Kombonation adds Focalistic and KidSuper to their Night Embassy event lineup
Cult New York streetwear brand KidSuper is coming to Johannesburg on Wednesday to create a line of t-shirts with Kombonation, made up of the Soweto photographer / designer duo Kananelo Kabelo Sello and Kgotso Selomah.
Kombonation is adding Focalistic to its Night Embassy event lineup this weekend and collaborating with top New York designer KidSuper. Picture: Supplied.
JOHANNESBURG – Kombonation is adding Focalistic to its Night Embassy event lineup this weekend and collaborating with top New York designer KidSuper.
Night Embassy JHB Ambassadors explore new directions in nightlife culture during their residencies in November and December.
Night Embassy Johannesburg by JÃ¤germeister is a residency program centered on âFreiraumâ – a space for unbridled self-expression and unlimited creativity.
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This week, the residency offer is Kaofela Kaofela by Kombonation.
The event will be held at the White House in Meadowlands, Soweto, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Amapiano Focalistic superstar will perform at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
As if that weren’t exciting enough, cult New York streetwear brand KidSuper is coming to Johannesburg on Wednesday to create a range of t-shirts with Kombonation, made up of the Soweto photographer / designer duo Kananelo Kabelo Sello and Kgotso Selomah. .
KidSuper currently wants to show this collaboration – and potentially an extension – in New York City during its exhibition.
It’s a dream come true for Kombonation as much of their work has been inspired by KidSuper.
Sello and Selomah, graduates of the Market Photography Workshop, founded Kombonation in 2018.
It is a Soweto-based pre-to-post-production start-up specializing in real and raw visual storytelling.
Sello and Selomah also create clothing that showcases their photographic skills and expresses the narratives that exist within and beyond their imagery. Their dress, their events and their performances are by the kasi, for the kasi – and beyond.
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Kaofela Kaofela combines visual arts, music, dance, clothing and sports to celebrate the art that is in the hood. November 26 – 28. Buy your ticket today or on sitehttps://t.co/KNCH0eIZ6p pic.twitter.com/LzTlpzx84a
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âHonestly, we offered the Night Embassy Johannesburg team at length to get KidSuper aboard Kaofela Kaofela so that we could really explore Kasi and local brands by branching out beyond just ‘drip’. Kombonation got way more than they bargained for with KidSuper even taking this line and the ambassador duo to New York in 2022 for their show! said Selomah
At 30, KidSuper has grown into a cultural phenomenon – designer, artist, athlete, producer, trendsetter. Within a few years, he took over the fashion torch, designing for Sean Mendes, Russ, Lil Nas X, Ed Sheeran, J Balvin, Puma, Steve Aoiki and more. The only thing more impressive than KidSuper’s LVMH Karl Lagerfeld Award is his ability to predict the next trend, his unconventional approach to art and design, dedication to his friends and fans and his overall affinity for JÃ¤germeister.
JÃ¤germeister has been incorporated into all of his events and celebratory moments over the past few years, including his very first Art Show, his birthday / Halloween party with ASAP Rocky and Paris Fashion Week.
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Kombonation will host the kasi night experience of a lifetime – Kaofela Kaofela, where you can enjoy exhibitions, fashion, photography, lectures, games, street sports, performances and DJ sets that influence the conviviality lifestyle, ekasi. Tickets for this edition of Night Embassy Johannesburg by JÃ¤germeister cost R50 for a day pass.
The Kombonation Residence is called âKaofela, Kaofelaâ because the saying âtogether we can do moreâ is part of the moral code of Kombonation. âWe are a collaborative effort, so we hold unity in the community in high regard. We believe our dream can only come true if our community, our fans and society at large understand that this is about of a joint effort, âSello said.
âAt the White House in Soweto, we will be exhibiting the visual and performing arts of our community, with the incorporation of street cultural elements such as clothing and street sports that influence the lifestyle of conviviality, ekasi, âexplained Selomah.
âFrom a Kombonation Kollexion fashion show to discussions with special guests who influence urban culture in creativity, sport and entertainment, we will cultivate an atmosphere of friendliness this endlessly festive season,â adds Selomah.
The events will be hosted by Kaymo ke Superstar and Leighnah. Hip hop, dancehall, soul and Amapiano DJs and artists will perform on the White House stage.
Through their unique visual storytelling, leveraging mixed media for striking effect, Kabelo Sello and Kgotso Selomah explore the raw beauty and rich culture of eKasi. At Kaofela Kaofela, this creative Kombo will create alternative nightlife experiences.https://t.co/KNCH0eIZ6p pic.twitter.com/oNQ56KptTA
Jgermeister South Africa (@jagermeistersa) November 24, 2021
Tickets are available on: https://bit.ly/3cMZotA
DAY 1 – OPENING EVENING
The last weekend of this month starts with a historic trip to Ndofaya called the All Wheels Konvoy!
The venue is Freshthing’s house in Jabavu, the venue for the annual anniversary exhibition. The Kombonation Front Yard Photo Showcase is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and it’s a great pleasure to have Night Embassy JHB in this chapter of Kombonation history! When we arrive, the Kombonation Kollexion fashion show hits the catwalk!
On the decks: Qualidee, Buhle, Bomzi, Deepsoulja
DAY 2 – GAMES EVENING
An evening of the “evening” type! Come watch a skating kontest, shoot baskets and score penalties during this fun evening! Let’s make new friends while playing a variety of board games and native games while celebrating with shots of frozen kÃ¼hl! Kuzoba mnandi hurray!
On the decks: Hot Box Party by Teedo Love and Deniece Marz and DJ Nekita; Freshboy and Vorosow van Stockow
Performances: Focalistic, JÃ¤germeister Brass Cartel, Open mic session.
DAY 3 – CLOSING EVENING
Tonight is literally one for the books!
Faithful to visual literacy, this evening begins with an exclusive interview with the author sowetan Tshidiso Moletsane, writer of the short autobiographical novel, JUNX, which will inspire kasi writers to go there! The evening ends with live performances from the hosts – Kombonation – and many more!
The seven âkalazâ (colors) musical menu for the whole weekend includes Bilal da DJ, Roccotole, Amukelani, Jimm & Tonic, Thando Simelane, GoonZ, Jabulani Cindi and Kombonation.
This once residential house was previously white, hence the White House. Authentic in every way, born out of street culture, this is the perfect place for Kaofela Kaofela’s tale to unfold, lending its eKasi energy to the night.https://t.co/KNCH0eIZ6p pic.twitter.com/OGZPjvyHar
Jgermeister South Africa (@jagermeistersa) November 24, 2021