Consulting date October 2013
1 October 2013
The Bridges for Music presenatation at Sonar +D with Richie Hawtin, Skrillex, Luciano and its dirctor Valentino Barrioseta gathered more than 300 people at the conference room of Sonar + D, the renewed PRO area of Sonar  Festival (Barcelona). 
1 October 2013
Richie Hawtin, Skrillex and Luciano will join Bridges For Music director Valentino Barrioseta for an exclusive talk and screening about the Bridges For Music project at Sónar+D. Taking place on Friday 14 June at 4pm, there will be a short documentary trailer about the project, a discussion about current and future plans for the organization and the three founding ambassadors for Bridges For Music will share their experiences from recent workshops in South Africa.
Bridges for Music is a non-profit organisation supporting responsible development of electronic music in emerging areas. The initiative, which aims to use music as a tool for empowerment in disadvantaged communities, is supported by revered music industry personalities and companies.
Bridges for Music launched its first program in South Africa in February 2013 with project ambassadors and global music legends Richie Hawtin, Skrillex and Luciano. A series of free music events and workshops took place over 2 months in the townships of Soweto (Johannesburg) and Langa (Cape Town). The ambassadors were joined by local DJ icons Black Coffee, Vinny da Vinci and Niskerone amongst others, to talk about the power of music and how to harness its opportunities.
This first successful project aimed to bridge the gap between black and white communities by bringing together people from all backgrounds and offering an inspiring experience with eye opening insights into the genuine opportunities around the electronic music scene in the townships. These “township” areas are infamous legacies of the Apartheid segregation and still represent the day-to-day struggle for the majority of the population in South Africa. In recent years, electronic music, in particular House music, has become an integral part of the culture in these communities, developing into a strong local music scene, which is already being used as a foundation to overcome socio-economic boundaries.
Showing its commitment for the longer term, Bridges For Music is starting a music school support program for selected schools in Soweto and Langa. In the coming year, Bridges for Music will also look to develop further projects in the rest of Africa, South America and Asia.
Richie Hawtin, Skrillex, Luciano and Bridges For Music director Valentino Barrioseta will be present the Bridges For Music talk at Sónar+D on Friday 14 June at 1600h.
About Bridges For Music
Bridges for Music is a non-profit organisation supporting responsible development of electronic music in emerging areas, aiming at using music as a tool for empowerment in disadvantaged communities. The initiative is supported by recognised music industry personalities and companies, offering opportunities and introducing electronic music as a tool for positive change.
1 October 2013
The six- time Grammy Award winner and local artist Niskerone will be offering a special free workshop on Thursday, 28th of February in Langa, Cape Town. In conjunction with Bridges for Music non-profit organization, Skrillex will conduct a session about bass music, technology and his achievements in the industry.
Skrillex, shows his willingness to share his knowledge and engage with young local DJs and producers.  The workshop will be the second held by Bridges for Music at the Langa Cultural Center, known as Guga S´thebe, following the great success of the first one with Richie Hawtin and Black Coffee two weeks ago.
The purpose of these sessions is to enrich the local music culture, exposing it to new sounds, local and international artists, and creating a creative and cultural experience through music. Moving forward Electric will join Bridges for Music to explore new social projects through the music industry.
Skrillex will be in South Africa, as part of his international Mothership Tour, on the 1st to the 3rd of March, performing in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. 
Workshop Info:
  • Date: Thursday 28th February
  • Time: Starts 5.30pm
  • To book a seat, please send an email to
  • No seat bookings will be kept after 5.15pm.
  • Moderator : Richard Rumney (Red Bull Studio Cape Town)
Guga S’thebe Arts & Cultural Centre
Washington Street
Cape Town
Directions to Langa 
On the N2 from Cape Town towards Somerset West
Take exit to Bunga Ave./Langa. Then follow the signs to Visitor Centre ( It is close to the Police Station)