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SABC commemorates June 16

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SABC will commemorate the 41th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising now known as June 16, National Youth Day. The uprisings tragically ended with hundreds of young people killed by the apartheid government when they protested against the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction.

In commemoration of Youth month, SABC 1, Mzansi’s leading youth TV channel, is excited to announce an amazing opportunity for Mzansi’s aspiring youth.

 

The channel will host a symposium for aspiring youth to provide them a platform to discuss their issues ‘head on’ and come up with solutions on how to improve the lives of the youth in Mzansi.

 

SABC 1’s Youth Day symposium themed, Own Your Space, is looking for 25 young people between the ages of 16 and 20 to win a chance to be part of an interactive audience on the set of youth talk show, Daily Thetha. The event will take place on Friday, 16 June 2017 at Shine Studios in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. A number of Mzansi’s leading trailblazers in different fields from broadcasting to business will be in attendance to inspire and encourage them to aim for the sky and fulfil their dreams. The winner will also get a chance to bring a friend as their partner to the symposium.

 

SABC 1’s Youth Month Symposium Competition is now open for entry on the official SABC 1 website at www.sabc1.co.za and will close on Thursday 15 June 2017.

 

Winners will be notified telephonically.  While 5FM is giving their youthful listeners an opportunity to live their radio dream and live loud with their favourite station. On 16 June, eight youthful South Africans will have a chance to take over the 5FM airwaves between 6am – 6pm alongside 5FM DJs.

Kicking off with The Roger Goode Show at 06:00, followed by HammanTime at 09:00, The Forbes & Fix Show at 12:00 and ending with The Thabooty Drive at 15:00, 5FM will have two people join the teams on each show.

 

The station invites youth, who will be known as the 5 Squad, between the ages of 15-20 to send an entertaining voice demo or voice note of no more than 3 minutes (and no bigger than 6MB) to liveloud@5fm.co.za . The entry should include a short motivation as to why they should be a 5FM DJ for a day.

 

Entrants will need to be based in Johannesburg or Cape Town or able to get to the respective studio after school or campus on Thursday, 15 June as well as on 16 June for the show they will be chosen to participate in.

More details are available at 5FM.co.za.

 

Other SABC National Youth Month, 2017 Events include:

 

  • RSG: The station will commemorate Youth Month through various programming themes.

– 13 June – International Albinism Awareness Day; awareness – 360 Disability

  • 16 June – Youth Day Celebrations (Promo)                                                               
  • Radio 2000: Radio 2000 will post short personalised message videos of younger presenters namely Lelo and Tsheko on the station YouTube channel.  Radio 2000 will also post a banner on the website that encourages listeners to SMS the names of music that makes them remember their youth, in so doing the listeners can own the station’s playlist.  The station aims to trend the hash tag #Youth2000 on Youth Day.  The station will cover the Youth Day speech by the President on Friday 16 June.

 

  • SAfm: On the 15th of June the station will cover the SAfm Youth Month Dialogue at Tshing Community Hall in Ventersdorp.  The panellists will include; Member of the Young patriots, Prof Vuyisa Mazwi-Tanga, Mr Thulani Tshefuta and Prof Somadoda Fikeni.

 

  • MLFM: The station is planning a Youth Day activation at Malamulele Crossing on Friday 16 June.  The stations morning drive show will broadcast LIVE from the venue followed by artists performances and speeches from Local CPF, Councilors, District Circuit Manager.  Five schools from around Malamulele have been invited to be part of this initiative where they will perform plays related to youth issues.  The station will feature the soapie crew (Mina Hi Mina) as part of the entertainment.  An ex offender will deliver a motivational speech to the scholars about the effects of living a life of crime and the difficulty of spending one’s youth days behind bars.

 

On the same day the afternoon drive show will broadcast from the Department of Correctional

Services.  Young offenders will motivate young audiences to stay away from living a life of crime.

 

SABC is committed to inform, educate and celebrate the country’s youth. The SABC remembers June 16th, as it looks towards a better future for all.

