Primed as one of the most thrilling film debuts of 2013, The Great Gatsby has hit South African theatres to a wave of excitement. To celebrate the release of the film Broaden A New Sound is bringing you IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING — A Throwback to Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby. The event — hosted at Shikisha in JHB — is the unofficial after-party to honour the first week of The Great Gatsby‘s motion picture arrival, and we have five double tickets to give away!

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The Great Gatsby — published in 1925 — is one of literature’s most prized legacies, and it has since become a cultural icon that has helped define the candescent charm, fashion and music of the 1920s. Now, in 2013, this literary masterpiece is being revitalised through the cinematic direction of Baz Luhrman with a stellar cast of Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby), Tobey Maguire (Nick Carraway) and Carey Mulligan (Daisy) backing up the credits. The movie will keep audiences captivated for just over two hours, but the experience doesn’t have to stop there. F. Scott Fitzgerald said it best in the words of the novel:

And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy

and IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING — A Throwback to Baz Luhrman‘s The Great Gatsby will be a party you don’t want to miss! Shikisha is the perfect vista for this roaring affair with wooden floors, an overlooking balcony and plenty of space to mingle — all of which sets the scene for this electrifying event!

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The event will be starring an explosive line-up of DJs:

PLAAT JAPIE (Kitchener’s)

This soundtrack will pay homage to the 1920s and Baz Luhrman’s trademark musical dedication to his films, in the sounds of:

20s / Swing / Electro Swing / Indie / Pop / Hip Hop


To cap off the theme, party-goers will get to swank up their style with the dress code entry:

>> “Crazy In Love”
Dress to The Great Gatsby theme and get in for half price (R50)

>>”Over The Love”
Don’t dress up and get in for R100


IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING — A Throwback to Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby will also give revellers a taste of the 1920s with an authentic 20s cocktail menu that includes three distinctly 20s cocktails:

Gin, Dry Vermouth, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Juice

Dark Rum, Grenadine, Sour Mix, Orange Juice, Club Soda

Gin, Tonic Water

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We have five double tickets for the event happening at Shikisha in Johannesburg to give away! Here’s what you need to do to win:

1. Share our Facebook status of this competition on Facebook. (This is very important. You must go onto our Facebook page and share the status we’ve created.)

2. Tweet a link to this post, a mention of @onesmallseedSA, Broaden A New Sound and the #ThrowbacktoGreatGatsby hashtag.

3. Like both one small seed Magazine & TV and Broaden A New Sound on Facebook.

The five winners will be announced on Friday, 24 May, at 5pm. Each winner will be allowed a plus one to invite to the event. Check our Facebook, Twitter, and this post to find out if you’re one of the lucky five. So get sharing, Tweeting and commenting guys and girls!

Important information:

IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING — A Throwback to Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby will be happening in JHB, so only enter if you are based in JHB or plan on going to JHB.

Date: 25 May 2013

Time: Doors open 20:00

Venue: Shikisha (the old Horror Cafe), Newtown, Johannesburg

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