When life gives you lemons… make a TV show!
When we cancelled Shambala 2020 we promised we wouldn’t sit idly by and wait for next year to come around. Instead, we’re hard at work looking for ways to support our wide community who, like us, have seen their livelihoods decimated – and we’re now ready to announce the birth of AiDU.
AiDU stands for Adventures in Digital Utopia. It’s a brand new digital platform that will support the arts, promote environmental causes and strengthen communities. AiDU will produce in house shows as well as broadcast shows produced by our wider creative community.
To begin with, the platform will be funded through donations from our viewers and all donations will go directly to The Kambe Foundation. This not-for-profit has been established to support the arts, the environment and community development. All donations will be split between the featured artists, the production teams and, initially, four charities that are supporting the music industry through this current crisis: The Music Venue Trust, Help Musicians, In Place of War and Soulidarity.
Our first step on this adventure, is a weekly show, ‘Live from the Jam Jar’. We will be developing more shows and inviting partners and producers to join us on our journey.
Buckle up for musical performances from Tezeta and Leonie Evans, spoken word from Rebecca Tantony and Brooke Tate, a DJ battle set from Mr Switch, animation from Trago Studio, Ichi meeting Simon Panrucker’s computer and, of course, a good news broadcast from a desert island.
FANCY JOINING US ON AN ADVENTURE IN DIGITAL UTOPIA?
We’re looking for artists and performers – from musicians to poets, or cabaret performers to inspiring speakers – to feature on future episodes of AIDU.TV. If you’d like to get involved, fill out the form on the AIDU website, right here.
With love and solidarity,
Team Shambala x