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‘We are trying to bridge a gap’: Black Coffee on Music is King returning to SA

Speaking to DJ Fresh on 947 on Wednesday, Coffee - whose real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo - said the festival was created to celebrate music.

Picture: @RealBlackCoffee/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – International award-winning DJ Black Coffee is bringing his international music festival Music is King to Johannesburg in December.

Speaking to DJ Fresh on 947 on Wednesday, Coffee - whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo - said the festival was created to celebrate music.

“Last year, we tried incorporating fashion and art,” he said. Maphumulo debuted the show at Ticketpro Dome last year with some of the biggest acts and creatives in the industry.

This year, the show will be hosted in Johannesburg at the Ticketpro Dome on 14 December and on 15 December 2019 at Kings Park Outer Fields, in Durban.

Maphumulo said they wanted to make the show about more than music: “But musically, it’s a platform where we try to bridge a gap and create a platform where we equally perform and collaborate.”

He said he wanted to give smaller acts a chance to feel appreciated and equal artistically.

The internationally acclaimed DJ has collaborated with some major international acts such as Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, David Guetta, Drake and Usher.

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