Film Screening: Future Sound of Mzansi

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20 years into it's democracy, Future Sounds of Mzansi, is a documentary which aims to explore, express, and interrogate South Africa's cultural landscape. A chief vehicle of this exploration is electronic music, a staple of South African popular culture. The film is directed in a collaboration with Nthato Mokgata and Lebo Rasethaba of Egg Films, and produced by Black Major.

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The film will be screened as part of an Open Air Event organised by RISE in cooperation with SAGE Beach, see here, as part of Nomadenkino. Entrance is free, but donations are explicitely welcome, the proceeds go to AfricAvenir's educational projects.

"Future Sound of Mzansi" features an exciting range of emerging electronic music artists from various South African cities including Aero Manyelo; Black Coffee; Christian Tiger School; Felix Laband; John Wizards; Krushed & Sorted; Machepies; Markus Wormstorm; Mix & Blend; DJ Mujava; Naked Boys; Nozinja; Okmalumkoolkat; Panyaza; Rude Boyz; Sibot; DJ Spoko; Zaki Ibrahim and many more.

"We traveled around South Africa to explore our rich electronic music scene. For years there's been a strong movement of producers, instrumentalists, vocalists and most importantly, party goers, giving themselves to new ideas of African electronic music. “ says Nthato

Lebo goes on to say, “We have seen a couple of generations unafraid to be proudly South African, proudly party rocking, proudly futuristic, international stake raisers, and hell raisers. The future looks awesome, blindingly beautiful and bursting at the seams with youth energy and talent”.

Still a country steeped in poverty, crime, and injustice, South Africans party like their lives depend on it. From the sounds of deep house to glitch hop, kwaito-house, township tech, sghubu sapitori; durban qhum, daintly melodic electronica to dubstep; super fast khawuleza and shangaan electro. The groove is thick and infectious. And they give themselves to it.

Our mission was simple, to meet up with some of our heroes, colleagues, competition, and co-conspirators... an ever potent gang of electronic music pioneers sculpting The Future Sound of Mzansi.

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