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Thobela FM new line-up announced

Posted by radio On August - 8 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

A new season, new week, new day. Monday 13th August 2018, Thobela FM listeners will wake-up to new programme voices. The new season brings a new line- up at Thobela FM with seasoned and awards pair SebasaMogale and Mankoko Baby moving to host Thobela FM Morning drive show ”Ditla le meso” currently hosted by Kgopotso Mashego & Mathumo Manaka.

Thobela FM listeners will now wake up to enjoy Kgopotso and Mathumo on Naledi Ya Meso [03:00-06:00]. The move will have “SetswatswasaKgasho” with Nkgadimeng Kekana moving to co-host the Afternoon Drive show” Ntshirogele” with the legendary radio presenter Thabo Mohlatlole known as Thabo Wa Mo Africa. This award winning dynamite Nkgadi as affectionately called is not new in the Drive – Show programmes. She previously co-hosted the Breakfast Show with the “Super Dupa” Sebasa Mogale and the team walked away with the Best Community Project Award at the Liberty radio Awards in 2017.

 

Vibrant Nkgadimeng punched harder and walked away with the Best Public Broadcasting Service {PBS) Breakfast presenter awards. Mosh Matsena, station manager says “The move to change the line -up is part of the station’s summer imaging plan. Like all other stations Thobela FM continues to review its business and line up to ensure it delivers on its mandate and remain
relevant.”

 

Thobela FM remains the top Radio station in Limpopo and number 5 in South Africa.

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 As part of its Woman’s Month programme to celebrate and elevate South Africa’s multi-talented women, POWER 98.7 is once again giving phenomenal women the opportunity to take control of its airwaves for three days.
For the fourth time this year, the station will from 8 – 10 August, be replacing all male presenters with an exciting #987Woman line-up which is expected to provoke, inspire, inform and entertain – all at once.
This year’s #987Woman line-up, like in the previous years, will not disappoint as it includes women from various walks of life ranging from the arts, political and academic fraternity. The line-up includes mayors, ministers, poets, musicians, actors and professors; and many other women who will share their views and opinions on a myriad of topics affecting their lives and society as large.
The 2018 edition have big shoes to fill, as the slots they will occupy have previously been filled by some of the other influential women in South Africa such as Professor Thuli Madonsela, Jenny Crwys-Williams, Tumi Morake, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Lira, Phuti Mahanyele, Letta Mbulu, Judy Dlamini, Khanyi Dhlomo, Minnie Dlamini and Lindiwe Mazibuko.
“We are absolutely convinced that this year’s line-up will live up to expectations and add value to discussions happening in the country and beyond. These are knowledgeable and powerful women and therefore there is no doubt they will satisfy POWER 98.7’s listeners’ hunger for quality discussions – led by quality presenters,” POWER 98.7’s Station Manager, Bob Mabena said.
This campaign wishes to honour the women of POWER for inspiring us and to recognize their resilience in spite of the challenging environments that they exist and operate in” said Mabena.

The line-up for the 2018 edition of #987Woman is as follows:

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

TIME SHOW PRESENTER
06:00 – 09:00 POWER BREAKFAST Patricia De Lille
09:00 – 12:00 POWER TALK Makoti Khawula
12:00 – 13:00 POWER UPDATE Khensani Nobanda
13:00 – 15:00 POWER LUNCH Boity and Modiehi Thulo
15:00 – 18:00 POWER DRIVE Susan Shabangu
18:00 – 20:00 POWER BUSINESS Ramasela Ganda
20:00 – 00:00 POWER PERSPECTIVE Natasha Mazzone
00:00 – 03:00 POWER ZONE Tshegohaco Moagi
03:00 – 06:00 POWER UP Nolwazi Tusini

 

Thursday, 09 August 2018

TIME SHOW PRESENTER
06:00 – 09:00 POWER BREAKFAST Nomvula Mokonyane
09:00 – 12:00 POWER TALK Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng
12:00 – 13:00 POWER UPDATE Melanie Bala
13:00 – 15:00 POWER LUNCH Moshidi Motshegwa
15:00 – 18:00 POWER DRIVE Yvonne Chaka Chaka
18:00 – 20:00 POWER BUSINESS Basani Maluleke
20:00 – 00:00 POWER PERSPECTIVE Mandisa Mashego
00:00 – 03:00 POWER ZONE Tshegohaco Moagi
03:00 – 06:00 POWER UP Nolwazi Tusini

 

