Find out what went down at Nataal’s party in Joburg with Haig Club
This week Nataal teamed up with Haig for its first Haig Club House Party in Joburg. We took over The Artivist in Braamfontein for a night of wonder and adventure to preview the second issue of Nataal magazine.
Special guest David Beckham was in attendance alongside some of South Africa’s most talented artists including Rich Mnisi, Thebe Magugu, Petite Noir, Rharha Nembhard, Justice Mukheli, BLK JKS, The Sartists, Ezra Mabengeza, Travys Owen and Lezanne Viviers. They were joined by the likes of Tresor, Kim Jayde, David Tlale, Tino Chinyani, Chris Jaftha, Vuyo Mse and Refilwe Modiselle plus influencers Seth Shezi, Sarah Langa, Niquita Bento, Thuli Mola and Gemaèn Taylor.
Everyone was first welcomed into a secluded courtyard where bespoke Haig Club cocktails were served and a VJ projection by Inka kendzia took over the walls mixing up visuals from some of Nataal’s favourite imagemakers. Once inside, the gallery area revealed the debut for Nataal’s six-week photography exhibition, ‘Image, Reflection, Abundance’, which includes exclusive works from artists who have contributed to Nataal magazine such as Rudi Geyser, Mous Lamrabat, Harris Elliott and Jamie Morgan.
Artist and musician Manthe Ribane brought the gallery alive with her performance alongside her siblings as Dear Ribane. The trio wore extravagant blue balloon costumes, their movements echoing and amplifying her evocative and ethereal sounds.
The action then moved into the basement club where Nairobi’s Blinky Bill treated partygoers to an effortlessly warm and experimental live set with his band that took in tracks from his recently released album Everyone's Just Winging It and Other Fly Tales. And throughout the night, local DJ sets came courtesy of Muzi, K$, DBN Gogo, Princess, Moops and the legendary Kenzhero.
David Beckham said, “It’s great to be back in Johannesburg and it’s a pleasure to be here celebrating the city’s arts and cultural scene with Haig Club and Nataal. Tonight, we’ve seen some incredible talent who are making their own rules, and it’s exciting to see everyone enjoying our whisky.”