Music4Masks, an initiative by AfricaMasks4All, is hosting an online music festival like no other. This music extravaganza will feature some of the most exciting established and up-and-coming local acts in South Africa and the African continent. The festival will be streamed live on Youtube and Facebook on 28 June 2020, starting at noon. The event will run for eight hours and feature non-stop music and entertainment, with proceeds going towards the #AfricaMasks4All campaign.
As a non-profit company, AfricaMasks4All is raising funds to help make and distribute cloth masks to people who cannot afford one. With a very ambitious target of one million cloth masks, the NPC is looking at innovative ways to raise money. As a result, several fundraisers are in the pipeline, with the first big drive being the #Music4Masks event.
Says AfricaMasks4All Director Grant De Sousa, “Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa and the lockdown, there have been a number of very cool streams, but few of this duration and diversity. The artists are really going all-out to make this a memorable event. While our main ambition is to raise funds for AfricaMasks4All, as an NPC, we want to be able to also give people a nice distraction while supporting a good cause.”
The line-up is indeed diverse and includes the talents of Toya Delazy, Van Coke & Die Gevaar, Wanlov the Kubolor supported by Nii Quaye, Josh Middleton, Desmond and the Tutus, Batuk, Espacio Dios, The Hellcats, Jacques Moolman, Nick Rush & Brent Harris, Jak Tomas, James Deacon, Tatum, Luh’ra, Manu Grace and Adelle Nqeto.
De Sousa adds, “We’re very excited by our roster and the calibre of artists that have come forward to give their time and talents so generously. We have immense gratitude to all the artists that jumped on board to make this happen, our fantastic host Paul Snodgrass as well as our venue sponsor.”
To join South Africa’s biggest online music event, visit the live event page on Facebook and RSVP. The live stream will be announced on there and hosted on Youtube at 12pm on Sunday, 28 June so set your reminder!
While this is a free event, viewers are encouraged to make a donation to show support for the AfricaMasks4All initiative. To contribute, visit the BackaBuddy crowdfund page. You can also visit its Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok pages for more information.