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An evening with Amanda Palmer- CTN & Joburg

Posted by radio On January - 12 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Singer, songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Palmer, returns to South Africa for a two-date tour of Cape Town and Johannesburg in February 2018.

 

 

Performing everything from solo and Dresden Dolls’ favorites to unreleased new material on piano and humble ukulele, audiences can expect surprises as Palmer brings “An Evening With Amanda Palmer” performance to South African fans.

 

 

Palmer recently released two highly political singles: “In Harm’s Way”, which addresses the mounting refugee crisis, and a poignant cover of Pink Floyd’s “Mother”, which was accompanied by an ambitious film clip in which Palmer breastfeeds the 45th president.

 

 

A 7” vinyl of these two songs is currently for sale with parts of the proceeds benefiting Because We Carry, a grassroots charity that works directly to support refugees in Lesvos, Greece.  This release and many more are available at: amandapalmer.net .

 

This latest release, like many of Palmer’s recent musical and media projects, was funded by over 11,000 people who subscribe to Palmer’s Patreon, who each pay anywhere between $1-1000 per undertaking to support Palmer’s creation of new music, videos, writing and multimedia art.   http://patreon.com/amandapalmer

 

Presale tickets for the South African shows go on sale on Friday 11th January 2018, with general tickets being sold thereafter.

Book now to avoid missing out on this once-in-a-generation artist.

 

CAPE TOWN

  • An Evening With Amanda Palmer – Presented by Charl van Heyningen Enterprises
  • Spier Amphitheatre, R310, Stellenbosch
  • February 17th 2018
  • Doors open at 7.00pm
  • Book at www.computicket.co.za

 

JOHANNESBURG

 

  • An Evening With Amanda Palmer – Presented by Bassline Live
  • Fox Junction, Newtown
  • February 23rd 2018
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Book at www.ticketpros.co.za
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2018 gets off to a bang for Afro-Soul fans as multi award-winning artist Zahara is booked as the first act to open up the Lyric Theatre’s monthly music event series; ‘Kaya FM & Bassline Live Present’.

 

After a stellar line up in 2017, the collaborative series has seen artists such as Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana, The Soil, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Oliver Mthukudzi and New York’s Tortured Soul and many others leave audiences hungry for more.  With the rich selection of artists being playlisted on Kaya FM, producers of the event are excited for the year ahead and Gospel-influenced Afro-Soul sensation Zahara is officially the first artist in 2018’s line up.

 

Zahara is no stranger to the airwaves.  With only 6 years behind her as an official recording artist, this hugely talented singer/songwriter has firmly placed her stamp in the hearts of music fans around the continent.  Growing up in a highly musical environment, she honed her skills from as young as 6 years old by singing at Sunday School and in various school drama productions – but it was only after her education that she took her love of music to the next level, by teaching herself the guitar and pouring her heart and soul into her self-penned, highly personal songs.

 

Her discovery and subsequent path to fame was fast and took her straight to the top, making her a multi-platinum selling artist almost overnight, yet not without relentless and continuous touring, and self-dedication.

Her brand new album Mgodi, sung in English and isiXhosa, was released in October 2017 and reached ‘gold’ status within 6 hours of its release, making her one of the fastest selling Afro-Soul artists in South Africa at the moment.

Catch Zahara while you can, before she embarks on her nationwide and US tour planned for early 2018.

 

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

 

Make sure you book your tickets way in advance for what is guaranteed to be a sold out show.

 

When: 3 February 2018.  Show starts at 8pm sharp.

Where: The Lyric, Gold Reef City

Tickets: R180 – R400 at Computicket

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Good music and mastery with Jazzuary on Kaya FM 95.9

Posted by radio On December - 24 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS
 Liberty Radio Awards Station of the Year, Kaya FM 95.9, kicks off 2018 with another installment of its annual celebration and ode to jazz music under the theme – Jazzuary Masterclass.

This January we take Afropolitans on a month-long journey which dives deep into music genre of jazz. The Jazzuary Masterclass aims to commemorate, educate, entertain and have conversations to share insights about the history and future of jazz music and jazz culture.

