Talks to inspire and elevate

In January 2016, due to a growing industry demand, we expanded our concept to include SC/Talks – a platform where we bring together international creatives from different areas of the music industry to cultivate new relationships and to bring the writing world closer together through workshops and panel discussions.

Previous years include flipping the focus series with Little Jinder and SHY Martin and SHY Nodi and The Hush of Gender which brought together the swedish educational organisation Vem Kan Blir Producent?, Grammy winning engineer and producer Ebonie Smith and UK based producer and artist Raphaella with journalist Jan Gradvall to discuss the difficulties of being a female producer. 


We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow for our exciting day of insights and inspiration! 

So the last few days have thrown a few curve balls our way and we have some updates for you about the tomorrow:

Due to visa issues Angell Mutoni, Thandiswa and DJ Rachael will not longer be participating in the Scatterlings of Africa talks - but fear not we still have the amazing Ukweli and Jinku from EA Wave collective.

And in some other bad news we have had to cancel the interview with Monica Vélez due to a stolen passport. 

But don’t worry we give this bad news with some good news - we will still post a video interview that we will do with Monica on our Youtube site next week so go check it out!

 And in other good news -we replace this talk with Flipping the Focus: MADFUN. After cuts with Kygo and Ellie Goulding these girls have been billed as the ones to watch! We're really looking forward to talking to them! 

The line up has now also been updated with timings so go take a look and we will see you tomorrow!

The SC Team! 

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SC/Talks 2018

Talks are free to attend.

The talks will also be posted online after the event. You can find these and talks from previous years on our YouTube channel. Here

13:00 Flipping the Focus: MADFUN  - We continue the Flipping the Focus series with MADFUN. Fanny Hultman and Madelene Eliasson make up 'ones to watch' producer and writing duo MADFUN. Having written for the likes of Ellie Goulding and Kygo they talk to us about their journey from solo artists and their discovery of a love a production. 

14:00 Scatterlings of Africa – Breaking the perception of Africa as a ‘country’ and looking at the diverse continent by discussing the different musical styles, movements and the people and the infrastructure. Dina talks to Ukweli (Kenya) and Jinku (Kenya) from EA Wave collective. 

15:00 One life one encounter  – We discuss the Asian songwriting landscape with chart topping songwriter, producer, guitarist and music arranger Eric Ng and multi talented Swedish songwriter Lisa Desmond Linder.

16:00 Home is where the music plays – a discussion into how music can be used as a tool for integration and in creating a sense of place. Panel includes Mohammad Jawshani (Songlines), Julia Sandwall (Songlines), Hamsa Mounif (Orchestra of Syrian Musicians). 

All talks are moderated by Dina Mystris. 



Madelene Eliasson
One half of MadFun, Stockholm based producer.

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Fanny Hultman
One half of MadFun, Swedish based producer.

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South African musician, and lead vocalist and songwriter of Bongo Maffin

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Producer based in Nairobi and 1/5th of EA Wave DJ Producer collective

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DJ Producer, based in Nairobi, and 1/5 of EA Wave collective

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Eric Ng
Highly sought after songwriter, producer and music arranger Eric Ng has stamped his indelible imprint on the Asian Mandarin pop scene since the late 90s.

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Lisa Desmond Linder
A multi-talented songwriter who succeeded in the art of reaching an audience in the Eurovision as well as finding success with songwriting in Japan and Korea.

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Julia Sandwall
Project leader for Songlines, an organisation that offers young refugees in Sweden access to integrated music activities while helping to bridge cultural gaps that may exist

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Hamsa Mounif
A trained classical singer from the higher institute of music in Damascus, Syria Hamsa has performed with some of the best musicians across Arab world. Recently performing with Damon Albarn’s Africa Express as part of the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians.

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Mohammad Jawshani
Musician and team leader at Songlines

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Dina Mystris
Talent Manager of Songwriting Camps, artist manager, lawyer and above all, music fan.

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