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The Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline series is bringing in summer with a bang, with a line-up that just keeps getting better.

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Kaya FM is delighted to present true African superstars Mafikizolo the immensely popular duo  takes to the Bassline stage on 5 November. Having travelled and performed on many international stages local fans will be in for a treat as they perform their chart topping hits!

 

Mafikizolo has wowed audiences across Africa and the world, including performances alongside Akon at Wembley Stadium in the UK.  The duo graces the stages of major international festivals, so the chance to see them at home in the intimate Bassline space presents a rare opportunity. In fact, the group has not graced the Bassline stage since they opened the Newtown venue 11 years ago. This return to the Bassline is history in the making – so be sure not to miss out.

 

Mafikizolo’s live show is a music and dance-filled spectacle that includes a litany of hits from their impressive catalogue of music.

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Their multi-platinum selling album Reunited, sealed their iconic status on the continent winning a record eight SAMA awards in 2014  and receiving the Best International Act (Africa) nomination, they won the hearts of Africans across the continent  scooping two MTV Africa awards for song of year, Kona featuring Uhuru and Best Group.

 

 

The group’s latest single is a truly continental collaboration Colors of Africa, the song is a collaboration with one of Africa’s hottest artists, Diamond Platnumz and celebrates the diversity of music from different parts of the continent. The Swahili lyrics by Diamond Platnumz are mixed with Mafikizolo’s signature Zulu and Sotho lingo over a catchy, Afro-beat inspired tune by DJ Maphorisa.

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Supporting Mafikizolo will be Encore, the Afro-Soul trio that has been creating magic for the past seven years and who finally put together their finest work into 13 tracks.

They stepped onto the commercial stream with their hit single Ke Fela Pelo and have gone on to perform at major events and festivals such as the Joy of Jazz festival in Joburg, the Capital Arts Festival, Rendezvous venue and the African Jazz Night all in Pretoria.

 

Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline music series has become known for the incredible calibre of the artists and the Bassline’s Brad Holmes has this to say about the on-going partnership, “The partnership with Kaya FM and Bassline to create a music platform for African artists to showcase their craft has been successful and well received! We have no doubt that Mafikizolo will carry the Afropolitan music torch with pride with their live show that is an experience like no other!”

 

For all the latest news on Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline follow Bassline on Twitter and Instagram @BasslineJozi, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/basslinejozi/.

 

To join us book tickets at www.webtickets.co.za for R150 and R180 at the door.

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Joburg Film Festival launches

Posted by radio On October - 6 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Joburg Film Festival: Join The Golden Circle Across Johannesburg

This October, join the local and international film stars, directors, producers, film, TV, new media and entertainment industry leaders, as well as film buffs of all ages, in the inaugural JOBURG FILM FESTIVAL. The JOBURG FILM FESTIVAL is open to all and everyone with a ticket is a VIP.

60filmsFrom Friday 28 October to Saturday 5 November 2016 multiple venues across the city will be screening a selection of top South African, African and international films. From free community events and public screening venues across the Joburg metropolis to traditional cinema screenings at cinemas in Rosebank, Maponya Mall, NewTown Junction and Killarney Centre, The JOBURG FILM FESTIVAL will offer film fans, aspiring filmmakers and particularly the youth the opportunity to celebrate film and filmmakers.

 

In addition to a full schedule of international feature films, documentaries and shorts, the festival will include exclusive premiere events, parties and a full programme of workshops and outreach screenings.

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FILM SELECTION

The JOBURG FILM FESTIVAL curation team is proud to announce an excellent selection of films scheduled for screenings across the city. The program includes a number of World and African Premieres of some of the best films in the world today. The stellar South African feature film lineup includes the much anticipated world premiere of Mandela’s Gun by John Irvin, which has been selected as the opening night film, Vaya by Akin Omotoso, – Africa Premiere, Chemo club by Thandi Brewer – World Premiere, The Whale Caller by Zola Maseko – World Premiere, Hatchet Hour by Judy Naidoo – World Premiere, Push and shove – by Various – World Premiere, Love and Kwaito by Stephina Zwane. One of the highlights of the documentaries on the bill is highly anticipated offering by South African film maker, Rehad Desai, The Giant is Falling –World Premiere, and Soweto times of Wrath by Siphamandla Bongwana.