 

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Commemorate Youth Day:  AfriDocs on BET

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Commemorate Youth Day with a powerful film that looks back 40 years at the 1976 Soweto uprising in light of the recent university student uprisings and the #FeesMustFall protests that rocked South African campuses.  UPRIZE! is an extremely relevant take on the continuing struggle for education that is still being led by South African students.

 

Director Sifiso Khanyile explains further, “It’s a glimpse into 70s SA, the cost of the fight for education and freedom, and especially relevant 40 years later as university students take on the ANC government demanding free, quality education.”

 

AfriDocs also tackles the on-going struggle for housing that is also being led by the next generation with the film Dear Mandela, the remarkable story of Abahlali BaseMjondolo – Zulu for ‘people of the shacks, ’considered the largest movement of the poor to emerge in post-apartheid South Africa. The film brings us into the everyday lives of three dynamic leaders of the movement.

 

AfriDocs also journeys to the USA this month for a music-drenched chronicle of hip-hop, urban culture and fashion. Fresh Dressed is the story of hip-hop fashion that has transformed the style of young people the world over. The film is a rich mix of archival materials and in-depth interviews with rappers, designers, and other industry insiders, such as Pharrell Williams, Karl Kani, Kanye West, Nas, and others.

 

AfriDocs can be seen every Thursday 9:00/ 21:00 (CAT) on BET Africa, DStvchannel 129. For more information: www.afridocs.netwww.facebook.com/AfriDocs, @afri_docs

 

To watch the June trailer:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL82a6I9kmXXci1RZfBP-1Fbhpqm9aevYJ

 

15 June

UPRIZE! | Sifiso Khanyile | South Africa | 2016 | 58 min

On the morning of 16 June 1976, a group of school children in Soweto gathered peacefully to protest the mandatory inclusion of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction. By nightfall over 200 of them lay dead, mowed down by Apartheid armed forces. Forty years later, this film looks at the world that made these kids, and how in the especially relevant forty years later as university students once again take to the streets to fight the post-apartheid government on the issue of free quality education.

New York African Film Festival, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU4mNMiCYTc

 

22 June

Dear Mandela | DaraKell & Christopher Nizza | South Africa | 2011 | 93 min

When their shantytowns are threatened with mass eviction, three ‘younglions’ of South Africa’s new generation rise from the shacks and take theirgovernment to the highest court in the land, putting the promises of democracyto the test.

Best South African Documentary, Durban InternationalFilm Festival, 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az8qnp8KWwU&t=1s

http://www.dearmandela.com/?q=node/1

 

29 June

Fresh Dressed | SachaJenkins | USA |2015 | 82 min

Fresh Dressed is a fascinating chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, andthe hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets fromOrchard Street to high fashion’s catwalks and Middle America shopping malls.Director Sacha Jenkins’ music-drenched history draws from a rich mix ofarchival materials and in-depth interviews with rappers, designers, and otherindustry insiders.

Sundance Film Festival, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81oLuZBuQqg&t=1s

 

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Bryan Adams returns to SA

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Big Concerts confirmed today that Bryan Adams will be returning to South Africa performing in four cities as part of his Get Up World Tour. Don’t miss the chance to see Bryan Adams performing all his hits live starting in Johannesburg on 9 December at the Ticketpro Dome, 10 December at the Sun Arena, Time Square, Pretoria, 12 December at the Durban ICC and 14 December at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town. The tour is presented in partnership with South Africa’s leading entertainment provider DStv and media sponsors 94.7, CapeTalk, East Coast Radio and Channel 24.

“Our partnership with Big Concerts provides a fantastic opportunity for DStv to showcase the power of great entertainment by bringing to life our customers’ favourite music content in a multisensory experience. We are also driven by our need to thank our customers for their loyal support through such events,” commented Nomsa Chabeli Mazibuko, Group Head of Marketing at MultiChoice.

 

Bryan Adams is hitting the road on a global tour following the release of his thirteenth studio album Get Up! “We had a ball making this record,” Bryan Adams says of his latest record. Reunited with his original songwriting collaborator, Jim Vallance and newly connected to producer Jeff Lynne. Vallance was Bryan’s co-writer on some of the most important songs of his career: Cuts Like a Knife;” “Somebody”; “Summer of 69”; “Heaven” and “Run Top You” among half hundred others.

