Mixtape, in collaboration with Pink Couch and Yawazzi Fish, is hosting a multidisciplinary music art and performance extravaganza/party this Thursday night, June 10 at Albert Hall. With a unique blend of music, art and theatre, we have framed each of the band’s sets as performances, with sets, lighting, costume, amazing multimedia effects (and even shadow puppets!) forming an integral part of each show. The venue will also feature sculptural installations by up-and-coming young artists, as well as Mixtape’s mobile cinema, which will be parked outside and screening video pieces by some of South Africa’s top video artists.
As well as super-fun décor, you can also expect a photo booth, Jumping Castle and pancakes. And a lot of fun well into the early hours of the morning.
The line-up features some of the city’s favourite bands and DJs and is as follows:
Cover is R 30
7pm – late
206 Albert Road.
This party is a fundraising event to help get the Mixtape Public Arts Project to get to Grahsmtown Festival this year, with all of the acts generously playing for free.
Mixtape is a Public benefit Organisation which functions to facilitate discussion, collaboration and production amongst South African cultural producers from all of the diverse factions of the broader South African arts community. We are dedicated to visual art, performance, music and any form of cultural production that occurs outside of conventional gallery spaces, allowing for the increased accessibility of contemporary arts in South Africa and working towards building an arts-aware public while broadening the practice of the emergent and constantly developing South African artistic community.
Our key mandates are collaboration, multidisciplinarity and, most importantly, meaningful community engagement – where we break away from the traditionally patronising models of community arts projects towards a contemporary sharing of skills, resources and ideas.
The Mixtape Public Arts Project is Mixtape’s flagship project, which will ultimately take 10 – 15 artists, performers and musicians to stay and work at the 2010 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown where they will work toward furthering MixTape’s aims and objectives through a series of workshops and collaborative public projects. We are collaborating with two Section 21 Community Arts Organisations in Grahamstown, namely Sakhalunthu Cultural Group (which runs daily cultural workshops with school children from a tiny house in one of Grahamstown’s ‘locations’) and the Egazini Cultural Centre (which is housed in a transformed Apartheid Detention Centre and functions as an adult community arts, dance and drama workshop and retail space).
In Grahamstown Mixtape’s Public Arts Project will present visual and performance art in an array of media that transcend the traditional gallery space; work that is truly public, that happens everywhere and for all to see. As well as fostering pride, individuality, community and creative expression through the arts, Mixtape is dedicated to enabling a new generation of South African artists to engage in the public sphere, but also to creating a South African public that is aware of contemporary art, performance and music.
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This does look like an awesome party, especially with the likes of Toby 2 Shoes on the line up, that guy really does have some of the craziest, funkiest and wildest gypsy beats out there. After his set at Balkonlogy he firmly placed himself in my mind as one of Cape Town’s finest DJ’s. Seriously, go check this out!