The best of films from across the African continent enjoy a good showing too. Like a selection of the cream of Nigerian features and documentaries, 76 by Tonye Princewill and Wedding Party. Film lovers will finally get see the acclaimed historic drama, Birth of a Nation by Nate Parker –  USA. The film makes its African Premiere at Joburg Film Festival and has been chosen to be festival’s Closing Night film. Southside with You by Richard Tanne – USA – Africa Premiere, SPA Night by Andrew Ahn – USA – Africa Premiere, Kind of the Dancehall – by Nick Cannon -Jamaica – Africa Premiere.

 

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There’s also a great variety of French language films from Francophone Africa and France. For instance, Le gang Des Antillais by Jean Claude Flaman, France – Africa Premiere, The Wedding Ring by Rahmatou- Keïta – Niger – Africa Premiere, Madame Courage by Merzak Allouache- Algeria. The Joburg Film Festival Film programme will also feature the best of the best films in the formof Award winning International Films like I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach- UK – (Palme d’Or Cannes 16), Hedi by Mohamed Ben Attia- Tunisia – (Best Actor – Berlinale 16), Ma Rosa by Brillante Mendoza- Philippines – Africa Premiere (Best Actress Cannes 16), The salesman by Asghar Farhadi- Iran- Africa Premiere (Best screenplay – Best Actor Cannes 16).

 

 

Apart from a cutting edge film programme offering, the Joburg Film Festival will host of international directors and actors who will descend on the City of Joburg to share in our celebration of the cinematic arts.

The full festival screening schedule and a list of premiere events can be found on the JOBURG FILM FESTIVAL website, www.joburgfilmfestival.co.za

 

 

FILM INDUSTRY PROGRAMME

As part of its commitment to the local film industry, The JOBURG FILM FESTIVAL will be presenting a high-level industry programme in partnership with DISCOP JOHANNESBURG, the Continent’s leading industry gathering for the commerce and coproduction of films, TV content, adaptation rights and packaged channels that will take place from 2 – 4 November 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

 

 

The industry programme will include a host of workshops, events and panel discussions aimed at providing industry players with an opportunity to learn and exchange expertise about current best practice trends in the world today.

Some of the areas covered in the programme include: Spotlight on Women Film Makers, Writer, Producers, Directors and Show-runners.

Date: Wednesday, 2 November,

Time:  9:30 – 11:00

Venue: Sandton Convention Center –  Bill Gallager Room

 

 

 

This interactive panel discussion will feature the five Award Nominees who are some of the world’s leading media personalities today. DISCOP Johannesburg delegates and Joburg Film Festival attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to engage with these high-profile women in a discussion that will address various issues relevant to today’s aspiring and successful women in the media industries.  Within today’s media world, opportunities for women are brighter than ever, and these Nominees have paved the way for others with their innovative approaches to in relation to social empowerment, education and leadership. They will share their insights into entrepreneurship, abilities to unlock new audiences and ways to launch successful businesses, specifically within the African media environment. Confirmed participants to date include: Bongiwe Selane: Vice-Chairperson, IPO (Independent Producers Organization) & Creative Producer, Blingola Media, Paula Madison: Co-Owner & Consultant, The Africa Channel, Zain Verjee: News Anchor, CNN International & Founder and CEO, Zain Verjee Group

Post production is key for content to reach potential market.

 

 

 

Date: Thursday, 3 November, Venue: Sandton Convention Center – Industry Programme Room A full day of workshops, seminars and panels with experts on various fields of post-production will provide participants insight on relevance of the post production process and elements of critical importance to achieve best results with a view of succeeding in a competitive market for high quality content.

 

YOUTH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

 

The Youth and Audience Development Film Industry Career Awareness Workshops in partnership with National Broadcast Institute (NABI), are specifically for participants who want to enter the film and television industry.  The integrated series of learning sessions will take place at National Broadcast Institute, 66 Carr, The Mills, 3rd Floor, in Newtown every Saturday from 1st October – 5 Nov 2016. Interested in participating in the workshops? Contact: info@joburgfilmfestival.co.za or Priscilla Nyoni at admin@nabi.org.za; priscilla@nabi.org.za and 011 492 1256

 

Participants will learn the fundamental tools of digital filmmaking, conceptualizing, researching, writing, producing, directing, cinematography, and editing. They will also direct their own five-minute individual observational films in crews of three or four persons. The trainees will get a chance to meet and interact with industry leaders who will participate in the workshops as well as meet some of the stars and talent from the films to be screened, as part of the Festival programme.

