One of Africa’s largest music festivals, lauded as an instrumental platform in driving the Motswako movement and giving rising acts a platform to grow, Maftown Heights, carries the same ethos of nurturing talent with their inaugural Maftown Heights Creative Community Workshop set to take place on Friday, 6 March 2020 in Mahikeng, North West, at the Mmabatho Palms.
With a power line up of speakers and facilitators billed for the workshop, Maftown Heights in partnership with the Khuli Chana Foundation and the North West Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (CATA), will bring the best of the different ecosystems within the South African music and events industry, to share, empower and network with the North West Creative Community.
A first of its kind in the North West of this magnitude, The Maftown Heights Creative Community Workshop kicks off the 10-year anniversary celebrations for the renowned music festival.
“Maftown Heights has played an instrumental role in shaping my career and each year we pay it forward by putting new kids on. This year we want to have a greater impact not only in the lives of up and coming musicians, but for the creative community as a whole,” expresses Khuli Chana, Maftown Heights co-founder.
“Maftown Heights has played an instrumental role in shining a spotlight on the careers of many artists who have now gone on to become household names. At its core, this is an inclusive platform aimed at showcasing the best and brightest talent from the Motswako genre as well as the many artists across multiple genres that they collaborate with to make amazing and timeless music, shares Refiloe Ramogase, Maftown Heights co-founder.
Refiloe Ramogase adds: “It is thus important for us to launch this new initiative in the hometown that this festival celebrates as being the birthplace of the loudly and proudly South African hip hop sub-genre that is Motswako.”
Young creatives in the North West that want to attend the Maftown Heights Creative Community Workshop FREE of charge, should contact one of the below four districts to secure their slots.
- Naka Modiri Molema
- Dr Kenneth Kaunda
- Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati
- Bojanala platinum
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