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#CreativeHustles is a series of free events for young people, aged between 18 to 35 years, to engage with established creative industry professionals and arts practitioners. In this our 9th installment, we will be hosting an all-women panel discussion, breaking down the nitty-gritty of what goes into working across mediums and creative disciplines, and how it pushes one’s own creative boundaries and practices. Our confirmed panel includes the talented Nirma Madhoo, Simone Sebastian, Tabita Rezaire and facilitated by Pippa Tshabalala.
More on our panelists:
Pippa Tshabalala (Facilitator) is currently the On-Air Producer for Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, NickToons and NickJr at Viacom International Media Networks Africa. She started working for Viacom in 2012 as the On-Air Producer for MTV Base and later MTV SA.
She has taught Honors and Masters in 3D Animation as well as a theory course on Comic Books and Videogames. She writes an opinion column for South Africa’s premier gaming magazine NAG, as well as a variety of websites/publications and present inserts on Vodacom’s online show Trending Tech. @UnexpectedPippa
Her work lies at the intersection of commerce and culture – she has previously worked with artists and creatives to produce culturally relevant campaigns in the Middle East for brands such as PUMA, ABSOLUT and Mercedes-Benz. She has also written about art, music and culture for publications like Alef Magazine and Dazed. @discobb
Nirma Madhoo-Chipps is a fashion photographer and fashion filmmaker trained at the London College of Fashion and based between London and South Africa. Her experience prior to becoming an image maker is as a fashion designer and design educator in South Africa. Nirma is a multi-disciplinary thinker with a specific interest in digital technologies and specializing in fashion related projects. Future Body fashion film premiered at the London Short Film Festival and recently showed with the work of Bart Hess and Hussein Chalayan at Melbourne Fashion Festival. @ndmcmmxiii
Tabita Rezaire is a French Guyanese – Danish video and new media artist, intersectional activist, tech politics researcher and Kemetic yoga teacher based in Johannesburg. She holds a Master in Artist Moving Image from Central Saint Martins College in London.
Her work focuses on decolonial knowledge and the political aesthetics of resistance through screen-based practices. She engages in cinematic urban intervention and digital healing activism, producing videos, urls, writings and talks. She also leads technology and booty politics workshops.
Exploring the performativity of encounters, online and offline, her works address the pervasive matrix of coloniality and its effects in technology, sexuality, race politics, gender, representation politics and spirituality. She co-runs the art office Malaxa, is a co-founder of NTU – a decolonial tech agency – and a member of the Afro Feminist collective MWASI. @browncorefly
Want to be part of this exciting discussion, make sure you make your way to Ithuba Gallery in Braamfontein, more details below:
Date: Monday, 7 September 2015
Time: 17:30 – 20:00
Venue: Ithuba Art Gallery, 100 Juta Street (corner Biccard), Braamfontein
Click link for more info and registration:
See you there 🙂
@Khandacoolcommunications introduces Clift Thomas ft Zandi “You been on my mind”.
I had an opportunity to listen to this track while driving to Melville with a friend, and I immediately told him that this is going to be club banger, it’s a given! This is just a teaser of what you can expect.
Full track will be released first week of May.
Make sure you don’t miss it. Follow @khandacoolbiz on twitter for more details.
Are you ready for the release of Fast and Furious 7?
The movie which has been talk of the town for some time now will be released on 02 April 2015. The much anticipated Fast and Furious 7 is the sequel to the 2013 film Fast and Furious 6, and the last installment of the Fast and Furious film series.
After Paul Walker’s death who passed away last year with the filming of the movie only half complete, his brothers Caleb and Cody Walker stepped in to complete all his remaing scenes.
Starring the late Paul Walker who died 30 November 2013, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris and Tyrese, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster just to name a few. The movie is set to keep you on the edge of your seats. Having seen the trailer, I personally cannot wait to see the rest of the movie.
Fast and Furious 7
Release Date: Thursday, 2 April 2015
Running Time: 2hrs, 18min
Check link for your nearest cinema Ster-Kinekor
XOXO… Stay Phly 🙂
Young Fathers, an alternative hip hop group from Scotland who are set to perform in SA. In partnership with the British Council and Okay Africa, South African beats platform Weheartbeat and Cape Towns Assembly Radio are hosting the trio in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Cape Town event details:
Date: 28 February 2015
Venue: The Assembly
Time: 9pm – till late
Tickets: R120 Early Bird – Presale/Door R150
Young Fathers (UK)
Dj Symatics (SA)
Fever Trails (SA)
Card on Spokes (SA)
Zaki Ibrahim feat Mr Sakitumi (SA)
Mashavabhuqe KaMamba (SA)
Desert Head (SA)
Johannesburg Event Details
Date: 27 February 2015
Venue: King Kong, Troyville
Time: 8pm – till late
Young Fathers (UK)
Card on Spokes (SA)
Mashayabhuqe KaMamba (SA)
BIG FKN GUN
A Million Things (Tiago Correia-Paulo)
Just Themba (SA)
Dj Symatics (SA)
Read more about the Johannesburg Meet and Greet session hosted by @livemagSA in Braamfontein here.
In partnership with the 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 Scottish alt-rap heavyweights, in a never-before witnessed salutation to the boundless experiences and opportunities contemporary live music can create.
The couch sessions are free to attend and will give you the chance to sit down with these groundbreaking artists. Set in a relaxed intimate setting, the meet and greets will be facilitated by Live SA and Livity Africa founder Gavin Weale.
“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.
Young Fathers member Alloysious Massaquoi says: “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.”
“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 fellow member 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.”
The meet and greets will take place in Johannesburg on Thursday 26 February 2015 from 6pm to 9pm at Live SA’s Braamfontein offices and in Cape Town on Monday 2 March from 6.30pm till late at Yours Truly. Free entrance, however you must reserve your place with Live SA http://livemag.co.za/meet-greet-session-young-fathers-invade-sa/.
Young Fathers will play live shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town on the 27 and 28 February alongside some of South Africa’s best in live music, including SAMA winner Card On Spokes, Digital Maskandi artist Mashayabhuqe Kamamba and brand new work from 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.)
LIVE EVENTS & TICKETS
XOXO see you there 🙂