One Source Live: A creative revolution
THE DRAGON: KHULI CHANA, BUT THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME A RAPPER HAS REFERRED TO THEMSELVES AS A DRAGON.
Johannesburg – Last year, Khuli Chana released the song One Source, which featured artists from across the continent including Sarkodie, Victoria Kimani and KayGizm.
The song was accompanied by an equally impressive video, which was a hit.
So, it was not surprising that the award-winning rap star was involved when Shine Studios in Braamfontein this week hosted a slick event in aid of the One Source campaign by Absolut Vodka.
He was on hand with a performance that, in true Joburg cool crowd style, was mildly received.
Then it was announced that One Source Live, a festival celebrating the rich diversity of African creativity, will take place in March.
It will showcase the collaborative rise of five creative revolutionaries led by Chana: new rapping sensation Sho Madjozi; fashion designer Trevor Stuurman; Senegalese fashionista and artist Fabrice Monteiro; and Osborne Macharia, a photographer from Kenya.
The promotional video One Source Live portrays them as heroic avatars inspired by African history, mythology and bright futures – Madjozi is The Rain Queen, Monteiro is The Iron Warrior, Stuurman is The Explorer, Macharia is The Eye and Chana is The Dragon.
Filmed in a similar fashion to the music video, it looks quite impressive and the festival will most certainly be a memorable occasion.
Popular couple Reason and Luthando Shosha were spotted in the audience, as were singer, actress and TV presenter Nolly Meje, actresses Makgotso M and Nolo Seabi, as well as MTV Base presenters Kim Jayde and Tshego Koke.
DJ PH closed the night off with a relaxing set and, naturally, the Absolut Vodka kept flowing until proceedings ended … and even for a bit afterwards.