Introducing the ‘Johannesburg’ exhibitions
You're invited to Johannesburg - a South African Experience, a series of free pop-up exhibitions this summer celebrating the beautiful country of South Africa and the recording of Mumford & Sons' upcoming mini-album 'Johannesburg'.
Together with Mumford & Sons and the South African Tourist Board, we'll be launching the exhibition first in Williamsburg, New York at Okay Africa's Okay Space from June 14-19. After that, we'll be taking it to London's Lights of Soho between June 30 and July 9 – just in time for Mumford & Sons' headline show at BST Hyde Park.
At both locations you'll find behind-the-scenes photography and never-before-seen documentary footage from the recent South Africa tour and the recording of 'Johannesburg' with Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg.
"Our trip to South Africa was long overdue and there was a great deal of anticipation both from us the band, as well as the fans", Ted Dwane said of the experience.
"The shows were incredible and recording so much music with the fellow musicians we were travelling with served to further deepen the feelings we had towards this complex and beautiful country.
In light of how much music and art was created from this short trip, it seemed to make a lot of sense to bring it back to our home town of London (and New York) to share with our friends and families here."
We'll be announcing a full events programme in June, but you can expect live performances from collaborators Beatenberg and The Very Best (as well as a whole host of South African musicians and DJs), documentary footage and a mocked up staging of the 'Johannesburg' cover for you to recreate – with much more to come.
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And don't worry if you can’t make it to the exhibitions – news on how you can still experience this journey is coming soon!