Mos Def to deliver the Key Note Address at Music Exchange conference in Cape Town in March

Mos Def
South Africa’s premier music, film and entertainment programme returns to Cape Town City Hall, on the 7 and 8 March 2014, and this year the list of guest speakers is filled with nothing shy of true heavyweight material. Music Exchange’s latest coupe is the inclusion of Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) who will open this year’sforty-eight hour investment in our entertainment economy. Music Exchange is expanding its traditional music focus to include film and entertainment, by securing the attendance of Mos Def - aka Yasiin Bey, who has successfully crossed over from music into film thanks to acclaimed roles in The Italian Job, Def Poetry, 16 Blocks,  Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Dexter, among others. South African-born film score composer Dr Trevor Jones, who has carved out a successful career in Hollywood and composed over 120 projects for film and television returns as Music Exchange board member this time.  Delegates can look forward to the renowned composer and mentor presenting a talk on his collaborations with the likes of Irish super group U2 and Sinéad O’Conner. Jones’ music scores remain the stuff of legend. These include Excalibur, The Dark Crystal, Notting Hill, Runaway Train, Angel Heart, The Last of the Mohicans amongst many more Hollywood Blockbuster movies. The inclusion of Germany’s World Economic Forum awarded Global Leader for Tomorrow recipient Tim Renner, will deliver global insights and cement its reputation as the critically important, game-changing event that it’s clearly become.Tim Renner, who is also Managing Director of Motor Music hasdeveloped artists such as Rammstein, Portishead and 2Pac. Rammstein album "Sehnsucht" sold more than 500.000 copies in Germany. In the US it sold more than 1 Million copies which made the album to the most famous German speaking album of all time. This year will also include the launch of the remix of Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse song “Jive Soweto" recorded nearly 30 Years ago by International Electronic Dance Music (EDM) UK pioneer Charles Webster. He returns to Music Exchange under the ADMT (African Dance Music & Technology) hat and will will host a 2 day intense workshop and interactive sessions by 2 world class DJ/producers; Charles Websterfrom the UK (Defected, Miso, Foliage, House Afrika, Freerange amongst many others) and Cape Town's Dino Michael (Good Hope FM, DJ Syndicate, Motherland Distribution, Defenders of the Deep etc.) A remix competition for attendees to remix one of Charles Webster's tracks was held last year at the ADMT Electronic Dance Music workshop, the winner will have his remixes released worldwide the week before the 2014 edition of ADMT.