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Who is Charly Maïwan

Producer and manager

President foundator of
Festival Tropical de la Nuit du Rire (Montreal, Canada)

MOAKU MATIA MAIWAN (Charly Maiwan) is a producer dedicated to world music for several years. With this site, we hope to facilitate the work of professionals and amateurs around the artists we represent. Born in DRC, Charly Maïwan came to Montreal at the age of 17 years old.

During these early years, he began to embrace the great diversity of cultures that includes music from all over the world. He absorbed the ancient alchemy of African rhythms, Latin music, jazz, blues and soul, briefly, everything that composes the music of the world began to incubate in his soul, and waited for its moment to wake up and clearly identify its career choice for the musical support of artists from around the world.

After ten years in Montreal, he went to New York where he moved and worked with Alex Boicel in the famous "Maison de production Africamondo". He acquired solid experience in music programming and production and began working for internal events of the third world talent agency.

In 1994, he founded Maiwan productions with the goal of planning and promoting artists at international festivals, campus and other concert halls around the world. Also in 1994, he created the first African television show in Montreal on behalf of "AFRIQUE NOIRE AU QUÉBEC."

In order to expand his programming horizons and celebrate his African and Caribbean heritage, Maiwan has joined forces with key promoters from Senegal, South Africa, Ghana, the French from the West Indies and Guyana.

In 1999, Maiwan created a musical group of young Congolese in the name of Maiwan Stars. In 2007 Maiwan created a group of women in the name of Bella Mondo, only women playing instruments, 10 young women from Africa. 

In 2012, he founded the first music festival for women in the ware industry (Montreal-Canada)
so he is the founding president ... 2020 we will be at our tenth edition. 

Maiwan Productions has brought a multitude of renowned African artists to North America. Think of Koffi Olomide, Youssou Ndour, Salif Keita, Kassav, Pepe Kalle, Marie Misamu, Magic System, Diblo Dibala, Zaiko Langa Langa, Wenge Musica, Madilu System, and several artists, such as Dany Engobo, Sakis, Sam Manguana, and so on. ...Maiwan took to Africa to perform for the first time, the great Haitian group Tabou Combo as well as other Haitian groups and artists, such as TANTAN and the group Lakole. Fallyy Poupa, Zaiko Langa Langa Maiwe from "Cote d'ivoire", Magic system, Belo from Haiti Carimi.

This production company is also responsible for planning and programming festivals abroad, and offers groups and artists at all festivals in the world with Africamondo (Alex Boicel), we had done the programming of the following festivals:

« Festival de Jazzkayen », « Kalalu in Ste-Lucie », « Festival de jazz Ste-Lucie », « Festival de jazz Montréal », « Festival des nuits d'Afrique » in Montreal, « Tokyo festival », « Le Massa » in Côte d'ivoire, the « Fespam » in Congo Brazza, « Festival Nuit d'Afrique », « Afrofest » in Toronto, and several others.

Maiwan Productions is one of the leading specialty companies as an independent developer across America.

Maiwan has promoted internationally renowned artists such as Harlem Gospel Choir, Shaggy, Hugh Masekela, Wyclef Jean, Salif Keita, Diblo Dibala, Baba Maal, Alpha Blondy, Lucky Dube, Fela, Kassav, Juan Luis Guerra, Eddie Palmieri, Koffi Olomide, Marie Misamu, Nyboma Kanta, Sakis, les Cœur Brisés, Zaiko langa langa langa, Les Maiwan Stars, Kekele, Extra Musica, Bella Mondo Orchestra Oumar Pene, Belo d'Haiti, Tabou Combo.... and many more.

We are committed to providing the public with quality events, educating, entertaining and satisfying the specific needs of any audience or our customers base.

Maiwan Productions also develops and enhances the visibility of the artists it represents.
With several years of experience in the field of international music, it is easy for us to create and organize any kind of festival and that makes us an outstanding company with skills, to understand your needs and serve a specific audience well, we bring together unique programs that exceed all expectations. 

He participates in all the major events in the world.  (Masa, Womex, visas for music. Escale bantou etc.)
Mawazine Festival in Morocco with groups such as Padiex Musica BUZI Haiti Participation in the World Festival of Negro Arts in Dakar with Tabou Combo, Bella Mondo, Haiti Toubadwou, Colombia Africa and participation in the programming Mbilia Bel show in Colombia
Gone with Mbilia Bel and Lokassa ya Mbongo in Colombia Cartagena and Bogota
Diblo Dibala a Afrofest
Founder of the 100% feminine Bella Mondo group in Cote d'Ivoire
Founder of the Ayana Bolingo group in Cote d’Ivoire
Manager and producer of the "Artiz d'Haiti" and Siromiel, all 100% feminine groups

1994 - Structure Maïwan Productions
2000 to 2005 - Secretary at the transaculture Africaine (Transac)
2012 – President and founder of festival MMF
2015 - Broadcasts ‘Âme d’Afrique’ on Ici/Televisions
2015 - Structure ‘Festival Tropical de la Nuit du Rire’
2016 - Jury member Afromondo
2018 - Jury member Escale Bantou
2018 - Vice-president of the Transac
2019 - Collaboration with BMCulture
2019 - Member of the MASA selection committee in Côte d'Ivoire
December 2019 - Production of the great concert with the mythical group of the DRC ZAIKO LANGA
2020 - Delegate for professionals for the CAC
2020 - First realization of the ‘Festival le monde des femmes Abidjan’
March 2020 - I was appointed by the Canada Council for the Arts to be the delegate of 130 Canadian professionals to go to Africa
September 2020 - Launch of the ‘FMMF MEGA VIRTUAL SHOW’ festival 


In Abidjan from April 23 to 25, 2021
Women Mondial Music


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Producer Manager and consultant
Maïwan Productions
Festival Mondial de musiques des femmes d'ici et d'ailleurs
Festival Tropical du rire (Nuit de rire)
cmaiwanstars@yahoo.fr / mondomaprod@gmail.comfestivalmmf@gmail.com
Tel +1 (514) 619-9968 / +1 (438) 455-4191 / +1 (514) 805-6676
Montreal, Canada