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Whether it's in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and create communities, subcultures and public spheres. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what music are these people dancing to in these cities and what music did they use to dance to in the past? In what sort of spaces do they meet up? What public spheres do they form? What do these club cultures mean to the urbanity of a city? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meet head on? More...


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Moonchild was born to an extroverted woman of song who’s independence was before her time. At the age of 6 months Moon found love in front of the camera. Young Moon burst onto the entertainment scene as a child model and hasn’t left the scene since. She began performing at talent shows as soon as her legs could carry her and the result of her early start is an exceptional ability to improvise. Following her mothers sudden death, when she was only a teenager. Moonchild left her home town in the Eastern Cape to study fashion in Durban. She quickly made a name for herself in the Durban music scene, performing at festivals across KwaZulu Natal. She has since relocated to Johannesburg where her presence has been no less noticeable. Moonchild has performed alongside artists such as Madala Kunene, Gcina Mhlope and Busi Mhlongo. The move to the city of lights has also presented the opportunity to collaborate with the likes of the BLK JKS and Thandiswa Mazwa.

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Moonchild & TEN CITIES
Moonchild participated in the third TEN CITIES episode of musical collaboration which took the renowned Ukraine producers Vakula and Dubmasta from Kiev to Johannesburg in February 2013. Further participants from Johannesburg were Dirty Paraffin and Planet Lindela among others. The exchange for Johannesburg was curated by South African artist and self taught musician João Orecchia and Berlin based DJ Hannes Teichmann who facilitated the production phase.

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