Following from the announcement of Africa’s first Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Weekender, which features heavyweights Fat Freddy’s Drop (New Zealand), Patoranking (Nigeria), Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Christian Tiger School and more than 50 other artists, we are excited to confirm the full weekend’s schedule.
Now you can plan your own musical journey across the four days at seven iconic venues in Johannesburg. In addition to presenting artist performances across diverse genres, RBMA Weekender will also be hosting a number of Weekender satellite events to keep you engaged.
To warm up for the festival, a photography exhibition entitled ‘Nightscapes’ will be on public display at the Kalashnikovv Gallery in Braamfontein. The exhibition will take viewers on a journey across Johannesburg, as seen through the lens of photographer Elsa Bleda.
Forming a part of the Weekender by day programme is a public RBMA lecture in collaboration with Hello Ambassador with RBMA alumni Culoe De Song at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre.
“I’m very pleased and looking forward to the event. I’ve always had great experiences with the Red Bull Music Academy, so this should be great end to the Summer craze I’m going through right now in the north,” commented Culoe De Song.
The afro-techno DJ will take to the the RBMA couch to cover all topics music industry related. “Looking forward to sharing my life adventures on and off stage at the session. Good vibes only!” he concluded.
The last day of RBMA Weekender will be rounded off by a Link Up live Jam Session workshop aimed at exploring the art of ‘synchronised producing’ between two producers and their computers.
To ensure all Cape Town fans get to experience the sensational dub-reggae-soul-jazz-techno mash-up of Fat Freddy’s Drop, the New Zealand band will perform for one night only on the 2nd of September at Trafalgar Park, Woodstock. Tickets are now available and can be purchased here: http://win.gs/2aA7OGV
RBMA Weekender Concerts and Club Nights
Bassline Club – Thursday 1st September
African Storm Sound System
Admiral and Jahseed
And Club – Friday 2nd September
GForce & Craig Placid
Fabio & Grant VR
Kanan K7 & Dogstarr
Kitcheners – Friday 2nd September
Jazzuelle ft Lazarusman
Jumping Back Slash
Carfaxx – Friday 2nd September
Niskerone Vs Hyphen
Great Dane – Friday 2nd September
1 Fox – Saturday 3rd September
Kat La Kat
Christian Tiger School
Okzharp & Manthe Ribane
Fat Freddy’s Drop
Zone 6 – Sunday 4th September
Vinny Da Vinci
Culoe De Song
Red Bull Music Academy Weekender Satellite Events
25 August – 01 September:
What: Nightscapes Photography Exhibition
Where: Kalashnikovv Gallery, Braamfontein
The exhibition explores Johannesburg through the eyes of photographer Elsa Bleda
What: RBMA Lecture with Culoe De Song in collaboration with Hello Ambassador
Where: Sci Bono Discovery Center
When: 16:00 – 17:00
On the last day of Hello Ambassador Creative Festival, RBMA will host a lecture with RBMA alumni Culoe De Song to share knowledge on the industry
What: The Link Up
Where: Academy of Music Technology – 62 Goud Street, Downtown Studios, Johannesburg
When: 14:00 – 17:00
Hosted by RBMA Alumni of 2011, Ableton Certified Trainer and Academy of Music Technology founder, Emile Hoogenhout
To see the full RBMA Weekender lineup and schedule online visit: http://redbull.co.za/RBMAWeekenderJozi
Buy your tickets now
Both day and full weekend passes are available, ensuring you can create the RBMA Weekender experience that suits you.
Weekend passes: R500.
Thursday 1 September: R120
Friday 2 September: R120
Saturday 3 September: R400
Sunday 4 September: R120
Visit http://redbull.co.za/RBMAWeekenderJozi to buy your tickets and sign up for news and updates.
About Red Bull Music Academy
The 18th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place in Montreal in 2016, bringing together 70 carefully selected producers, vocalists, beatmakers, instrumentalists and DJs. The group is invited to attend intimate lecture sessions and collaborate on music in an expansive, custom-fitted complex of creative and studio spaces.
More than 1,500 musical luminaries have participated in past incarnations of the Red Bull Music Academy. Former lecturers include Giorgio Moroder, Chuck D, Steve Reich, Sly & Robbie, Bernie Worrell, Mark Ronson, M.I.A., Q-Tip, Hot Chip, MF Doom, Ryuichi Sakamoto, RZA, Stephen O’Malley, Gilberto Gil, and pioneering synth inventors Bob Moog, Tom Oberheim, Don Buchla, Roger Linn, and Dave Smith, amongst many others.
The Red Bull Music Academy is already an established institution in South Africa, having helped to foster the creative development of globally recognized artists like Black Coffee, Jullian Gomes and Culoe De Song. Plenty other Academy alumni have gone on to become true figureheads of their scenes, like electronic music innovator Flying Lotus; Hudson Mohawke, the Scottish producer behind the beats of Drake and Kanye West; Russian DJ, producer and label head Nina Kraviz; LA soul singer Aloe Blacc; Mexico’s Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade; and Katy B, who introduced the mainstream to the sounds of UK funky.
The Red Bull Music Academy has been pairing music legends and emerging beatsmiths since 1998 in cities such as Berlin, Cape Town, Melbourne, Barcelona, São Paulo, London, New York City and Tokyo. This unique combination of old-school knowledge and new school sounds is unrivalled for its creative exploration and achievement. Each yearly Academy edition leaves behind structures to encourage musical collaboration and creative exchange for years to come. Currently there are eleven fully equipped Red Bull Studios around the world.