1 June 2015
Jazzuelle is the South African artist booked to play at Glastonbury Festival, the world's largest greenfield music and performing arts festival, taking place from 24-28 June In the UK. Right before that, the rising South African artist will also be performing in Barcelona at the Get Physical showcase during the Sonar weekend. The whole tour facilitated and funded by Bridges for Music continuing with their support to South African upcoming artists. 
He will join a stellar stage lineup of artists, which include Four Tet, Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, Leon Vynehall, Session Victim, Prosumer and many more. Jazzuelle will be performing at Silver Hayes, the newly revamped Dance Village on the Blues Stage. 

Thando Tshoma, 26, Was born in Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape and grew up in the townships and surrounds of Cape Town. Now based in Johannesburg, the rhythmically fluid electronic and house music DJ and producer came to the attention of Bridges For Music in early 2014.

With a knack of producing work that can transport the listener to an alternate universe, IDM Mag recently dubbed Jazzuelle as "SA House Music's Best Kept Secret", where he also graced the cover of the April 2015 issue. Jazzuelle has released music under some of the world most respected labels, including Get Physical, Lazy Days Recordings, Atjazz Record Company (UK), Phat Elephant and more. He featured on Vinny Da Vinci's South African Music Award winning compilation 'Deep House Sounds 10’ and was a participant in the Redbull Music Academy Bass Camp in 2014. 

"I'm beyond excited to be playing at Glastonbury Festival and going to the UK for the first time! I can't wait to travel, network, play my set and learn as much as I can about the industry while I'm there. I'm also going to see Loco Dice and Fourtet again - I met them through Bridges for Music, which was one of the the most incredible experiences of my life. “
22 May 2015

The iconic Giorgio Moroder, founder of disco and electronic music trailblazer, has partnered with Bridges for Music charity to present his first new solo album in over 30 years. This special fundraising evening will be held at Shoreditch House on Wednesday 27th May and all proceeds of the evening will be invested in the construction of a music school in the township of Langa in Cape Town. 

Bridges for Music ethos of creating positive change through the power of music couldn't be more aligned with Giorgio's vision of dance music. 

"I believe dance music can be an amazing tool to break down social barriers and bring hope. Dance music doesn't care of where you live, who your friends are or how much money you make, neither if you are 74 or 24!", comments Moroder. 

The evening will start with an intimate conversation with Giorgio, exclusively discussing and previewing tracks from his upcoming album Déjà Vu, his first solo project in over 30 years, which is set for release on June 15th 2015.  The album features a super star line up of collaborators including Britney Spears, Mikky Ecko, Kylie Minogue, Sia, Foxes and Matthew Coma with more to be announced soon. The three times academy award winner will also respond to some questions from the audience during a short Q&A.  Tickets for this talk are very limited and available on  http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?719237

After the panel, Shoreditch House will celebrate the album launch with a rooftop party, where Bridges for Music will also be running a charity raffle and auction to raise funds for their program. Music from Ben Pearce who will be playing an exclusive vinyl only disco set. 

 

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15 April 2015
Bridges for Music in association with Regent's University London organises the second fundraiser event at the famous campus in the heart of London.
 
 
The students are encouraged to raise money to support the construction of a music school in South Africa, while Bridges for Music brings in exchange an inspiring talk with industry figures such as Goldfish (Artists) Zoe Stainsby (Ex global music marketing manager at Coke), Eric Allen (ex head of events at MTV), Bobby Simms (PopShop) and Valentino Barrioseta (Bridges for Music). Straight after the talk, the attendees will have a networking lounge and an after party.
 
 
TIMINGS>
 
 
5pm - PANEL DISCUSSION WITH MUSIC INDUSTRY FIGURES
 
GOLDFISH (Artists)
 
ZOE STAINSBY (Brand /marketing specialist - founder of Iconic Artists and ex global music marketing manager at Coke)
 
ERIC ALLEN ( Events / marketing specialist - ex events manager at MTV )
 
VALENTINO BARRIOSETA ( social entrepreneur - founder of Bridges for Music)
 
BOBBY SIMMS ( Music/ brand/ marketing specialist - Founder of PopShop Agency)
 
7pm - NETWORKING LOUNGE/DINNER/RAFFLE
 
7.30pm -11pm DRINKS AND MUSIC SHOWCASE