Friday, 10 August 2018

TIME SHOW PRESENTER
06:00 – 09:00 POWER BREAKFAST Naledi and Aisha Pandor
09:00 – 12:00 POWER TALK Rebecca Malope
12:00 – 13:00 POWER UPDATE Mahlatse Mahlase
13:00 – 15:00 POWER LUNCH PJ Powers and Rami Chuene
15:00 – 18:00 POWER DRIVE Thandi Modise
18:00 – 20:00 POWER BUSINESS Special Edition Nokukhanya Jele and Emma Saidler
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Gagasi FM Shero Awards celebrate KZN women

Posted by radio On August - 2 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS
The annual Gagasi FM Shero Awards are back. Every year in August, Gagasi FM celebrates women’s month through the Shero campaign. The campaign recognises and honours women who are making a significant difference in their communities.
Gagasi FM Shero Awards celebrate KZN women

While the campaign has been there for a number of years, last year the station introduced the awards element to take the campaign to new heights and to have a more tangible recognition of women who are the real imbokodos of KZN.

The call is now open to the public to send through names for nominees’ consideration. The entries will close on 2 August and the awards ceremony will be held on 11 August in Durban. The unique thing about Shero Awards is that it recognises not only women in the public spotlight, but also ordinary women in communities.

The primary criteria for the submission entries is that the chosen nominees’ work and contributions must fly the KZN flag high, contribute to the growth, development and national visibility of the KZN province and its community. All candidates must originally be from KZN even if they currently reside in a different province.

The list of categories is as follows:

  1. Creative Arts (Fine arts, poetry, literature, fashion and architecture)
  2. Entertainment and Music
  3. Sports
  4. Science and Technology
  5. Big Business Professional (Legal, medical, finance, etc.)
  6. Enterprise (Small businesses)
  7. Social Entrepreneurship
  8. Education
  9. Public Service (Police, nurse, etc.)
  10. Community Leadership
  11. KZN Ambassadors

The overall Shero Award

Every year the overall Shero Award is named after a South African female icon who has made a significant contribution or influence in the history of the country. Last year the overall Shero Award was named after Queen Nandi and this year it will be named after another national icon who will be announced in due course.The overall Shero Award is received by one of the 11 preselected Sheros and is awarded to that woman that best resonates with the value system and the characteristics of an icon that the award is named after in that year.

Panel of judges

A panel of independent judges will go through all the entries received and shortlist the nominees as per the categories above. This panel is made up of women only who are coming from various academic and professional backgrounds. All the shortlisted nominees will also go through the independent auditing process to ensure that they meet the requirements as per the terms and conditions of the awards.

“We are very happy with the campaign and the awards as it recognises KZN women who are making a mark in various walks of life, who are touching other people’s lives and are an inspiration to the next generation. The awards also come at a time when we continue to see violence against women happening in our communities. We hope that the Shero campaign and the awards will assist in the fight against women abuse and actually profile the roles that women play in uplifting our communities and building a better nation. We call upon people to submit their entries and join us in celebrating good work that our women are doing,” says Gagasi FM Head of Brand, Phinda Magwaza.

