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CIMFEST 2024

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About us

OUR UNBELIEVABLE MUSIC FESTIVAL

CIMFEST is a one week music and entertainment experience staged at the Buea Mountain Hotel and Molyko stadium-Buea, which attracts over 10.000 music lovers daily from across the globe.
Cameroon locally dubbed 237 is described as ‘Africa in miniature’ and as a people we celebrate in songs. We have a very diverse approach to music, with brands like Bikutsi, Makossa, ASIKO etc, and the steadily growing and vibrant afro pop music.
Cameroon International Music Festival (CIMFEST) is an initiative, to re-energize the Cameroon music industry which has been witnessing major strides.
CIMFEST 2024 is expecting more than 30.000 industry guests, 100 + vendors & exhibitors at the 4day festival village, above 500 workshop participants and 50 international guest including celebrities from other music industries in the world.
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At CIMFEST, our mission extends beyond hosting an annual celebration of Cameroonian music and culture. We are committed to investing in the long-term growth and sustainability of the local music industry by supporting the next generation of talented musicians and industry professionals.

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What we do

Here is an overview of what CIMFEST does

Through these multifaceted initiatives, CIMFEST seeks to celebrate, empower, and elevate the Cameroonian music scene, ultimately contributing to the cultural, social, and economic development of the country.

Music Festival and Celebration

CIMFEST is an annual music festival that showcases the vibrant and diverse musical traditions of Cameroon. The festival features performances by both established and emerging Cameroonian artists, spanning a wide range of genres, including Makossa, Bikutsi, Highlife, Afrobeat, and more. The festival's programming also includes cultural exhibits, interactive workshops, panel discussions, and immersive experiences that celebrate Cameroon's rich cultural heritage.

Artist Dev./ Support

CIMFEST provides a platform for Cameroonian musicians to gain visibility, connect with industry professionals, and expand their reach both within Cameroon and globally. The festival organizers offer year-round artist development initiatives, such as mentorship programs, collaborative projects, and access to industry resources and networking opportunities.

Music Industry Capacity Building

CIMFEST works closely with music industry professionals, including producers, managers, event organizers, and music entrepreneurs, to strengthen the overall ecosystem in Cameroon. The festival hosts workshops, masterclasses, and networking events that address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by the Cameroonian music industry. These capacity-building initiatives cover topics such as music business management, digital marketing, legal considerations, and accessing international markets.

Cultural Exchange and Global Collaboration

CIMFEST serves as a platform for cultural exchange, enabling Cameroonian artists to collaborate with international counterparts and share their musical traditions with global audiences. The festival facilitates cross-cultural collaborations, artist residencies, and international partnerships to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of Cameroonian music and culture. These exchanges also promote the visibility of Cameroonian music on the global stage, contributing to the country's cultural diplomacy and tourism efforts.

Community Engagement and Social Impact

CIMFEST is deeply committed to engaging the local Cameroonian community and driving positive social change through the power of music. The festival organizes outreach programs, educational initiatives, and community-based projects that address social and environmental challenges, such a

Experience

Why buea

CIMFEST places the highest priority on ensuring the safety and comfort of all attendees and participants during the festival. The organizers have implemented a comprehensive set of measures and protocols to address the various aspects of festival safety and security:

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Legendary hospitality

Buea, known for its legendary hospitality and its clear geographic & iconic location, boarded by the mountain and the ocean, gives it an amazing sight for tourism. Buea is also known as the Silicon Mountain (hub of technology in central Africa).

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Beautiful weather

Buea has a beautiful weather and high touristic potential with an active population made up of generation-Z.

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Nation building

In line with our responsibility towards peace, nation building and youth empowerment, it is but imperative for us to restore joy and laughter on the faces of the people of Northwest and Southwest Region after a long time. Buea is SAFE!

How we Work

Our Process for Delivering Results

By following this comprehensive process, CIMFEST is able to consistently deliver a world-class festival that celebrates Cameroon’s musical diversity, empowers the local music industry, and creates lasting value for the community and attendees alike.

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Strategic Planning and Curation

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Artist Recruitment and Engagement

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Mobilization and Outreach

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Start Project

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Our Process for Delivering Results

By following this comprehensive process, CIMFEST is able to consistently deliver a world-class festival that celebrates Cameroon’s musical diversity, empowers the local music industry, and creates lasting value for the community and attendees alike.

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Experience

Meet Our Team of Professionals.

At the heart of CIMFEST’s success is a dedicated team of music industry professionals, cultural enthusiasts, and community leaders who have come together to celebrate, empower, and elevate the vibrant musical traditions of Cameroon.

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Frequently Asked Questions

By offering these comprehensive services, CIMFEST aims to create a holistic ecosystem that celebrates, empowers, and elevates the Cameroonian music industry, while fostering cultural exchange, community engagement, and sustainable development.

CIMFEST is an annual music festival that takes place in Buea, Cameroon, typically in the latter half of the year (September-November).

The festival is held across multiple venues and outdoor spaces within the city, creating an immersive and accessible experience for attendees.

The specific dates for each year's festival are announced well in advance to allow for proper planning and promotion.

CIMFEST's primary mission is to celebrate, empower, and elevate the vibrant and diverse musical traditions of Cameroon.
The festival aims to provide a platform for Cameroonian artists to showcase their talents, connect with new audiences, and develop sustainable careers in the music industry.


CIMFEST also works to strengthen the overall Cameroonian music ecosystem by supporting industry capacity building, cultural exchange, and community engagement initiatives.

CIMFEST showcases a diverse lineup of Cameroonian musical acts, spanning a wide range of genres, including Makossa, Bikutsi, Highlife, Afrobeat, and more.

The festival features both established and emerging Cameroonian artists, providing a platform for up-and-coming talents to gain visibility and exposure.

In addition to musical performances, the festival also includes cultural exhibits, workshops, and panel discussions that celebrate Cameroon's rich musical heritage.

CIMFEST welcomes participation from the local and international community in various capacities, such as:
Attending the festival and engaging with the cultural experiences
Volunteering or joining the festival's organizing team
Sponsoring or supporting the festival through financial or in-kind contributions
Collaborating on artist exchange programs, educational initiatives, or community outreach projects
Interested parties can reach out to the CIMFEST team to discuss specific ways to get involved.

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