Fresh off the international summer tour and Hï Ibiza residency, Black Coffee returns to Africa with the launch of his much-awaited ‘Africa Is Not a Jungle’ tour.
The platform is created by the world-renowned jock and producer himself to put a spotlight on local talent and even take it out of the continent.
“Africa is Not A Jungle is a platform for African producers and DJs, and I hope it goes beyond the continent,” Black Coffee tells MixMag.
“It’s about having our own stage and trying to pioneer a certain sound, but with a global appeal on the dance scene. Eighty, ninety per cent of the music I play is made by these artists, but most of the songs aren’t available; there’s no record label structure [in South Africa] to release them. I wanted to showcase some of this music, not just in Europe but also in South Africa, where these artists are still underground. The platform will showcase them first at home, and make sure we create solid roots as we grow outside the continent.”
The tour will kick off in Joburg at the new venue Altitude Beach Club in November and will go across Durban, Kimberley, Lesotho, Angola, Uganda and Mozambique.
The lineup for the tour is not yet revealed but definitely can expect more of local house heads and artists.
Full Tour Dates:
10 Nov: Altitude Beach Club, SA
23 Nov: Kyalami 9 Hour, SA
30 Nov: Rage Festival, Balito, SA
28 Dec: Lesotho Stadium, Lesotho
31 Dec: Fact Durban Rocks, Durban
10 Jan: Kimberley Stadium, SA
01 Feb: Sun Met, Cape Town
07 Feb: AINAJ, Luanda, Angola
16 Feb: MTN Warehouse, Kampala, Uganda
22 Feb: AINAJ, Maputo, Mozambique