One Source Live is giant musical fest featuring an array ‘sons and daughters’ of the African-Diaspora, that celebrates the transformative power of African creativity spanning music, fashion, art and photography, et al.
The day-night jamboree packed with 20 artists goes down at 1 Eloff Precinct, downtown Jo’burg on March 24 2018, from morning until wee hours of the next day.
The line-up has a potpourri of South African and other African States from Chana-himself, to Bongo Maffin, Nigerian reggae-dancehall star Patoranking, Gqom pioneer and DJ Maphorisa.
Others include the likes of J Molley, Thando Nje, Una Ramz, Marley Bloo, Muzi and incredible mix-masters, DJ Rico, Gemini Major and DJ Jawz.
Sho Madjozi (given the ‘Rain Queen’ tag- obvious reference as she hails from Limpopo) will MC the fest. She will be joined by lyricist and artist Youngsta.
The OSL concept was derived in 2016 whose mantra goes ‘this is a revolution and creativity is our weapon’.
“This project defines what being a creative revolutionary means to me – the courage to unite in the face of all physical, cultural, and political boundaries and differences as Mama Africa’s offspring and make her shine, to make her proud, to make her smile.
This is a very important part of the African Renaissance. Africa’s creative awakening is ushering in a new era in World Entertainment and in the Global Arts Sector at large. As we unite, grow, and progress creatively, we influence the world and share the greatest and most effective inspiration the world has ever experienced. I’m proud to be an African leader in my own right and to be championing the advancement of African brilliance in our lifetime,” says Chana, Absolut ambassador and creative revolutionary, whose tag goes by ‘Dragon’.
Patrons will experience the African Renaissance touch in the form of a specially built market showcasing African creativity, The Market of Art, and a host of food trucks and chill- zones at Hangout Jozi and the Absolut Vodka Village.
Mzansis own Trevor Stuurman, Senegalese artist Fabrice Monteiro and world renowned Kenyan photographer, Osborne Macharia, will display their works, along other fellow South Africans.
Iris Le Berg, Global Marketing Manager -The Absolut Company says: “Absolut has a long history of supporting artists and standing up for the rights of “communities;” whether it will be LGBT or female power/rights. One Source Live underscores our belief that creatives are the real leaders that can rewrite and recreate the kind of change that modern Africa is poised to own.
We are bringing these creative revolutionaries together to highlight Africa as the creative engine of the world. One Source Live is a movement that promotes a proud and authentic African identity by reminding people that we all come from One Source.”
To buy a ticket go to:www.onesourcelive.com
Ticket prices range from R250 (early bird), R290 (General Access) and VIP table bookings will be available starting at R6000.