Bassline Live Goes Virtual
Bassline Live goes virtual with free streamed broadcasts of the highly successful series of concerts held in May.
To beat the winter Covid-19 blues, you can watch the performances, from every corner of the Globe and the comfort, safety & warmth of your home. Choose to watch any or all of your favourite divas, ZOË MODIGA, AMI FAKU or MSAKI in a series of weekend broadcasts on the www.skyroomlive.com platform and the @Basslinelive Facebook page.
Broadcast weekly on Saturday nights at 8pm. The lineup is:
Ami Faku & Urban Village – Saturday 3rd July
Msaki & Moonga K. – Saturday 10th July
Zoe Modiga & ZU. – Saturday 17th July
This Virtual Series was filmed over the month of May at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City as part of the National Arts Council’s Department of Sport, Arts & Culture’s PESP Stream 2 employment stimulus package, in high-definition television broadcast quality. The concerts were ticketed in line with Covid-19 regulations at the time and allowed 250 tickets to be sold. Two of the three concerts were “sold out” affairs and the shows were presented in the quintessential quality that the Bassline live at the Lyric has become known as, music performance in a state of the art, staging, sound and lighting experience.
Says Brad Holmes of Bassline Live "We are breathing a sigh of relief and are excited to once again be doing what we love to do, and that’s live, quality, original and proudly African music”.
“We are appreciative to the National Arts Council for availing this opportunity to expose these amazing artists at this time and for this exposure to be enabled to reach everyone that has interest in brilliant South African Artists and proudly African contemporary music.”
Zoe Modiga, like all the artists involved had a wonderful time on stage.
"The Bassline Live night was an incredible moment for live music. I enjoyed sharing the evening with Zu. and I am sure all the music lovers in attendance enjoyed creating magic with us.”
She continues, "I have always been appreciative of every opportunity to share my music and messages and this moment is no different. Music is the one superpower that is the soundtrack to our lives. This may be a frozen moment in time but I believe anyone who has the chance to watch the live stream will be impacted”.
Bassline Live would like to engage with you as you watch the #BasslineVirtual shows, so be sure to share your thoughts with us on all our social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram via @basslinelive and on Twitter @bassline_live.
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