Free Your Mind Entertainment in partnership with the Sound Connects Fund presents “Sounds of Nam: A National Tour”, a monthly nationwide musical showcase.
It will take place in 10 Namibian towns over the next 10 months starting this November with a show happening at the end of each month. The shows will take place in Windhoek, Gobabis, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Ongwediva, Rundu, Luderitz, Okahandja, Rehoboth and back to Windhoek.
The music festival 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 the “Sounds of Nam” documentary which will be released at the end of the tour featuring highlights of the entire 10 months.
Comedian turned filmmaker Kgosi Makaza known as Tap the Guy in the comedy circle is the founder of the ‘Sounds of Namibia’ initiative, through FYM.
He says the hilarious tour 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.
Artists such as Yeezir, Skrypt, and DJ Castro will headline the first tour, with local model Leena Shipwata, and comedian Kgosi Makaza as the MCs of the night.
“Aspiring musicians from each of the towns have the opportunity to kickstart their musical careers by opening for the headlining acts,” says Makaza.
He adds for artists to participate in the national tour performances, they are encouraged to submit their two videos performance, and their two songs along with the hashtag #SoundsOfNam# to 081 747 5155 for possible selection.
“The most promising artists will be selected and added to the lineup of performances in their town, during the tour,” says Makaza.
FYM entertainment has been an open and safe space for creative expression for the past 14 years, and will continue to ensure that it stays that way, said Makaza.