AXE Aplifies Big Sean Concert!
Nov04

AXE Aplifies Big Sean Concert!

Delivering on its promise to host powerful music events for fans through its AXEcess.com platform, Axe is expanding Big Sean Live in SA into a bigger and better event for all urban, hip-hop and electronic music fans in South Africa. Now called AXECESS JOZI, the mega-festival is guaranteed to deliver one of 2014’s best music events and will see international urban megastar Big Sean take to the stage alongside South Africa’s best talent. Still to be held on 1 February 2014, the festival will be expanded into a day/night festival and moved to Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg, which will better accommodate the bolstered line-up and, importantly, open up AXECESS JOZI to even more fans. After the amazing response that the announcement of Big Sean coming to South Africa received, loyal fans of the Axe brand will bare witness to the biggest urban music festival in the country. Chart-topping and award-winning artist, AKA, who is also hosting this year’s prestigious Channel O Awards, featuring Da Les, Pro, Ma E and Maggz will be on the bill bringing you the best of local hip-hop. The star-studded line-up will also feature Khuli Chana as he graces us with his presence at the annual event along with the mighty Teargas who will bring their unique and tremendous sound to the mega-festival. DreamTeam will get the crowd amped up for a day of the best music while Reason,the hip-hop prodigy of South Africa, will wow the audience with his insane skills behind the microphone.  All these formidable acts will get everyone up on their feet as they prepare to party hard to Big Sean. A tremendous feat for Axe, it is guaranteed to be a phenomenal gathering of urban music fans from across South Africa to witness the spectacle that will be AXECESS JOZI. Axe is building AXCESS JOZI into a highly anticipated and monumental annual event that will become a staple on the South African urban music calendar. Fans should log on and sign up to AXEcess.com to get ‘AXEcess’ to festival experiences not available anywhere else, Big Sean’s latest single ‘Beware’ ft. Lil’ Wayne & Jhene Aiko from his new album ‘Hall of Fame’ can be heard on radio airwaves around the country. Top stations such as 5FM, YFM, Good Hope FM to name a few are spreading the sound of one of the most played tracks on radio in South Africa at the moment. Follow Axe’s Facebook and Twitter pages closely for announcements on tickets and awesome giveaways and prizes to be won. #AXECESSJozi Tickets are on sale for General – R350, Golden Circle – R550 at Computicket. http://online.computicket.com/web/event/axe_presents_big_sean/765261160 www.computicket.com 086 915 8000 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/axesouthafrica Official Website: http://www.axecess.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/axe_sa...

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WE ARE ONE colour festival to announce Summer dates soon.
Aug12

WE ARE ONE colour festival to announce Summer dates soon.

The folks at Seed Experiences want to set the record straight regarding the many pop-ups of the colour festivals. WE ARE ONE is brought to you by Seed Experiences, and if you have colour, read more after the jump. In March and April this year tens of thousands of colour-crazy revellers covered Cape Town and Johannesburg in a kaleidoscope of green, orange, pink, yellow and blue at the original WE ARE ONE Colour Festivals. When it launched, WE ARE ONE was the first electronic dance music (EDM) event based on a colour powder festival concept to launch in South Africa. As the first festival of its kind in the country, WE ARE ONE attracted sell-out crowds in Cape Town and Johannesburg. It also set in motion a “colour festival phenomenon” that has seen several ‘copycat’ versions of the original WE ARE ONE colour festival crop up in cities around the country as promoters jump on the colour powder bandwagon after seeing the success WE ARE ONE generated. The public has taken notice of this as questions are asked online and in social media about why there are so many different colour festivals that seem so similar. As the company responsible for putting on WE ARE ONE, award-winning Seed Experiences wants to set the record straight. “We don’t claim to be the first colour festival ever and the concept of a non-religious colour festival is no longer new and many are held around the world. But to be sure WE ARE ONE is South Africa’s First Colour Festival of its kind and, as Seed Experiences, we remain committed to throwing successful colour festivals that are about music and people having a great time in the spirit of togetherness,” says Brian Little, Managing Director of Seed Experiences. Despite other versions of the first WE ARE ONE Colour Festival popping up, Seed Experiences is confident that both existing fans and new colour-party revellers will support the country’s first EDM colour festival. “Like all of Seed Experiences events WE ARE ONE set the standards in South Africa. People who attend WE ARE ONE know they are part of the first festival in the country and they know they can expect a world-class event, the best line-up, and an overall amazing experience. This is clear from our sell-out events in March and April,” adds Brian. Seed Experiences will be announcing the new venues and dates for the summer WE ARE ONE Colour Festivals very soon. The official announcements will be made on the Facebook pages and to media in the coming days. If it doesn’t say WE ARE ONE, it’s not South Africa’s First Colour Festival music and party event! Find WE ARE...

