Bridges for Music
We are proud to run Bridges For Music in Africa.
Bridges For Music is a non-profit organization gathering key players of the music industry to support its responsible development in developing countries, leaving a positive impact in disadvantaged communities and helping to raise global awareness about local issues through music.
We have run a number of workshops in South Africa's townships with Richie Hawtin, Skrillex, Luciano, Boyz Noize, Goldfish, Black Coffee, Ready D, Vinny Da Vinci, Crazy White Boy, Sibot, Culoe De Song and Kid Fonque.....
We have a partnership with SAE Institute Cape Town - the world's leading provider in creative media education. The partnership facilitates a number of scholarships for disadvantaged artists, musicians and entertainment industry personnel in an effort to build and develop the industry from grass roots level. The program includes an annual Black Coffee Foundation / Bridges for Music scholarship for a disabled student to study a one year Higher Certificate in Sound Production.
Over the last two years we have taken eight township artists to play Glastonbury, Tomorrowland and Amsterdam Dance Event.
We are busy raising funds to build our first music school in Langa Township - Cape Town. The school aims to become a creative hub where young, talented individuals are able to pursue their dreams and develop their skills, through a shared passion for music. Students will be taught music production, graphic design, basic internet usage, video editing as well as entrepreneurial and business skills. We recently raised over £100 000 with the help of Resident Advisor One of the world's largest independent electronic online music magazines - and have an on-going relationship with South African promoter Seed Experiences who raise money through all their events to support us. Please get in touch with us via our website if you would like to get involved or donate. www.bridgesformusic.org