Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2017 released a vast 10 day programme that will roll out at the Tshimologong Innovation Precinct in Braamfontein between the 6th and 16th of September 2017.
Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2017 presents Fak’ugesi Beats
7th - 16 Sept: Fak’ugesi Beats Lab, curated by Weheartbeat Venue: Tshimologong Precinct A lab driven by our new curatorial focus “Fak’ugesi Beats”, focusing on beat makers and videographers in collaboration from the UK, USA, France, Switzerland and South Africa. Read More: http://fakugesi.co.za/event/fakugesi-beats-lab-7-16-sept/
16th Sept, Saturday: FAK’UGESI BEATS BLOC PARTY
Venue: Tshimologong Precinct Time: 16:00 - 1:00 Tickets: R350 Early Bird Tickets via Quicket See the Festival outcomes come to light at this festival finale, which promises interactive arts and projections, alongside riveting lineup of both local and international powerhouses such as trap-jazz trailblazer Masego; Soulection founder Joe Kay; Stonesthrow beatmaker MNDSGN; European producers Melodiesinfonie and Evil Needle, Britain’s Hannah Faith and local luminaries Nonku Phiri and Petite Noir. Read More: http://fakugesi.co.za/event/fakugesi-beats-party-16-sept/
As part of the 2017 programme, the festival also revealed an exciting new curatorial partnership with WeHeartBeat titled FAK’UGESI BEATS which focused on the intersection of music production, performance and technology through workshops, panel talks and the festival’s finale event Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party on 16th September which boasts interactive arts and projections and a riveting lineup of both local and international powerhouses such as trap-jazz trailblazer Masego, Soulection founder Joe Kay, Stonesthrow beatmaker MNDSGN, European producers Melodiesinfonie and Evil Needle, Britain’s Hannah Faith and local luminaries Petite Noir, Nonku Phiri and Zaki Ibrahim.
Founded by partners-in-rhyme Dominique Soma and Sims Phakisi, Weheartbeat has a penchant for selecting only the best in collaborators who emulate their love for, and investment in, the digital age of music. From the analog ones and twos of vinyl culture to the ever-burgeoning 0s and 1s of binary beatmaking, Weheartbeat has pioneered a new way of appreciating Africa’s own in the creative sphere with their many collaborative endeavours, shows, concept store and fan-first style of promotion.
As the festival finale, the Fak’ugesi Beats Block Party is the culmination of several working parts of the overall 10-day programme and is guaranteed to deliver an extraordinary audiovisual experience.
Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2017