DJ in 60-hour marathon

"IT IS a long weekend, so come party with me," is the invite from DJ Black Coffee to music lovers.

And starting from midnight the party will go on for 60 hours in the parking lot of Maponya Mall in Soweto - with an attempt to break a Guinness World Record.

DJ Black Coffee will have a 20-minute break every four hours.

The Guinness World Record attempt is to raise money for the Black Coffee Foundation, which helps disabled people. DJ Black Coffee, real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, says helping others is a cause close to his heart.

What will make the feat even more remarkable is that DJ Black Coffee lost the use of his left arm in an accident when he was 13.

"I will be setting a new record. No one has ever done this with one hand," he said.

Today DJ Black Coffee will host a gala dinner at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank from 6pm.

"There are three tables with 10 chairs and each chair costs R1000," he said.

Black Coffee said before he started playing, fellow DJs, among them his protégé Culoe De Song, DJ Ganyane and Mo Flava of Yfm, will entertain the expected revellers.

"The show is free and everyone is welcome - and please bring donations," he said.

The Black Coffee Foundation works with the Tumelo Home in Thembisa, the Disabled People of KwaThema and Noar's Ark in Orlando.

"We are starting small and will accept any donation, and not necessarily money, in our bid to assist the disabled," he said.

"The more I play the more I want people to donate money. I will play everything from kwaito to mid-tempo to house and other styles."


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