 

The career awareness workshops are targeted at young participants under the age of 35, with Grade 12 or Matric, with a focus on unemployed youth with little or no filmmaking experience.

 

Some of the participants will stand a chance to qualify for the NABI accredited NQF 5 annual training course. Gauteng high schools are encouraged to participate by selecting and submitting a list of prospective learners who show dedication, willingness to learn and a need to create careers within digital media, television and broadcasting.

 

The Joburg Film Festival in partnership with entrepreneur and actor, Thapelo Mokoena’s Kasi Movie Nights, will host a series of special screenings of local feature films including Tell Me Sweet Something, Love and Kwaito, and a selection from the Push and Shove Short Film Series . The audience development screenings will take place at multipurpose community centres in townships in and around Johannesburg:

 

Diepsloot Youth Centre: 1st Oct 2016: TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING

Riverlea Recreational Centre: 8th Oct: PUSH AND SHOVE

Yeoville Youth Centre: 15th Oct 2016: THE PEOPLE V/S THE RAINBOW NATION

Tshepisong Multipurpose Centre: 22 Oct 2016: LOVE AND KWAITO

Power Park Hall: 29th Oct 2016: LOVE AND KWAITO

Finetown Hall: 5 Nov 2016: PUSH AND SHOVE

 

Partners and Supporters

The JOBURG FILM FESTIVAL is being made possible by the support of key sponsors and partners including:

 

Official Sponsors: City of Joburg, Department of Arts and Culture, Gauteng Tourism Authority

Industry Partners: NFVF, Gauteng Film Commision, Joburg Film Office, National Broadcast Institute, Kasi Movie Nights DISCOP Africa

Media Partners: KayaFM, Sterkinekor

Organizers: Enable Media

 

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Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline has fast solidified itself as the premiere music event in the Jo’burg music scene, having presented a host of successful shows with the crème-de-la-crème of music royalty in South

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kayFollowing the incredibly well-attended Ray Phiri-The Man, The Music and Friendships show, comes one of South Africa’s most prolific artists Judith Sephuma, who will headline the next instalment of Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline on 1 October 2016.

 

 

Judith first burst onto the scene with her critically acclaimed, multiple-award winning debut album titled; A Cry, A Smile, A Dance released in 2001 and has continued to wow jazz audiences across South Africa and the world. Judith Sephuma is a highly versatile, vocally talented artist, having collaborated on songs with various equally highly successful music icons across various music genres, including Michael Bolton, Kenny G and Oliver Mtukudzi to name a few.

 

 

With six jazz albums under her belt, music fans will be in for rare evening of jazz musical brilliance from this award winning artist.  True to her artistry, when asked about what her fans can expect she said “It’s so exciting to be part of this music series that gives music lovers and artists the opportunity to interact in an intimate venue such as Bassline. I’ll be bringing nothing but soothing sounds that will speak to the soul.”

 

 

Joining Judith will be Durban born afro-jazz singer Brenda Mtambo, who is also no stranger to performing to thousands of adoring fans. Having started her career with Joyous Celebration, she has become a fully seasoned afro-jazz artist with an impressive catalogue of music.

 

 

Judith Sephuma and Brenda Mtambo will proudly carry the Afropolitan music torch forward on the 1 October 2016 with phenomenal performances lined-up!

To join us book tickets at www.webtickets.co.za for R180 and R200 at the door.

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Balcony TV Live in Joburg

Posted by radio On September - 22 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

BalconyTV is the global name in daily online viral music that features bands, musicians and other variety acts on balconies worldwide broadcasting from 65 cities around the world.

bconytvBalconyTV Johannesburg, the only BalconyTV platform in Africa, has proven to be a unique and unmatched opportunity for up and coming South African acts, providing them with a high quality live performance video screened to a global platform.  With over 400 videos produced and over 1million views, BalconyTV Johannesburg produces a new show every week – ensuring a steady stream of the latest South African music available anywhere, anytime.

