A shortlist of approx 20 entrants will be invited to an 'audition' in the autumn where they'll get to work with African artists and producers. From those, 4 winners will be selected to collaborate on the finished tracks.
The final stage of the competition - culminating in the recording - will take place to coincide with the WOMEX festival of world music which is being held in the UK in October.
Closing date is August 8th 2005. It is only open to UK residents, who are welcome to enter as solo performers, bands or producers. Competition rules and regulations.
You can also find out more about the African artists involved and listen to some of their tracks online.