s. Africa 20 Years of Freedom
Mira Emmerling | On 22, May 2014
Last night we celebrated 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy in South Africa.
BASIC LEAD / DISCOP Africa in partnership with renowned graffiti artist and club mogul André Saraiva organized the event for the Ministry of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa. The celebration was held at the legendary Chateau Marmont and some of Los Angeles’ industry movers and creatives joined us.
20 years ago South Africa held its first general election and voted Nelson Mandela its president as it began its separation from apartheid. 20 years later the country is prospering and the Ministry of Arts and Culture are working hard to make sure the country’s arts reflect it.
Just a few days removed from the LA Screenings it became evident to DISCOP Africa and South Africa’s Ministry of Arts and Culture to hold this event and highlight the rich, creative hub that South Africa has become.
The night included a performance from Z Berg and attendance from the likes of R&B recording artist Goapele, designer and artist Langley Fox Hemingway, model Anouck Lepre, profesional skateboarder Dustin Dollin, M+B gallery owner Benjamin Trigano, fashion photographer Emma Reeves plus coverage from Purple Magazine.
It was a great night for an incredible cause. The Ministry of Arts and Culture for the Republic of South Africa is one of DISCOP Africa’s official event partners and we will continue to celebrate the country’s 20 year milestone at DISCOP Africa 2014.
See you in South Africa, November 5th.
Enjoy the pics from last night at the Chateau Marmont.