Zakes Bantwini (Ghetto King), Unicef Ambassador, producer, performer, songwriter and representative of the Africa Rising Music Conference (ARMC) embarked on the first of its kind grassroots engagement session to unearth latent musical talent in marginalized communities across the country that started in Hammanskraal on 17 February 2020.
In partnership with NGO Khulisa Social Solutions, the community of Hammanskraal was identified to kick start phase 1 of a national roadshow with the ultimate goal to capacitate talented artists from the streets to the studio and to the global stage. The event in Hammanskraal was attended by 40 young aspiring musicians.
This program is powered by Paradise Sound System a division of Paradise Distribution Germany as a lead up to the ARMC which takes place 26 and 27th May 2020.
Lesley Ann Van Selm of Khulisa Social Solutions said through Zakes own personal story and global success the roadshow aims to inspire and inform the attendees.
“In addition, Paradise Sound System will be delving further to identify authentic local talent that will be nurtured to explore further opportunities for local artists to be integrated into their global program.
Khulisa Social Solutions, which is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year, has worked with millions of marginalized and excluded South Africans creating sustainable opportunities for social and economic inclusion.