On Saturday 3rd July 2010 at 7.15 pm FLOW took an audience of football fans on an instrumental, vocal and visual journey at the FIFA FAN FEST™ on the Grand Parade in Cape Town in celebration of Africa’s most precious resource – water.
FLOW brought together: the sweet vocals of Zolani Mahola (Freshly Ground); Kyla Rose Smith (Freshly Ground) on violin; Ronan Skillen (Babu, Tonik, Hot Water) on the Didge and percussion; Michael Chikowore on Mbira and Donovan Copley (Hot Water) in song and on the ‘afri-can’ guitar; with live mixing by DJs Fletcher Beadon (Krushed and Sorted) and Nicodemus from Brooklyn, NYC.
The collaborative performance took place on stage in front of the 74m2 screen first used in 2006 by FIFA during the last World Cup in Germany and one of the biggest such structures ever to be erected in South Africa.
The visual journey began in outer space then transported the audience down to the depths of the ocean and then above the surface and making their way to the shoreline, to join animals and tribes at the drinking holes. The journey continued down the paths of the rivers, lakes and dams arriving in the cities as they learnt how we have sought to control so much when in fact it does not belong to us.
FLOW endeavoured to instill in the audience an awareness of how both the planet and ourselves are made up of over 70% water and by making the statement “I AM FOR LOVE OF WATER”, we really mean that we are FOR LOVE OF ourselves, each other and the planet.
This was a constant visual and audio spectacle by top performers that kept audiences, regardless of age, fully engaged and entertained. From a gentle movement beneath the surface to a powerful drive to find one’s star… as Hot Water performed their hugely popular song “Laduma” live.