• Our Mission

    Philippi Music Project is a social entreprise aiming at offering an infrastructure to the musicians from the townships of Cape Town.

    We believe that Music has an amazing power to attract, develop and enhance creativity in local communities, and can be used to connect people together to foster capacity learnings and personal development for young people from the townships.

  • Our Model

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  • Our Yearly Impact

    The objective of the programme in figures


    Hours of professional studio time provided at an affordable rate


    Artists from the townships of Cape Town reached through the studio services


    Artists attending our workshops and skill transfer masterclasses


    Events organized in the townships


    People attending our events, 59% of them coming from outside the townships


    Of economic spinoffs in the townships through our events (transport, food, beverage, suppliers...)

  • Our Studio

    A fully furnished professional recording studio in the heart of Philippi

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    A container turned into...

    The PMP Studio is built in a shipping container. The construction started in January 2017 and took 6 months. In June 2017, we inaugurated a fully soundproofed recording studio, composed of a monitoring room, a vocal booth, a classroom space and the office of the PMP team

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    ... a professional recording studio

    The studio is fully equiped with everything you need for production and recording :


    - Computer

    - Production softwares (Ableton, Cubase)

    - Korg Synth Keys

    - Korg Synth Bass

    - Korg Synth Beat Drums

    - Studio Monitors

    - Rode Vocal Dynamic Microphones

    - Roland Stereo Headphones

    - Navation 61 key controller with pads

    - Roland 8 in 8 audio interface

  • Listen to our Artists

    a short preview of what is produced at the PMP studio 

  • In the Media

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    Philippi entrepreneurs learn how to grow their businesses

    eNCA - August 2017

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    Philippi artists on course for a studio -

    News24 - May 2016

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    This may be one of the most important project for the SA Music Industry

    Pulse Radio - May 2016

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    Au Cap... Ouest France - July 2016

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    Afrique du Sud, le beau projet-

    Le Télégramme - July 2016

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    Philippi Music Project

    Blacks to the future - June 2016

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    Music is the Brain, Rhythm is the hear - 

    Anybody Zine - May 2016

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  • Our Team

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    Sibusiso Nyamakazi

    co-founder and executive manager

    Sibusiso Nyamakazi is a 24 year old writer, MC and Musician involved in several social upliftment projects in and around his community, Philippi.

    He studied Management at CPUT and is a facilitator of social and youth development workshops. He runs alongside his team of founders and poets a social conscious poetry movement called "social poetics" using poetry as a tool to facilitate healthy dialogues in society.


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    Baptiste Guillemet

    co-founder and manager

    Baptiste Guillemet is a French entrepreneur, music producer and

    festival organizer. He has worked for 2 years as a business consultant in cultural industries in Paris. He has a Master degree of Science in Management from the

    ESSEC Business School and studied entrepreneurship and social innovation at the UCT Graduate School of Business in Cape Town.


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    Ludwig Peter

    fundraising & partnerships

    Ludwig Peter, is a 29 year old teacher, DJ and event organiser from Germany. He studied English literature and language, teaching, sociology and politics at University of Augsburg/Germany and University of Cape Town. He has been rooted in the music event organizing business for six years now and is taking care of the growing network.


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    Lena Posch

    Creative director

    Lena Astarte Posch studied Multimedia in Germany and photography in Istanbul, while exploring different realities and perspectives. She works as an artist, entrepreneur and graphic designer in different parts of the world with a focus on global social and political issues and relations. Working for the Philippi Music Project as a creative director combines her passion for social innovation, art and music.


  • PMP is hiring!

    We are looking for a sound engineer to work in our studio based in Philippi

  • Our Partners

    a strong ecosystem to empower the artists, join it!

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    Playing for Change Foundation

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    SAB Foundation

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    Inyanda Youth Network

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    Recordbox Sessions

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    Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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  • Connect With Us

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    We are crowdfunding!

  • Resources for Musicians

    For in-depth resources, please contact philippimusicproject@gmail.com