Bongo Maffin, DJ Maphorisa & Patoranking join the African Creative Revolution
Twelve years after their last album – New Construction hit the shelves, the Bongo Maffin reunion is finally happening!
The iconic South African kwaito group will be performing for the first after a decade at the One Source Live shindig. Also joining the hot lineup is DJ Maphorisa and Patoranking on Saturday, March 24th 2018.
The reunion stage appearance comes just days after Oskido (founder of Kalawa Jazmee records, Bongo Maffin’s home since their inception) confirmed that the group is working on a brand new album, tipped for release later this year.
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Chatting to TshisaLive about the upcoming album, Oskido shot down persistent rumours of an ongoing feud between group members Thandiswa Mazwai, Stoane Seate, Speedy and Jahseed. “They were just taking a break” he said. Adding”… and they are back together now.
“There is no bad blood and no tension in the group. We just decided that now was the right time to get them back together and record a project. Many groups take a break, it is normal, but we are just grateful that they have come back together again.”
One Source Live
One Source Live is an all-day festival celebrating the transformative power of African creativity spanning music, fashion, art and photography. Happening over two parts, with a day time and a night programme, the multi-level event will take over the 1 Eloff Precint downtown Jo’burg bringing together leaders of a new breed of Creative Revolutionaries changing the way the world sees Africa.
The Khuli Chana hosted shindig will be featuring Gqom hitmaker and insanely talented music producer DJ Maphorisa, who boasts production credits on Drake’s chart-topping One Dance smash hit. Nigerian dancehall and afrobeat artist Patoranking, who last performed in South Africa in 2017 as part of the Redbull Culture Clash showdown, will be representing the finest of West African flavour at the event.
Sho Madjozi joins Khuli in curating her own stage on the Rooftop pulling in hip-hop rising star, Youngsta, and a list of the freshest rappers and vocalists working in Africa today.
It’s A Full Creative Experience
Further to the musical acts, the event also features African Creative revolutionaries and influences. Amongst them is African stylist and multimedia visual artist Trevor Stuurman, Belgium-born, Senegalese artist, Fabrice Monteiro along with renowned Kenyan photographer, Osborne Macharia.
The Absolut One Source Live experience will also include the work of rising graffiti artists; young creatives and crafters, food stalls and bars with great music by DJ Jawz and otherslivening-up the space.
Amidst all the great collaborative creative performances on offer at OSL, art lovers will be able to enjoy great food and craft wears from a pop-up market that will be installed at the event.