On the 26th March 2013, internationally renowned DJ & Producer, Luciano arrives in South Africa with Bridges For Music for a series of workshops and events in the townships of Soweto (Panyaza, Tuesday 26th of March) and Langa (Guga S´thebe, Wednesday 27th of March).
Although there will be donation tickets on sale (from Residentadvisor.net) to rise funds for Bridges for Music musical programs in the townships, this event has no profit interest. All artists have committed to play for free and it aims to become a music and cultural celebration.
Free tickets are also available through Bridges for Music FB page .
Directly off the back of appearances at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, he arrives in South Africa for two exclusive shows in conjunction with the Bridges For Music initiative. Through insisting on only doing these shows in the townships and committing his time for free, he is reaffirming the concept of bridging the gaps between scenes. Before the shows, he will be joined by heavyweights Vinny da Vincy (in Langa) and Oskido (in Soweto) for free workshops where they will discuss music, technology and life. The shows will start straight after the workshops at the same venue, with special performances alongside Luciano by Black Coffee, Kid Fonque, Oskido, Thibo Thazz, Floyd Lavine, Diggin4dodge and more to be added. These workshops aim to become a cultural exchange between a top artist from overseas, and the key players of the South African music scene.
Local legend from Mitchell’s Plain, Ready D, will be joining the line-up in Cape Town for a talk and a demo before Luciano and Vinny take the stage. Apart from enjoying superstar status with a cult following all over South Africa and producing music for various groups and TV shows, Ready D has won the SA DMC Championship four times and has also won the DJ Of The Decade Award. Various publications have rated him amongst the top thirty hip hop DJ’s in the world.
Other acts to be included as part of the Cape Town line-up are Sir Vincent, Diloxclusiv and DJ Fosta, representing Khayelithsa, Gugulethu and Langa, offering the possibility to young local artists to showcase their talent.
After the great success of its previous workshops with Richie Hawtin and Skrillex, Bridges For Music continues with its series of social events – making music and world class artists a tool to bring people from different communities together and inspire the new generation of South African artists. Despite his busy agenda, Luciano didn’t want to loose this opportunity of contributing to the South African music scene, sharing his knowledge and supporting the township scene where he knows music has become a driving force for development.
Workshops START 4PM, are FREE and only through invitation by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Party starts at 7pm. Only through invitations from www.facebook.com/bridgesformusic