The organisers of Bridges For Music as Sónar+D has thanked everyone who came to see Richie Hawtin, Skrillex and Luciano.
The three EDM titans and Bridges For Music director Valentino Barrioseta addressed an eager crowd at the Bridges For Music talk at Sónar+D last Friday.
Each discussed their involvement and experiences with the project. Also featured was a short screening of a film being made to document the journey each artist has made and the positive effects they’ve caused.
Richie, Skrkillex and Luciano all expressed their desire in staying committed to the project and moving forward to support young music minds from disadvantage areas in their chosen career paths.
This what they had to say about their South African visit:
Richie Hawtin on the popup gig he did in Kliptown, Soweto
“I can’t really explain it, it was the proudest moment in my career really.”
Skrillex on his visit to Langa, Cape Town
“I loved seeing how hungry the people we met in South Africa are to get somewhere. They don’t want pity, they want to create better lives for themselves.”
Luciano on growing up in a township
“I grew up in a neighborhood in Chile with lots of similarities to the townships of South Africa, and I know how music can change your life.”
Monegros and Tomorrowlands Festivals support Bridges For Music this Summer (SA winter)
Monegros and Tomorrowlands two of the collaborating institutions of the Bridges For Music project, will be offering their supporting through different methods. Monegros will be setting up a dedicated area for photo and autographs with headline artists for a small donation. Additionally, they’ve also offered SA artists Sibot and Niskerone, who are closely associated with the charity and its ambitions, a main line-up slot to. Tomorrowlands has chosen Bridges For Music as one of its principle benefiting charities.
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