Dear Ribane is a multidisciplinary family creative collective production, with an altered state of mind. Inspired to build new narratives to create innovative and impactful experiences through different mediums of art and creating the theatrical musical ecstatic.
Dear Ribane have brought these explorations of futurity to their partnerships with global brands and media platforms, the likes of Dokter and Misses, Standard Bank, G-Star, Cosmopolitan, MTN, Nike, Woolworths, and Simon and Mary, performing at art fairs and music events that include Turbine Art Fair, Cannes Lions, Afropunk New York, and Johannesburg’s Red Bull Music Festival. Invites to a Gucci event in Dubai to meet American musician ASAP ROCKY. They have also worked with the likes of Chanel ID, Kenzo.
One of their works was nominated for Design Indaba’s “Most Beautiful Object in South Africa.” Their collaboration with renowned South African photographer and designer Trevor Stuurman further consolidated the collective’s iconic status and impact on current debates on race, affirmation, and equality, envisioning them as messengers from another dimension.Their futuristic style lends visual and tactile expression to the manifesto of “shifting new realms,” where being black is always an in-the-making experience and, as such, fluid and metamorphic.
Cue Dear Ribane performing for NIKE at the Nirox Sculpture Park in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg, in April 2018. Dear Ribane has also caught the African hearts of Swaziland MTN Bush Fire Music Festival, Morocco in Macaal Contemporary Museum. There have expanded they theatrical and cinematic performance in Geneva the ANTI GEL Festival.