#WhatWentDown: One Source Live Art and Music Festival

#WhatWentDown: One Source Live Art and Music Festival

Mar 26, 2018, 04:23 AM

One Source Live

Sensory overload. That's the best way to describe this amazing event. As soon as you entered the door each of your five senses were being seduced. From the art pieces to the food to the drinks, just everything, I mean everything was proper.

But like Khuli Chana said, this was going to be a party with a purpose and that it was. As much as the aim was to have fun the overall aim of the party was to curate art content which showed Africa as being in league with the rest of the world in terms of art.ย 

How was Absolut going to do this? Oh, by taking over the building at 1 Eloff and filling it up with art.ย 

It might seem small but have you seen the size of the building at 1 Eloff?ย 

So the festivities began at the Rainforest stage where Sho Madjozi had picked her favourite artists to perform and also make a new song on the spot. The first crew consisted of Thando Nje, J Molley, Sho Madjozi and Electro Prince Muzi they made a song called 'Bayede'

The second group consisted of Una Rams, Gemini Major and Madjozi again and they created 'Shake Xibelani' which was an Afro-trap joint (produced by Gemini) and was also low-key a crowd favourite

But that was before Youngsta, Marley Bloo and Sho Madjozi joined forces over a DJ Rico Gqom beat to create the song 'My People'.

People went wild and for some, this could've been the highlight, but nope. There was still more to come. Later on in the night the main stage came alive and became home to the Afro-futuristic sibling trio Dear Ribane who killed their set.

Then Ms. Madjozi came through and performed her new single 'Kona.'

Patoranking followed her shortly, opening his performance with a cover of Brown Dash's 'Vum, Vum'.

He even got Gemini Major to come in and give the crowd 'Ragga'.

That was prepping the crowd for the Dragon himself who came out guns blazing with 'Tswa Daar' and 'All Hail' amongst many hits.ย ย 

Then of course, Bongo Maffin came through to the crowd's delight.

And DJ Maphorisa finished the festivities off.

It was a night filled with so much that anyone looking from the outside in could tell that Africa is definitely not a jungle.ย 

Main image credit: Supplied

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