Planning is perhaps one of the key ingredients to an artist’s success and embracing opportunities is another and one such platform is (#MEX16) – South Africa’s premier music, film and entertainment programme, which returns to The Mother City between September 8 and 9.
Celebrating its sixth anniversary this year, not only will it be within heritage month, MEX16 will be returning to Sun International’s GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, to host South Africa’s definitive entertainment economy indaba.
Adding weight to the now well-established conference, MEX’s most recent inclusion is the Mother City’s regional pop radio station, Good Hope FM – the latest in a string of new media partnerships signed up and on board for this year’s event. Eastern Acoustics will handle all the technical production of the event and Cape Town Tourism and The Next 48hOURS will be actively promoting the event on all its platforms.
Consider too the inclusion of a keynote speaker who’s celebrating his golden anniversary this year, alongside a whole host of local and international thought leaders and raw talent, and MEX16 is prepped and ready to offer artists, bands, actors and pretty much anyone keen to amplify their intellectual capital, an opportunity to be a part of one of South Africa’s most important annual pilgrimages.
“We’re extremely proud to be able to return for a sixth consecutive year, with some of the most important names and talents actively invested in music and film today,” Music Exchange chairperson, Sipho Mabuse, states. 2016’s MEX16 is focused on excellence, storytelling and journeys, and each of the speakers will not only promote, but also punctuate the power of aural dictation. The contacts and information is vital to help artists grow and network.
Guest speakers confirmed already include: Samm Marshall; Sophia Foster; Derek Geddes; Lukas De Beer; Nick Matzukis; Siphokazi Jonas; Mornay Hoffmeester; Steve Harris; Brian Mawdsley; Brandon Bakshi(BMI London); and John Fishlock, amongst others
Over the two days, the annual symposium of the industry’s finest strategists, marketers and musicians will get to share and engage in lectures, collaborative breakout sessions, all geared to empower, edify and entertain.
Diverse subjects covering every aspect of the African and global entertainment economy will be unpacked and shared by the very best in their respective disciplines.
Tickets are now on sale through Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets countrywide, online at www.computicket.com, or by calling 0861 915 8000.
Early bird specials are available until August 1, with tickets costing R200 for both days and then thereafter tickets will cost R250 for the full two-day event.
Gig of the week
It’s that time again when we say thank you to all the special men in our lives. Alvon Collison will proudly present his Father’s Day Show on Sunday, June 19, at the Woodbridge Primary School Hall in Milnerton, from 3pm to 6pm.
It promises to be an afternoon of music, humour and laughter for the whole family and a special tribute to his own father, George Collison.
Alvon is very excited to have the fabulous, Miss Sophia Foster as his special guest star. Sophia has performed, locally and internationally, for more than four decades. Singers Renee Osborne, Shannon Lewis, Janine Pick and Faired Swartz round out the cast.
Tea, Coffee, Koeksisters and snacks are included in the price. So bring your husband, father, grandfather, stepfather, and father in law and father to be.
Tickets are priced at R100.
For enquiries and bookings,
call 021 551 0969.