Luciano Township tour in South Africa Video release
The story: Back in March 2013, internationally renowned DJ & Producer Luciano, landed in South Africa with Bridges For Music for a series of workshops and events in the townships of Soweto (Johannesburg) and Langa (Cape Town). This video is an account of that visit, which aimed to bring people from different communities together through music and also to bring exposure to these underprivileged areas that have one of the most vibrant house scenes on the planet.
Committing his time for free and refusing to play in the usual commercial environments, Luciano is anther one of the Bridges For Music ambassadors, who believes in the power of music in breaking down socio-economic boundaries and inspiring the youth.
He was joined by local heavyweights Vinny da Vincy, Ryan Murgatroyd and Ready D who all participated in free workshops where they discussed music, technology and life. Following this, he played at the same venue for free, with special performances from Black Coffee, Kid Fonque, Thibo Thazz, Floyd Lavine, Diggin4dodge, Dilloxclusiv, Sir Vincent and Dj Fosta.
About Bridges For Music
Bridges For Music is an international non-profit organisation supporting responsible development of electronic music in emerging areas, with a focused on promoting social cohesion by using music as a tool for empowerment. Founded in South Africa in February 2013 the project has gained support from global industry leaders and figureheads.
Driven by an explosion of electronic music culture in South Africa, their inaugural series of events saw the likes of Richie Hawtin, Skrillex, Luciano and Black Coffee participate in series of free music events across disadvantaged townships in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Bringing together people from all backgrounds with an aim is to bridge the gap between fractured communities by inspiring them to the power of music and how to harness its opportunities.
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