 

 

 

 

“The jazz genre and lifestyle is a significant part of the fabric of our station and deeply  rooted in our twenty-year history as the home of the Afropolitan. Jazzuary is part of our commitment to grow jazz and showcase its holistic influence on modern content and conversations be it music, politics, fashion or the arts,” says Kaya FM Managing Director, Greg Maloka.

 

Kaya FM listeners will be treated to an ear feast of masterclasses, interviews and jazz entertainment from some of the most season sort-after jazz geniuses. Some of the Masters that we will be featuring include the likes of:

 

Andile Yenana – Pianist and Educator

Mncedisi Ndlovu  – Joy of Jazz legal advisors, Jazz Collector and Enthusiast

Colin Kgari – Jazz Presenter and Aficionado

Paul Hanmer – Jazz Pianist

Zoe Modiga – Jazz Vocalist

Greame Arendse – Graphic Designer and Curator

DJ Kenzhero  – DJ & Curator

 

For our on-air-playlist we will be exploring some Afro-latin or Afro-cuban music which will also be subjects covered in some of our masterclass interviews. Live Performances for Jazzuary will include some of the best afro-salsa and latin jazz musicians.

 

“Through Jazzuary we approach jazz in a more holistic manner that will see us going deeper into the genre and exploring more subjects and topics that cannot or should not be separated from jazz,” says Nkosinathi Mbelu, Music Manager at Kaya FM.

 

“Subjects like jazz literature, politics, Jazz education, collectors societies, history, jazz broadcasting, jazz sub-genres, art,” Mbelu adds.

 

Join us on the airwaves for this assortment of entertainment or visit www.jazzuary.fm to enjoy exclusive art, lifestyle and fashion content influenced by jazz culture.

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The River comes to 1Magic

Posted by radio On December - 12 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The flagship telenovela of the new M-Net channel 1Magic (DStv channel 103) The River is a thrill-a-minute showstopper that balances the tightrope between soapie and drama. It’s quite simply an impeccable story, with jaw dropping acting, and cutting-edge production value.

The series is spearheaded by a formidable cast made up of seasoned actress Sindi Dlathu, alongside Hlomla Dandala, Don Mlangeni, Moshidi Motshegwa, and newcomer Larona Moagi amongst others. The River sees two different but interdependent worlds collide in spectacular fashion. One side of the river is populated by society’s upper crust in exquisite mansions who will go to any lengths to maintain their wealth. The other world is inhabited by the exploited “common folk” who constantly toil with little to show for it.

 

 

Sindi plays Lindiwe, a polished and astute mining magnate whose stilettos have squashed anyone who dared stand in the way of her wealth. Moagi is Itumeleng, the young character from the “poor” side of town who wants to put an end to Lindiwe’s ruthless gluttony, often at the expense of her beloved community.

 

 

Courage and cunning eventually collide when they cannot put their differences aside, resulting in an endless body count. A story of ill placed love, greed, betrayal and blood bonds. The show promises to be gripping television. M-Net Director of Local Entertainment channels, Reneilwe Sema commented on what viewers can expect, “The River is just the type of drama that fans have been waiting for. The storyline combines the allure and ruthlessness of the business world, with the raw essence of township struggles, making for the type of storylines our viewers love. The seasoned cast is sure to bring this intricate story to life in every episode.”

 

 

In The River, the truth won’t remain buried forever.

The Cast:
Lindiwe – Sindi Dlathu: The enigmatic businesswoman who has sacrificed a great deal to become a success; and buries secrets with the same singlemindedness she buries bodies.
Zweli – Hlomla Dandala: Married to Lindiwe, he completes the picture-perfect power couple that’s revered and reviled in equal measure.
Zolani – Lawrence Maleka: The adopted son of Lindiwe, who bites into forbidden fruit and later witnesses a terrible tragedy.
Thato – Don Mlangeni: Itumeleng’s father, who meets an unexpected reckoning that haunts his daughter, committing her to a greater cause.
Malefu – Moshidi Motshegwa: Mother to Itumeleng, matriarch and pillar of strength in the family and township community.
Itumeleng – Larona Moagi: The feisty young rebel who refuses to be silenced and roll over when her family and community become casualties of greed and excess.

