[caption id="attachment_18099" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="Photo by Jonx Pillemer"]artist freddy sam and kids photo by jonx pillemer[/caption] The I ART SA Community Mural Project, a collaboration between /A WORD OF ART and adidas Originals, aims to promote and celebrate local artists, mural art and the original culture found within the communities we interact in. Starting in Woodstock and then moving on to Soweto, thirteen artists have been selected and assigned one wall per venue and will create public art to a brief, either I ART WOODSTOCK or I ART SOWETO. The entire process is to be documented through video and stills becoming an exhibition. Sales of the prints will go towards raising funds for the community art project WRITE ON AFRICA to paint a school in the area. Other elements to the initiative include a ‘zine’ filled with relevant content that will be distributed for free around the country and a concert, a creative collaboration between local musicians. Visit the project website to find maps directing you to the murals, photos, videos, artist statements and profiles. With its roots in South Africa, the future plan for the project is for it to eventually become global. The launch exhibition will be held at the Toffie Festival this week (24 – 26 March) featuring the I ART WOODSTOCK artists: 35- Ten 73, Pavement Special, Black Koki, Boamistura (Madrid), Dathina Mzayiya, Freddy Sam, Fuzzy Slippers, Jeremy Puren, Jonx Pillemer, Linsay Levendall of Bison, Paul Senyol, Rowan Pybus at Makhulu and Xanele. We'll be sure to keep you up to date with upcoming I ART SA events including a braai day and party in April and the I ART SOWETO exhibition in September.
TSJS: optimistic rebel flyer It's already the beginning of a new month and once again time for a Thesis social jam session. If you aren't going to be in Cape Town this weekend for the Loeries then get to Soweto.
Thesis Social Jam Sessions 2nd birthday Facebook event page Hip Hip Hoooray! Thesis Social Jam Session is turning two years. Yes it’s only been two years it feels like we’ve been jamming a life time. From the early days when we jammed inside Thesis Concept Store, to yesterday when we jammed outside and braving the winter blues, to today when we are lounging in couches with heaters and stretch marquees with the “never compromising” good music. It’s been a great journey. Happening every first Sunday of the month, at Mofolo Village in Soweto with music as the foundation, The DJ booth has been endowed by big guns and prominent contests from DJ Oil(France), Kid Fonque, The Wedding DJs, DJ Mdoo, Nathi Quwe, Music At Last, Paledi; The Layders; PO(US) and now Kenzhero. Live performances; breed intensity between the crowd and performers. The best performances by Motlatsi; Future History; The Name Is Taken; Dirty Paraffin; Babu; P2DHI(US); Reebirth; Mnandi Blues & the list goes on and on and on.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cEeCgZKL7A[/youtube] Amstel organised a massive flashmob of about 2000 people all doing the same dance at the Bara taxi rank on Friday the 4th of June. The mob did a great job to raise awareness of their 'Viva 2010! Viva Amstel for R10!' campaign. We...

I Love Soweto This is the official "I Love Soweto" campaign, which is a creative collaborative project by the youth of Soweto. It's all about making the people of Soweto be proud of their hood and suburb. Also the focus is not on the World Cup but on the multi-facade's of Soweto.

The final installment of the Thesis Social Jams is coming up this weekend on Saturday. Head over to Soweto and come kick it with: DJ Line_up Khumza Omi Wireless_g Kid Fonque Live Acts FUTURE HISTORY The Layders Comedians king Flat Thabiso Motheo Catch the event on Facebook here....

TSJS Breather copyCheck out the Thesis Social Jam sessions happening in Soweto over the weekend. Catch the Facebook event here. We taking a breather with this session but that doesn’t mean we stopping... no ways. We are taking a breather to showcase the best talent that is rocking the youth of Joburg... So this breathing is like the tempo that your heart will be beating at while at the sessions. Omi opens the set with some soulful sounds that range from hip hop to down tempo with some lo_ fi in the space. Nobuntu takes the mic to deliver some sweet vocal sounds on some soulful beats. She was part of the now defunct II parts black. Dirty Parafiin take the tempo higher and louder with that new age kwaito. Okmalume and Spizee are dirty paraffin. M'toffie will relax the crowd and push some lounge and breaks with a twist of deep house. Wireless_g closes the set with some free style.
img_9204 Pepermint by Chocboy is a fashion label out of Soweto. I met the guys last year in December at a party put together by Thesis (another clothing label out of Soweto) and simply had to get hold of at least more pics. They don't have a web presence yet, but in the next month or 2 you might see them popping up at a couple of places.
Red Bull Soweto Sessions This past weekend saw the Red Bull Soweto Sessions - a BMX event held at the Johannesburg cooling towers. While we don't know too much about the actual event, or what kind of brand activation was involved, it does look like a very cool event. We've managed to piece together a couple of snaps and a video we've found elsewhere on the web, but be sure to check out the website at the Red Bull Soweto Sessions microsite for more pics and videos. If you know Who Dunnit, please drop it in the comments. Also, check out some more pics at RiotBMX, or click through for a great video of the event (not produced by Red Bull). Thanks to Dylan for the headsup.
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