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In the exciting build-up to the industry focused Market program of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF), a host of interventions such as the Works in Progress program have already been announced.
Another key component of this year’s CTIFMF Market will be the Audience Development program – entitled ENGAGE, with the specific aim of improving the capacity within the film industry to identify and develop markets for African films.
The CTIFMF realizes that one of the most challenging and pressing issues for local films is to earn the trust of local audiences that translates into box office success, as Elias Ribeiro explains, “CTIFMF in its commitment to harness and develop wider audiences will host a number free public screenings as part of the Festival Program in 2018. We hope to Engage the local community and learn from these experiments. These as well as the box office will inform the Audience Engagement Strategy exercise we will have to go through with the two winners of the Cash Prize our training program offers to the 2 participants who stand out.”
In order to address this challenge and ensure tangible outcomes, the CTIFMF will convene a group of marketing and industry experts with an understanding of these challenges.  A three-day outcome-based workshop, under the guidance of Valeria Richter, will equip these professionals with the most current and powerful tools designed to assist film teams in identifying their target market and core focus.
Valeria Richter mainly works as creative producer, scriptwriter and script consultant. She works in her own company, Nordic Factory Copenhagen, and has co-produced a host of features including Granny’s Dancing on the Table – Sweden 2015, Cora – Brazil 2018, The Feminist – Sweden 2018, and shorts, Nordic Factory at Directors’ Fortnight – DK/Finland 2014. She has won over 50 awards and was project manager for the Nordic Film & TV Fund led development initiative, Nordic Genre Boost (2015-17), and has worked for TorinoFilmLab (TFL) and the Baltic Event (BE) co-production market since 2008.
She developed the Audience Design approach and workshop program for TFL and has developed several concepts and formats for training for them and other clients. Additionally, both South Africa’s The Wound and Senegal’s Felicite, both of which received Oscar entries for their regions, went through the Valeria’s audience development program.
Valeria is currently writing and showrunning a TV-series in collaboration with Finnish production company Bufo. She holds an MA in Film & Media Science, is a graduate producer from the Danish Super16 Film Collective, and since 2009, member of the European Film Academy.
Valeria has this to say of her participation in the CTIFMF, “As with any form of marketing, there is never a guarantee that it leads to a film’s success in the market, the early audience engagement focus does however guarantee a strong platform to develop the marketing approach on, and it has a significant impact on the quality of the choices you make for your film as it meets the market, short term and long term.”
At the end of the workshop, each participant will be assigned a project from the WIP and will be expected to deliver an Audience Design Strategy with a cash prize awarded to the most prolific two of the lot, to craft an Audience Design Strategy in collaboration with the Festival Board for CTIFMF 2019.
Aimed at publicists, marketing and sales professionals, distributors and others within the field, applications are open until August 17th.  More details on the program, outcomes and prize can be found at www.filmfestival.capetown, or email zahrah@filmfest.capetown.
 
The overall program of the CTIFMF will also be made of 4 days of industry panels and workshops that will include experts from South Africa, the rest of Africa, and from across the globe.  There will be a variety of relevant topics covered, all aimed at inclusive and constructive dialogues that foster the development of a cohesive and continually developing film industry. These topics include mentorship, financing, AR/VR, blockchain and crypto currency, and animation.
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Hailing from the rural village of KwaNgcolosi, twenty-nine-year old artist Buhle Mbambo opened his very first solo exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery on Tuesday evening where he unpacked a project inspired by his family history.

Wonder Buhle Mbambo is a young gentleman with a successful story as a rural artist who has made a name for himself and changed perception about art not being a career one can make a living out of. His passion for art started back in high, “I would always use my spare time to draw sketches and do some painting. We didn’t have it as a subject so I did physical science and mathematics” he told The Daily Vox in an interview.

 

Guests gathered at Durban Art Gallery to witness the work of the renowned artist and they experience nothing less than what you will experience at any other exhibition opening of an established artist. While guests were browsing through overwhelming art pieces by Wonder on the white walls of Durban Art Gallery, Pravda Vodka kept flowing to complement the evening.

Mbambo who was over the moon with the success of his solo show said, “As a Durban Artist I really appreciated the support from the Durban Municipality (Durban Art Gallery)  as well as from all the art lovers who came through to my show I can truly say had finally launched my career as an official South African Artist and I believe Ukumisa Insika is a journey towards a bigger dream and right now I am on the open road towards it”.

 

The success of this of course came not only because of Wonder’s talent only but because of a very supportive mother who was a domestic worker. After Wonder completed his matric he took a gap year and didn’t go to university because he didn’t know what he wanted to do, and it was never a big issue. After that year he had made up his mind that he wanted to study art and his mother was very supportive of the decision despite the fact that they grew up in a rural area where people weren’t familiar with art altogether, kudos to his mother who supported and encouraged him throughout and today he is a breadwinner at home.

 

The director of Durban Art Gallery Dr. Mduduzi Xakaza extended his gratitude to everyone who attended and supported the exhibition. “It was very generous of Pravda Vodka to sponsor the function with alcoholic beverages,” he said.

 

“The KwaNgcolosi traditional performance enhanced the meaning of the exhibition concept, and the audience was very enthusiastic, asking questions about further activities around the exhibition”. he conclude.

Ukumisa Insika is officially open for the public at Durban Art Gallery, weekdays 8am – 4pm until the 9th of September 2018.

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Kaya FM, home of the Afropolitan, and Bassline Live once again welcome back the African legend Oliver Mtukudzi to perform at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City in the Kaya FM & Bassline Live Presents smash hit series.

After the sold-out success of Mtukudzi’s last show in the series on 31st August 2017, many fans were left disappointed at not getting tickets on time and the demand for a repeat performance has been overwhelming.

