Maru Tarang to mesmerise at the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition

Maru Tarang by Kavi Bhansali (1)
Maru Tarang

Mystic soulful sounds will reverberate across the halls of the SABC when Indian/Australian quartet Maru Tarang officially open the 2015 instalment of the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition.

Africa’s premiere music seminar will be the showcase for this seminal group when they perform at the conference’s opening concert, to be held in Auckland Park on 9 September 2015. They will also take to the stage during the Afro Night showcase at the Market Theatre on 11 September 2015, where they will share stage with Reunion Island’s lady of melody Maya Kamaty, as well South Africa’s Judith Sephuma, Simphiwe Dana, Indwe, and Tribute ‘Birdie’ Mboweni.

Formed when Australian artists Jeff Lang and Bobby Singh met Asin Langa and Bhungar Manganiyar deep in the deserts of Rajasthan, Maru Tarang’s collaboration has spanned time, continents and genres.

Using authentic instruments such as the Khartal, Tabla, Sindhi Sarangi and guitars, the four fuse sounds and vocals to produce what they call “ancient Rajasthani songs refreshed by Australian roots”.

Catch their fusion of remarkable melodies that invoke primal sonic sensations when they perform at the Moshito2015 opening concert and at the Market Theatre.

A Department of Arts and Culture initiative, Moshito is an invaluable platform to network with record label owners, music managers, artist scouts and other music aficionados over two thrilling days (10 and 11 September) of information, education and entertainment.

This year’s theme, “From Kwela to Hop: The Great South African Songbook”, has attracted insightful speakers from the African continent to the United States who will share their knowledge about the music and how to crack it in this competitive industry.

Moshito 2015’s riveting topic line up is as follows:

DAY 1: 10 September

Topic ONE: The Kwaito, Hip Hop Narrative: Did they say that?

Topic TWO: Meet Radio. Meet TV

Topic THREE: Bands and Brands

Topic FOUR: The Importance of Archiving Music

Topic FIVE: Meet International Music Markets: from Africa to the Americas (Hosted by the Africa Music Forum with opening remarks by Minister of Culture of Cape Verde Mario Lucio Sousa)

DAY 2: 11 September

Topic SIX: Let Your Music Speak: Demo Presentations

Topic SEVEN: The Gospel Truth

Topic EIGHT: Forget Print? Is the Future Digital?

Topic NINE: Songwriters, Composers, Performers: The flow of music royalties

Topic TEN: Indigenous sounds of Africa

Topic ELEVEN: Music Managers’ Forum roundtable discussion

Topic TWELVE: Pitch Perfect Performance – Integrating the body and voice. A “human musical instrument” for authentic and optimal performance

Topic THIRTEEN: Music to Film: That’s what’s up!

Topic FOURTEEN: Live Music and Funding: The Inseparable Twins

Topic FIFTEEN: Let Your Music Speak: Demo Presentations

For some of the richest music knowledge this side of the continent and a chance to meet the fascinating and successful people in this industry, make sure you don’t miss this year’s Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition!

To register simply go to: www.moshito.co.za

Click on the “Register Now” button which will redirect you to the Computicket website.

Book your ticket and you’re good to go!

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