Iconic Bassline venue set to close

Popular concert venue Bassline in Newtown will close down at the end of this month. After an eventful 22 years as one of the most popular and iconic concert and festival venues, Bassline will be closing at the end of December as the company starts a new direction and strategy.

“The business will carry on and will be going into artist management, festivals, and technical production, it’s basically following the trends that are happening around the world,” Brad Holmes, Bassline founder shared.

“We now manage Bucie Nqwiliso, and we’ve still got all of our gear, so we’ll be putting out for rental…
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Iconic Bassline venue set to close

Africa Day Concert 2016

Songhoy Blues

Songhoy Blues will perform at the Africa Day Concert. Image courtesy Songhoy Blues

It’s almost Africa Day (25 May) and that means it’s nearly time for the Africa Day Concert, which takes place in Newtown on 28 May. The focus of Africa Day* is to celebrate diversity through unity and what better way to express this sentiment than with music from across the continent.

Highlights include Oliver Mtukudzi from Zimbabwe, Songhoy Blues (a desert  punk/blues band from Mali) and Vaudou Game (a retro-inspired groove-based funk band from Togo). Up-and-coming…
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Graffiti-Hunting in Downtown Joburg

Johannesburg, South Africa’s most vibrant creative hub, boasts a multitude of art museums and galleries. But it’s no longer necessary to visit a gallery if you want to see great Jozi art. Graffiti – everything from tiny tags to wall-sized murals – has invaded Joburg’s streets over the past several years, spouting up the sides of buildings, alleys and hidden highway pillars.

A boy poses in front of a graffiti wall in Newtown during a graffiti tour with Past Experiences. A boy poses in front of a graffiti wall in…
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