uMALUME DJ TIRA TO HEADLINE THIS YEAR’S NESTLÉ @BARONE_SA GYM SQUAD! #BarOneGymSquad

 

The Bar One Gym Squad is back for its fourth year running and the finale will be hitting the Durban shore and it is with much excitement to announce that the multitalented music producer and businessman DJ Tira will be this year’s Bar One Gym Squad headliner. DJ Tira  alongside regional gym leaders will be joined by over two thousand consumers for a workout session at the North Beach in Durban on the 24thNovember 2018, followed by a stellar performance from Umalume himself.

Bar One Gym Squad is a community initiative to promote an active lifestyle in township communities across the country. Last year we saw Mr Fill Up Caspper Nyovest headline the Johannesburg finale pulling over thousands of people to join him at the UJ Campus in Soweto.

 

The regional activations are still continuing, with the next one due to take place in  Mamelodi’s Rethabile Sports Groundson the 10thNovember. The gym sessions happen every Saturday morning with gym leaders showcasing different ways of how to lead an active lifestyle in different communities by doing different workouts.

 

The gym squad’s weekly locations:

  • Orlando Eco Park, Soweto
  • BBB (Tripple B) Bootcamp, P9 Bhenjani Road, Kwamashu, Durban
  • Aced Sports, Mamelodi Rethabile Sports Ground, Tsomo Street, Mamelodi
  • Ben Zwane’s Bootcamp, Dr Molemela Outdoor Playing Courts in Rocklands, Bloemfontein
  • Zola’s Aerobics Club, Ny49 Stadium, Gugulethu, Cape Town
  • Hector Way Drive, Lynnville, Emalahleni
  • Mayibuye Multipurpose Centre, Corner Shaka and Hulana Street. Kimberly
  • Olympia Park Stadium, Rustenburg
  • Mdantsane Mall, Motion Fitness Outdoor., East London

 

 

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The finale will take place at the Snell Parade Durban North Beach starting from 6H30 am till 10am.

For more information on the Bar One Gym Squad follow their social pages Facebook : @BarOneSouthAfrica Twitter @BarOne_SA.

Margo Fargo heads to Miss Earth to fly Mzansi flag high. @missearth_sa #WasteStopsWithME

 

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Environmental activist group and educational campaign; the Miss Earth South Africa Leadership Programme hosted a farewell for their South African delegate for the 2018 international Miss Earth event to take place in Manila, Philippines on the 3rd of November.

Miss Earth South Africa international ambassador Margo Fargo who is dressed by Casper Bosman and represents SA at Miss Earth 2018 in the Philippines

26-year-old Bloemfontein born, Margo Fargo has been selected to represent the organization and the country at the international competition. Margo graduated with her Honours in BSC Consumer Sciences in Sustainability at the University of the Free State. Margo took part in the Miss Earth South Africa leadership programme in 2014 and has been an incredible ambassador, for the Free State and for the programme over the past five years.

 

Executive Director of the Miss Earth programme Catherine Constantinides shared that, “Our organization prides itself in the long-term relationships built with finalists and ambassadors and the impact they go on to have within their communities and across our country because of the leadership skills and community-based approach of our programme. This has been an exciting decision, our office has a long-standing relationship with this Free State Ambassador, we are proud to create an opportunity for Margo to represent our nation and to shine her light abroad. Additionally, we are so pleased to have Margo take our environmental, climate, waste and water projects and initiatives to share with this global platform. As a leadership programme for women we pride ourselves on the impact we have on our communities and on the lives of the amazing

women who share a journey with us each year” stated Constantinides.

With a firm focus on waste, the organization has been running a personal call to action campaign called which has been driving the waste agenda for the past four years. Outside of the awareness, education and community projects, the organization continues to drive water education,

greening projects, food security with a special focus on climate-justice. All of these will be highlighted and shared by Margo as she embarks on a four-week trip across the Philippines.

Having a heart for sustainable change and challenging the status quo, Margo has been living her passion

Miss Earth South Africa international delegate, Margo Fargo, dressed by Casper Bosman

Margo had the following to say; “Having grown up in a developing community, with difficult circumstances, my life is a true testimony of what one can achieve with the correct mindset and always challenging yourself to become a better version of yourself.

