With more than eight years of setting musical trends and constantly raising the bar, this year’s Moshito continues where the highly successful 2011 instalment left off by showcasing only the best live entertainers.
Headlining the Moshito Africa Unites Concert is multi-talented Jabulani Tsambo, better known to his scores of fans as the winner of the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards for the Best Video (Mpitse), Hip Hop Pantsula. With seven critically-acclaimed albums that have revolutionised the local rap industry, HHP’s live performances never fail to be anything but spectacular and Moshito 2012 will be no exception.
Moshito’s heavyweight offering will be bolstered by the prolific Congolese stage performer Freddy Masamba, who has is in charge of setting a high standard for those who will grace the stage after him. Masamba boasts several notable world tours that saw him collaborate with the likes of Zap Mama, Bilal, Mos Def and The Roots, creative encounters that will be expressed as part of Moshito. The conference’s opening day of performances will be rounded off by skilled Ugandan guitarist and two-time nominee for the Pearl of Africa Music Awards, nominee for Kenya’s Kisima Awards and lyrical master, Maurice Kirya.
The enchanting sounds of Trance Untes, the Zimbabwean outfit Makoomba – who have toured European countries like Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Holland and Italy – and South Africa’s The Brother Moves On will ensure that all musical tastes are more than catered for.
The public and music enthusiasts in attendance will also be treated to a memorable performance by world-class groups and musicians that continue to pioneer new sounds and break barriers with their uncompromising styles and methods of delivery.
Among these is Futhi, Wanda, Matsatsing, Prinston, Nathalie Natiembé, ellinzicht/Cappuccino, Jazz Expressions and the Mzansi Jazz Band.
The impressive day two and three live showcase programme will see Moshito kick into a higher gear as Erna Chimu, Bouba Kirikou and the talents of Iza bless Johannesburg stages with some of the most unforgettable performances ever to be witnessed.
Once again, Moshito’s live showcase programme will turn Newtown’s bustling venues that include Bassline, Niki’s, Shikisha and Sophiatown into cultural hotspots as the most influential music conference and market takes over the city gold.
The appointment of seasonal music manager in the form of Thobela Dlamini as director of Moshito, would further enhance the brand and its core objective which is to aid budding musicians, etc…
Dlamini used to be artist manager for one of the country’s top label Afrotainment.
To be part of this year’s world-class Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition, secure a place by making a booking at the Moshito offices located on 10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.
Further information and comprehensive list of pioneering artists that will be on show, log on to www.moshito.co.za or by calling Sina on 011-838-9145.
Costs for Moshito:
- 3 Day pass for members of Moshito Members – R250 (NORM, CASA, AIRCO, SAMPA, SAMRO, CWUSA & MMFSA)
- 3 Day Pass = R 400(Closing date 4 September 2012)
- 3 Day Pass = R600 (at the door)
- Daily Pass = R250
- Students = 50% Discount
- Group Prince (10 People) – 10% discount