The event will take place this Friday at 16h00, there will be a short documentary trailer about the project, a discussion about current and future plans for the organisation and the three founding ambassadors for Bridges For Music who will be sharing their experiences from recent workshops in South Africa.
Bridges for Music is a non-profit organisation that supports the responsible development of electronic music in developing areas. The initiative, which aims to use music as a tool for empowerment in disadvantaged communities, is supported by revered music industry personalities and companies.
In February this year, Bridges for Music launched its first program in South Africa with project ambassadors and global music legends Luciano, Skrillex and Richie Hawtin. A series of free music workshops and event took place over the time span of 2 months in Soweto (Johannesburg) and Langa (Cape Town). They were joined by local DJ icons and titans Black Coffee, Vinny da Vinci and Niskerone amongst many others, to discuss the power of music and how to harness its opportunities.
This first successful project was aimed at bridging the gap between white and black communities by bringing together people from all different backgrounds and offering an inspiring experience with eye opening insights into the genuine opportunities surrounding electronic music in the townships. As we all know very well in South Africa, townships are infamous legacies of the Apartheid segregation that still represents the day-to-day struggle for the majority of the population over here. In recent years, EDM, in particular House music, has become an integral part of the culture in these communities, that’s developed into a strong local music scene, which is already being used as a foundation to overcome socio-economic boundaries.
And to prove that its committed in the long run, Bridges For Music is starting a music school support program for selected schools in Soweto and Langa. In the coming year, Bridges for Music will aim at developing further projects in the rest of Africa, South America and Asia.
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