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Moshito Music Conference 2015 back at SABC

Apr 23, 2015

The 12th annual Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition will take place on the 10-12 September 2015. Under the theme ‘From Kwela to Hop: the Great South Africa Song Book’ with a stimulating conference programme, expanded expo section and plenty of live events, the conference again promises to be the industry biggest gathering.

Moshito will continue with the newly introduced film and photographic exhibition to crystallize its theme ‘From Kwela to Hop’  focusing on the evolution of the country’s music heritage from Kwela music founded  in the 1950s to Hip-Hop a post-apartheid edition to the music landscape in the 1990s.

Day 1 of the conference will be succeeded by an opening concert on Thursday the 10th of September at SABC M1 studios followed by the after party at Bassline at the now infamous Ragga Nights hosted by Admiral and Jah Seed. Day 2 of the conference will be the entertainment shifting to the Braamfontein precinct at The Orbit- Jazz Club and spilling over to Bistro, the Great Dane, Kitchener’s Carvery and Bannister Hotel.

Moshito will close the conference with its debut festival  on the 12th of September at Newtown Park – the soul of Johannesburg with its distinct cosmopolitan vibe of live music, poetry and arts.

The festival will showcase South Africa’s music heritage with genres ranging from kwela, Afro-trad/pop, gospel, ragga /reggae, kwaito and hip hop. The festival will feature performance by kwaito legends collaborating with contemporary hip hop artists.

In 2014 Moshito has managed to establish partnership with international music markets such as the Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde and Doa Doa Music Market in East Africa and the Chinese Musicians Association, and this year it will add Musica Minas from Brazil as its new partner.

This year Moshito will be bringing internationally acclaimed artists from Reunion Islands: Maya Kamaty, India: Maru Tarang “Ripples of the Desert” who play indigenous instruments, United Kingdom: Dj Scratchy and Mungo’s Hi Fi, and Cabo Verde: Chachi Carvalho and Karol Conka from Brazil. Moshito Conference is a place where music meets business and business creates opportunities.

All other general enquiries can be directed to Sina Kwepile at Moshito on or call 011 712 8534.