The Institut français du Nigéria and the Chadian afro-electro band PULO NDJ organize an electronic music workshop that will be held in Abuja, from March 17 to 19, 2020.

Singers, emerging musicians and producers with a strong interest to develop their skills in electronic music are invited to apply!

The workshop will be composed of 5 sessions of work, theoretical and practical, and will culminate in a 30-minute performance at the Institut français du Nigéria, on March 20th, for only 2 participants.

Each candidate will be given a free version of the production software used during the workshop and a basic sound library.


Application requirements

  • Proven experience as a singer, emerging musician or producer (accessible online)
  • Applicants must have their own music instruments during the workshop
  • Applicants must be above 18 years of age
  • Applicants must be entirely available from March 17 (8 AM), to March 20 (10 PM)
  • Selected applicants will cover their individual transportation costs to and from the venue
  • All applicants must be resident in Abuja


How to apply?

>>>> Please fill in the online form

Application is free of charge
Deadline: Tuesday, 10th of March


About the workshop

8 Nigerian candidates will be selected to take part in a 3-day workshop which will be composed as follows:

// Theoretical part //

  • Study of the structure of songs and musical rhythms
  • Explaining and listening to different kinds of music
  • The different modalities of music production and the most appropriate software

// Practical part (will be worked on in pairs) //

  • Study of professional technical equipment (Mixer, DJ controllers and software)
  • Learning of the Ableton Live software, overall vision
  • Learning of sound equipment, cabling, mixing console, EQ
  • Beatmaking and recording of live instruments
  • Live session and arrangements
  • Effects and song mixing


About the trainers: Pulo NDJ

Pulo NDJ found its inspiration in N’Djamena’s diversity and set out to explore the possibilities offered by technology to demonstrate how the country’s rich heritage connects with existing musical conversations.

Pulo NDJ’s story began in 2017, quite informally in the Chadian largest city. The artists would play in gardens and in places where people liked to meet up, always for free. Things accelerated in 2018, with the support of an American producer who decided to help them produce their first album: Desert to Douala.

Recorded in N’Djamena, their debut album was released in March 2019, and laid the foundations for their first African tour. After Kigali, Ouagadougou, Bobo Dioulasso and Abidjan, this 5-men band is coming to Nigeria to celebrate the richness and diversity of the Francophonie.