Bantu Media SA and the Rastafari United Front have teamed up to present the First Annual Africa Unite Reggae Sunsplash. It will be a two day festival held in Cape Town on the 23 and 24 September 2016 at a still undisclosed venue. The festival is being advertised as the first of its kind in South Africa and Africa where all African countries will be represented. It will host guest artists from Jamaica and local Jamaican diaspora living in South Africa. The programme line up will be finalised and announced in June through the events page. They have put out an open call for submissions to Artists and Selectors and promoters for possible partnerships and collaborations.
Bantu Media SA is the Media wing of Rastafari United Front [RUF] an NPO established to rally and unite RasTafari Family in Azania. They signed a memorandum of understand with the national broadcaster [SABC] last year in September, 25. The agreement would see Rastafarians given radio and television air time on SABC channels. Although the 0utcome of this agreement has not yet beared fruit, it is encouraging to see the organisation embarking on a project of this scale that will shine the light on reggae artists from the southern tip of Africa.
For information contact the organisers:
Tel: +27 60 544 5695 |+27 73 305 1056 |+27 82 683 9212