Cape Town — Legendary South African DJ, Black Coffee, recently gave a lecture at the world renowned Harvard Business School, where he spoke about the global music industry.
Black Coffee’s success in the music industry is a incredible story after he sustained an injury as a teenager that meant his left arm completely paralysed. It did not stop him, as it’s led to incredible success, including a Grammy victory and being the first South African to headline a performance at Madison Square Garden.
However, his latest venture was something completely different as he revealed on his X account that he was invited to gvie a lecture at Harvard Business School by professor Ania Elberse.
“So yesterday before my dj-ing gig, I gave a lecture at Harvard University with Prof Anita Elberse. What a humbling experience,” he wrote.
— Black Coffee (@RealBlackCoffee) October 27, 2023
According to The South African, Black Coffee’s lecture at Harvard Business School underscores the evolving landscape of the music industry. His insights into the music business and his experiences collaborating with international stars offer valuable lessons for students and industry professionals alike.
The collaboration between Black Coffee and Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse is a fascinating fusion of academia and artistry. Both experts in their respective fields brought a unique blend of knowledge to the lecture.
Black Coffee’s journey to Harvard is a testament to the power of talent, hard work, and a global perspective. It’s not just a personal achievement but a celebration of the international music community, and a beacon of hope for aspiring artists worldwide.
Compiled by Matthew Petersen