This passion is fuelled by being an example to those who face similar obstacles. Education, a heart for leadership and sustainable change is my driving force in everything I do. I believe that circumstance is not a defining element but a gateway to moving on to a better lifestyle.

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Loving to learn and learning to love is a key practice on a daily basis in my life. Miss Earth South Africa has been an opportunity for me to be empowered and to share my knowledge with others. Irrespective of circumstance, the choice of moving forward is entirely up to the individual.”

 

This gorgeous and vibrant young woman, will be competing in a National Costume, deigned and made by, award winning; Sonwabile Ndamase, of Vukani Fashions. “Mr Ndamase sews and creates the Miss Earth South Africa National Costume with a golden thread. This has seen us win gold in this category for five consecutive years,” said Constantinides.

Casper Bosman, Margo Fargo, Catherine Constantinides, Ella Bella Leite and Irini Moutzouris

Margo’s evening wear has been designed by internationally acclaimed South African Couture designer, Casper Bosman, showcasing strongly individual driven looks in a collection that is dominated by bold, powerful design and luxuriant fabrics. There is no doubt Margo will be the shining star of the night as she graces the international stage in his designs. For her swimwear collection Margo will be competing in original South African, Shweshwekini swimwear. We are also very excited to have Margo wear adidas Parlay running shoes. In 2015, adidas announced a partnership with Parley for the Oceans, an organisation that raises awareness about the beauty and fragility of the oceans. Our young ambassador travels in style with her Samsonite luggage and her couture garments. Having planted trees to counteract Margo’s travel schedule, this young woman is ready to take centre stage.

 

Follow her journey on the official @missearth_sa on Instagram and Twitter and via Facebook at Miss Earth South Africa.

 

Cassper Nyovest @CassperNyovest Becomes The Main Attraction at Newtown Junction’s Sneaker Exchange. #NewtownSXC @NTJunction @SXC_ZA

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Monday, 27 August – Over the weekend Newtown Junction saw a flux of sneaker fanatics flocking in and out of the creative hub of Johannesburg, Newtown. Young and old sneaker heads came to celebrate Africa’s largest sneaker trading event Sneaker Exchange, the event was headlined by one of the biggest hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest exhibiting his Family Tree merchandise alongside many other talented vendors.

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The event gave an opportunity to young upcoming artists to showcase their different crafts including performances on stage that took the event to another level of fun and drew in more crowds, with the mall seeing over one thousand attendees, it was definitely the place to be. Pop culture curators such as Gigi Lamayne, TTGO, Bontle Modiselle and Priddy Ugly came out to show support and celebrate Newtown Junction and Sneaker Exchange.

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“We are on a rebranding and revamping journey that’s looking strictly at advocating for South African culture. We are a mall that believes in the betterment of South Africans, we want to create a space that our consumers can completely identify with” – says Heloise van Niekerk, Newtown Junction Assets Manager.

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Newtown Junction has embarked on a journey, that will change the interface of what Newtown Junction can and will offer to its people; there are many exciting initiatives to come from Newtown Junction in the year of 2018.

 

“The partnership with Sneaker exchange and Cassper Nyovest was a no-brainer. They represented the very best of South African youth culture. That is why we were able bring Joburgers an experience they’ll never forget,” – adds Maria Mailula, Newtown Junction General Manager

 

For more details, visit www.newtownjunctionmall.co.za or www.sneakerexchange.co.za.Follow the conversation on twitter on

@NTJunction and hashtag #NewtownSXC

 

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Tuesday, 21 August – Newtown Junction, the mall that celebrates South African culture has partnered with Sneakers Exchange – Africa’s largest sneaker trading event – to showcase the very best of South African culture, with Cassper Nyovest as the headline vendor , exhibiting his Family Tree merchandise alongside many other talented vendors.

Dubbed the new place to be at in Johannesburg, Newtown Junction has turned a new leaf, bringing culture closer to the consumers that live in and around Newtown.

“We are on a rebranding and revamping journey that’s looking strictly at advocating for South African culture. We are a mall that believes in the betterment of South Africans, we want to create a space that our consumers can completely identify with” – says Heloise van Niekerk, Newtown Junction Assets Manager.

