1 June 2017
The Bridges For Music scholarship program has been running since 2014 as a means of providing short part-time, as well as full-time educational scholarships for young creatives. 
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8 March 2018
Bridges For Music first learning space is being built in the township of Langa in Cape Town (South Africa). A new pioneering learning space which will bring new opportunities for young creatives in the area. 
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10 March 2016
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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16 February 2015

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

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CURIO, a concept night by BEC, will host a Berlin fundraiser at ipse club on Thursday 12th April 2018 and featuring Dubfire, Alex Niggerman, Themba and Floyd Lavine.
The idea for the fundraiser in Berlin was born when, during a visit to Cape Town last December, BEC was given a guided tour of Langa. The academy’s ethos and vision resonated with her and made her realise the different ways in which electronic music can bea universal language that  breaks down socio-economic boundaries and brings people together. Back home in Berlin, BEC created the event with ipse, including a stellar lineup with Dubfire, Alex Niggemann and Stephan Hinz. The event will not only raise awareness and provide a platform for the message to be shared, but it will also to raise funds for BFM’s new music school.
South African rising star Themba will be travelling from Johannesburg in order to participate in the fundraiser event. Themba recently participated in a workshop led by Dubfire at the Bridges For Music Academy in Cape Town, so the Berlin fundraiser will see them reconnect.
"I'm involved in BFM because I come from a country where "Hope" is our biggest commodity. Hope for a better life and a better tomorrow. I've seen how my music has impacted my life and the life of others and I am confident that with what BFM stands for and wants to achieve, we can give hope to the youth of South Africa and inspire them to take their futures in their own hands.

Dubfire, one of the most renowned and influential names in techno, and ex half of Deep Dish will headline the event right after his last tour in South Africa with Bridges for Music where he participated in a talk with local icon Themba at the BFM academy.  
““This past February I was fortunate enough to spend some time in Langa Township visiting the soon to be unveiled Bridges for Music Academy, which will not only provide an outlet for underprivileged, yet incredibly talented, budding musicians to explore their creativity, but teach the business and entrepreneurial skills necessary to succeed in todays rapidly evolving entertainment industry. As an ambassador for BFM, I will be directly involved with the academy and thrilled to be included in the fundraising event hosted by CURIO in Berlin on April 12 at IPSE. All proceeds will go towards construction costs as well as purchasing the much-needed equipment. Please join me in supporting their worthy cause.” Quote from Dubfire
Stephan Hinz will also play the fundraiser. “Sometimes we think it wouldn’t make a difference if we stop doing this or start doing that. But that’s wrong, it does make a difference and might inspire others to do the same. When I got asked there was no doubt I wanted to be a part of Bridges For Music. It’s both a big pleasure and privilege to help others to achieve their dreams. If I can help just the tiniest bit, it will make a difference.“ - Quote from Stephan Hinz
Alex Niggemann also supports the cause and was more than ready to jump on board. “When I was asked to play the Bridges For Music event alongside Dubfire I immediately said yes. I love the fact that they are helping those less fortunate that us - and it’s especially nice that the event is in my home town so I can encourage my friends to participate in this great cause”
Floyd Lavine and Minco (from his from his concept RISE), along with Binto & Henny will complete the lineup.
The music and entrepreneurship academy we are building in the township of Langa (South Africa) is close to completion. The structure has been erected and we are starting to work on the interior. We hope to complete this phase of construction by December 15th to make the space fully operational by beginning of 2018. For more information about future courses and scholarships please sign up here:
We are excited to see the place coming alive from what it one day was just a dream.
Thanks to everyone that has supported the project along the way and has believed in its mission to reshape the community through music, art and education. Special mention to Resident Advisor and everyone that particiapted in the Cycle to ADE to help us raise the kickstart capital for this project. 
Dubfire lands in South Africa to headline Ultra South Africa and will host a workshop, a screening of his recently launched documentary “Above Ground Level” and a Q&A in a completed section of the nearly finished Bridges Acaemy in Langa (Cape Town) one of a series of such talks BFM has run over the last 5 years.
The workshop will be hosted by BFM Ambassador and local icon, Themba - and will also include a talk with local entrepreneurs and artists DJ Loyd and Sir Vincent.
For RSVP please follow this link : 
German renowned techno artist Stephan Bodzin joins Bridges for Music for a special studio session in Cape Town on Thursday 30th November.
This is the first session of a collaboration between Bridges for Music,  Music People and SAE Cape Town, where it will take place.  The aim is to connect the best South African up and coming talent with an internationally renowned artists like Bodzin, who will share some of his studio tricks and insights with the participants. The session will also count with the participation of South African house producer Ryan Murgatroyd. 
Only 6 spots will be offered per session to guarantee that every participant gets something out of it. Some spots will be given for free to artists APPLYING here  and some very limited " Fast Track Tickets" will be available for purchase at R2000 by contacting BFM on 
Stephan Bodzin will be playing in Cape Town on December 1st at the Zip Zap Circus , 2nd at Truth in Johannesburg and 4th at Rage Festival in Durban.