 

Bryan Adams has spent the last three decades making music history. He has sold over 65 million records, toured six continents and achieved #1 status in over 40 countries around the world. With hits like, “Cuts Like A Knife”, “Summer of ’69”, “Kids Wanna Rock”, “Can’t Stop This Thing We’ve

 

Started”, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”, “Open Road” and “Thought I’d Seen Everything”, Adams status as one of the great songwriter’s of our time has been solidified with a Grammy Award, 18 Juno Awards and an American Music Award. He has also been nominated for three Academy Awards and five Golden Globes.

 

Adams’ outstanding live concerts have established him as one of the world’s great rock singers, performing over 120 concerts a year. Commenting on his latest album Get Up, Adams replied “I wanted to always make records that are completely true to me”.

 

Don’t miss Bryan Adams for an evening of his best hits plus songs from his latest album Get Up!

 

Tour itinerary:

 

Johannesburg

Saturday 9 December 2017

Ticketpro Dome

Tickets from R515 – R1080

 

Pretoria

 

Sunday 10 December 2017

Sun Arena, Time Square

Tickets from R515 – R1080

 

Durban

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Durban ICC

Tickets from R460 – R915

 

Cape Town

Thursday 14 December 2017

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Tickets from R575 – R1020

 

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In honour of Youth Day 2017, Deezer, the world’s most diverse, dynamic and personal music streaming service, is asking SA music fans to share their favourite Youth Day Songs. Songs that inspire, motivate, or simply celebrate the spirit of youth in South Africa.

 

To kick-start the conversation, Deezer asked its four Deezer Next artists to share their favourite Youth Day songs and to explain why in a series of short videos that can be seen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nHfIKHdCVE&feature=youtu.be

 

Deezer Next, a recently launched global and local program, aims to identify and champion emerging talent, as well as to provide an avenue to expose emerging artists to new audiences exclusively on the Deezer platform.

 

Last month, Deezer announced its four up-and-coming South African artists, and kicked off with the first album release by Southern Wild;  soon to be followed by Dominic Neil, who will release his debut album later this month.  Raheem Kemet and Robin Thirdfloor are the remaining two South African Deezer Next artists who will be releasing albums in the near future.

 

Deezer Next represents Deezer’s commitment to the next generation of artists in South Africa, enabling a host of fresh, young new talent to reach thousands of new fans.  This diverse group of Deezer Next artists are young, talented and proudly South African and Deezer is thrilled to be part of the development of the next generation of South African music.

When asked about Youth Day, Dominic Neil selected Youth, a song by the band Daughter that holds personal significance, as it reflects the importance of protecting our young people.

 

Southern Wild chose one of their own songs, Lead Role, as they explain, “because it perfectly sums up the fact that when you’re young you have the opportunity to decide whichever path you want to take to be able to live your best life.”

 

Raheem Kemet’s selection of his track The Fire reflects his feeling that “right now music is at the centre for social change, and that music is the youth’s ‘church in the wild’,” a theme that he explores lyrically in the song.

 

Robin Thirdfloor selected DJ Fisherman’s Happy Song feat. Big Nuz and DJ Tira because it highlights what being young and carefree is all about, while still realising that as much as life can get really tough, being happy still remains a choice that you can make.

 

Deezer invites all South Africans to share their most inspiring song for Youth Day by using the #tag #DeezerYouthDay on all our social media platforms.

 

Get to know the NEXT generation of artist’s who we think are set for big things this year. Stream our official Deezer NEXT 2017: South Africa Playlist now!  http://dzr.fm/deezernextsa

 

 

DEEZER NEXT ARTISTS

Dominic Neill http://www.deezer.com/artist/4922527

Dominic Neill is a South African, Johannesburg-based pop musician who is about to break into the music scene with his bold, new, and exciting tunes. He will soon be releasing his debut album that saw him travel to Berlin to work with Flume’s world-renown producer, amongst others.

