18 Feb Feel Good Series Presents UMI: The Festival for the People, by the People
Saturday 23rd of February will see the Victoria Yards in Johanneburg transform into a micro-festival with a blinder lineup of local acts.
UMI: Our Music festival is one of several events hosted by the Feel Good Series events, inspired by the highly coveted social and brunch event, THE WKND SOCIAL spearheaded by Mamakashaka. Johannesburg provides an ideal urban landscape where the stylish and creative gather to enjoy good music – The Feel Good Series takes heed of this and brings forth the most well-curated parties, from venue, food and acts.
”What sets Feel Good Series apart is its approach to sight, sounds and special features. Creatively interpreting the spirit of Feel Good Series, we are creating unique fun pockets and selfie corners that embody what it means to feel good. With the first UMI micro-festival, Feel Good Series continues to create curated, relevant experiences, venturing into something new and consistently finding fresh ways to make us feel good.” – Mamamakashaka (Nandi Dhlepu)
With the focus being on music and its representation, the lineup is a diverse range of the best acts in the country right now, they may just be the most stylish too.
- These acts include:
- MUZI – The young producer spent two years honing his craft in Europe before releasing his first album ‘Boom Shaka’ with Sony Music Entertainment Africa, following it up with last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Afrovision’.
- Yanga Yaya – The epitome of the slashie generation – Yanya Yaya is a physician, dancer and musician, who appeared in Shekhinah’s ‘Please Mr’ video and burst onto the music scene providing vocals on Muzi’s ‘Desire’.
- Melo B – Singer-songwriter Melo B spins soothing sounds into sonic tapestries that draw from jazz, neo-soul, ‘old school hip-hop’ and R&B. Described as ‘one of the most unique voices on the Johannesburg underground scene’ by Mx Blouse, she has collaborated with Crazy White Boy and graced local and international stages.
- Dj Doowap -A firm favourite of the Johannesburg scene. She brings fashion, live performance and choreography to curated sets that fuse and feature’ trap, future bass and electronica’, creating unmissable, unique shows that turn DJing into performance art.
- Darkie Fiction – The beloved duo, comprised of Katt Daddy and Yoza Mnyanda, burst onto the music scene with nostalgic, yet forward-thinking music inspired by kwaito, afro-funk, hip-hop, house and jazz’ that they listened to as children. In Darkie Fiction’s creative hands, experience in screen production and an interest in fashion merge into powerful storytelling devices, filtered through music
As well as Spoken Priestess, Mystikal Ebony, SOKOOL, Adillxh and Blaqkongo.
The Feel Good Series prides itself on being an inclusive and safe space so don’t miss out on the chance to see these acts live.
Tickets can be purchased here.