South African Freedom Day ‘20th Anniversary' Celebration

South African Freedom Day ‘20th Anniversary' Celebration 10 Apr 2014
South African Freedom Day ‘20th Anniversary' Celebration

At the southern most pinnacle of Africa you will find the colourful South Africa. It is a place where history, culture and nature forge a nation of huge diversity. You will find diverse people, a complex history, inspiring landscapes and abundant wildlife. It is a country that has emerged onto the world theatre as an open and free nation escaping from years of isolation and internal segregation. You will also find a country with its share of problems and a burning desire to address them the best it can.

We invite you all to come and celebrate the ‘20th Anniversary' of South Africa’s Freedom Day on Friday 25th April from 1pm – 11pm at Emirates Golf Club. Join Infusion Magazine and special guests Arno Carstens, Mandoza, Crazy White Boy and DJ Ready D live on stage!

Adding to the flavour of the South African artist on stage will be fun filled ‘Family Day Activities’ from 1pm alongside traditional South African food, “braai” & drinks.

Great all round entertainment activities for all ages includes:
•     Posh Paws Cattery - petting zoo

•     Optimal Fitness – rowing challenge, planking challenge

•     Kids Party Games – balloon modelling, face painting, clowns, magician, jumping castles, sand art & hair braiding
SA Freedom Day will be followed by the official after-party at HOUSEofAFRIKA ft Dino Moran, The Dek on 8 - Media One Hotel from 11pm onwards.

Essential Info SA Day Celebration:
Venue: “The Lawn” Emirates Golf Club
Artist: Arno Carstens, Mandoza, DJ Ready D, Crazy White Boy
Doors open 1pm – 11pm
Entrance: Open to all ages. Tickets 150AED & Kids Free under 12yrs
Tickets available at www.facebook/InfusionMagazine

Essential Info SA Day After Party:
Venue: HOUSEofAFRIKA, The Dekon8, Media One Hotel
Artist: Dino Moran, Charl Chaka, Andrew Chetty
Doors open: 11pm
Entrance: Free Entry. +21
30% discount for Facecard members.
Table reservations:
Info: / Facebook Group: HOUSEofAFRIKA


Arno Carstens

During his career as the lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls and subsequently as a solo artist, Arno Carstens has released 10 studio albums, 5 as the lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as half of the Electronica project, Bhelltower and 4 as a solo artist: Another Universe (2003), The Hello Goodbye Boys (2005), Wonderful Wild (2010), Atari Gala (2012) and Lightning Prevails (2014). He has had over 20 top ten singles, won 5 South African Music Awards and shared the stage with legends of the music world including U2, The Rolling Stones and REM.
He has toured sold out shows extensively in SA, UK, Europe and USA, headlined every major South African festival and performed at some of the most legendary international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, V Festival, T in the Park and Hard Rock Calling.
Mandoza has wooed crowds of over 40 000+ people per event being the headline act in Africa predominantly in the Sadic regions like Lesotho, Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia etc ! Mandoza, undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most talented, aspiring and successful cross-over Artists hailing from Zola in Soweto the biggest township in Africa.
Mandoza began his tough journey growing up in a life of poverty and crime during the apartheid era. After a brief run in with the law, Mandoza, inspired by music all his life, made his decision not only to become a musician, but to change the lives of people by delivering messages through a South African born genre of music called “Kwaito”.
Crazy White Boy
Crazy White Boy is the brainchild of local house producers Ryan Murgatroyd and Kosta Karatamoglou. Both experienced and successful DJs and producers in their own right, the pair met and decided to collaborate. Labels include Kontor, Onelove, Ministry of Sound, Cr2, Toolroom and local power house Soul Candi to name a few.
Many years as head lecturer at the Soul Candi Institute of Music saw Ryan influenced by the deeper, more soulful style of house music—made popular in South Africa by Soul Candi Records. Compelled to try and add a fresh twist to this style of music, Ryan set about writing the first hit ‘White Men Can’t Dance’ in early 2007. The track turned into a huge success being the draw card for the ground-breaking Electro Candi album. It also earned its way onto many local compilations as well as being aired extensively on both local and international radio.
DJ Ready D
DJ Ready D is a South African hip-hop DJ and turntabilist best known as the DJ for (POC) Prophets of the City. DJ Ready D toured Europe extensively with POC for a period of six years and performed alongside groups like Public Enemy, Fugees, Ice T, Spearhead, James Brown, Rob Swift, Steve D, Will Smith, Black Eyed Peas, DJ Spinna, Jazzy Jeff, etc.
Apart from performing in clubs, DJ Ready D took the art of hip hop DJing into many areas where it was unknown, including big music events around South Africa such as the Ice Festival, Synergy, Camel Experience, Oppikoppi and the KKNK Festival (a week-long tour into rural and underprivileged areas where most of the community do not have electricity), Woodstock Festival, Alex Groll International Inline Skating Championships, Redbull Downhill Extreme Champs, Grahamstown Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and various trade and expo shows.
Dino Moran
Since establishing his name and professional career when creating the famous E.S.P day time roof top sessions in the early 90's, Dino Moran held his position as one of Africa's most internationally influential and respected DJ's. Dino has also worked with many of the world's most famous recording artists for example Grace Jones, Skunk Anansie, Elton John, Killers and Seal to name just a few. 
He has even been invited to play his signature Modern African sound at Nelson Mandela's Birthday and Xmas parties. In his busy 22 year career Dino has not only learned how to read a crowd like a book but has developed a very clear understanding of how different types of music create strong perceptions of a club, brand or event and goes to great lengths to ensure the style and tempo of music he plays will create the desired public perception of the organisation he is working with.

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