The organisers of Azgo festival, the annual contemporary celebration of arts and culture in Maputo, Mozambique, have announced that applications are now open for artists to perform at the sixth edition of the festival, due to take place on 20 and 21 May 2016.

Azgo is Mozambique’s premier international music and arts event. The festival has a strong focus on artists from Mozambique and from around the continent of Africa. In its first five years it has hosted artists from Cape Verde, Reunion, Angola, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. It has also hosted artists from as far afield as Spain, Portugal, France, Austria, Turkey, Switzerland, Japan, Australia and the USA.

The festival serves as a new platform for emerging and acclaimed artists to collaborate and meet a new audience. The name ‘Azgo’ is old Maputo slang meaning ‘Let´s go!’ – in other words, let’s revisit our cultures and heritage, our cultural diversity, let’s celebrate our lives.

Interested musicians are encouraged to apply via the Azgo website. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2015. Due to the large number of submissions, only successful applicants will be contacted.