 

Booked for Saturday the 4th August, Mtukudzi will be returning this time with his full band, The Black Spirits.  He is set to wow fans with hit songs spanning his full career and performing songs from his 67th album released In February 2018, at the impressive age of 65 – more albums than years!

The fresh body of work, Hany’ga means ‘Concern’ when translated to English.  Much like all the previous albums, Mtukudzi has poured his heart out in words and music on this album and fans will no doubt get a chance to hear some of the new tracks, as well as old favourites.

 

A long-standing regular on Kaya FM airwaves, Mtukudzi is one of the most globally recognised cultural icons from our continent since beginning his musical career back in the late 1970’s.  With now a phenomenal 67 albums under his belt, Oliver also has a doctorate from two universities and is a recipient of some of the most prestigious human rights awards, including The International Council For Africana Womanism Award (ICAW), recognising his role in the upliftment of African women through his artistic work.

 

Oliver is also the head of an arts Academy called Pakare Paye Arts Centre that offers music and a diversity of art forms, platforming and building talent.

With his signature husky voice, he has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond, and his performances in the South African territory are a rare and special treat for his fans.

 

Make sure you book tickets fast to catch this once-off performance.

Also on board once again for this event is stylish urban outfitters Brentwood Clothing, who are standing behind the rich arts and culture scene in SA through this musical series.  We are excited to continue growing this relationship with them.

 

Tickets are on sale now at Computicket from R250.

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Clarion unveil ‘It’s time’ campaign for the launch of ICE Africa

 

 

ICE Africa first edition will take place across 24 and 25 of October at the Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa

 

‘It’s time’ is the theme of the creative campaign developed by Clarion Gaming in support of ICE Africa (www.ICEAfrica.za.com), the first edition of which will take place across 24 and 25 of October at the Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa. The print and digital campaign, which will comprise extensive PR, advertising, sponsorship, experiential and direct marketing, as well as  a dedicated social media offensive, will underline the importance of Africa as a strategic growth market and the vision of bringing ‘ICE into Africa’ – the first occasion the world’s leading gaming event brand has travelled outside its London, UK, home.

 

With registration for the historic first edition of ICE Africa going live at www.ICEAfrica.za.com, Dan Stone, Senior Marketing Manager at ICE brand owners, Clarion Gaming, said: “ICE Africa has been created to meet the needs of the industry for an event which provides a sharp focus on the dynamics of the gaming sector here and the practicalities of doing business on the continent.  We are working closely with key industry figures to deliver a bespoke event and an opportunity for all sections of the industry, including regulators, to meet, network, share best practice and see the very latest gaming innovations at first hand.  We are committed to the delivery of a professional, dynamic and progressive event and we are delighted at the level of interest shown by supporters, speakers, sponsors, media partners and government bodies who all agree that it’s time to create a business-to-business gaming event that the continent of Africa can be proud of.”

 

He added: “Clarion Gaming’s pledge to the international industry is to organise and deliver a joined-up programme of high quality business events based in strategically significant territories throughout the world and ICE Africa is an important piece in the Clarion Gaming jigsaw.”

 

ICE Africa will comprise an extensive learning agenda, world class training and staff development modules, products and services from leading gaming brands and extensive networking opportunities. Supporting partners for ICE Africa include, the South African Bookmakers’ Association, the Western Cape Bookmakers Association, the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling and the European Casino Association.

 

For more information on the first ICE Africa and to register, visit the ICE Africa website: www.ICEAfrica.za.com

 

With registration for the historic first edition of ICE Africa going live at www.iceafrica.za.com, Dan Stone, Senior Marketing Manager at ICE brand owners, Clarion Gaming, said: “ICE Africa has been created to meet the needs of the industry for an event which provides a sharp focus on the dynamics of the gaming sector here and the practicalities of doing business on the continent.  We are working closely with key industry figures to deliver a bespoke event and an opportunity for all sections of the industry, including regulators, to meet, network, share best practice and see the very latest gaming innovations at first hand.  We are committed to the delivery of a professional, dynamic and progressive event and we are delighted at the level of interest shown by supporters, speakers, sponsors, media partners and government bodies who all agree that it’s time to create a business-to-business gaming event that the continent of Africa can be proud of.”

 

 

He added: “Clarion Gaming’s pledge to the international industry is to organise and deliver a joined-up programme of high quality business events based in strategically significant territories throughout the world and ICE Africa is an important piece in the Clarion Gaming jigsaw.”