 

Raheem Kemet http://www.deezer.com/artist/8529888

Raheem Kemet is a hot young voice in the Urban Hip Hop and Live performance scene. Hailing from Durban, he represents his city well with his collage of sound and words. Raheem describes his career as “a journey through sound” and his vibe jumps right at you when you hear his distinct expressions in his music as well as through his live performance.

 

Southern Wild http://www.deezer.com/artist/11419374

Heavily focused on feel and progression, Capetonian rock group Southern Wild give absolutely everything each time they hit the stage. Every song within their set provides something unique, with each piece of music standing alone. This same energy has been translated onto their debut album and promises a journey consisting of many layers and paths to its listener, much like a wafer biscuit car on an eight lane highway.  Stream Southern Wild’s Lead Role in a Classic Horror  on Deezer now.  http://www.deezer.com/album/41230571

 

Robin Thirdfloor http://www.deezer.com/artist/11131236

Robin Thirdfloor (aka Simphiwe Nyawose) was born in Durban and started rapping as an artistic release of emotions pent up from his personal experiences of being bullied. His previous releases show emotional depth and with lyrics that communicate positivity and the importance of loving yourself and enjoying life to the fullest- his message is perfect for today.

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BET Networks revealed iconic R&B group New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 “BET Awards”. In addition, multi–Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist and singer-songwriter, Chance the Rapper, will receive the evening’s Humanitarian Award presented by Walmart. Internationally, Ilwad Elman and Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be honored with the 2017 BET International Global Good Star and Power Awards, which recognize individuals championing endeavors to positively impact change and heighten awareness in different parts of the world. This year’s broadcast marks 17 years of unexpected performances, trailblazing moments, super dope talent, and entertainment’s most provocative players. The iconic show continues to be a cultural rule breaker steeped in reinvention with some of the most memorable moments in Award show history. The “BET Awards” has set the standard for one of the most intently unconventional, news-provoking broadcasts. The 2017 “BET Awards” will air on Tuesday, June 27 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET Africa, in association with Russian Bear.

 

New Edition is a legendary R&B group consisting of members Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Johnny Gill. Throughout the course of their extensive musical career, New Edition released several chart-topping hits including “Candy Girl”, “Cool It Now”, and “Mr. Telephone Man” – for which they received multiple Soul Train Awards and American Music Award wins. In January 2017, BET launched The New Edition Story, a three-part miniseries that was also BET’s first scripted music-focused program. The show profiled the New Edition journey from the little-known boy band from the Orchard Park Projects of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to one of the most successful adult acts ever in the music industry. To date, New Edition has sold over 20 million records world-wide.

 

Chance the Rapper is a hip-hop artist, singer-songwriter and philanthropist who rose to popularity with his highly awarded and recognized mixtapes Acid Rap and Coloring Book.

 

Chance has consistently used his musical platform to support a number of impactful educational, social and political initiatives – positively impacting both local and national communities. In 2016, Chance worked closely with President Obama on My Brother’s Keeper Challenge, an initiative of the United States Federal Government to promote intervention by civic leaders in the lives of young men of color – working to address their unique challenges and to promote racial justice. Chance has also activity fought gun violence, leading social campaigns in his home-town Chicago. Most recently, Chance the Rapper pledged to donate $1 million to in-need Chicago Public Schools in an effort to offset the lack of government funding provided to the area.

 

Ilwad Elman is a Somali-Canadian social activist. In her work with the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center in Mogadishu, Ilwad helps to run Sister Somalia, the country’s first program providing counseling, health and housing support to victims of gender-based violence. Her efforts with Sister Somalia as well as several other organizations have helped to raise awareness locally on the issue and encouraged governmental policy changes. Ilwad’s work promoting gender equality has also brought her to the Kofi Annan Foundation’s Extremely Together initiative, which focuses on countering and preventing violent extremism. Ilwad Elman will receive the Global Good Star Award, which honors individuals who have shown extreme courage and resilience, rising to the challenge and fighting for meaningful resolve across a particular issue (or issues) and human crises impacting their community and the world.

