Bridges for Music: Luciano in Soweto and Langa

Bridges For Music does it again. After Skrillex and Richie Hawtin, the electronic music outreach group has internationally acclaimed DJ, producer and label boss Luciano (Cadenza, Ibiza Vagabundos) doing workshops and gigs in Soweto (26 March) and Langa (27 March).
Luciano South African Township Tour
This article was submitted to Evan Milton as PR by Bridges For Music and has been edited for style and hyperbole.
Bridges for Music - South Africa
  • Luciano in South Africa: Free shows and workshops
Directly from Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Luciano arrives in South Africa for two exclusive shows in conjunction with the Bridges For Music initiative. Through insisting on only doing these shows in the townships and committing his time for free, he is reaffirming the concept of bridging the gaps between scenes.  Before the shows, he will be joined by heavyweights Vinny da Vincy (in Langa) and Oskido (in Soweto) for free workshops where they will discuss music, technology and life. The shows will start straight after the workshops at the same venue, with special performances alongside Luciano by:
  • Black Coffee
  • Kid Fonque
  • Oskido
  • Thibo Thazz
  • Floyd Lavine
  • Diggin4dodge
  • and more.
These workshops aim to become a cultural exchange between a top artist from overseas, and the key players of the South African music scene.
Red Bull Studios and Olmeca Tequila as key players of the South African music scene, are proud to be partners of this tour whilst sharing the ethos of using music as a tool to bridge gaps and empowerment.
As founder of iconic label Cadenza and now the legendary Vagabundos events in Ibiza, Luciano represents an amazing combination of the single-minded artist completely devoted to music, and a performer whose charisma is an intrinsic part of his global appeal.
  • Ready D
Ready D - Local DJ
South African legend Ready D, from Mitchell’s Plain, will be joining the line-up in Cape Town for a talk and a demo before Luciano and Vinny take the stage. Apart from enjoying superstar status with a cult following all over South Africa and producing music for various groups and TV shows, Ready D has won the SA DMC Championship four times and has also won the DJ Of The Decade Award. Various publications have rated him amongst the top thirty hip hop DJ’s in the world.
Other acts to be included as part of the Cape Town line-up are Sir Vincent, Diloxclusiv and DJ Fosta, representing Khayelithsa, Gugulethu and Langa, offering the possibility to young local artists to showcase their talent.
  • Bridges for Music
After the great success of its previous workshops with Richie Hawtin and SkrillexBridges For Music continues with its series of social events – making music and world class artists a tool to bring people from different communities together and inspire the new generation of South African artists. Despite his busy agenda, Luciano didn’t want to loose this opportunity of contributing to the South African music scene, sharing his knowledge and supporting the township scene where he knows music has become a driving force for development. For this event, Bridges For Music is once again being assisted by Dontlookdown and Sshadowworkss.
  • Hear Luciano
Hear Luciano live in Ibiza at his Cadenza Vagabundos night (back in the 2010 Pacha days): http://j.mp/104MIjO
Connect with Cadenza Vagabundos here: http://j.mp/YvR0Q1
  • Workshops
This event has no profit interest. All artists have committed to play for free and all benefits will be used by Bridges For Music to support and develop the music schools in the area.
This article was submitted to Evan Milton as PR by Bridges For Music and has been edited for style and hyperbole.
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