Our educational philosophy and approach will bolster artists to learn and develop with as much creative freedom as possible, so they can realize their full potential. Students will learn from regionally and globally recognized educators / artists and they will access a wide array of cutting edge software and hardware courtesy of our partners - Ableton, Native Instruments, ADAM Audio, Shure, Izotope and others. Intermediate and advanced courses will run from 18th October to 26th November 2021 and 17th January to 25th February 2022 respectively. The call for student applications will be announced via Santuri’s website and social media in the coming days.
Applications will be open to Kenyan artists and musicians, with female artists being strongly encouraged to apply. As always, Santuri makes an effort to ensure gender parity amongst participants. Successful applicants will have their fees covered for the 2021 courses including per diems towards the costs of their attendance.
SEMA will not be a star-making supply chain, but rather a creative node for the emergent alternative grassroots talent that exists all over East Africa.
The SEMA curriculum will include modules on mixing and mastering, innovative music production techniques and performance skills, the cultural and sub-cultural contexts of electronic music, digital distribution, copyright, and career development. Alongside the curriculum, we’ll also be hosting panels and lectures to get students thinking creatively and critically about culturally relevant topics like technology, tradition and ethical approaches to artistic creation.
For updates on SEMA, go to www.santurisafari.org/sema .