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Review: One Source Live

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Review: One Source Live

 

Words by : Kgalalelo Moroeng

This past weekend we witnessed leading African creative  revolutionaries in music, art and fashion come together for the 1st  annual One Source Live which was held at 1 Eloff in central  Johannesburg. The event served as a platform for the Absolut  superheroes: Khuli Chana, Trevor Stuurman, Sho Mdjozi, Osborne  Macharia and Fabrice Monteiro to showcase their superpowers- that  being their form of art.

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Absolut’s objective with the overall ‘One Source’ campaign and the  event was to make a change in the way African creativity is  represented, as Iris Le Berg, global marketing manager of The Absolut  Group, was quoted saying: “One Source Live underscores our belief that  creatives are the real leaders who can rewrite and recreate the kind  of change that modern Africa is poised to own”.

Apart from Khuli Chana and Sho Madjozi, others who graced the stage  included Patoranking, Youngsta, Gemini Major, DJ Maphorisa and the  legendary group Bongo Maffin- who gave an intoxicating performance of  some of their classic records.

 

One of the highlights of the night was Khuli Chana’s performance which  saw him bring out Morafe and Reason, amongst others. His set also  comprised of violinists, a three piece brass band and the most insane  special lighting effects which made every moment picturesque.

 

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One Source Live was more than just ‘groove’, it was truly a  celebration of different forms of African art. It was a platform for  African creatives to come together and rewrite the African story.