Sunday World | Bonginkosi Tiwane:
While the rest of the country thinks through their electoral choices. A legion of young people will gather at Maboneng Precinct’s Club Zen for a night of poetry, music, fashion, visual art and comedy, have their voices heard.
The Dope Urban Jump Off (D.U.J.O, pronounced Do You) is the gathering that will bring together all bohemian creatures to Zen.
Poet Quaz will be reflecting on his electoral choice
“We want people to do what they know, not think too much about whether they’ll blow,” said co-event organizer, Chris Radebe who is popularly known by his rapping stage name, Anti-Bullshit.
The event is organized by the 27-year-old Radebe and 28-year-old DJ Thami Mabena.
The two are adamant that the event is a great platform for alternative artists.
“We are doing it for people on the come-up. We’re putting alternative music on a bigger stage,” said Mabena.
Doors open at 7pm, with the first segment of the show, The Soul Lounge starting with a DJ set by Jack Of Almost Trades.
The show will be divided into nine sections. The Soul Lounge, Words of Poetry, Laugh @ Comedy, I Live Hip Hop, Welcome to Jamrock, The Science Lab, Garffiti and the Art exhibition. All these will happen on the same stage, with a different host for each.
“It would be wrong for me to not touch on the elections in my set,” said Eureka Nkese who’ll be hosting the comedy segment on the night.
He says what makes this celebration of art so special is because it’s held in the capital of art, Maboneng.
Mashadi Mothlabi of Mash-Star thinks the crowd that’ll attend the event will be receptive to her Spring/ Summer collection.
“My clothes are for people that love Africa, love looking different and people who love themselves,” says the designer. She’ll have five people, who she insists aren’t models, showcasing her collection.
Tickets are R50 before 10pm, then a R100 afterwards. Though the line-up is made up of people who you would seldom see and hear of in the mainstream, but people on the streets who are in the know are well aware of the beautiful night authenticity ahead of them at Arts on Main come Friday night.
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