Wed, 23 nov 8 AM: Filewile at Zürich Airport with the mission to get 40kgs extra weight (equipment) on a Swiss plane. Picture the young man working at the check-in desk (Hochstrasser) saying „I’m sure you don’t want to know how much it is gonna cost you..“. We don’t hesitate, pay sFr. 2000.- (!) and Hochstrasser didn’t quite believe what he saw..
In Dar Es Salaam (Tansania) we’re picked up by Chicu from the Swiss Embassy. Sleeping in Mövenpick Hotel.. Next day sightseeing with our sista Mikhela whom we know from Berne. She is working on a film about women in Tansania. Mikhela brings us to the whitest beach we’ve ever been to, see the pictures on facebook!!!
The gig in Sweet Eazy is very nice, people enjoy it a lot! The Club is owned by Swiss guys Reto and Tom and because it’s the „Swiss Night“ we also meet the Swiss Embassador Adrian Schläpfer. After the gig no sleep and directly to Dar airport, take off for RSA.
In Johannesburg we are picked up by Tracy from Pro Helvetia and tour photographer Suede. We meet Pedro Da Silva from 340ml to work together on a brand new track which will become the new summer hit!! Then Radio live interwiew at SAfm with one of South African’s most famous journalists Michelle Constant and national airplay. The gig at Arts On Main is fantastic, the young and hip crowd falls in love with Joy and are excited about the performance together with Pedro. Folks talk about us to be the „most refreshing act Johannesburg has seen in years (even ever..)“.