Almost three years has passed since Soweto assisted Black Coffee in his grand attempt to set a record for the world’s longest DJ set (while launching his foundation). The renowned DJ has stated, he is only happy to return with yet another positive project in Soweto. Only this time, it’s to celebrate our united freedom as a nation.
Nkosinathi Maphumulo (aka Black Coffee), the creator and executive producer of the show, will be joined by several of his personal favourite artists on a world class stage. The show sees original and new Soulistic Music compositions by Black Coffee from the albums Have Another One, Homebrew and his self-titled release.
Also featured is Brendan Jury conducting a classic orchestra with live vocalists (included are Zano, Soulstar, Thiwe, Bucie, Tumelo, Toshi, Alexander James, Marissa Guzman, a special appearance by Black Moses of the Soul Brothers, Nathan Adams from Tribe, London); and additional material from Black Coffee’s original group (Shana) consisting of long-time collaborators Demor and Shota.
The show only lasts two hours, but fans and patriotic South Africans alike can expect a non-ending dance experience wrapped up in token synchronised lights and LED spectacles – presented, of course, with a safety first approach.
Africa Rising’s co-creator and executive producer, Glenn van Loggerenberg (aka DJ Strat3gy), has stated Africa Rising™ has been designed to celebrate South Africa freedom today, and to build faith in Africa’s future. And claimed, “we’ll be giving it everything we’ve got!”
*Africa Rising™ is a joint venture between Soulistic Music and Don’t Look Down Convergence Agency.
TICKETS & DETAILS:
– General access pre-sale tickets @ R150 pp
– General access available on the day @ R200 pp
– VIP access, which includes golden circle and private bar @ R300 pp.
All tickets are available at the gate (except VIP) and via Computicket.
Gates open at 2PM. No under 18. Positive identification required. The event will include beer garden and food vendors, so no food or drink will be permitted through the gate. No folding chairs or cooler boxes.
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