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Creative Hustles

#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

Simone Sebastian is a Senior Producer at onedotzero and part of the team running the cascade_ZA program as part of the British Council’s Innovation ZA.

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 🙂

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[EVENTS] Young Fathers SA Tour

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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

Line Up:

Young Fathers (UK)

Dj Symatics (SA)

Fever Trails (SA)

Card on Spokes (SA)

Zaki Ibrahim feat Mr Sakitumi (SA)

Mashavabhuqe KaMamba (SA)

JacobSnake (SA)

Desert Head (SA)


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Johannesburg Event Details

Date: 27 February 2015

Venue: King Kong, Troyville

Time: 8pm – till late

Tickets: R150

Line Up

Young Fathers (UK)

Card on Spokes (SA)

Mashayabhuqe KaMamba (SA)

Okmalumkoolkat (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.

Meet and Great alt – rap Heavyweights Young Fathers in Johannesburg

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This month @LiveSA and @Weheartbeart will host a meet and greet sessions with UK alt-rap heavyweights and 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize winners, Young Fathers, during their South African tour.

 

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

Cape Town Event Page | Webtickets

Johannesburg Event Page | Quicket

#YoungFathersZA

 

XOXO see you there 🙂

#FUTUREMUSIC with OKZHARP (LV) Zaki Ibrahim, Okmalumkoolkat & Dirty Paraffin

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Live SA  and the British Council Connect ZA, in association with sShadoworkSs, are proud to announce the August leg of their monthly series of events which bring future music artists from the UK and South Africa together for unique performances in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

JOHANNESBURG

LIVE SA AND BRITISH COUNCIL CONNECT ZA PRESENT LIVE@ THE ALEX
FRIDAY 16 AUGUST 9PM – 2AM
ALEXANDER THEATRE, STIEMENS ST, BRAAMFONTEIN
R50 – R80 / PRESALE WEBTICKETS / JOIN OUR FACEBOOK EVENT

OKZHARP (LV / HYPERDUB, UK) WITH ZAKI IBRAHIM AND OKMALUMKOOLKAT
DIRTY PARAFFIN
KID FONQUE

CAPE TOWN

sSHADOWORKSs PRESENTS LIVE@ THE ASSEMBLY
SATURDAY 17 AUGUST, 9PM – 4AM
THE ASSEMBLY / 61 HARRINGTON ST 

R50 – R80 / PRESALE WEBTICKETS / JOIN OUR FACEBOOK EVENT

OKZHARP (LV / HYPERDUB, UK) WITH ZAKI IBRAHIM AND OKMALUMKOOLKAT
DIRTY PARAFFIN
CHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOL
JAKOBSNAKE
FUNAFUJI

Catch your girl Lady_Phly on Friday at the Alex theatre, you wouldn’t want to miss this at all.

 

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