True to their core focus of showcasing South African culture, the mall is hasting this event so people can buy or sell sneakers while immersing themselves in the authenticity of street culture.

“The partnership with Sneaker exchange and Cassper Nyovest is a no- brainer. They represent the very best of South African youth culture. They speak partly to what Newtown Junction advocates for. So, we thought, why not collaborate and bring Joburgers an experience they’ll never forget,” – adds Maria Mailula, Newtown Junction General Manager

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The Sneaker Exchange pop up will take place at Newtown Junction on the 25 August, with different customizer showcasing their talents.

For more details, visit http://www.newtownjunctionmall.co.za orwww.sneakerexchange.co.za. Follow the conversation on twitter on @NTJunction and hashtag #NewtownSXC

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Conditions to be aware of – Womens Month Edition

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It is always advised to make sure you go to a full body medical check up twice a year, and for women that includes a gynaecologist. The White Dress Project in association with the Fibroids Treatment Clinic hosted an evening on the 24 May 2018 in Cape Town where the empowered and educated women on this prevalent condition.

Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas), are benign (non-cancerous) tumours, that can be found in the smooth muscle layer (myometrium) of 20 to 40 percent of women aged 35 and older.

These symptoms are: 
– Heavy periods
– Painful periods
– Issues with urinary frequency and retention
– Fertility and pregnancy problems
– Abdominal discomfort and bloating

 

.@BelindaDavids brings Whitney to life, LIVE at @EmperorsPalace #TheGreatestShow

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Whitney Houston fans are in for a treat come 22 June to 8 July 2018, when South African starlet, Belinda Davids, will take to the stage to give a LIVE performance of the some of Whitney’s greatest hits, including Greatest Love of All, Saving All My love, and I Will Always Love you.

Get ready for a powerful, moving rendition of these favourite songs, delivered by the talented Belinda Davids. Here’s a little more about the up-and-coming artist.

  1. How did your singing career begin – what was your big break?

I’ve been able to sing since the age of five, and my professional career started when I was 14. I lived in Los Angeles for a long time, so I was a struggling artist until I started touring with Keyshia Cole as a backup singer and I think that’s when things changed for me. But this show was and is my big break!

  1. Did you always know you were going to be a singer/star?

I always knew that I wanted to sing because Whitney taught me how to sing. I had no idea that singing my idols’ music would take me around the world and allow me the opportunity to sing in front of global audiences, but I always knew I wanted to sing.

  1. What has been a major highlight for you in your career?

To be honest, this show is the highlight of my career. Being able to do a tribute to the great Whitney Houston on this scale and on such a prestigious stage is an incredible feeling, and travelling the world and keeping her memory alive is what’s inspiring me to keep pushing to make this show everything and more for her fans.

  1. Do you feel this show connects you to Whitney in some way?

Most definitely. I need to feel a bit connected to her in order to give a great show.

  1. How does it feel performing the music of such a legend?

It’s nerve wracking every time – the challenge of belting out 21 songs that are 100% on point each and every single time does add pressure. But all that really doesn’t matter, because at the end of the day it’s that rush that I love so much. And the fact that it’s her, “THE VOICE”, makes it all so worth it. I see Whitney every night in my mind’s eye, and she is and has always been the artist I listen to in order to sing better. But this will be my first time performing at Emperors Palace and I look forward to having an absolutely incredible time on stage and with the beautiful audience.

  1. What can audiences look forward to from this show?

I’ll be bringing fans the full Whitney concert experience, including seven fabulous costume changes, a full band with a team of impeccable dancers, and of course a brilliant tech team responsible for making the show look amazing from the audience’s seats. We’ll be performing all of her number one hits, from the very beginning of her career right up until the end.

  1. Where have we seen you before?

You’ve probably seen me on BBC’s Even Better Than the Real Thing, as well as Showtime at The Apollo with Steve Harvey.

Emperors Palace is a Peermont Resort. For more information visit www.emperorspalace.com or contact 011 928 1000. Follow Emperors Palace on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest events and entertainment taking place at the Palace of Dreams.

