Party People is back – Get Amongst in 2008!
The crew at Represent are PROUD to be associated with consistently creative, musical, artistic and just plain crazy events like Party People who we believe have got the formula right. If you didn’t get to Party People in 2007, open your minds, put it in your diary and book a table for dinner and a blast at ROKA for Party People in 08. It’s a fantastic night out and each edition conjures up a memorable and standout performance representing the best of urban entertainment. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Welcome everybody, the Party People staff would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support from last year. Your support truly make the Party People event and brand grow…thus this year the focus is to go nationwide. The Cape Town leg has already kicked of on the 3rd Jan 2008 at Zula on Long Street and was a success and calls for more. Pretoria will see the 1st Party People event on the 5th March 2008 at Tings n’ Times, we’ll keep you informed on that one…oh! There’s also talks of Mozambique in Easter but will get to that one…this months Jhb’s feature is Bianca Williams
DJ Kenzhero presents Party People
Date: 26 Feb 2008
Bianca Williams is a young woman who has been in the hip hop/poetry scene for 8 years. She is an extraordinary poet, rapper and singer. Describing her art as her “inner guide to personal freedom”, she started writing when she was 12 years old – attending poetry and hip hop shows religiously. Having become an avid reader, she fell in love with words and discovered their power to shape all of existence. She believes that “the word is the strongest medium because not only does it speak to the mind, it also speaks to the soul.” She started performing as an emcee before she did as a poet, at
cyphers in Ghandi Square and at Le Club. She believes that hip hop served as an unlimited resourced in her life, constantly providing her with challenges and the strength to deal with her own reality. She then started rapping in different venues and became one of the first female emcees that the Jozi hip hop community paid attention to, often
being the only female alongside male emcees.
She is currently working on her own album which is due for release in June 2008 and is featured on other hip hop projects such as, the Abomrapper II and the Classix compliation albums, also due for release in 2008.
Some of Bianca’s most memorable performances:
• Bianca performed as a featured emcee alongside headliners such as Erykah Badu, Chante Moore and Kenny Lattimore in 2002 on their South African tour.
• She also performed at Yfm’s Birthday Party at Monsoon Lagoon in the same year.
• Bianca has also participated in the Kliptown Arts Festival in 2003.
• She has participated in various sessions held at the Horror Café,where all people with are part of the poetry community are given an opportunity to witness and participate in the experience.
• Bianca is also a well-renowned emcee performing at local hip hop shows such as Kasimental, Black Sunday, Slaghuis, 1808 and Splash Jam.
• Her first big poetry performance came in 2003 when she was one of the artists featured at the Urban Voices poetry festival in Johannesburg. She shared the stage with acts such as Lebo Mashile, Prof. Keorapetse Kgotsisile, Ursual Rucker and Black Ice.
• Bianca was asked to return the following year to the Urban Voices stage, performing alongside artists such as Mak Manaka, Kgafela oa Magogodi, Stacey-Ann Chin and Sarah Jones in 2004.
This young woman continues to shine as a performer and vows to continue living in word and rhythm!