 

Yvonne Chaka Chaka is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, humanitarian and teacher. Dubbed the “Princess of Africa,” Yvonne is a legend in the South African popular music scene, with a 27 year career and hits such as “Umqombothi.”

 

Outside of her musical career, Yvonne is a champion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; the United Nations MDG Envoy for Africa; and the Goodwill Ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. She was chosen by Nelson Mandela as the first ambassador for his children’s fund, and has established her own charity, the Princess of Africa Foundation, which is a member of the ACTION global health advocacy partnership. In 2012, she was the first African woman to receive the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award. Yvonne Chaka Chaka is the recipient of the 2017 BET International Global Good Power Award, which recognizes individuals who have been steadfast and true to their cause(s), leveraging their artistic platform to bring visibility and provide a voice to the under-served and under-represented.

 

Ilwad and Yvonne join past Global Good honorees artist and philanthropist Akon for his Lighting Africa initiative and Tanzanian supermodel Millen Magese for her dedicated work in maternal and women health as well as the education of African girls on self-care through her Millen Magese Foundation. The Global Good honors will be awarded as a part of the BET International presentation, and will be airing in the international edition of the 2017 “BET Awards.”

 

Hosted by Leslie Jones, the “BET Awards” 2017 will include performances by Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton. The star power continues as Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr. and many others will take the stage as presenters during the 17th anniversary of the annual highly-anticipated televised event.

 

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Johannesburg will once again host the world’s largest and most important Sub-Saharan African entertainment content market, DISCOP Johannesburg and welcome some of the most ambitions and talented people on the Continent, South Africa’s next generation of film and tv creators, producers and dealmakers.

 

The 6th edition of DISCOP Johannesburg will take place from October 25th to 27th at the Sandton Convention Centre, specifically scheduled so that it does not conflict with the American Film Market, enabling many more international delegates to attend.

 

Over 1,500 delegates representing multiplatform entertainment content businesses from across Africa and the globe will converge in Johannesburg for three days of deal-making and networking. Participants come from over 70 countries and include distributors, acquisition and development executives, producers, and financiers.

 

Confirmed exhibitors for this year’s event include the likes of Fox, NBC Universal, BBC, ZEE Entertainment, CBS, Viacom, Lionsgate, Dreamworks, Televisa, Indiacast, Kanal D, Turner, TV5 MONDE, Deutsche Welle, NHK, CCTV, SkyVision, Telemundo, TV Azteca, ZDF, Paramount, Mondo TV, Global Agency and others leading film and television companies.

 

Over the years, DISCOP Johannesburg has also established itself as a pivotal destination for independent creators and producers seeking knowledge-transfer, funding, partnerships, and distribution opportunities.

 

To further service this interest and to provide further opportunities for independent distributors, DISCOP Johannesburg will present a new sidebar initiative dubbed, THE NEXT GEN PROGRAM, and aimed specifically at assisting South Africa’s next generation of film and tv creators, producers, and dealmakers to learn from to pros, perfect their pitch projects, and network with key industry players.

 

“The program aims to guide and nurture the next wave of South Africa’s talented producers and provide them with expert guidance and top-level industry networking opportunities to develop content and monetize entertainment content,” explains Patrick Zuchowicki, founding manager of the DISCOP markets.

 

Developed with key industry associations, this thorough, intensive, and real-world program will specifically focus on animated content, multiplatform short formats, virtual reality production, and partnership opportunities with Germany, South Africa’s #1 coproduction partner.

 

Asa result of a new partnership with DISCOP Johannesburg, announced by The African Animation Network (AAN), up and coming animators will be able to take part in the continent’s only pan-African animation pitching competition planned with the support of Africa’s leading animation, visual effects, gaming, and comics associations (AVGC).

 

Nick Wilson, Project Manager of AAN explains further, “True to the AAN mandate, we provide AVGC associations across Africa with an open network and platform to market themselves at the DISCOP Abidjan and Johannesburg markets, the world’s premiere destinations for content made in Africa.  We’re excited to explore the diversity of the African animation industry with the possibility of creating co-production and collaboration opportunities across borders and regions whilst simultaneously building capacity within the sector.”

