WINDHOEK, MARCH 27 – The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Cluster in Namibia will present the EUNIC Music Festival 2019 that will on 05 April welcome on stage musicians from the relevant European states and Namibia at the Warehouse Theatre.
“We have decided to focus on the Hip-Hop genre this year and invite musicians
who have crafted the skill of language in their music,” said Goethe-Institut
Namibia Director, Daniel Stoevesandt (Germany).
Stoevesandt holds this year’s presidency of the EUNIC cluster in Namibia that includes Camões Namibia (Portugal) and the Franco Namibia Cultural Centre (France). EUNIC Namibia aims to foster cultural exchange between musicians from Namibia and the European countries for arts development on both continents.
It is due to that aim that a skills exchange session is open to music students at College of the Arts (04 April, 15:30 to 18:30) and another at the Warehouse Theatre for upcoming musicians (03 April, 16:00 to 19:00).
NSK will host the event for a second time. The door opens at 19:00 and tickets are available for N$100 at EventsToday, the PayToday app or any airtime vending machine in Namibia. Entrance at the door will cost N$150.
Registration for both are FREE and as simple as sending your name, contact details
and brief description of yourself to email@example.com.
Born in Ghana and representing Germany at this year’s festival is the lyricist Serious Klein. He migrated to Europe at a very young age but is known for a stern approach towards maintaining an African identity. The rapper defies the norm of gangster life, money and women – he raps about religion, food and being raised by a single parent and being a black man in Germany. He is making headlines across Europe and has signed deals with major brands.
Bringing experience in print journalism, television and music is Carlão from Portugal. Born in Angola and having moved to Portugal at an early age, the mature musician has experience in various genres – from acoustic to ska and hip-hop – and has applied his talent on television shows designed for social development. He has also collaborated on projects that encourage a reading culture and promote cultural diversity. Carlão’s latest music productions feature a strong Kizomba influence – a genre that Angola is known for. “Carlão is one of Portugal’s best musicians in this genre – he is a legend – and his African roots produces music to which an audience can connect,” said Director of Camões Namibia, Angelina Costa.
Simia from France is not new to the music scene either and has featured at numerous festivals in Europe through the Ready Or Not collaboration that promotes the rap genre. His lyrics are poetic and aim to take a listener on an introspective journey.
Representing the host nation, Namibia, at the EUNIC Music Festival 2019 will be
Lioness, DJ KBoz, Kunundrum and KK. Lioness is known for her ability to transform and evolve her music to be relevant and contemporary. Her attitude will blend well with DJ KBoz, who will set the evening’s tone and have the audience experience what is he is known for: spinning the decks to make the crowd sweat. KK, who_ owns a record label and has been writing lyrics since his teenage years, will also drop a spectacular performance worth remembering. – NDN Staffer