Look out for a brand new telenovela The River, starting on Monday, 29 January 2018. The series is produced by Tshedza Pictures and will premiere on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103), every week night at 20:00.

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Joyous 22 Recording moves to Sandton CC

Posted by radio On December - 8 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

MTN Joyous Celebration has announced a venue change for its 22nd album live recording. The ‘Joyous 22 All for You’ Live Recording scheduled for the Maropeng Amphitheatre on Saturday 9 December 2017 will now be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on the same day.

 

 

Lindelani Mkhize, founder says: “We believe in ensuring the safety of our fans first. We wanted to bring our people a unique experience of “All for You” under the stars this year, unfortunately, due to the extreme weather conditions we’ve had to relook at our venue and the move to an indoor venue was unavoidable. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this move may cause to our loyal fans and communities, but can assure you that the recording will be just as riveting, if not more so and we will do our best to facilitate all queries that may arise as a result of the change.”

 

Tickets purchased remain valid and do not need to be exchanged, however should you wish to get a refund, you can do so via Computicket.

 

 

The new show details are as follows:

Event: Joyous 22 Live Recording

Date: Saturday 9 December 2017

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre

Time: 20H00 and doors open at 19H00

 

“We look forward to the night of greatness in worship and praise through music,” concludes Mkhize.

 

 

For any queries in this regard, contact us via WhatsApp: 073 217 3717 or via Email on joyous22@joyous.co.za

 

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Jozi FM joins United Stations stable

Posted by radio On November - 28 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

United Stations has been appointed with immediate effect, as the exclusive national sales partner of choice, for 22 year old JOZI FM.

JOZI FM is the largest community radio station in South Africa and the two enthusiastic teams are looking forward to the next phase in its remarkable success story.

 

“This move forms part of our broader plans to leverage the incredible bond we have with our audience and we are looking forward to playing an even bigger role in the life of South Africa’s economic powerhouse, says Managing Director – Mpho Mhlongo. “Each of our shows is presented and produced by seasoned radio professionals with a deep passion and knowledge of our valuable audience and we will be working closely with United Stations to provide our advertisers with creative, innovative and impactful ways to engage with them and get results”.

 

With United Stations’ involvement, the station will expand opportunities for clients on-air, on-line, at events, inside branded content, through activations and in sponsorships.

 

Managing Director at United Stations, Rivak Bunce adds: “We are honoured to have the opportunity to represent JOZI FM with its incredible pulling power and highly marketable audience. The station is now at the threshold of realising greater growth and innovation and we are proud to be a part of that journey”.

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Kaya FM Sound Supreme Picnic

Posted by radio On November - 23 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Sound Supreme Picnic brought to you for the first time by Kaya FM, on Saturday, 25 November 2017 at Mushroom Park in Sandton from 12:00 to 18:00.

 

Usher in the sunny summer season at Sound Supreme Picnic brought to you for the first time by the home of the Afropolitan, Kaya FM, on Saturday, 25 November 2017, at Mushroom Park in Sandton from 12h00 to 18h00.

 

 

Come and enjoy sultry, soul-touching and hip-swaying Afropolitan sounds live from Kaya FM’s Sound Supreme DJs made up of Tha Muzik, Kenzhero, JustThemba, and The Rhythm Sessions. The line-up will also include guest international DJ Nicola Conte who is set to bring his multi-layered, diverse and lush Latin, spiritual and soulful jazz sounds, as well as his sometimes energetic, fiery and wildly festive performance to Johannesburg this Saturday.

 

 

This experience promises to keep listeners entertained while enjoying a picnic with family and friends to an ambience of nu jazz, lounge, Afrobeat, house, hip hop, samba, salsa, world music and bossa nova to set the mood for a memorable day.

 

Make this event the first summer memory and get your ticket for only R200 and be treated to good music, picnic and entertainment. Food and drinks will be sold on site.

Tickets are on sale now at TicketPro. Visit www.ticketpro.co.za now to buy your ticket.

 

 

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5FM’s Station Manager Justine Cullinan is the winner of the Corporate Award at this year’s Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Awards in association with Old Mutual Corporate.

 

The Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Award, now in its third year, celebrates successful, innovative entrepreneurial women and businesswomen who have made a significant contribution to business life in South Africa and are natural business leaders.

