. The idea is to bring together entrepreneurs, public services involved in the process of creating companies (simplified service for setting up a company, tax office), and organisations that support entrepreneurship (Fond de Promotion de l’Industrie, ANAPI and TMB).
The entrepreneurship competition will award four entrepreneurs USD 1,000 each to help launch their businesses, with individual prizes sponsored by TMB, Bralima, RFI-FRANCE24 and the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs – FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of Belgium.
In addition to the entrepreneurial space, the festival also offers an associative space and an artistic space.
The Ekiden marathon will also be organised within this year’s festival, on Sunday 12 February. The race is a 42 km relay to be run in teams of six.
The protection of the environment is one of the values promoted by the Amani Festival, which aims to raise awareness on current climate issues and propose concrete and sustainable actions with that regard.
A new feature of the festival this year is the After Party. The festival organises evening events at the Kivu Club, a Goma night club, for those who want to continue the party after the last concerts each day. The artists of the festival and the best DJs of the region will perform at the After Party.
Amani Festival is apolitical and is not for profit. Should the festival make a profit then that profit will go to expanding the Foyer Culturel de Goma, the initiator and driving engine of the event.
If you would like to attend the Amani Festival, please join us at:
2, rue du collège – Quartier Office – Commune de Karisimbi – Goma
People not in Goma and wishing to follow the Amani Festival during the three days can do so by streaming the festival live via the festival website: