Johannesburg, 21 February 2018: The legendary kwaito group, Bongo Maffin has joined the African Creative Revolution. Led by incredible singer-song writer, Thandiswa Mazwai, the group will make their historic reunion after 12-years apart at One Source Live (OSL) on Saturday 24 March 2018.
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.
Gqom music pioneer, DJ Maphorisa and the chart topping Nigerian reggae-dancehall star, Patoranking have also answered the call of the movement led by Absolut ambassador and award winning rap star Khuli Chana who will host the main stage at OSL.
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.
Mixing it up in the precinct too, leading African Creative revolutionaries and superheroes, South African stylist, and multimedia visual artist Trevor Stuurman, Belgium-born, Senegalese artist, Fabrice Monteiro along with renowned Kenyan photographer, Osborne Macharia will be taking art lovers on a journey into their creative vision of new African futures with their interdisciplinary work.
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 others livening-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.
To buy your tickets go to: www.onesourcelive.com. Ticket prices are R250 (early bird), R290 (General Access) and VIP table bookings will be available starting at R6000.
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The Absolut Company has the worldwide responsibility for the production, innovation and strategic marketing of Absolut Vodka, the world’s fifth largest spirits brand. Every bottle of Absolut Vodka comes from one source, Åhus in southern Sweden. This ensures that the vodka is produced with a climate neutral process that is environmentally sustainable. Absolut is a leading brand that support progressive course by communities like LGBT rights, and celebrates African creativity by enabling ground breaking collaborations among Africa’s new breed of creative revolutionaries. The Absolut Company is a part of Pernod Ricard, which holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector. Pernod Ricard is proud to announce that Absolut is a carbon neutral production.
About One Source Live
One Source Live is an event that celebrates African Creativity by bringing together a list of African artists, musicians, fashion designers and photographers to collaborate. Led by Absolut Ambassador and Creative revolutionary Khuli Chana, these artists are coming together to tell a new, uplifting, and positive story about Africa as the creative engine of the world. One source Live is inspired by ABSOLUT Vodka’s one source philosophy. Unlike most other vodkas, Absolut is entirely produced from one source in Ahus, Sweden. Hence, OSL aims to remined people that we all come from one source, Africa; the one source of humanity and the source of creativity.