 

The development, production, and monetization of short formats tailored to reach audiences via varied digital distribution streams will take center stage. A pitching competition sponsored by mahala.tv, Africa’s newest innovative distribution and funding platform and filmmaker community, will see a concerted outreach to independents, especially those creating short formats.

 

Mahala.tv CEO and well known South African director Gerhard Mostert has this to say of the partnership, “To celebrate the launch of mahala.tv, and to promote the importance of short formats within the digital space, mahala.tv has partnered with DISCOP Johannesburg to put out a call for short format content that will be showcased at the 3-day industry gathering. Mahala.tv is especially excited to be hosting the pitching competition and will be offering funding support to winners, as well as welcoming all independents to become part of a new global community of producers that will enable them to create, share, and monetize content.”

 

DISCOP Johannesburg’s NEXT GEN PROGRAM will also focus on the increasing potential of virtual reality, a new hot trend in the industry, with the global augmented reality and virtual reality markets expected to generate US$ 80 billion in revenues by 2020.

 

Major broadcasters such as Arte, France Television, National Geographic, Discovery, ZDF, Sky, BBC, ABC and NBC, to name a few, are already searching for virtual reality content.

 

As part of the program, producers can attend a series of master classes, talks, and round-table discussions with leading VR producers who will share their forecast for this exciting landscape and their vision on what role Africa can play in the VR industry.  A VR Cinema hosted by INVR.SPACE. will allow participants to immerse themselves in the best virtual reality content, a stimulating experience that will inspire a new generation of projects for the years ahead.

 

Sönke KIRCHHOF, CEO of the German VR Studio INVR.SPACE, is pleased to host and curate the VR Cinema at DISCOP Johannesburg, “We are more than happy that our partner DISCOP Johannesburg is featuring Virtual Reality as a serious and promising topic and invited us to present a selection of the latest and most impressive Cinematic VR content. We believe that VR can expand the limits of storytelling and can offer a new approach to cinematic experiences. As content from African continent and Filmmakers is still rare, we are especially excited to host this VR Cinema in South Africa and participate in a dialogue between German and African producers.”

 

Cooperation between independents from South Africa and Germany will also receive a major boost. The NEXT GEN PROGRAM will show how producers can use the South Africa- Germany film and television coproduction treaties to their advantage and how their cross-border cooperation incentives can deliver feature films, TV series, and documentaries that work around the world and would otherwise be impossible to finance.

 

“When it comes to setting up international partnership, South Africa has an obvious advantage and offers one of the most effective co-production treaties.  The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is pleased to once again partner with DISCOP Johannesburg, in our efforts to increase relations between South Africa and Germany and enable the development and promotion of a transformed and thriving audiovisual industry in both countries.” explains Peter KWELE, NFVF Head of Marketing and Communications.

 

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Jägermeister  is renowned the world over for its edgy campaigns and events. In order to maintain its presence as a brand leader, especially in an age of diminishing social engagement,  Jägermeister  South Africa enlisted the services of Thread and well known digital disrupter and strategist Jon Savage who developed a unique multi-media experience as the mechanism for ticket delivery for their exclusive invite only event, Enter the Woods.

 

In order to bring the mystique of the experience to users in a social platform, Jon and the team created a dual-narrative interactive video stream that managed to synch, beat-by-beat, two different songs from key Jagermeister sponsored artists Jack Parow and Reason.

 

The first video follows SA hop-hop artist Reason, as he “enters the woods” to deliver a case of Jägermeister  to the event. Through a slick interface of arrows, visible across all platforms including mobile, viewers could immediately switch into the second video narrative, that of Jack Parow, on his own mission to deliver a case of Jägermeister  to a different party.

 

The two stories run in perfect parallel synch, with viewers able to follow the case of  Jägermeister between the stories, with the music, imagery and narrative seamlessly aligned.

 

The videos end with footage of each artist performing at the actual Enter the Woods events in their respective cities, enabling the live event experience to be amplified across digital platforms.

 

The team’s innovation didn’t end there, with the mandate to put the brand in the centre of the narrative, a third video was created, following the journey from the point of view of the case of  Jägermeister  itself.

