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Crowdfunding the arts in South Africa

Crowdfunding the arts in South Africa | African News | Scoop.it

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24614331

 

Money for a Monteverdi melody, and Bach for their buck. The Cape Consort is a Cape Town-based ensemble in search of investment to help them put on a concert.

 

As with many struggling artists, they are in need of funding. After all, "musicians need to pay rent and eat just like everybody else," says Hans Huyssen, cellist with the group.

 

The Cape Consort has turned to crowdfunding, an online collective fundraising approach. They achieved their target amount of 15,000 rand ($1,525; £945), raising 60% of that in just six days.

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In pictures: Putting African art on the map

In pictures: Putting African art on the map | African News | Scoop.it

1:54 Contemporary Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery in London - 70 artists from across the continent

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A week in Mali with Africa Express – Olugbenga Adelekan's diary

A week in Mali with Africa Express – Olugbenga Adelekan's diary | African News | Scoop.it
Metronomy's Olugbenga Adelekan and this diary of his week in Mali recording an album with the likes of Damon Albarn and Brian Eno, and local musicians
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