Established in the entertainment industry in May of 2003, Panache Parties has evolved into an innovative, dynamic entity to become a unique nightlife experience that is on a progressive movement to become a widely sought after brand.
The Jazz Lounge
Africa’s leading chain of Restaurant, Lounge, Bar and music venues You can tell by the name that we are fanatical about outstanding live music in breathtaking and spectacular venues.
BIOSKOPE “Southern African Film club has been established as part of our on going initiative to bridge the gap between Southern Africa and the Western Diaspora. The goal and mission of Bioskope is primarily but not limited to:
• Promote and increase knowledge and understanding of Southern African arts, literature and culture.
• A medium for which a South – North dialogue can be achieved with Bioskope acting as a bridge between the 2 hemispheres.
• Develop a non-Southern African audience for Southern African films
• Expand the opportunities for the distribution of Southern African films in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Not only will Bioskope become the portal for Southern African Films to reach a much wider audience in the UK regardless of the films budget but it will also serve as a hub for great entertainment and education to Southern Africans domiciled in the UK and friends of Southern Africa becoming a regular event on their social calendars.
The Project Background
In the 1950s and 60s, African filmmakers began to create images of post-colonial Africa with a nuanced understanding of Africa’s cultural diversity. Over the last half century African cinema has become a unique blend of aesthetic experimentation, history and politics. As African nations have constructed modern identities from traditional and colonial experiences, the role of visual culture in communicating these new transitional identities has immediacy for audiences around the world. The impetus for themes such as colonialism, post-independence corruption and chronicles of “tribal” customs often erupts from the ironies of contemporary life. African filmmakers also draw from springs of myth, fantasy, humour and magic to nourish a narrative sensibility in which tradition and modernity encounter each other. The oral traditions, unique pacing and non- linear style of African story-telling have in fact become classifying characteristics of African filmmaking.
This kind of art is a powerful intellectual and emotional force for social change. We are witnessing a great revolution in mass communication capabilities that drastically reduce the distances between cultures. Images, sounds and ideas are exchanged almost instantaneously, creating dynamic hybrid cultures. As Western consumer culture has influenced global society, so it has been invigorated by the differing sensibilities, traditions and styles of other cultures. Likewise, African film has evolved from its early exploration of colonialism into a new diasporic and international consciousness.
For almost twenty years West Africa and in particular the Nollywood industry has been at the fore front of the African Film scene. We have established the Southern African Film Club to showcase and provide visibility in London for films directed by Southern African filmmakers. It is open as well to Southern African filmmakers in the Diaspora and to works filmed in Southern Africa by non-African filmmakers, to works regarding Southern African communities. We are particularly mindful of the many ways in which cinema is as much a medium of cultural exchange as an educational gate-way.
Bioskope is a regular screening of Southern African films. With screenings to be held at the private cinemas conveniently located in London’s West end at some of the capital’s most successful independent screens and other top west end private cinemas. The screenings will not only showcase the film in the UK but also allow for industry networking.
Panache Parties holds strong relations with professionals in fashion, music, nightlife, film, travel, photography, print and numerous other industry and corporate leaders. Panache Parties targets a diverse, fashionably loud and professional audience, while maintaining a meticulous attitude plus sheer dedication to excellence.
Our goal is not merely to host a party or event but rather to leave you entertained, so that you have a uniquely everlasting Panache experience. Panache events continue to be at the forefront of the London social scene attracting socialites from all over London and beyond.
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THE JAZZ LOUNGE
Africa’s leading chain of Restaurant, Lounge, Bar and music venues. You can tell by the name that we are fanatical about outstanding live music in breathtaking and spectacular venues. However don’t be fooled the venues are much more than locations where only the finest African and International jazz artists will perform…..but indeed artists from all genres including soul, funk, RnB, afro pop, hip hop, and even country and western to name but a few that will feature across our rosters.
The Jazz Lounges will have the right mix of providing a platform for upcoming and emerging local talent, established local artists as well as the many musically gifted acts from across Africa and of course regular international groups and superstars complimented by some of the world’s best djs. All this in an intimate yet lively setting where you feel the band are playing just for you.
The Restaurants will deliver signature rare breed steaks, grilled fish and poultry alongside our unique interpretations of classic dishes from across the African continent. All our lounges will be a large bustling spaces offering a sophisticated yet honest all day menu that serves something for everyone with a globally inspired menu of stone baked dishes, charcoal grills and an ever changing range of salads, mains, starters and desserts.
The Jazz Lounge is a high end functioning daytime lounge and bar/restaurant that will continue into the evening and transform into an elite late night entertainment venue. We are proud to have developed this concept with our local partners and are working on a strategy to introduce and deliver the brand to Africa. Over the next 24 months we will be opening a chain of JAZZ LOUNGES across Africa that will be exclusive, upscale and truly reflect and represent the JAZZ LOUNGE brand and culture with an African flavor. The first location to open in Africa will be THE JAZZ LOUNGE SANDTON
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