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ED SHEERAN IS COMING TO MZANSI ! #EDSheeranSATour

 

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Ed Sheeran is delighted to announce his first-ever tour in South Africa which will take place throughout March 2019!
Ed continues his rise as one of the world’s most successful andtalented musical talents. Selling-out stadiums across the globe, Ed recently finished his native UK run including four sold-out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium – the troubadour sold over 1.1 million tickets in the UK alone, marking one of the biggest tours the UK has ever seen!

 

Earlier this year, Sheeran was announced as the IFPI’s best-selling global recording artist of 2017 after the release of his record-breaking, third studio album ÷ (pronounced “divide”) last March – the LP has now sold over 15 million copies across the globe! ÷ spawned Ed’s monster hit singles “Shape of You” – the 3rd biggest-selling single of all time in the UK and most-streamed track of Spotify, ever – “Castle on the Hill”, “Galway Girl” and “Perfect”.

 

A songwriter of a generation, Ed was awarded a MBE for his services to music and charity at the end of 2017 and last month, Ed took home two prestigious Ivor Novello Awards for ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Most Performed Work’ for his monster hit “Shape of You”. To date, Ed has won 5 x BRIT Awards, 4 x Ivor Novello’s, 4 x Grammy’s, 6 x Billboard Music Awards and many more.

 

Next year’s tour will see Ed Sheeran perform at Johannesburg’s iconic FNB Stadium on 23 March and Cape Town Stadium on 27 March

 

The tour is presented by AEG and Big Concerts. For more information visit www.bigconcerts.co.za

 

!Kauru Contemporary African Art Africa Month Exhibition – CLOSE #IkauruClose @ArtThisWay @Kauru_Art

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!Kauru Contemporary African Art presents CLOSE, a contemporary art exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG),  Johannesburg from 24 May – 24 June 2018, curated by Zingisa Nkosinkulu (South Africa), Violet Nantume (Uganda) and Nyambura M. Waruingi (Kenya). Currently in its 7th year, !Kauru Contemporary African Art continues to promote cultural diversity and stimulate discourse about issues affecting the continent using contemporary visual arts.  The project continues to grow and expand its reach through the support of the Department of Arts and Culture, International Relations.

CLOSE features works by 11 accomplished established and emerging artists from Africa and the African diaspora including Lungiswa Gqunta (SA), Yaye Kassamali (Kenya-USA),  Stacey Gillian Abe (Uganda), Lady Skollie (SA), Jenny Nijenhuis (SA), Henry “Mzili” Mujunga (Uganda), Nondumiso Msimanga (SA), Athi-Patra Ruga (SA), Neo Musangi (Kenya), Minnette Vári (SA), and James Muriuki (Kenya).

CLOSE relates to proximity, it can be considered to be tension-ridden and to illuminate experiences of ambivalence, delirium and entanglement. The exhibition interrogates tension as a critical moment of reflection on the liminal spaces between things and beings, sex and desire. Contemporary artworks will explore themes of proximity, intimacy, personal space, tension, between things, perspiration, violence, discomfort, gender binaries, and breathlessness.  

 

The space between the female body narrative and that of the male has become increasingly wider in general. In the wide “a-woke-ning” that has recently erupted the world over, we have begun to recalibrate, redefine and re-measure this state of “closeness”. The element of discomfort is at the fore of engagement on these subjects and casting a light on this very discomfort could be a way of addressing the barrier.  The project seeks to rupture the fabric of society in order to find space to breathe and speak about tension. Although the concept of closeness can be explored in a personal, more self-reflective mode, the artists will also bring us closer to the more nuanced, universal questions and are invited to present artworks that offer a critique of and proffer different views from the spaces they may necessarily occupy.  

 

Public Programs: *All programs are free and open to the public

Public Opening

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044

Thursday, 24 May 2018

18h00 – 21h00

 

Africa Day Art and Activism Panel Discussion

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044

Friday, 25 May 2018

18h00 – 20h00

 

Curator Walkabout, Seminar and Panel Discussion

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044

Saturday, 26 May 2018

11h00 – 14h00

 

First Thursday Jazz and Art

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044

Thursday, 7 June 2018

18h00 – 21h00

 

Youth Day Film Screening and Discussion

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044

Saturday, 16 June 2018

TBC

 

