A unique journey of music, culture and mixability is exactly what local music fans can experience with this year’s Hennessy Artistry. Hennessy Cognac is bringing together no less than six of South Africa’s most exciting musical talents in a finale Halo concert which epitomises the ‘Art of Blending’ to create a collaboration which has never been seen before.
This year’s collaborating artists; Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, Flash Republic, Zonke, Crazy White Boy, Slikour and Zakes Bantwini will perform at the prestigious Halo concert to be held at The Venue in the exclusive Melrose Arch precinct in Johannesburg on the 17th of September. The 2011 Hennessy Artistry collaboration track has been produced by internationally acclaimed producers, The Layabouts , and will see an original version and a remixed track released.
Following a tour of six build-up events across South Africa, the finale Halo concert promises fans far more than just six performances. Together, the artists will perform the 2011 collaboration track, along with impromptu collaborations with other surprise South African musicians and MC’ed by the talented ProVerb.
I feel this is going to be a good year… no… a great year for South African music. Already on high rotation is the song Afrikaans, which you can watch above. It’s a collaboration between the Flash Republic and Foto Na Dans and together they make the Dans Republic.
Love Love Love Joburg Day… It’s a brilliant day in the sun, filled with loads of talent and it’s heaps of fun. The show is presented by regional station, 94.7 Highveld Stereo. Details:
1. 17 October 2009.
2. R200 per adult, including Computicket charges (13 years and older)
R70 for kids under 12 years old, including Computicket charges
3. Riversands Farm, Fourways Johannesburg. Nice venue. The Coca Cola Zero Festival was there this year, so it’ll be cool.
The line-up is as follows:
* Flash Republic
* Prime Circle
* Zebra & Giraffe
* Dr. Victor and the Rasta Rebels
* Jason Hartman (Idols 2009 co-winner)
* Sasha-Lee Davids (Idols 2009 co-winner)
* Jody Williams (Idols 2008 winner)
* Johnny Clegg
* Danny K
* Jesse Clegg
One of my favourite musical acts to watch live, it’s the Flash Republic with their new hit Star. Love it, love them. Hey listen peops, if you’re in London town, they’re here this weekend. First at Scala this weekend sat the 25th July. It’s an SA Reunion party, which will also feature the likes of Lady Lea, Derek The Bandit and more. The Flashies then move on to Ministry of Sound on the 1st of august, before heading off to Ireland on the 5th and 8th. Venue to be announced soon. Go check them out, support local South African musicians doing their thing abroad.