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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 🙂
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.
Date : Monday 15 December
Venue: 160 Eloff Street Ext, Village Deep, Johannesburg
Its Soul Candi’s Sessions 15 Launch Party.
DJ Mikah (Vaalsow)
Tumi Tladi & Costa Titch
Fore more info check out Soul Candi Records
How You Feeling brings you yet another exciting installment of House Music Comes Alive. After a very successful launch, which was graced by the best in deep house culture, the second sermon of #HMCA returns on 6th December 2014.
House Music Comes Alive is taking place at ‘Some Roof Top’ situated at 162 Anderson Street in Jozi.
The line up returns with Michael G, one half of the G Family, and Phonigenic CEO of Ogilvy Mather, affirming their vinyl residency.
The line-up will also be graced by 60 Hertz from Pretoria, who gained recognition for their massive hit Capricorn in 2011. Jazz Meloz – the young, musically diverse band from Tembisa – will collaborate with the mighty Jerah, and will perform tracks such as Mma Wee and Searching from the Soulcandi Sessions 2 release.
But wait, there’s more! Soulistic Music’s Sai and Ribatone will also be launching their new single at the event. Talented music producers Sculptured Music, Deep Xcape and new kids on the Block Melo Soul will also perform every single LIVE. No compromise.
Alongside the cream of house music crop, the event will also feature QB Smith. The London native, who is now residing in SA, will dabble in bits of vinyl. Those of you who thought vinyl was dead…? QB has something in store for you.
House Music Comes Alive will continue to fuse new LIVE-performing, house music talent with legends in the industry.
Make sure you join all the kool peeps, and enjoy the festive summer breeze at one of Jozi’s top rooftop venues with House Music Comes Alive – Our house, our culture, our heartbeat.
Tickets can be purchased at www.webtickets.co.za
XOXO… See you there this Saturday 🙂
And she is here, she has arrived, the leopard queen herself…….
Tshedi, of Malaika fame, is back on the music scene, this time on her own with a new album titled Victory. After years of blazing the charts as part of the trio Malaika, Tshedi has branched out on her own and taken the proverbial solo plunge.
Although this might take her fans by surprise, Tshedi says this has been a childhood dream of hers, to be a solo artist.
The new album is her offering to her fans. It’s a reflection of her new persona, her growth in terms of creativity, yet it still captures the good old energy and musical style that she believes has always been hers, her trademark, even before Malaika.
The single has got the vibe of a mixture of the good old wedding song, soul with up tempo dance beats. A kasie-style vibe with a mix of contemporary dance beat.
“It will remind my fans of the good old Tshedi that they know it will assure them that they have not lost her.”
Some of the lucky fans got the taste of this new phenomenon when she performed during the Anthony Hamilton show on August 9th 2012, at the Northgate Dome in Johannesburg, when the US soul and RnB crooner was in the country.
She says the album is full of “fun” songs.
“There are no sad songs about loss, anger etc. This album celebrates everything, from relationships, love and life, men and women.” No male-bashing, some of the songs say to men: “Come on board, we do need you even though we are independent and powerful”.
Source Roodeport Theatre
You can also book your tickets online here