Rapper, singer and saxist Gyedu Blay Ambolley, leaves Accra next Monday, November 14 for Madrid, Spain to give a lecture at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA).

The RBMA is an annual international music event where up and coming producers, singers, arrangers, DJs and musicians get the opportunity to learn from top industry professionals. Ambolley will deliver his lecture on the connections between African music and its links with European and American popular music on Wednesday, November 16.

Sponsored by energy boosting beverage manufacturer Red Bull, RBMA was started in 1998 and has been held each year in a different location. Cities that have hosted RBMA over the years include Berlin, Dublin, London, Cape Town, Rome and Toronto.

Some past lectures include American saxist Gary Bartz, South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and British disc jockey/ music producer Jazzie B.

“I'm happy to share my experience and knowledge with people from other cultures. That's what makes music such a beautiful international commodity,” the Simigwa man said.