Afribeat.com

Pan African content portal, cultural agitation, arts exchange, knowledge network and publishing centre

ESTABLISHED 01.04.2000 as a network of authentic African musicians, griots and sonic warriors and healers. A sharing of the spirit, soul and sunny side of Southern African music. An inter-generational, international Pan African initiative for festivity, entertainment and the creative economy.

  • Pan African Content Portal
  • Pan African Self Publishing Services
  • Music Industry Business and Education

Brought to you by Struan Douglas, writer and musician, Social Science Honours in Philosophy and Religion and RSM music theory and practice.

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Afribeat.com is active in Cape Town, Durban, Maputo and Johannesburg with strong links across the continent.

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Struan Douglas

Founding Director
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Official Blog

struandouglas.wordpress
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Philosophy Portal

United Vibrations
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From the Press

Crazy Press Release Plan

About Struan Douglas

Struan Douglas is a South African based African cultural writer, performer, presenter, activist and educator. Douglas has Honours in Philosophy and Religion from the Social Sciences Department University of Cape Town, 1999. He studied music at University of KwaZulu natal, Howard College, and has RSM5 in theory and trumpet performance Ukusa UKZN (2012). He is a professional freelance journalist, specialising in Pan African culture from 1999 to the current day. He is the author of several books, producer of albums and creator of many different events and initiatives including wondergigs, archiveafrica and afribeat.com, a partner in the Sausage Film Company and co-founder of Pan African Independent Newtork.


Writing100%
Book Publishing90%
Live Music75%
Music Recording80%
Book Editting90%
Website Design55%

Frequently Asked Questions

Writing

Pan African Music Journalism from a history of freelance writing for magazines since 1999. Travel journalism for in-flight magazines and freelance journalism in Arts and Cultural Journalist for Weekend and Daily newspapers. Author of several books.

Publishing

Self-publishing is changing the publishing industry - from conception to completion one can do it one's self successfully and set creativity free! The digital age has created the platform for release of creativite expression. This practice follows the six Ps: PURPOSE, PREPARATION, PRESENTATION, PACKAGING, POSITIONING and PUBLIC.

Recording

Insights for the music entrepreneurial approach. Creator of the CAPE TOWN SOUND LIBRARY and the song of the mother city as it rises and rises into the eternal rainbow of joy. Complete listings provide the birthing and rebirthing in the cycle of knowledge and sharing of the song of the heart.

Archiving

Pan African Music Archiving uncovers powerful memories that otherwise remain anonymous. In hidden and dusty archives we have found timeless music of artists that only few have ever heard and compositions that only few can ever have imagined. The discovery is always so rich and priceless.

Freedom Jazz

Music embodies the power of the now and the spirit of ubuntu. Music is one of our most powerful weapons toward ourselves and a vision of ourselves as sharing, peaceful beings of higher intent. Music is blessed mostly by the support it receives to get instruments to those that require, rehearsal spaces, performances spaces and collaborative learning experiences all the way round.

Websites

afribeat.com makes publishing, marketing, media and management portals for african musicians, self published authors and Pan African Music initiatives a reality.