MUSIC SHOWCASE: Free Your Mind is introducing a new musical tour, set to run for 10 months. 
PHOTO: Contributed
MUSIC SHOWCASE: Free Your Mind is introducing a new musical tour, set to run for 10 months. PHOTO: Contributed

'Sounds of Nam' national tour to hit 10 towns

Staff Reporter
Free Your Mind Entertainment, in partnership with the Sound Connects Fund, is gearing up to launch a monthly nationwide musical showcase titled ‘Sounds of Nam: A National Tour’.

The tour will hit 10 Namibian towns over the next 10 months, starting with a show at the end of the month in the capital.

The shows will take place in Windhoek, Gobabis, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Ongwediva, Rundu, Luderitz, Okahandja and Rehoboth, and conclude in Windhoek.

Performances will feature Namibia’s top musicians as headliners at each show while also providing emerging talents - who are indigenous to each town - with a platform to open for the main act and reach a wider audience.

A full-length episode of each show will be released in a 10-episode series followed by a ‘Sounds of Nam’ documentary, which will be released at the end of the tour and will feature highlights from the entire 10 months.

Launch, first show

The official launch will take place on Friday, 18 November, at The Wine Bar in Windhoek, and will feature musicians Waters, Chikune and Ian Lovly.

The first show is set for Saturday, 19 November, at Chicago’s – also in the capital. Attendees can expect performances by Yeezir, Skrypt and DJ Castro, while Leena Shipwata and Kgosi will be the MCs for the night.

Aspiring musicians from each town have the opportunity to kick-start their music careers by opening for the headlining acts.

To stand a chance to grace the stage with Namibian favourites, post a video of yourself performing one or two of your songs on social media along with the hashtag #SoundsOfNam, or WhatsApp the video to the Sounds of Nam team at 081 747 5155.

The most promising artists will be selected and added to the line-up.

‘Sounds of Nam: A National Tour’ is funded by the Sound Connects Fund, an initiative by the Music In Africa Foundation and the Goethe-Institut. The Sound Connects Fund is made possible with the financial contribution of the European Union and the support of the Organisation of ACP States.


Namibian Sun 2022-12-04

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