In addition to these video streams, BalconyTV Johannesburg has also produced a series of hugely successful live events. Over the past 4 years, Balcony TV Live has featured over 100 acts in 12 events attended by over 5,000 people. These events have proven especially popular on-line, with close on 100,000 people watching Jeremy Loop’s live performances!

The BalconyTV Live Johannesburg events are brought to you by Hunter’s Gold (Refreshes for Longer), with the next event taking place on 22ndOctober. As with all previous BalconyTV Live events, the line-up will continue with the winning formula that pairs up-and-coming acts with top high-profile South African artists.

22nd October will see live performances from Joburg’s most beautiful rooftop venue, Randlords. Perfectly perched at the highest point in Braamfontein, Randlords is a beautiful rooftop bar and lounge venue, located on the 22nd floor of South Point Towers.  This instalment of BalconyTV Live includes, BCUC, The Black Cat Bones , Hellcats and Johnny Cradle.

 

BCUC are no strangers to the BalconyTV Live stage, having previously performed to rave reviews. Back by popular demand the group will bring their truly unique improvisational style to a performance that is never the same. The scorching blues-rock sounds of The Black Cat Bones have been perfecting their sound since 2009 and their raw live shows reflect the band at their best.

Hellcats are a two piece, stripped down, bare knuckle rock n roll band formed in 2014 and are a perfect compliment to this rocking line-up. Johnny Cradle simply describe themselves as: a Fender Rhodes, a MOOG, a Xhosa voice, a drum kit, a guitar – make sure to experience them live at Randlords or via the BalconyTV Johannesburg Facebook Page.

22nd October

Doors Open at 1pm
Live Bands start at 1:30PM
Event Ends at 7PM
Venue: Randlords, Braamfontien
Address: 22nd Floor South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street, Braamfontein
Ticket Price: R80 via WebTickets.co.za | R100 at the door
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SPONSORS:
Hunter’s Gold (Refreshes for Longer)
Marshall Music
Line6
Randlords

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SABC Radio celebrates Heritage month

Posted by radio On September - 22 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

As part of Heritage Month, the SABC as the Public Service Broadcaster, has lined up various activities in celebrate the nations heritage.

 

These will include:

5FM’s Cape Town Live Loud music event takes place on Saturday, 24 September at Kenilworth Racecourse and Nick Hamman Nick and Mike “Mad Money Mike” Bossenger will be road tripping throughout the Western Cape ahead of the event. Nick and Mike’s previous challenge, building up to Small Town Live Loud in May, included the pair walking 300km’s from Johannesburg to Polokwane. This time they’ve opted to drive and listeners can expect an epic road trip full of surprises. 5FM Cape Town Live Loud takes place on Heritage Day,24 September, and the duo will be showcasing some heritage sites along their journey.  Their road trip kicks off from Plettenberg Bay, stopping at several towns including Knysna, Mossel Bay and Hermanus before reaching Cape Town. Nick will keep listeners updated on the journey, the places they visit and the amazing things they see.

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SABC’s biggest commercial radio station, METRO FM will celebrate 30 years of excellence in broadcasting.  The station will host METRO FM Summerlife Festival at Marks Park, Emmarentia, Johannesburg on Heritage Day, 24 September 2016.  The festival will be an outing for the whole family and will boast a line-up of South Africa’s finest musical talent.  It will offer festival goers two stages with over fifteen acts and a mouth-watering spread of gourmet food and drinks to keep them in the 30 years of METRO existence.

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Motsweding FM:

 

Motsweding FM is celebrating Setswana Heritage by implementing an edutainment competition for listeners.  The competition aims at educating listeners about the Setswana cultural heritage and encompasses digital elements and also rewards programmes that enhance the teachings of traditions in a fun and interactive way that attracts both the young and older market.  Two listeners with the correct answers about the Setswana tradition related question stand a chance to win R3000 cash prize weekly.

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RSG will cover a wide variety of topics, snippets and promos that focus on heritage and tourism during September.  A special emphasis is placed on farming and sustainable food production in partnership with Syngenta. This see daily crossings for the week of 12-16 September for discussions about farming technology and excellence as well as a competition where listeners can win R2,500 cash each day.  On Thursday, 22 September a live broadcast will take place from Upington in the Northern Cape, where the focus will be on humour involving story-telling, traditional food and emphasise how humour is an integral part of the Afrikaans culture and heritage.

