That’s right, I’m doing my first house party with 3 of my contemporaries tonight at my aunt’s house.
One, Rozanne (my filmographer) needs some live footage for the doccie she’s doing on me and we both figured a more intimate setting will work perfectly (the footage so far is off the hazzle-basil!). It will be great to capture footage of some of my contemporaries and since they all share their own fruit so well, they are all fruit vendors in their own right. Thus in keeping with the theme of the film.
House gigs nowadays form part of the larger macro environment of the music “industry”, in that the lines are now beginning to be ever blurred between music listener/appreciator and artist. The divide between the two is seemingly a thing of the past, and is a relationship we should all want to foster respectively – because these relationships create career longevity among many other pluses. So we are hoping to create some dialogue with the audience as well, which will be facilitated.
A bit more about the artists:
In 2012 she released her first single, “Eyes For You” under MusicWideAwake, a hip-hop concentrated record label that she co-founded in 2010 and left in 2013 to further her career as a solo alternative pop artist. Ever since which she has been working tirelessly under the mentorship of fellow South African Artists, female pop duo, The Arrows and Mario Ogle, also happens to be her cousin. In 2013 she released two radio pop singles, “Got My Own Thing Going On” and “Lost In You”, with Adventure Music and did many features, the most appreciated of them being “Come With Me” (2014) by MC, singer and producer SKRIP of Infiltrate Music, based in Chicago, USA. She also featured on “A Better Way” as a part of his iTunes-charting album Renegades Never Die at the beginning of 2015.
Eden Myrrh released her single “Like A Crown” produced by Mario Ogle at the beginning of 2015 and has just released her debut fully self-produced project called, “Chronicles Of A Dreamer: The Beginning” through NoiseTrade.com, a website for Independent artists to give away their music for free or for a tip. The Portland, USA based website consequently chose her as one of six handpicked artists that feature on their homepage as “New + Notable” artists each week. They have a database of around 1,4 million and expect around 4 million visits from 550 000 unique visitors in a month.
Even though Myrrh has performed in cities around South Africa, Africa, the UK (Scotland and England), has opened for artists such as acclaimed rapper D.A’ T.R.U.T.H (Dove Award Nominee), US Gospel Singer Michelle Bonilla, US MC Bizzle, SA Comedian Carvin H. Goldstone, Tswi The Poet, U.K. based MC S.O., SA Jazz Bassist and Composer Jonathan Rubain (Gospel according to Jazz 4, Kirk Whalum) and has built up working and personal relationships with many Grammy and Dove award winning producers and artists she is not solely focused on her music.
Kyle Louw is an internationally recognized spoken word poet who resides in Cape Town, South Africa.
He is considered one of the best the Mother City has to offer and his impressive track record over the last two years (October 13 – April 15) proves just that.
In this short time Kyle has taken home 3 Slam Championship titles; Been awarded ‘Best English Poet’ at the Spiced Beef Poetry Awards, placed 3rd in both the Drama for Life Slam and the Annual Open Book Festival Slam, been a Stanza World Digital Slam Finalist, a Rising Star Talent Search Finalist and recently battled through five hundred hopefuls to take the runner-up spot at the first ever Cape Town Talent Search Finals.
He has shared the stage with several international artists including Harry Baker (World Slam Champion) as well as Luka Lesson (Australian Slam Champion).
Kyle has had work published in international magazines and websites and has performed in all major venues including the Baxter, the Fugard, the Artscape and Magnet Theatre to name a few.
2013 InZync Slam Champion
2014 Naked Word Slam Champion
2014 Poetica Slam Champion
2014 World Digital Slam Finalist
2014 Cape Town Talent Search Runner-Up
2015 Spiced Beef Poetry Awards – Best English Poet
Her creative history involves working with actor Marlo Minnaar on his one man show…. Af. This piece enjoyed success at the KKNK, the Suidoosterfees and the Woordfees of 2013. Despite the acknowledgement of nomination for best newcomer at the Kanna Awards, Domingo still deems the work as “a favour for a good friend”.
She has worked with Josh Prinsloo on a few creative projects and as part of a cultural identity project called Josh Prinsloo en die Dhagah Fondasie which was featured in 2014 Woordfees programme.
She has since started a Cabaret act with accompanist Lucas Heinen called the Banquet. Their recent show The Room of Dreams, was selected to feature at 2016 Woordfees by the Woordfees panel.
Roger Williams Illustration
Roger Adrian Williams is a multiple award-winning artist from Cape Town, South Africa. Working by day as an illustrator in the advertising industry, and by night as a visual artist in the entertainment industry, Roger’s client base stretches from Europe to the Far East.
After successfully completing his Graphic Design studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2004, his advertising career kicked off, quickly gaining him recognition as one of South Africa’s leading young illustrators. International awards and accolades followed, such as Cannes, One Show and D&AD nominations.
Equally comfortable with paint, pencils, pixels and vectors, he easily moves between the worlds of digital and traditional illustration and successfully combines the two methods of image-creation.
AWARDS : D&AD Yellow Pencil Nominee, Loerie Awards Finals for Musica ‘Wanna be a Rockstar ?’ packaging ( TJDR ).
Cannes Finalist, One Show Finalst, Silver Eagles x 2 for Hyundai ‘Where’s Wally’ illustration ( TJDR ).
Gold Loerie for Musica ‘Jimi Hendrix’ illustration ( TJDR ).
FESTIVALS & EVENTS : Cape Town International Jazz Festival ( VJ with Prophets of da City ) 2015, I Love Hip Hop ( Holland ) 2014, Street Art Festival Bremen ( Germany ) 2014
EXHIBITIONS : Crossroad Solo Exhibition ( Amsterdam ) 2014, Crossroad Exhibition ( with Dee One, Bremen ) ( Cape Town ) 2014, Alles Roger Solo Exhibition ( Vienna, Heidelberg, Bremerhaven ) 2012