Nigerian musicians Seun Kuti, Bez, Naeto C, M.I and 2Face supported by Spinlet are set to break new ground at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2012. Dubbed as the world’s leading music industry event, The SXSW Music and Media Conference will for the first time in 25 years Showcase music talents from Africa made possible by Spinlet. SXSW 2012 will showcase roughly 2,000 musical acts from around the globe, representing well over 50 different countries, on over 90 stages in downtown Austin Texas from March 13-18, 2012.
“I am thrilled that Spinlet has taken the initiative to deliver this showcase, it is a significant investment in some of the greatest contemporary talents out of the continent and you can be sure the Africans will rock the house. As we push our content globally it is critical that we get access to these major festivals and we are grateful to Spinlet for making this possible and also to Ngozi Odita from Society Hae who did much of the behind the scenes work to set up the panels, showcase and who has been an incredible advocate for the African presence at SXSW 2012, Rock On!” Obi Asika, CEO Storm 360
The Spinlet Africa showcase is from Thursday 15th to Friday 16th March, 2012.The Confirmed performance schedule is as stated below.
The biggest stars representing 5 countries.
Thursday, March 15 2012 | Copa – 217 Congress Avenue | 8PM – 2AM
- Chief Boima (Sierra Leone)
- Sauti Sol (Kenya)
- Just A Band (Kenya)
- Spoek Mathambo (South Africa)
- Baloji (Congo)
- Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria)
Friday, March 16 2012 | Beso Cantina – 307B W. 5th | 10PM – 2AM
- Bez (Nigeria)
- Naeto C (Nigeria)
- M.I (Nigeria)
- Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana)
- 2Face (Nigeria)