 

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Ukhozi FM:

 

UkhoziFM in partnership with Unique PR and Events will host ‘Imvunge Maskandi’ Festival which is a traditional music festival in Kwadukuza Recreational Grounds, Stanger on 17 September.

 

‘Umkhosi WeLembe’ is an annual commemoration that celebrates the life and reign of the erstwhile King of the Zulus ‘Shaka ka Senzangakhona’. This year’s ‘Umkhosi WeLembe’ ceremony will celebrate and commemorate 200 years’ Zulu heritage. Ukhozi FM will support this event at Moses Mabhida on 24 September.

 

Ukhozi FM will support this year’s SATMA AWARDS which will be hosted on 30 September and 1 October in Richards Bay. The SATMA AWARDS speak to all races and cultural diversification through traditional music and heritage in our country.

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SAFM: 

 

SAfm Interactive Cooking Session – Join SAfm for an interactive cooking experience with SABC 3 Top Billing presenter Lorna Maseko and Jorge Vallejo’s sous chef, Orli Del Angel, at the world’s 12th best restaurant on 18 September at Freedom Park Pretoria starting from 10:00 till late. This event will bring people, food and music together, recapture and ignite an individual’s passion for cooking and food experience. Come and enjoy various activities happening throughout the day including special cooking session, tour of Freedom Park, kids build a burger and many more…

 

SAfm “My Heritage” – SAfm in partnership with KZN Tourism are embarking on a three day campaign starting from 23 – 25 September showcasing different heritage sites and the beauty of KZN.

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truFM will be hosting a dialogue at Steve Biko Centre in Ginsberg under the topic “Cultural Practices in a Modern Context”.  The panel will include cultural experts as well as a trends analyst.  The dialogue will be moderated by Phethu Soga, the co-host of tru Afternoon (on Mondays to Fridays at 15:00 – 18:00).  The rest of the day will include indigenous games for the kids in attendance as well as a cultural music and dance performances from local groups.  The program for the day will be directed by’ DJ Mantofontofo’ who presents the cultural music show ‘Sigida Ngengoma’ on Saturdays 06:00 – 09:00).

Internally SABC will hold what is called a Heritage Day Cook-A-Thon! Staff, will be encouraged to form teams of not more than five and prepare mouth-watering traditional meals.  Meanwhile SABC Travel office will invite various SABC suppliers to share and assist with travel needs.

Heritage month, allows for SABC to bring a variety of cultural and travel offerings, through its programming on SABC TV channels and Radio.

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Good Hope FM:

 

Good Hope FM will be supporting Northpine United Football Club’s Junior Football Tournament on the 24 September.  This football club services the surrounding low income community and encourages participation in sport.  Good Hope FM will be broadcasting live from the event from 12:00 – 18:00 (The Music Lab and The DJ Lloyd Show).

 

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ThobelaFM, Phalaphala FM, MunghanaLonene FM:

 

Limpopo based SABC Radio stations will participate on the Indigenous games heritage celebration taking place on 24 September 2016 in Polokwane. SABC Limpopo partnered with National Department of Sports Arts and Culture through airtime sales. In the morning people will participate on 5 kilometres parade from Ngwako Ramatlhodi Sports Centre ending at the stadium where activities and the main event will take place. Listeners will be given an opportunity to compete on different activities such as fashion show, traditional food, traditional beer and many more activities.

 

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Radio 2000:

 

Radio 2000 will host an on air and digital competition for Heritage Month for its loyal listeners. The station will request listeners to upload pictures of their Heritage Day celebrations using the #myheritage2000 and tag Radio 2000 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Radio 2000 will post all photos to an album on their Facebook page and listeners have to encourage their friends and families to like their photos. During the last week in September, Radio 2000 will select the photos that received the most likes on Facebook and that listener will win a cash prize.

 

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Lotus FM will run an on-air and off- air campaign encouraging its listeners, to upload their pictures (depicting their culture) onto the stations social media platforms with the hashtag #LiveYourHeritage.  On Heritage Day the station will select 16 of the best pictures; one lucky winner will walk away with a fully paid weekend stay at Msinzi Resort.  The remainder of the 15 winners will be invited to a traditional South African Breakfast and Morning Rush Broadcast, taking place on Durban’s Golden Mile at California Dreaming.

