Cobiana Communications & Culture
Cobiana Communications & Culture is a non-profit organization founded and registered in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. We focus on and believe in the power of culture and communication to drive social and economic transformation. Cobiana Communications & Culture grew out of Cobiana Records, a record label that transmits the cultures, dignity and identity of Bissau-Guineans. Cobiana represents some of Bissau’s most cherished musical heroes, who have proven that one well-placed act of communication can change everything.
Cobiana seeks to act on and refine some main development hypotheses through our work:
- Access to sub-regional and global markets is critical for the culture industries as well as for other economic sectors.
- Culture is an indispensable component of social and economic development, and culture industries have the potential to drive these transformations.
- The digital media revolution is creating and will continue to create opportunities to move under-represented artists and national cultural industries up the value chain.
- We can unite these powerful forces to effect social and economic transformations.