*Youth Workshop and Curator Masterclass with  Nyambura M. Waruingi

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044

Wed, 20 June 2018 and Fri, 22 June 2018

10h00 – 17h00

 

Finissage

Johannesburg Art Gallery | Cnr Klein & King George Streets, Joubert Park. Johannesburg 2044

Saturday, 23 June | 13h00 – 15h00

 

About !Kauru African Contemporary Art

!Kauru African Contemporary Art aims to promote conversations in Africa and internationally that change perceptions of the continent through contemporary art. It provides a platform for African contemporary artists and cultural practitioners to engage with a showcase of contemporary art from the continent. The project is focused on dialogue around social and economic cohesion, transformation and access within the creative sectors in South Africa but also across the continent to strengthen engagement and build sustained relationships with creatives in countries around the African continent. The project was initiated in 2012, by Tshepiso Mohlala. Over the past 6 years, !Kauru Contemporary African Art has exhibited over 120 artists from over 25 African countries and the diaspora.

 

About the Curators

Zingisa Nkosinkulu was born in Eastern Cape, South Africa, Nkosinkulu is a Visual/Graffiti Artist, PhD scholar in Art History at UNISA and a Decolonial Curator with a calling to use art and decoloniality as a mediator to transcend beyond our living conditions and colonial legacies. As the founder of Art Curate Afrika (ACA), with experience in Visual Art and Project Management since 2007, he has held three solo exhibitions of which he self-curated at the Grahamstown Arts Festival. Nkosinkulu’s mission is to use decolonial art and writing to bring new hope, share creative wisdom and encourage people to be artistic, educated and conscious individuals.

 

Nyambura M. Waruingi is a disruptive creator & producer; experimenting with storytelling across platforms. At the intersection of visual arts, design, and cinema, Nyambura produces encounters that re-imagine our realities: Found Footage (2017) and 27 (2017). Her co-curation with Violet Nantume, Indulgence (2018), re-examines notions of bodies, pleasures, genders, weaving them together with the idea that art-making IS knowledge-making. Nyambura’s career in film, television, and theatre has span over 15 years. And, her recent focus on trans-disciplinary projects is an evolution of her creative production practices, merging visual arts, design, and cinema. Be it Nairobi, Delhi, Kampala or Montreal, Nyambura is creating and producing disruptively.

 

Violet Nantume is an artist and curator based at UNDER GROUND Contemporary Art in Uganda and a Director at Kampala Art Auction. She recently co-curated Indulgence; A group show at Goethe Zentrum that opened on 5th April 2018, BEING HER(E) in Luanda, Zikunta: Gale of Human, a solo exhibition by Wasswa August Donald.  Nantume curated Eroticism and Intimacy I: Faces, Places and Paths Exhibition in Kampala and Eroticism and Intimacy II, at the 2016 FNB Joburg Art Fair. She chaired the curatorial committee Kampala Contemporary Art Festival 2014 after co facilitating Know Go Zone; a curatorial project at Bayimba International Festival 2013. Following her participation as a curator in the Global Crit Clinic and 3rd International Art program held in Accra Ghana. She co-curated A history of Ghana In the last five weeks. Nantume attended TRANSCuratorial Academy Berlin, 2017 and currently lives in Berlin and pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at HFBK Hamburg.

 

“With the introduction of our SA curator Zingisa Nkonsinkulu, !KAURU continues to stay true to its vision as a platform that embraces the dynamism and talent of our emerging creatives at multiple levels. We have had the privilege of contributing as a springboard for young curators and artists as they move to the next level to showcase their considerable talents nationally, continentally and globally”.

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About Exhibition Support

!Kauru African Contemporary Art Project is made possible through the generous support of the Department of Arts and Culture – International Relations with additional support from the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG). We wish to extend our deep appreciation to the Goodman Gallery Johannesburg and WHAT IF THE WORLD GALLERY Cape Town for their kind support and contribution to our project this year.  We are pleased to be partnering with JAG in 2018 under the new leadership of Chief Curator Khwezi Gule, in what we hope will evolve into a longer term relationship.

CLOSE exhibition will open on 24 May 2018 and will run until 24 June 2018 at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Cnr Klein & King George Street, Joubert Park. Johannesburg 2044. Free Admission: Mon – Sun: 09h00 – 17h00.