 

 

ICE Africa will comprise an extensive learning agenda, world class training and staff development modules, products and services from leading gaming brands and extensive networking opportunities.  Supporting partners for ICE Africa include, the South African Bookmakers’ Association, the Western Cape Bookmakers Association, the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling and the European Casino Association.

 

 

For more information on the first ICE Africa and to register, visit the ICE Africa website: www.iceafrica.za.com

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The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018 at venues across the V & A Waterfront as well as in select sites across the city of Cape Town.

 

The CTIFMF 2018 is a film industry platform to create, collaborate, and celebrate the exciting and often untapped potential of this eclectic industry. Guided by the festival’s core vision of transforming the African film industry through these the pillars of creation, collaboration, and celebration, the CTIFMF will be incorporating a host of key initiatives and projects aimed at the local and Pan-African film industries, film lovers across the city, as well as emerging and new audiences from across Africa and beyond.

 

 

CTIFMF Executive Chairman Rafiq Samsodien has the following to say of this year’s festival, “We are leading the charge to re-build this industry from the bottom up. This year will see the birth of an entirely new way of collaborating and working towards a common goal for a sustainable industry.  So let’s start by building meaningful partnerships that enable and empower the spirit of filmmaking and the filmmakers.”

 

 

Create

Creation within the film industry is not limited to content, but extends to relationships too. For filmmakers, the creation of both content and relationships is essential. However, with mounting business, financial, and logistical challenges faced by filmmakers, it is harder than ever for them to focus on their core creative function.

The CTIFMF is in-and-of-itself a platform created to converge the African film industry at a single point at which these stakeholders will have unfettered access to create new business, persona,l and strategic relationships and opportunities.

 

 

Core programs at the CTIFMF 2018 will focus on supporting filmmakers in specific areas including the hosting a gathering of the Emerging Talent Labs from across Africa. The aim of this is to foster the launch of an African Film Institute, a partnership between Ouaga Film Lab (West), Maisha Film Lab (East), Carthage Pro (North) and Realness & Electric South (South), that will have a sizable footprint, real credibility, and extensive access to talent in all corners of the continent.

 

 

CTIFMF Marketing Director Jehad Kasu explains further “innovation is the cornerstone of the team’s endeavours to transform the landscape of the African film industry at the levels of ownership as well as industry stature. While some of what we are doing may have been done at other festivals before, the manner in which we are doing it within our platform is remarkably different. It is this difference in innovation that we trust will steadily build the CTIFMF to establish itself as Africa’s leading film industry platform.”

 

Collaborate

The African film industry needs collaboration. Supporting colleagues, promoting our own stories, and finding innovative solutions together in the face of adversity must be the hallmark of our industries. However, the South African film industry is largely very fractured and the emergence of a Pan-African industry is more dream than reality.

While competition is healthy, industry events and businesses that solely compete with one another, rather than complementing each other, makes for a situation that threatens the industry’s sustainability – let alone growth.

Collaboration means local collaboration with filmmakers, film schools, government, business, and other allied industry bodies such as tourism authorities, investors, and community organisations. Collaboration means a sharing of skills, an amplification of resources, and a support of people and organisations amongst the emerging filmmaker community.

To embody the spirit of collaboration, the CTIFMF is inviting the festival directors of some of Africa’s top film festivals to join together in a day of discussions, practical networking amongst filmmakers, and a sharing of award winning films.

This collaborative effort strives to enhance connectivity between South Africa and its African counterparts, to unlock co-production opportunities, identify synergies and provide traction to projects in the making.

 

 

Celebrate

The CTIFMF believes that celebrating our industry’s best and brightest is essential. Celebration is the best way to reward hard work and perseverance. Celebrating achievers is a way to highlight our stories and inspiring and motivating new talent.

This year the CTIFMF will celebrate local content from South Africa and Africa in public spaces through a series of public screenings that will be presented at the V&A Waterfront’s amphitheatre and beyond.  Red carpet premieres and a host of related public events will ensure that the African narrative is celebrated throughout the year, and not just during the CTIFMF. “We are excited about making a landmark announcement on this component of our programme in coming weeks”adds Kasu.

 

 

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith has this to say of this initiative, “The City of Cape Town is proud to be associated with the CTIFMF’s plan to revive the local film industry. Off the back of our successes, let us collaborate and build on these and tell our African stories, loudly andproudly. It is time to be up there on the global stage amid the big names of the world. The City will fully support the initiatives of the industry.”

 

 

Throughout this year’s CTIFMF the film industry, those hoping to enter the industry, and those who just love the movies will all have something to celebrate.