Internally SABC will hold a Heritage Day Cook-A-Thon! Staff members will be encouraged to form teams of not more than five members and prepare mouth-watering traditional meals.  Meanwhile SABC Travel office will invite various SABC suppliers to share and assist with travel needs.

Heritage month, allows for SABC to bring a variety of cultural and travel offerings, through its programming on SABC TV channels and Radio.

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Road to MAMA Durban hits EYADINI

Posted by radio On September - 17 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

With just six weeks to go until the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg (MAMA), a dazzling line-up of artists is set to headline Durban’s annual Road to MAMA party – now bigger and better than ever.

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The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 are brought to you by Joburg Tourism in partnership with Absolut Vodka and Google, and in association with MTN and DStv.

MTV Base is hooking up with Durban’s hottest hangout eYadini Lounge, Umlazi, Durban to stage Road to MAMA – Durban 2016 on Sunday 25 September (eYadini’s eighth birthday!).

Headlining the gig is Hip Hop star Anatii, who’s not long returned from the USA where he’s been performing and recording new material with the likes of R&B star Omarion.  Durban rapper Aewon Wolf joins the line-up for the second year running while “Back to the Beach” hitmaker Kyle Deutsch and hotter-than-hotWololo” singer Babes Wodomo, both make their Road to MAMA debuts in Umlazi.

Rounding out the evening with some hot deck action will be DJ Tira, DJ Vumar, Junior De Rocka and King Sfiso

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Tickets for Road to MAMA – Durban will be available at the eYadini Lounge, 3 Peace Road, Umlazi from 19 September, priced ZAR 150 (standard tickets only). Doors for Road to MAMA Durban open at 14:00 CAT.  Over 18s only.

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Highlights of Road to MAMA – Durban will air on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) in October 2016.

For more information on the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016, please go to www.mtvbase.com or www.mtv.co.za.

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M-NET celebrates 30yrs of Magic

Posted by radio On September - 9 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Africa’s pioneering TV channel, M-Net, is about to hit a milestone birthday– the big 3-0! In October 2016, it will be thirty years since the very first M-Net subscribers connected their newly-acquired analogue decoders. This was a major technological breakthrough at the time giving viewers access to a brand new world of entertainment.

 

m-net-30th-birthday-logo_lrgWhile the industry has continued to evolve at lightning speed, M-Net has always been at the forefront of the latest developments.

 

What started as one South African analogue channel has grown into an array of more than 40 channels (including M-Net Edge, kykNET, Mzansi Magic, VUZU AMP, Channel O and Africa Magic), addressing the viewing needs of diverse audiences on different platforms in almost 50 countries across the African continent. In curating and creating the very best content and channels for DStv customers, M-Net also boasts an impressive and long list of revolutionary moves and “firsts”– from being the first to screen movies without ad breaks to introducing South Africa’s very first soap, bringing local versions of blockbuster reality shows like Big Brother and Idols to our shores, producing ten language-specific TV channels, going HD and adding events-driven pop-up channels as well as services like “Express from the US”.

 

Now, in the trend-setting and magical fashion that it has become renowned for, M-Net will be celebrating its 30th birthday in a unique way– with a fun-filled comedy pop-up channel.

 

M-Net’s on-screen birthday bash, the M-Net Movies BlockParty, will run for the entire month of October on channel 109 on DStv Premium, playing everyone’s favourite comedy movie hits, the latest comedy shows and handing the mic over to the world’s best stand-up comedians. The channel will be rolling out the red carpet for comedy greats Seth Rogen, Eddie Murphy, Amy Schumer, Jim Carrey, Leon Schuster, Steve Martin, Austin Powers, Kevin Hart, Trevor Noah, Ellen DeGeneres, Martin Lawrence and many more.

 

M-Net Movies BlockParty will be screened around the clock for 30 days. Every weeknight there will be seriously funny classic series from 19:30, side-splitting movies at 20:30 and raucous stand-up comedy shows from 22:00.

 

“M-Net would not have been where it is today without the loyal support of our viewers,” says M-Net’s CEO Yolisa Phahle. “M-Net Movies BlockParty will have something for everyone and provide shows for the whole family to enjoy together.  Comedy is always popular and we would like our viewers to have some fun, so we look forward to celebrating our big birthday with as many people as possible.”