Since the end of 2014 Justine has led a dedicated team who stand by their brand ethos to bring together youthful South Africans through the power of music.  She was nominated for the award by on-air presenter Rob Forbes for her trend-setting, innovative strategies and ability to motivate her team in even the most difficult times. In his nomination Forbes said, “5FM is an institution for so many young people growing up and it hasn’t been an easy two years.  For a lot of us, being able to navigate through that has been down to Justine. I think it’s been an incredible achievement to keep a brand as big as 5FM as important as it is through a period of such change.”

 

On being announced as the winner of the coveted award, Justine, who is affectionately known as the 5FM “Bosslady”, shared her appreciation for the recognition, “It is an absolute honour and privilege to be nominated for the Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Award. I am incredibly proud to be part of the journey of supporting South African women in corporate leadership and I think it’s very important that organisations that trade in SA, like Old Mutual and Veuve Clicquot, play a role in empowering tomorrow’s female leaders.”

 

She added that entrepreneurship is the way forward because if new jobs are not created rather than sought, there won’t be any for the future generations. “At 5FM I do everything in my power to empower and mentor women for the future media industry, which is going to become increasingly important in understanding and managing our South African lives,” she says. 2017 also marked the first year in the history of 5FM that a black, female presenter was appointed to host the important afternoon drive show in the form of 5FM’s Thando Thabethe, known to her 5FM fans as Thabooty. Justine comments that this move was a core aspect of her plan over the past three years as Station Manager and it was long overdue.

 

In a media release judge Khanyi Dhlomo, Founder & CEO of Ndalo Media and ELLE magazine Publisher, herself recognised and honoured as one of SA’s most influential and inspiring businesswomen, summed up the 2017 Awards by saying, “All this year’s finalists were natural leaders, confident, strong, committed and risk-takers who are driven to succeed”.

 

From the large numbers of entries, the panel of judges awarded Justine the corporate award category title, while Amanda Dambuza, Founder of Director of consulting company Uyandiswa, won the entrepreneur category, and went on to win the overall prize as well.

 

Listeners can catch Justine on The Roger Goode Show on Wednesday, 22 November between 08:00 – 09:00 for one of her regular #Bosslady sessions, where she will answer questions on the radio business and chat a little about her award. She remains always open to the 5FM community through email.  Email her bosslady@5fm.co.za.

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The SAEInstitute in Cape Town is South Africa’s internationally accredited tertiaryinstitution and is proud to announce its latest scholarship opportunity forSouth Africans interested in learning Film Production at a state-of-the-artcampus in the heart of Cape Town at the renowned Woodstock Exchange.

The Hlubi Mboya Arnold Sunshine Cinema Scholarship will cover the full tuitionfees for SAE’s full-time Higher Certificate in Film Production at the SAEInstitute in Woodstock, Cape Town.

 

Hlubi is an award winning film and television actress, social justiceand civil rights activist, sponsored athlete, educator scholar and socialentrepreneur.  Hlubi, alongsideGareth Armstrong also produces Future CEO’s on CliffCentral assisting young,ambitious, up and coming, high-potential entrepreneurs and executives to growtheir businesses and fast-track their careers. Sunshine Cinema is a solar powered mobile cinema thatconverts solar energy into social impact.

 

To launch the scholarship, SAE and Hlubi, in partnership with SunshineCinemas, will be presenting a FREE evening master classes on November 23rdat the Woodstock SAE Campus. This master class will provide the idealopportunity for to learn new skills, pick up important tips and network withlike-minded individuals.

 

 

This impact focused Storytelling master class will cover the followingtopics:

  • Education for empowerment
  • Women & the SA entertainment industry
  • Storytelling & media advocacy
  • Alternative distribution

 

Sunshine Cinema is a solar powered mobile cinema that converts solarenergy into social impact. We take compelling and carefully curated content toa diverse array of communities across Southern Africa and beyond.

