The 12th annual Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition will take place on the 10-12 September 2015 - Under the theme ‘From Kwela to Hop: the Great South Africa Song Book’. Ambassadors aND two pioneers – Legendary Lemmy ‘Special’ Mabaso and the legendary Emile YX - of the Cape Town hip-hop outfit Black Noise will be carrying this year’s Moshito theme.
Unpacking the theme to the media, Mr Sipho Sithole, said: “Moshito 2015 is an important milestone since its inception and the conference recognizes those important timelines that carved the cultural and music landscape of this country, we thought it befitting to recognize those musicians that defined the narrative of our music heritage. We are so excited about this year’s event where music meets business and business creates opportunities. Our partnership with Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival is another breakthrough as it also positions Moshito as a concert producer which will be realised through Moshito Music Festival in Newton on 12 September”.
The Opening concert will be on Wednesday, 9th September at SABC M1 studio, Maru Tarang feat. Indwe, Maya Kamaty, Tribute Birdie Mboweni and Judith Sephuma will echo sounds we know with the real essence of Africa. The next two days will see the conference from the 10 – 11th September where topics ranging from ‘The Kwaito, Hip hop Narrative’ to ‘Forget Print? Is the Future Digital?” are tackle by speakers who have different views and experiences of the music industry and the lifestyle it entails. It will end with the Moshito Music Festival in Newton on 12 September.
Leading singer-song writers and Afro-soul female artists such as Thandiswa Mazwai, Judith Sephuma, Simphiwe Dana, Unathi Nkayi-Msengana, as well as bubble gum pioneers, Mercy Pakela, just to mention a few are part of the line-up.
This year Moshito presents the following:
9 Sept: Opening Concert - SABC M1 Studios (Auckland Park)
10 Sept: Jazz Night at the Market Theatre (Newtown)
10 Sept: Moshito @ Ragga Nights hosted by African Storm (Newtown)
11 Sept: Concert in the City – Braamfontein (free Concert)
12 Sept: Moshito Music Festival: The Great South African Songbook (Newtown Park)