Cape Town — South African DJ, Black Coffee, is only a few days away from becoming the first South African to headline a show at Madison Square Garden.
The DJ is set to perform on Saturday 7 October and recently announced the opening acts for his show, Black Coffee said each performer has played a significant role in his music career and he wanted them to experience the MSG with him.
“Each guest I’ve chosen to join me at @thegarden has played a special part in my musical journey and I can’t wait to experience music in The Garden with you”
— Black Coffee (@RealBlackCoffee) September 8, 2023
The Citizen reported that Black Coffee revealed why only some of his favourite artists would be joining him in new York.
“I have a song with Shekhinah, but couldn’t include it to my set, I just did a remix for a Snoh Aalegra song and could’ve had her at the show, but the song doesn’t fit the set. I build a set based on just music and then the artists would come through that selection,” he said.
Black Coffee also hosted a farewell party before he and the other acts head to New York. It was hosted by Castle Lite and the DJ revealed his vision of seeing African music on a global stage during a roundtable discussion.
“I’ve just always felt like this music deserves to be on the biggest platform as possible. I used to do interviews back in the day and I remember one journalist asked me, while I was in New York, ‘what are you trying to do’” he said.
— Castle Lite (@castlelitesa) September 28, 2023
Compiled by Matthew Petersen