Sunshine Cinema’s Sydelle Willow Smith explains further, “We are drivenby a strong desire to create communal cinema experiences that act as a catalystfor dialogue, deep listening and ultimately positive social and environmentalchange. Sunshine Cinema isn’t just a mobile movie theater. We are anethically-minded media company that produces films and virtual reality segmentswith meaningful messages. We are proud to be partnering with SAE to offer thisscholarship, as we are firm believers in strengthening the local industry toensure more diverse voices from the continent are heard. “

 

Thisscholarship is just the latest to be announced, with other scholarshippartnerships between SAE and well-known industry names including Ready D, AKA,Skrilllex and Black Coffee.

 

The scholarship is open to all South African citizens and all candidatesmust hold a Grade 12 certificate. The scholarship is only valid for the July2018 study intake. Candidates will be responsible for all living and travelexpenses should they come from outside of Cape Town.

 

In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must complete the applicationform, SAE will then send you a follow up e-mail detailing the next steps tocomplete your application.

 

For more information: https://capetown.sae.edu/scholarships/sunshine-cinema-scholarship/

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Premiering on 14 December 2017, Tali’s Wedding Diary follows a self-obsessed Sandton princess (Julia) who’s moved to Cape Town and is filming the build-up to her wedding to her property-agent fiance Darren (Anton Taylor, star of the popular web series Jozi Shore and the award-winning short Money, Keys, Phone).

 

 

 

“Tali and Suzelle are very different characters,” says Julia. “Everyone loves Suzelle but audiences are going to love to hate Tali – she’s definitely a bridezilla, who’s determined to have the perfect wedding, with or without her husband-to-be.” She says while Suzelle would love Tali, Tali would find Suzelle irritating.

 

Tali’s Wedding Diary was inspired by Julia’s own wedding to SuzelleDIY director Ari Kruger. Their shared sense of humour was part of what brought them together and they had lots to laugh at in the build-up to their wedding. “There’s so much comedic material in getting married,” says Julia. “You meet the funniest people and there’s so much stuff you can’t actually believe, but somehow we’d never seen a wedding parody in a South African context before.”

 

Since introducing SuzelleDIY to YouTube, Julia and Ari have created more than 80 Suzelle videos with over 23 million views. They’ve taught over 2.5 million peopleHow To Make A Cinderblock Bench and another million How To Make A Braai Pie. Kruger has also directed two Vimeo Staff Pick short films, Jakkals13 and Focus.

 

For Tali’s Wedding Diary, they’ve surrounded themselves with an all-star cast, including Lara Lipschitz, who just won Best Actress at NYC Web Fest  for her seriesChin-Up; three-time Savannah Comics Choice nominee Glen Biderman-Pam; Fleur du Cap Best Actress winner and 2017 SAFTA nominee Kate Normington (Those Who Can’t); and two-time Fleur du Cap winner Guy De Lancey (The Pervert Laura). Look out for cameos from the likes of Top Billing host Lorna Maseko; Nic Smal from Derick Watts and the Sunday Blues; Nicci Saint Bruce (Push Push); members of Al Bairre; and, of course, Gina Collins (Marianne in SuzelleDIY).

 

Tali’s Wedding Diary is the debut Showmax Original, building on the success of this year’s acclaimed co-productions: iNumber Number with Mzansi Magic andWaterfront with kykNET.

 

“There’s no question that there’s a strong demand for local content and that it can be a key differentiator,” says Showmax Africa head Chris Savides. “When Julia and Ari approached us, we loved that they weren’t pitching a Hollywood show cut and paste into South Africa, but rather characters straight from Sandton and Sea Point. We plan to keep giving our customers the best international shows out there but at the same time offer something nobody else has – truly local programming like Tali’s Wedding Diary, made just for them.”

 

“Working with Showmax has been almost like a dream come true,” says Ari. “They gave us creative control, which is unheard of here. I feel like we got everything we set out to get; we didn’t have to compromise on the things we really wanted. That’s a very fortunate place to be.”

 

Tali’s Wedding Diary will be available to binge-watch on Showmax from 14 December 2017.

 

Watch and embed the trailer:

https://youtu.be/XVwMXLkFxlo

 

Watch and embed @talibabes announcement on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbjHzXoF85d/

 

 

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Good music and mastery with Jazzuary on Kaya FM 95.9

 Liberty Radio Awards Station of the Year, Kaya FM 95.9, kicks off 2018 with another installment of its annual celebration […]

SABC make two senior appointments

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