The man behind ULTRA, Shaun Duvet, joins Bridges for Music

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Bridges for Music is an international non-profit organization whose mandate is to gather key industry players to support responsible development, raise global awareness of local issues, and leave a positive impact in disadvantaged communities through music.  They have just taken one strategic step closer to reaching these ambitious goals by bringing a key South African industry player, Shaun Duvet, onto their board.  Shaun will join effective immediately as an advisory board member focusing on acting as a BFM ambassador, fundraising and assisting with the latest BFM project, the school that they’re building in Langa township.  Other global BFM ambassadors are Richie Hawtin, Black Coffee, Skrillex and Luciano. Shaun’s history is steeped in electronic music and considering his 18-year DJ career, his parties and clubs around the country, and Ultra Music Festival South Africa, of which he is co-owner; he is undoubtedly a good fit for the role. “My love of music has driven me throughout my whole life,” says Shaun, “and it makes perfect sense for me now to join an organization such as Bridges for Music that help other kids that love music that much to learn more about it, and use it as a platform to achieve when the odds are set against them.” “We are really excited to have Shaun join the board, he has been a great believer and supporter of what we are trying to do so we are proud to officially welcome him to the BFM family and look forward to his contribution and new ideas”, says Trenton Birch, African Director and International BFM board member. Shaun joins a team of board members at BFM including Valentino Barrioseta, Bobby Sims, Nomndeni Mdakhi, Patrick Walker, Terry Weerasinghe, Ben Turner, Aurelia Oritz, Liz Miller, Thabo Mobo, Trenton Birch, DJ Fosta, Brian Little, Lars Erik Mangset and Juan Arnau.