Date: 26 February 2015
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Live SA, 4th floor, 73 Juta Street, Corner Juta and De Beer Streets, Braamfontein
Date: 02 March 2015
Time: 18:30 till late
Venue: Yours Truly, 73 Kloof Street, Cape town
Refreshments (non-alcoholic) will be provided in both cities.
Register: It’s free to attend, however please complete our form below.
2014 winners of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, Young Fathers, are on their way to South Africa. In partnership with British Council Connect ZA and Okayafrica, South African beats platform Weheartbeat and Cape Town’s Assembly Radio are hosting a two-city tour for the UK alt-rap heavyweights, in a never-before witnessed salutation to the boundless experiences and opportunities contemporary live music can create.
As part of the tour, Weheartbeat will host meet and greet sessions with Young Fathers in both cities, offering an opportunity for South African fans to sit down with the groundbreaking, alt-rap group from Scotland. Set in a relaxed setting, the meet and greets will be facilitated by our very own Gavin Weale, founder of Livity Africa (the agency behind Live SA) and a DJ on his own right.
“For Weheartbeat this undertaking is the first of its kind, so collaborating with an alternative hip hop act and juxtaposing their grimy UK sound with the Afro-futuristic elements of South Africa is going to be very exciting,” says Dominique Soma, founder of Weheartbeat and British Council Connect ZA’s 2014 Live Music Entrepreneur winner.
“I get the sense that SA is way ahead of the rest of the world and making much more exciting music than anywhere else. I’m still in disbelief that the music isn’t taking over everywhere. But I believe it should have the opportunity to do that,” says Young Fathers member Alloysious Massaquoi.
“People in the West often see Africa as a place where only bad things happen, you know, ‘the dark depths of Africa’, when, in fact, people’s lives are as mundane or as joyful as anywhere,” adds G Hastings. “I’m hoping to embrace the music, take some inspiration, because from what I’ve heard, it sounds like a dream musically… we try and do this everywhere we go but I’ve got a feeling that South Africa might be a special place.”
To register for the free, meet and greets in Joburg and Cape Town, leave your details below.
Young Fathers will play shows in Joburg and Cape Town on the 27 and 28 February. On the line up are South Africa’s best in live music including SAMA winner Card On Spokes, Digital Maskandi artist Mashayabhuqe Kamamba and brand new work fro future-sound high-rollers Okmalumkoolkat, Zaki Ibrahim featuring Mr Sakitumi, BIG FKN GUN and A Million Things (Tiago Correia-Paulo of 340ml and Tumi & The Volume-fame.)
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