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FRICA is in the midst of a cre­ative revo­lu­tion. A new breed of artists, mu­si­cians, and fash­ion de­sign­ers are chang­ing how the world sees and thinks about Africa and its peo­ple. And to cel­e­brate this new dawn of cre­ativ­ity, Joburg is get­ting a fes­ti­val.

One Source Live is a day­long fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing the trans­for­ma­tive power of African cre­ativ­ity span­ning mu­sic, fash­ion, art and pho­tog­ra­phy.

Hap­pen­ing in two parts, with a day and a night pro­gramme, the multi-level event will take place at the 1 Eloff Precinct in down­town Joburg bring­ing to­gether lead­ers of a new breed of cre­ative rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies chang­ing the way the world sees Africa.

The fes­ti­val will see leg­endary kwaito group Bongo Maf­fin, led by award-win­ning singer and song­writer Than­diswa Mazwai, take to the stage in what will be a his­toric reunion af­ter 12 years apart.

Iris LeBerg, global mar­ket­ing man­ager at The Ab­so­lut Com­pany, who is putting the fes­ti­val to­gether, said that the idea came about from want­ing to create a plat­form for lo­cal artists.

“We want to pro­vide a plat­form for this amaz­ing work to be shown and en­joyed by ev­ery­one that likes to be part of this multi-level event,” she said.

“Art is in Ab­so­lut’s DNA. In 1986, Andy Warhol be­came en­am­oured by the Swedish brand’s apothe­cary-in­spired bot­tle, declar­ing: ‘I love the de­sign. I want to do some­thing with it.’

“And so be­gan a re­la­tion­ship that snow­balled into 600 more col­lab­o­ra­tions with artists.

“How­ever, we felt that African artists are un­der-rep­re­sented in the global con­text, hence we wanted to pro­vide a plat­form for

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