 

Apart from the M-Net Movies BlockParty pop-up channel, M-Net is also producing an exclusive TV special about the history and evolution of the network, as well as the way in which it has developed the African film and television industry and positively changed the lives of many people. This nostalgic TV special gives viewers the opportunity to hear from M-Net’s biggest stars and will be screened on several of the M-Net channels in early November.

 

To add to the M-Net 30th birthday celebrations, viewers can also look forward to plenty of fire-cracking new programming on M-Net’s various channels in October.

 

The new tension-filled reality show Shark Tank South Africa, in which budding entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas for a possible investment to business moguls, will be launching on M-Net 101 on Sunday, 2 October at 18:00. Also look out for the brand new sci-fi series Frequency, which takes time-travelling to a whole new level, starting on Thursday, 6 October at 20:30.

 

From Friday, 14 October at 21:00, M-Net Edge viewers will have a weekly date with the always hot – and always witty – Sarah Jessica Parker, the star of the much-anticipated new HBO comedy Divorce.  Another exciting new series on M-Net Edge is the big-budget sci-fi thriller Westworld, based on the Michael Crichton movie set in a futuristic theme park. The impressive cast includes Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton and the action starts on Monday, 3 October at 21:00.

 

The kykNET highlights for October include, among a variety of brand new series, the return of Karen Zoid’s popular talk show Die Republiek van Zoid Afrika (Tue, 11 Oct at 20:30) as well as the inimitable Nataniel’s cooking travel show Edik van Nantes (11 Oct at 20:00) and the channel’s firm favourite reality show Boer Soek ‘n Vrou (Thu, 20 Oct at 20:30) with new host Minki van der Westhuizen.

 

VUZU AMP, on DStv’s channel 103, will be the home of the novel new reality game show PowerPlay Coalition (starting on Sat, 15 Oct at 18:00) in which creatives showcase their best innovative work to expert event promotors.

 

On Mzansi Magic (channel 161 on DStv) fans can enjoy more compelling episodes of The Queen, Idols, Greed and Desire, Isikizi and Isibaya while the hit coming-of-age drama It’s Complicated, starring Atandwa Kani and Fikile Mthwalo, will be back for a second season on Sunday, 9 October at 21:00.

 

 

 

 

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Summer Will Never Be This Fresh

Posted by radio On September - 7 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

As the silly season kicks in, one thing we can always rely on to keep the nation buzzing and entertained is music and what better music to do this, than from a fresh new kid on the block?

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Not new to the entertainment industry, Teboho Tsotetsi musician and performer who is widely known by his stage name FRESHBYCADDY” is also a TV presenter, having kicked off his TV career with ‘MTV Voices’ representing South Africa as one of its correspondents for two years and being the first and last, Caddy has continued in green pastures ever since and currently presents ‘TOMz’ an edutainment show on the biggest channel in SA,  SABC 1. Being such a sought after entertainer, Teboho has been working hard to build a solid name and brand for himself  and  feels it is time South Africa gets to experience his musical side a bite more.

 

 

He kicked off his music career in 2010, dropping his first record titled ‘Leaving soon’, that gave his fans a taste of his music.  2016 sees the grown  FRESHBYCADDY  if you would like to call him, follow his music journey by  dropping a single titled ‘WalkingBy’ that got social media streets buzzing, promising  to add a new taste to the POP genre. The 24 year old, born out of Benoni, is a Ray Ban Ambassador and a lover of fashion with an awesome, unique and fresh personality that is guaranteed to warm your heart, also an award winning ‘SAFU’ best personality and best dressed male in 2012/2013.  Full of ambition and hungry for success, FRESHCADDY is a force that holds nothing back.

 

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Got to chat to FRESHBYCADDY and here is what he had to say about his music:

 

  1. 1. Where did the love for media/entertainment steam from?

Growing up I always knew the power that media has to influence and change communities, likewise I wanted to see myself being involved in the change. The goal for me to tap into the music industry is to expand and challenge myself and not box myself to one particular field, but rather open myself up to my full potential. And of course tap into different avenues within the entertainment industry.

  1. Who are your musical influences?

Music inspirations are Chris Brown, Micheal Jackson, Jay Z, Kirk Franklin, AKA, Black Coffee the list carries on I draw inspiration from different genres. I’m also soulful, so anything with souls gets me moving.