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May Johannesburg Bless You series.
May31

May Johannesburg Bless You series.

Initiatives become real when they real. This is the case with “May Johannesburg Bless You series”, its bold and real with change deep rooted in its inception. There’s no other way to explore the inniqualities that exist whithin our sphere’s like exploring this images provided below. Read and admire, become a blessing to Johannesburg. Every year in May young creatives take the streets of Johannesburg in a way that has never been done before yet familiar to every one of us Joburgers. The team brings forward vivid images of the lives of Joburgers. The photo series unashamedly idolizes the city and elevates it to deity status by suggesting that each and every one of us recites an unconscious prayer to this concrete God everyday. The everyday scenes of vagabonds in South Africa’s traffic intersections inspired this mirroring photo shoot. The idea twisted and exchanged roles removing the hobo and replacing it with you! The “normal”  citizen who is supposedly contends with “less” problems because you have a home to sleep in every night, probably a car and three meals a day. The series then asked is it really the case? Do “normal” and “comfortable” citizenz living without problems, and if they do are they less “tragic” or worthy of donations monetary or otherwise from strangers? Within the 20 seconds you spend at a traffic light, a homeless person wielding a piece of cardboard laden with carefully planned writing regardless of the shattered grammar can tell you his whole life story and have you retched with guilt for driving that car or even having clothes with no holes in them. The stories they write always have a secret weapon or a trump card. The words “May God Bless You” are as good to a homeless person as a bank guaranteed check. Is there a better guarantee/tool than an all-powerful entity responsible for your existence? But who is there to help you with your supposedly “easy” problems? Who is there to help an accountant who is ravaged by debt yet lives in a mansion and drives a posh car? Who is there to help him with change? Is there help for a self-confessed gluttonous and greedy B.E.E. struggle hero who religiously prays for another tender after several already won and squandered? How about a white male UCT grad that cannot start a business because he has a low B.E.E rating in a land of native Africans? The series supposes that in all our differences each and every one of us has a prayer to be fulfilled. A prayer for a successful day in Joburg. The images drive forward that we are...

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Kgafela oa Magogodi le Marabele @ Afrikan Freedom Station.
Apr19

Kgafela oa Magogodi le Marabele @ Afrikan Freedom Station.

A lover of poetry you say, then do not miss this opportunity to see  legendary spoken word performer Kgafela oa Magogodi. With a tagline like “In words we trust”, you can be assured the content of his work will keep you wanting more. Don’t hesitate to contact KG on this numbers for more details: 071 562 1858....

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The Bag Factory and APS to launch a catalogue of 20 prints from fine artists
Jun01

The Bag Factory and APS to launch a catalogue of 20 prints from fine artists

TWENTY FINE YEARSThe Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts and Culture is supporting a joint project between Gauteng’s two leading visual arts nonprofit organizations, namely The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios and The Artist Proof Studio. The Bag Factory offers artists the opportunity to pioneer unmapped territories and test their limits in the spirit of exchange and global connectedness by focusing on a programme that stands for inclusion and diversity. Artist Proof Studio (APS) is an art education centre that specialises in quality printmaking through a variety of diverse partnerships. By providing state of the art equipment and materials they facilitate print collaborations between trained print technicians and professional artists. ‘Twenty’ is the number that rings loudly throughout this project. Both the Bag Factory and APS are celebrating their 20th anniversary of operation this year. To mark this they are producing a catalogue of 20 prints by a selection from the numerous fine artists who have been involved with their projects over the period. Twenty artists have agreed to participate in this project by creating a print each for the portfolio. Artists such as David Koloane, Patrick Mautloa, Colbert Mashile, Helen Sebidi, Richard Penn, Velile Soha, Senzo Shabangu, Senzeni Maraselle, Dumisani Mabaso , Charles Nkosi, Vincent Baloyi, Gorodn Gabashane, Kim Berman, Jacob Molefe, Pontso Sikhosana, Philemon Hlungwane, Motsamai Thabane, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Nelson Makamo and Paul Molete will be featured in the portfolio. The Bag Factory and Artist Proof Studio will be presenting the results of this project at the Art Fair in September this year where orders for the portfolios will be taken. Bag Factory Artists’ Studios Facebook Fanpage 10 Mahlatini Street, Fordsburg, Johannesburg,...

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