Continue to visit www.filmfest.capetown for updates as the festival approaches.

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The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce that SABC Radio will be the media partner of the first ever Soweto International Jazz Festival.  This partnership highlights SABC Radio’s commitment to fulfil one of its core missions, which is to recognise and celebrate the diversity of South Africa’s vast music culture.

 

The first edition of the Soweto International Jazz Festival is set to commence in Soweto from Thursday, 14 June until Sunday, the 17th of June 2018, at the Johannesburg Theatre Group’s, State of the Art Soweto Theatre Festival Complex.  This Festival is dedicated to the historical region of Johannesburg and each day of the festival will have its own theme, namely: Celebration of Our Future, Power of Women, International Night and Inspiration, respectively. 

 

 

SAFM, Metro FM, Lesedi FM, Radio 2000, Channel Africa and Ukhozi FM are the six SABC Radio Stations that will be dedicating their resources towards promoting the Festival and unpacking the themes as part of live broadcasts and interviews.

Commenting on the partnership, Head of Radio Marketing Siphelele Sixaso “The Soweto Uprisings in 1976 were a global turn of events within the South African history, the next chapter is to highlight initiatives like the Soweto International Jazz Festival that call for a global celebration of Soweto through music and the uplifting of this township that changed our nation. As the biggest broadcaster in Africa we put our weight behind these plans in order to take the 1976 history of Young People to the next Level”

 

The four day festival is not only limited to jazz as the name suggests. The line-up comprises of multi-genres such as soul, contemporary and African music. To broaden the horizon and scope, Grammy Award winning artists in the likes of Third World, Bob James, Deborah Cox, Spyro Gyra, and  the Neville Brothers will grace the stage.  South African Jazz and R&B stars such as Ernie Smith, Zama Jobe and legendary Charlie Wilson who will be performing for the first time in South Africa alongside the dynamic local gospel artist, Khaya Mthethwa.  To add a youthful flavour to the festival local artists such as Nasty C, Lady Zamar, Major League DJs, and many more will also be featured on the line-up.

 

The Soweto International Jazz Festival is not only conceptualised to entertain but to also educate the masses through the power of music and art. As a result, the celebrations will be centred on the tribute of the late legendary Jazz musician, Hugh Masekela and the centenary of the late former president Nelson Mandela. Tickets are available for purchase online on www.sowetotheatre.com Tickets may also be purchased directly from Soweto Theatre.

 

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Bassline Live and Kaya FM 95.9, the home of the Afropolitan, are proud to welcome back International steelpan drumming sensation Andy Narell, who will be returning to South Africa to perform at the Lyric, Gold Reef City on the 7th July.

 

Known as one of the most schooled musicians of our time, Narell has been working in the world of music since 1962, when he formed his first steelpan drum band with his brothers and friends in Queens, New York.  As the invitations to perform grew more lucrative, so expanded Narell’s experience and by 1973 he had graduated from the University Of California, Berkeley where he focused on piano and drums.

Narell instantly started his own record label and in 1979 he released his first solo album, Hidden Treasures.  He went onto release a further 6 albums under his own label and the famous jazz label Windham Hill, gaining himself the moniker ‘The Hammer’, along the way.

 

With a strong interest in Caribbean music, Latin jazz and rhythm and blues, he joined the Caribbean Jazz Project in 1995.  The group released 3 albums together.  In the early 2000’s Narell also joined an act called Sakesho and has released a further two albums with that band.

 

As a solo artist he has graced stages across the globe, as well as performing with countless other well-known names in the Jazz, Latin American, Caribbean and world music genres.

 

Andy Narell performs and teaches regularly in South Africa, playing to long time and new audiences including to his fan club based in Soweto.  He also has his own South African band, who will be joining him at the Lyric on the 7th July.  They consist of the established names Louie Mhlanga, Rob Watson, Denis Lalouette and Thandi Ntuli – all established musicians in their own rights.

 

Narell has also played the Joy Of Jazz Festival where over 80 000 music lovers gathered to watch him perform.

 

Once again, stylish urban outfitters Brentwood Clothing, affiliates to the Kaya FM & Bassline Live series, will be on board, standing behind the rich arts and culture scene in SA through music.

 

We are honoured to have the icon Andy Narell join our family of superstars in the Kaya FM & Bassline Live series.  A music lovers dream come true, catch him live in concert on the 7th July at the Lyric in Gold Reef.

 

Tickets are open now at Computicket from R250.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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