Nkosinathi Maphumulo famously celebrated as Black Coffee’s within the showbiz industry debuted Africa Rising in 2011 at Moses Mabhida Stadium (Dbn) live recording, and it was well attended and still continous to receive rave reviews both locally and internationally.
The project is part of his Black Coffee Foundation which seeks to help budding musicians, amongst others!
“It has been almost three years since Soweto helped me with my attempt to set the record for the world’s longest DJ set while launching the DJ Black Coffee Foundation, so I am very excited to return with another positive initiative in
Soweto, this time to celebrate the hard earned freedom of our country with a very special performance, accompanied by some of my favorite artists on a world class stage,” says Black Coffee who is the show creator and executive producer.
It will feature a classical orchestra conducted by Brendan Jury along with live show consisting of original Soulistic Music compositions from his albums Black Coffee, Have Another One, Homebrew and newer songs debuted at the vocalists including Zano, Soulstar, Thiwe, Bucie, Tumelo, Toshi, Alexander James, Marissa Guzman, a special appearance by Black Moses of the Soul Brothers, Nathan Adams from Tribe(London) and the addition of material from Black Coffee’s original group, Shana, consisting of long-standing collaborators Demor and Shota.
His products Culoe de Song, DJ Strat3gy, Sai & Ribatone and DJ Kabila also form part of the celebations.
Africa Rising is a joint venture between Soulistic Music and Don’t Look Down Convergence Agency.
General access pre-sale tickets are available via Computicket for R150 per person. General access tickets will be available on the day for R200 per person
VIP access (golden circle and private bar) pre-sale tickets are available (via Computicket only) for R300 per person.
Gates open at 2PM. No under 18.
NB. Freedom Square is where the Freedom Charter, a cornerstone of the nation’s constitution, was adopted in Soweto in 1955.