  1. What is FRESHBYCADDY’s plan going forward?

Music has always been my passion alongside presenting, so I am certainly going to release more music. My first single is just to enter the market and to let people know that I’m out there. I have plans to get in the studio with a few hot producers just to try out some new sounds and showcase how diverse I am as an artist. I’m planning on collaborating with a few South African artists and grow my brand and my sound. As South Africans we have a beautiful sound so why not explore it!

 

Music just being one of his many talents and passions it has been a long time coming with fans begging to hear his music he has finally given in, FRESHBYCADDY’s New Single “WalkingBy” soft dropped on Sound cloud this past Thursday, giving social media something to talk about and it is evident that Teboho is on the right path and will soon be a household name we all remember in the music industry.

Listen to WalkingBY:  https://soundcloud.com/reshbycaddy/caddy-walking-by-dirty-version

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SABC reaffirms its partnership with Moshito

Posted by radio On September - 6 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

SABC has reaffirmed its media partnership with the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition taking place from 07 to 10 September at the SABC.  There are over 100 panellists participating in over 12 topics – 5 breakaways, 5 plenaries, 2 workshops, as well as a music managers meeting. This year’s theme is titled, Censored: When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised.

moshitoSABC spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago says, “It is no coincidence that the SABC is the strategic broadcast partner for Moshito. The SABC is the custodian of the countries cultural expressions and music heritage and therefore our role is to tell the creative industries story, whether it is through film or music. We will continue to support the music conference and host it within the SABC premises, where it was first broadcast. ”

Some of the topics that will form part of the discussions include, Live Events & Production, Song Sampling, a managers’ round table discussion as well as a demo presentation among in which one up and coming talent stands a chance to walk away with R20 000 Moshito Prize (Trophy and title of the Moshito 2015 Demo Presentation Competition Winner, Funding the production and recording of two songs, Short biography, Artwork of the CD cliché, Radio sampling and interview, Photo shoot).

Young talent, Marley Bloo! was the 2015 winner of this prize and it helped her launch her music career. There will be opportunities for everyone at the conference. Catch presentations by South African and International music industry icons like Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Tu Nokwe, Matt Sonzala (SXSW, USA), Reason, Oskido, Justin Van Wyk (Big Concerts), to name but a few.

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Eight of South Africa’s much-loved music artists and bands have signed up for Huawei Durban Day with East Coast Radio on 23 October 2016. The line-up was revealed during East Coast Radio’s special 6am to 6pm outside broadcast from California Dreaming at Durban’s Dairy Beach today.  Locnville, Kyle & Shekinah, Beatenberg, TiMO ODV, Matthew Mole, AKA, Nasty C and Freshly Ground are set to wow fans at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium.

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Security will definitely be top of mind. The improved measures will step-change the overall experience and include the following tweaks:

  • This year, Durban Day is exclusively a day-event. Gates open at 10am and the first act takes to the stage at 11am. The curtain will come down at 5pm.
  • Entry to People’s Park will now be managed through one entrance only, following the same procedure that was rolled out during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This includes heightened security measures including the use of metal detectors.
  • Only a limited number of tickets are available this year. By decreasing the number people attending the event, the station has ensured better crowd control and an improved overall experience for concert-goers.
  • Bars will close two hours before the end of the event and stricter controls have been put in place in the dispensing of alcohol.

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Tickets are R200 from Computicket but some surprise elements for early bird purchasers will ensure that this remains a family event and something music lovers can look forward to. The early bird offer of R120 a ticket is available until Monday, 5 September 2016 only. Thereafter, the normal ticket price will apply.

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All 8 artists have expressed excitement at performing at Huawei Durban Day with East Coast Radio saying they can’t wait to connect with their KZN fans and showcase their all-time hits and new music.

 

Kyle Deutsch, Matthew Mole, Timo ODV and Locnville jetted into Durban for today’s launch and delighted fans and listeners with special live performances.

 

Huawei Durban Day with East Coast Radio takes place at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium on 23 October 2016. Tickets are R200 each and available at Computicket. There are limited early bird tickets available at R120 from Computicket until 5 September 2016. Free entry for children under 3.

 

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