Wanted: Theme song for OlafThe Goethe-Institut, the National Theatre (NTN) and other role players announced the launch of the Otjomuise Live Arts Festival (Olaf) website this week.
Along with this, they invited local musicians to submit entries for an official theme song for this year's festival that is scheduled to take place from 14 to 22 October.
The festival, launched last year by the NTN and Goethe-Institut, aims to create opportunities for the exhibition or installation of experimental and refreshing art forms in public spaces where city life and the arts can meet.
Olaf was established largely due to the inaccessibility of various artistic platforms for the majority of Windhoek's residents. These platforms are often confined to indoor spaces and - at times - inaccessible areas of the city. The website (www.olafnamibia.com) was unveiled on 24 June.
With a view to the festival, local musicians and others in the industry are invited to submit their sound creations and thus share their interpretation of the celebration of Windhoek’s heritage. One of these entries will eventually be chosen as Olaf's theme song.
Interested artists can send their one-minute audio clips via WhatsApp to 081 414 9306. The audio clip must be accompanied by the (1) full names of the artist (s) and song, (2) concept of the song and (3) a short biography of the artist (s). Songs that have already been released can be submitted by the rightful owners. Applications close on 8 July at midnight. Incomprehensible or inaudible entries will not be considered and only successful candidates will be contacted.
This year’s festival is presented by the French-German Cultural Fund in partnership with the French-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC), the NBC, National Art Gallery (NAGN), the European Union (EU) delegation in Namibia and Namibian Art Association (NAA).
The successful candidate (s) will be offered a contract and royalties will be paid accordingly for the song to appear in marketing material before and during the festival. These include, but are not limited to, digital media, television, radio, and festival events.
For more information, send an email to [email protected], or call 061 374 400.