Jozi – Accra
with Collaborative Arts Supercrew, JHB Massive
Be a part of unprecedented cross-border artistic togetherness as 14 exceptional SA artists join forces for Chale Wote Street Arts Festival 2015 in Ghana.
As individual artists – performers, visual artists, musicians, designers, archivists, linguists – all the members of JHB Massive have built names on both the South African and international arts scenes. We have in common, however, a burning desire to push back against the narrative that says that being the top dog in your field is the ultimate achievement. We have all been asking ourselves whether we can’t be better artists, bigger contributors to the Arts in Africa and the rest of the world, more powerful leaders…if we act TOGETHER.
JHB Massive is a movement of likeminded artists who believe in collaboration over competition. It is a movement bigger than its individuals, and we do not claim to be the originators of it. What we DO claim is to be the largest and most diverse group of artists to attempt a cross-border collaboration of this kind. And we aim to fully capitalize on our collective skills, practices, profiles and experience to achieve the first in an infinite number of possible collaborative projects.
JHB Massive will be participating in Chale Wote Street Arts Festival in Jamestown, Accra, Ghana on the 22nd and 23rd of August 2015. Our works will respond to the Festival’s exhilarating theme – AFRICAN ELECTRONICS – and will include some projects already in existence transposed for the Festival, as well as some brand new works, all interdisciplinary, all collaborative.
Who is JHB Massive?
Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Performance Art 2013
Locally and internationally renowned graffiti artist
Lead singer and performer of The Brother Moves On
Awardwinning theatre designer and visual artist
João Orecchia (Motèl Mari, Invisible Cities Radio)
Acclaimed non-musician musician and experimental sound artist
Renowned theatre and film practitioner
Mushroom Hour Half Hour
Music and archive project specializing in vinyl, curated jam sessions and a formidable line-up of collaborators
Director of Ithuba Arts Gallery and visual artist working with light and projection
Naomi van Niekerk
Awardwinning visual artist working with puppetry and projection
Tshepang Ramoba (music producer) & Mpumelelo Mcata (filmmaker)
of BLKJKS, BLKJKSSoundsystem and Motèl Mari fame
Dancer, choreographer, performance artist and gifted healer
Nicholas Pule Welch
Popular stand-up comedian, actor, rapper and linguist
Visual & performance artist and official documenter of JHB Massive
Grow this movement with us!
Help us to get to Chale Wote 2015!
Join forces with this Supercrew of South African artists!
|A mural by Breeze Yoko from his last visit to Ghana||Behind The Scenes at JHB Massive Crowdfunding Video Shoot (Photo by Noluthando Lobese)|
|Behind The Scenes at the JHB Massive Crowdfunding Video Shoot (Photo by Dean Hutton)|
|‘Jozi-Accra’ rendered in Southern African writing system, Isibheqe, developed by Nicholas Pule Welch|