For more information and full schedule: www.kauru.co.za

Interviews and images available upon request.

For media enquiries: Project Coordinator – Ijeoma Uche-Okeke: ijeoma@kauru.co.za

Website: https://kauru.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KauruAfricanContemporaryArtProject

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaurucontemporaryart/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kauru_art
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ADULTING WITH A TWIST AT #HOUSEOFPLAY @FlyingFishSA

 

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Johannesburg – Flying Fish, South Africa’s premium flavoured beer is always on a mission to change the ordinary through unexpected and playful experiences. On the 12th May 2018 the brand turned up the play by adding some flavour to everyday  mundane household chores with their third and final edition of the exclusive #HouseOfPlay series hosted in the leafy suburbs of Illovo, Johannesburg.

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Flying Fish knows that adulting can be tedious especially on a Saturday when the last thing you want to do is all the housework. So to add some play to these chores the brand flipped all your average housework on its head at the most playful house party of all time. Washing dishes turned into a foam party, the tedious task of cleaning the pool became a showcase of playful pool girls and boys. Making the bed turned into a playful pillow fight and washing windows became an optical illusion of mirrors in one of the many entertaining rooms that guests could frequent in the #HouseOfPlay.

 

“Chores are out, play is in!” says Flying Fish Brand Manager, Maisha Mamabolo. He further explains, “The inception of the #HouseOfPlay came from our firm belief that life doesn’t have to be so serious. Flying Fish gives everyone permission to play; so from Cape Town to Durban and now Johannesburg we’re showing Mzansi that even chores can be playful. #HouseOfPlay is here to remind us to always add some play, even when we have household admin to do.”

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Flying Fish partnered with party hosts; SPHectecula & DJ Naves, Twins on Decks and DJ PH to brew out the boring and brew in the flavour by making chores exciting with Ayanda MVP as event MC. Local DJ Roger Goode kicked off the line-up with a flavoursome silent disco set showcasing that you can always brew out the boring by listening to your favourite playlist.

 

Adding to the afternoon line- up was DJ Switch who brought the heat, the very colourful & talented, Moonchild and best female rapper to hit the scene, Sho Madjozi who brought the house down, and not forgetting award winning rapper, Rouge. As Flying Fish continues breaking boundaries on the ordinary you can follow @FlyingFishSa and be a part of the PLAY movement.

 

 

#CASTLELITEUNLOCKS CHANCE THE RAPPER IN SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION

DSC_7440This year, Castle Lite Unlocked Chance the Rapper on the Biggest LED screen in Africa. At 67 meters wide and 9 meters high, the only screen that has come close in size was when Castle Lite Unlocked Kanye West back in 2012, and that was through projectors on giant screens. Castle Lite never disappoints when it comes to the production of its shows; doing the unexpected and pushing boundaries in unique ways.

 

Over 477 lighting fixtures made for a show-stopping lighting showcase, adding to an already dynamic production; with a lighting rig that exceeded every artist’s technical rider requirements. A combined equipment weight of over 32 tons was used to put the spectacular show together, making it one of the biggest indoor set ups ever built for a concert at the TicketPro Dome.

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“We had a vision to produce the biggest LED screen South Africa (and Africa) has ever seen at an event and we are excited to say that we did just that for this Castle Lite Unlocks Concert. We needed to ensure that the brand purpose comes to life in the overall production”. Said Warren le Grange, Creative Director. “This is the biggest LED screen concertgoers have ever seen in SA.” he added.

 

The Unlocks music experience told a specific story of trailblazing SA artists who are breaking the norms of hip hop in the music scene. The plan was to go beyond the ordinary and build a stage that will tell a strong visual story. Over 1000 of the highest quality LED panels, each one equivalent to the size of a desktop monitor, were used to enhance the artists overall production experience and ultimately bringing something never been seen before to fans.

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The creative design of the stage and execution, which took over six months to perfect and bring to life, saw US Grammy-award winning artist Chance the Rapper giving a memorable performance alongside SA’s ground-breaking artists’ Shane Eagle, Nadia Nakai and Frank Casino among others. All shutting down the most Extra Cold stage and sending fans on an exhilarating musical uproar that left them wanting more.