Creative Nestlings & British Council Connect ZA present Creative Hustles: Breaking the mould through music - Johannesburg
As part of the ongoing Creative Hustles Southern Africa series; Creative Nestlings & British Council Connect ZA present Creative Hustles: Breaking the Mould with Music in Johannesburg.
Join us for a conversation how young African creatives in the UK and South Africa are breaking the mould using music. The discussion will focus on how musicians and producers are using music as a tool to steer conversations on gender, gentrification, politics, youth empowerment and health issues.
GAIKA isn’t the type to be boxed in. Since Machine — his self-released debut mixtape — appeared online in November 2015, critics have struggled to stick a tidy name onto his music and art. His darkly magnetic sound evolved on follow–up mixtape Security, released via Mixpak Records in March 2016, then switched tack on SPAGHETTO, the emotive EP that saw him sign to Warp Records in October 2016.
KAJAMA are an electronica duo of sisters Nandi and Nongoma Ndlovu born of traditional African folk musicians Themba and Bajabulile Ndlovu. Nongoma & and Nandi Ndlovu germinated between Zimbabwe, Switzerland and South Africa
With Nandi on the production, writing and background vocals and Nongoma on the lead vocals and arrangement, their sonic synergy is uncanny. The output of this collaboration is the perfect balance of an auditory explosion quelled by melodic harmonies and graceful vocal textures sitting perfectly in the mix.
Their sound could be described as “future soul” or “Afrofolktronica”. With influences which range from Fela Kuti and Angelique Kidjo to Billie Holiday and Parliament Funkadelic their sound is often likened to acts like Little Dragon, Coco Rosie and Ibeyi.
Creative director, brand consultant, record label owner, a+r, fashion consultant and cultural researcher: Kazim Rashid has had quite the illustrious repertoire of work over the past decade. VICE alumni and former Head of Marketing at VICE and Creative Director at leading London, New York, Berlin-based trend agency Protein, Kazim founded of ENDLESSLOVESHOW, a cultural asylum blurring the lines between music, fashion and art thatexceeds cultural boundaries and slams convention.
Hosted by dillion s. phiri of Creative Nestlings.
This #CreativeHustles in Johannesburg is a partnership with British Council Connect ZA.
Creative Hustles are a platform for young creatives to engage with more established industry, creative and emerging professionals and professionals from different disciplines. Creative Hustles are typically (but are not limited to) informal panel discussions where creative professionals are invited to share their stories about their journey so far.
For more information on the hustle contact:
Dillion S. Phiri
+2778 020 9936
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