SOLD OUT: Black Coffee brews up history at Madison Square Garden
NEW YORK: Grammy award winner DJ Black Coffee made history when he became the first South African to fill Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The concert starred special guest Major League DJz at The Garden on Saturday, October 7, featuring special appearances by Bucie, Delilah Montagu, Maxine Ashley, Monique Bingham, Mr. V, Msaki, Portia Monique, Shoba, Soul Star, Roland Clark, Zoe Kypri, WhoMadeWho and a 12-piece orchestra.
The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa took to X timeline to share his joy: “Congratulations to Black Coffee for being the first South African DJ to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City, US, to a sold-out show this past Saturday. South African artists continue to distinguish themselves and promote our talents on the global stage. We thank you for flying the national flag.”
DJ Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Inno Maphumulo, is one of the most prominent figures in the global electronic music scene and has achieved international recognition for his work.
Black Coffee’s music style is often described as a blend of various electronic music genres, including house, deep house, and techno. He is known for his soulful and uplifting beats, and his music often incorporates elements of African and tribal rhythms. Black Coffee’s performances are renowned for their energetic and captivating vibe, and he has played at some of the world’s most prestigious music festivals and clubs.
He gained widespread acclaim with his 2010 album “Home Brewed” and has since released several successful albums, including “Pieces of Me” and “Subconsciously.” Black Coffee has also collaborated with numerous international artists, further solidifying his status as a global music sensation.
In addition to his music career, DJ Black Coffee is a philanthropist and an advocate for education. He has been involved in various charitable initiatives and has used his platform to support causes related to education and youth development in South Africa.