South African Musicians Stand a Chance to Perform at Blues Passion Festival in Cognac, France

logo-hennessyHennessy’s Talent Quest has invited South African musicians to submit their videos to Hennessy.com to win a chance to perform at this year’s Blues Passion Festival in Coganc in July.  Artists have just a week left as entries close on the 3rd July 2014.

B.B. King, Ray Charles, Moby and Massive Attack are just some of the music greats that have previously performed at the festival.

Last year, two artists from South Africa made it to the top 10.  The first South African entry came from TRESOR, a Congolese-born and South African based singer and songwriter, who have enjoyed performances alongside some of South Africa’s biggest names, including Freshly Ground, Prime Circle and Lira. With his debut single, Complete, TRESOR has seen rotation on major music channels and was a winner of Rolling Stone magazine’s Song writing Challenge.

The Layders, a five-piece band signed under Soul Candi Records, was the second set that made it to last year’s Top 10. Their musical inspiration is drawn from ethnic African sounds and fused with Neo Soul. The band launched their debut album, For All Seasons in 2012, receiving immediate attention from fans across the globe.

Talent Quest was launched in 2012 as part of Hennessy’s dedication to supporting music, culture and live performances!

Entries for Talent Quest 2014 must be submitted via www.hennessy.com. The closing date for entries is Thursday 3 April 2014.

Entry requirements:

  • Entrants must be over the age of 25 to participate
  • Entrants must be eligible to travel and hold a valid passport
  • Entries are required to include a recorded video of their performance
  • Videos must be submitted on Hennessy.com
  • Videos are not to feature any persons under the legal drinking age or irresponsible drinking behavior
  • For full terms and conditions, please see Terms and Conditions on the Hennessy.com website
  • Closing date for entries is Thursday 3 April 2014 

About Hennessy:

Hennessy, a brand built on the foundation of strong heritage and the endeavor of artistic creation for almost 250 years, continues its quest for innovation by searching for the next musical talents from around the world.

Since its foundation in 1765, Hennessy has been driven to create the world’s best cognacs. As part of their continuing quest for excellence, the generations of Master Blenders and Tasting Committee members have ensured the transmission of this precious savoir-faire through countless forms of creativity.

Hennessy has supported the Blues Passions festival in the heart of Hennessyʼs hometown Cognac, France since 1994. Now, Hennessy is ready to extend further into the digital sphere, reaching into cutting edge technology and social spaces, and pushing the limits of how we communicate globally.

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