Music? Check. A famous river? Check. Talent? Check.
Unlike anything ever done before in the Land of the Brave, Rock The Boat, an exciting new Namibian music TV series, will premiere on the YouTube channel Ngandu TV on Wednesday, 2 September. The locally produced show – spanning about 30 minutes – is a subsidiary project of Ngandu Events, the company responsible for Ngandu Festival.
While the Festival is focused on providing a platform for Namibian artists and entrepreneurs mainly in the arts space, Rock The Boat is all about providing a platform to the aforementioned communities, further encompassing musical performances as the main theme.
Shot at the verdant Samsitu Campsite, a few kilometres west of Rundu, the show is produced and directed by entertainment journo Michael Kayunde and shot by Silas Film World and Rundu’s very own Hompa Sitentu, Black Cat Films.
“Rock The Boat features live performances by Namibian artists alongside a band – on the mighty Kavango River. Because the show premieres on YouTube, we urge people to subscribe to Ngandu TV. The trailer for the show’s introduction is already available online so get a glimpse of what’s coming,” said Executive Producer, Andreas Gustav.
The show’s debut stars the hip-hop group, Mighty Ill Game, widely known as M.I.G, who provide a raw performance which should not be missed out on. Adding an even more local touch, the talent has SIRENGA and Nandii Martin to thank for their outfits and styling during their appearance on the show.
ROCKING THE BOAT: The debut episode of the Rock The Boat series stars the talented hip-hop group M.I.G. Photo: E.Sitentu Photography