SOUTH AFRICA (29th May, 2014) – Today, Converse Sub-Saharan Africa announces the launch of CONS Project Joburg, as part of a series of global community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through music, art, style and skate.

Following on from the success of similar initiatives in New York, Los Angeles and more recently Belgrade and Lisbon, CONS Project Joburg is set to take place at the corner of Melle and Jorissen Street in Braamfontein from 29 May to 1 June 2014.

The ambitious project will help to unleash urban creativity within the community using the space as a hub for a series of talks, workshops and exhibitions; all aimed at inspiring young people, giving them opportunities to learn whilst fueling their creative passions.

The workshops will offer tangible, hands-on lessons for local youth ranging from 16 and above at no cost. The series kicks off with a street dance workshop and is followed by a series of inspirational moments that bring together Joburg’s creative communities to share ideas that inspire, spark collaboration and educate.

DJ Duo, Mary Jane, who will put together a Mixing Workshop and entertaining the crowds, feel inspired by the project. “Converse and more specifically CONS feel like a natural extension of who we are. They are about modern street culture and stand out for enabling creativity.”

The workshops over the four days include:


15:00                Doors Open

15h30 – 16h00    Street-dance Workshop

16h00 – 17h00    Skate Workshop

FRIDAY 30th May

10h00               Doors Open

11h00 – 13h00    Graffiti Workshop

13h00 – 15h00    Street-dance Workshop

15h00 – 17h00    Mixing & Beat-boxing Workshop

18h00 – 19h00    DJ Chris Beatz

19h00 – 19h15    Manie & Skai

19h30 – 20h30    Rap Battle

20h30 – 20h40    DJ Outro

20h40 – 22h00    DJ Chris Beatz


10h00               Doors Open

11h00 – 14h00    #ComeSkate

14h00 – 16h00    Skate Workshop

18h45 – 19h00    Morgan the Beat-boxer

19h00 – 20h00    DJ Nick Essential

20h30 – 22h30    Mary Jane (with sax & vocalist)

22h30 – 00h30    Irmaos de Deus (with sax & vocalist)

SUNDAY 1st June

10h00               Doors Open

11h00 – 12h00    DJ Rolo

12h00 – 13h00    Whitey D’Vine

13h00 – 14h00    Mary Jane

14h00 – 15h00    Mike Chi

15h00 – 17h00    House band – Tinos, Sisco Umlambo, Shorty on Sax & Pano on Percussions

17h00 – 18h00    2lani the Warrior

This is a space for all the fans, those who want to stop by can check out @Converse_Africa tweets #ConsProjectJHB on how to secure a spot at the workshops.

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