The Bassline’s 21st birthday party to target malaria

One of Johannesburg’s oldest and most iconic live music venues, The Bassline in Newtown, in association with Goodbye Malaria, will be hosting a Mozambique-inspired pyjama party on Saturday 5 September to celebrate the venue's 21 years as a leader in the world of South African live music. 

Yvonne Chaka Chaka. Photo: homecomingrevolution.com
Yvonne Chaka Chaka. Photo: homecomingrevolution.com

The event, fired up by Nandos, Trace Urban and Kaya FM, will be showcasing some of the finest talent in South Africa and Mozambique, including local house sensation Mi Casa, in what will be their first-ever show at the Bassline, ‘the Princess of Africa’ Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Cape Town’s Hot Water, leading comedian Deep Fried Man, as well as some spectacular surprise guests – all under the fun-filled theme of a pyjama party. A recent addition to the line-up is Milton Gulli, a Mozambique/Portuguese musician, producer and DJ. He was a member of the Portuguese group Hipnoise and Philharmonic Weed and is currently playing with the Afrobeat Collective Cacique ’97, The Grasshoppers, The Simba & Milton Gulli Project, Azagai and Cortadores de Lenha.

Goodbye Malaria, leading activists in the eradication of malaria, aim to bring awareness of the severity of the malaria situation in Africa, particularly in Mozambique. With bi-annual home spraying, millions of lives can be protected from what is still one of the easiest diseases to prevent.  Increased prevention and control measures can lead to a reduction in malaria mortality rates, yet the poorest countries are still the worst affected. Goodbye Malaria aims to make a dent in mortality figures through positive activism – such as the sale of their funky shwe shwe fabric pyjama trousers available online at their website as well as on the night of this event. 

There will also be a Nandos grill area and the famous Mozambican beer 2M will be on sale all night, bringing an authentic Mozambican spirit into the heart of Jozi.

Music lovers are encouraged to come join in this star-studded night of music, dancing and food – and to say goodbye to malaria by joining together to make a difference. The Bassline will be donating 75% of proceeds to this urgent cause, so all contributions will make a big difference.

Tickets to this event are on sale at WebTickets and cost R150 for standard tickets or R500 for VIPP (Very Important Pyjama Person) tickets, which include a pair of ‘Goodbye Malaria’ pyjamas and exclusive access to a hospitality area where patrons will be able to meet artists and enjoy complimentary food and refreshments.

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