PROJECTS
5 May 2016
LANGA MUSIC SCHOOL (SOUTH AFRICA)
Bridges For Music is proud to announce its first school project that will be built in Langa Township in Cape Town, South Africa. This township was home of the legendary singer Brenda Fassie and has a strong musical influence.
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10 March 2016
SKRILLEX WORKSHOPS (SOUTH AFRICA)
Skrillex landed in South Africa willing to explore new communities, understand their challenges and engage with local artists from those areas. We hosted two workshops with him, Riky Rick and other great local artists in Soweto and Langa townships. 
 
Photo: Paul Ward 
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19 May 2015
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Our scholarship program  offers access to higher education degrees in sound engineering as well as short courses in music production (Ableton live), music business and film. Only people between 16 and 30 years from an underprivileged background and living in South Africa can apply.  
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16 February 2015
TALE OF US SA FUDNRAISER TOUR

Tale of Us land in Africa to support educational projects with Bridges for Music. 

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ENHANCE
OPPORTUNITIES TO EARN A BETTER LIFE THROUGH MUSIC
INSPIRE
THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS THROUGH MUSIC
CONNECT
DISADVANTAGED AREAS AND ITS TALENT WITH THE WORLD
RAISE
AWARENESS
THROUGH MUSIC AND ARTISTS
GATHER
PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES BRIDGING GAPS THROUGH MUSIC
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We experienced one of the most special evenings on our journey so far, our first gala dinner with Ultra South Africa to support the construction of the Music & Entrepreneurship school in Langa, Cape Town. It was an evening full of magical moments in the form of music, art and inspirational talks from members of the Langa community.
 
Thanks to all the bidders for their generosity and especially to the biggest bidder of the night DJ SNAKE who went all in to support the cause. Also big thanks to Skrillex for bidding via Facetime. We extend our thanks to Mum-z, Katlego Maboe, Alice Phoebe Lou, Thabo MObo, Natasha, Jessica Jay Lange, Amie Elliot and everyone who donated at the auction: Lionel Smit, Daya Heller, IAM (filming non profit in Langa), Cape Town Club, Kristian Schmidt, Olwethu, ZOJA, International Music Summit and Thunder City for their contributions. To all the artists that came support: DJ SNAKE, KSHMR, Nic Fanciulli, DJ FRESH (SA) and Euphonik DJ, we thank you too. Finally our partners: Ultra South Africa, Heineken, Belvedere Vodka, Moët & Chandon Italia, SAE Institute Cape Town, Pioneer DJ, Red Bull Studio and Nederburg Wines , all of which helped us pull off this event. We are excited to see the power of music and this community make a difference.
 
THANKS FOR A MAGIC EVENT.
 
#MusicMatters #PlayForEducation photo credit: Event & Music
Photography by Julius Jooste
 
For the first time since the South African festival's inception, the biggest international artists and an amazing range of local talents performing at ULTRA SA 2017, will gather together the night before the festival starts at a fundraising event for Bridges for Music. 
 
In partnership with various sponsors, we will host a special gala dinner full of surprise performances at the iconic Cape Town Club on Thursday.
 
This year the Bridges for Music and Ultra have curated a very special evening with attendance confirmed by DJ Snake, KHSMR, Nic Fancuilli, Fresh and Euphonik, with local much-loved comedian, Mumz, there too.
 
The dinner will include a welcome cocktail, a tantalizing menu designed by the Cape Town Club, surprise performances and a live auction where attendees will have access to win unique prizes. 
 
Shaun Duvet, Partner in ULTRA South Africa, says: "We are excited to host this type of event with Bridges for Music, bringing the dance music community together to support a great cause is very close to our hearts. We are happy to be able to work with such talented and generous people to work towards such an exciting achievement."
 
This is a very exclusive event and limited tables and tickets are available.
 
Please contact gala@bridgesformusic.org  or call to 082 82 03 490 for tickets or more information.
 

Salon Sessions bring together like minded people sharing the passion for the creative arts and making the world a better place. 

This event is a fundraiser to support  our music and entrepreneurship academy in the township of Langa, Cape Town, South Africa. 

This will be an intimate gathering of 70 curated guests hosted by Tony & Ximena Cho, Kweku Mandela, Alex Ebert ( Edward Sharpe) and Ben Nehmadi featuring Richie Hawtin, Skrillex, Arthur Baker and more surprise guests. 

There will be a special live performance by Behrouz and friends. Food will be served by our selected group of volunteer artists.

An art auction (both silent and live) curated by Katie Hanson will be available throughout the event.  Special access to a selection of sought after up-and-coming artists and "once in a lifetime" experiences curated by Liz Miller. 

The discussion will include an introduction of Bridges for Music by its Founder Valentino Barrioseta and Board Member Bear Kittay, who will explain its mission to change communities through music, arts and education.  

EVENT SCHEDULE

(Live performances by Behrouz and surprise acts throughout event)

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Sake tasting and reception curated by Richie Hawtin

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails served by our volunteer artists

  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Guest sepaker and Bridges for Music introduction

  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Cocktails, music, and dancing

     
We are honoured to welcome on our US board, a true social alchemist, someone passionate to make a difference working with people, and someone believing in the power of music to change peoples lives. He will surely help scale the impact of BFM and will help take it to another level, adding his knowledge in community building, his network and his experience in so many fields that are close to the core of BFM, including his great expertise from years working at Burning Man as a global ambassador, founding Organizer.com and working with other non profits. Welcome to the family, Bear Kittay. 
 
We are excited about the future with you.
 
More about Bear: www.bearkittay.com 
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