 

This execution completely transformed the way audiences engage with  Jägermeister  online. The numbers of engagements speak to the success of the campaign, with over 243,000 reach within the first 24 hours.

 

Jon Savage, as part of the team at Thread, and in collaboration with Craig Parker (co-director) and Motif, developed the concept and were forced to create the custom technology for the three-way interactive video, as there was nothing available to currently support the concept.

 

They also used a series of unconventional film making techniques in order to make sure that each video matched shot-for-shot and that the viewer could choose which video to interact with live and on-the-fly while the video was playing.

 

Check the behind the scenes making-of-the-video here:

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Hugh Masekela cancels show due to surgery

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‘HUGH MASEKELA: NO BORDERS ALBUM LAUNCH’ presented by KAYA FM AND BASSLINE LIVE cancelled

Bra Hugh’s management confirmed today that due to his upcoming surgery, and subsequent recovery period, his performances will be cancelled for the foreseeable future. This includes the Sunday, June 11th, Kaya FM & Bassline Live Present show at the Lyric Theatre. This performance was rescheduled as a Sunday matinee replacement for the previously postponed Friday, April 14th show at The Lyric.

 

What follows is the issued statement:

“Hugh fell and dislocated his right shoulder on the 7th April whilst in Morocco, and the fall exacerbated an old injury that Hugh sustained in 1993.  This caused the initial rescheduling of the NO BORDERS album launch.

In the subsequent recovery period the shoulder has not healed properly and this has necessitated a minor operation on Monday June 5th to repair tendon and ligament damage.

After the operation the doctor has insisted that Hugh take an 8-week hiatus from ALL activity, to allow the shoulder to fully recover.  This means no rehearsals or performances, no long-distance travel, no carrying or lifting of any kind and regular, weekly, physiotherapy.

In view of these conditions Hugh will only be able to return to the stage after Tuesday, August 1, 2017. High is disappointed to let his fans down, but his health is a top priority.”

 

We fully support Bra Hugh in his decision to put his health first and wish him a speedy recovery. We look forward to hosting him on our stage soon.

 

Full refunds will be given via Computicket to all fans who have purchased tickets.

 

Stay tuned for forthcoming announcements as Bassline Live and Kaya FM continue to bring you the best that South African music has to offer at the Lyric Theatre at Gold reef City.

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OFM, the sound of your life in Central South Africa, has secured the services of two top celebs to present one of its most popular special projects – Celeb Radio. Sassy Toks en Tjops presenter Janina Oberholzer and sultry songstress Nianell and will warm the airwaves in Central South Africa from 5-9 June, and 12-5 June respectively.

 

Celeb Radio gives well-known and well-loved South African celebrities the opportunity to host their own unique radio show for a whole week. Celebrities are assisted and supported by OFM presenters.

 

Says OFM General Manager, Nick Efstathiou: “Celeb Radio is one of our most successful projects and we look forward to hosting some of South Africa’s most popular presenters in studio every year. This year, we are thrilled to welcome Janina and Nianell to Central South Africa. Every year, Celeb Radio produces unique and exciting content. I am sure this year will be no different. Listeners can look forward to some great laughs and interviews, brought to you by two extremely well-liked celebrities.”

 

Janina Oberholzer, who will be on air from 5-9 June, is no stranger to radio. Her career started in 2006 at campus radio station Tuks FM, after which she moved to Jacaranda FM in 2008, first as traffic compiler for the Just Plain Breakfast and later as sports presenter on the Martin Bester Drive team. In Central South Africa, she is probably best known as co-presenter on Toks and Tjops with rugby heavyweights Toks van der Linde and Breyten Paulse.

 

Nianell, who will host Celeb Radio from 12-15 June, is a platinum-selling musician and great friend of OFM. Her songs are not only played on South Africa radio stations, but also internationally. She quickly became a household name after the success of her debut album ‘Who painted the moon?’ She is also a SAMA winner and certainly one of the busiest singer-songwriters in South Africa.

 

For more information about Celeb Radio, go to www.ofm.co.za or tune in to OFM, the sound of your life.

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