Music Crossroads

Southern Africa's youth empowerment program through music.

Music Crossroads is a non-profit organisation which uses the power of music education, professional training, live performances and promotion of young talents to support the development of the music education sector and the music industry in the culturally rich southern African region.

Music Academies for the musicians of tomorrow

Our unique Music Crossroads Academies in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, established in April 2013, empower talented young musicians with an affordable and innovative music education program, and the necessary tools for a career in music.

Youth development through music

Music Crossroads was initiated in 1995 by Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), the world’s largest youth-music network, organising annual festivals, international band tours, and training many young talents in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with established independent Music Crossroads entities. One of the biggest and most exciting cultural development initiatives in Africa, the Music Crossroads program has involved more than 150,000 young musicians and reached more than a million audiences in southern Africa.

The power of music for social purposes

Music Crossroads’ mission is to empower people in Africa through music, by encouraging a sense of social conscience and collective spirit.


Discover the history of Music Crossroads, read about the MC Academies, listen to upcoming south african artists and find out how to get involved!

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