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Lindelani Mkhize Presents Ignite

Posted by radio On August - 23 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

In celebration of his 50th birthday, music industry pioneer, Lindelani Mkhize is proud to announce his partnership with Joburg Theatre and ATTV Productions for the inaugural musical production titled, “Ignite” – an initiative set to kindle the music industry whilst providing world class entertainment.

 

mkziFollowing two decades of musical achievements, it can be said that Lindelani Mkhize has lived a life that’s been ignited with passion and sheer dedication to his craft; making him a household name in the music fraternity.

 

IGNITE is a two – day state of the art production aimed at showcasing South Africa’s undiscovered or “little known” musical talent across music genres. From Friday, 2 September to Saturday, 3 September, the Mandela @ Joburg Theatre will be abuzz with the musical sounds of South Africa’s hidden melodic talent.

 

“I have always believed that our country is home to an amazing pool of talent and IGNITE is an extension of that belief. I’m so excited that our partners share my sentiment and through this initiative, we hope to ignite talent and promote a culture of unconventional collaborations. We are creating a platform for undiscovered talent”, commented Lindelani Mkhize.

 

Lindelani Mkhize is a man who wears many musical hats; widely known for his extraordinary contribution to the SA music industry, he’s best known as the founder and conductor of South Africa’s successful gospel music ensemble, MTN Joyous Celebration, music producer, record label executive, a judge on South Africa’s popular television music shows such as, ‘I want to sing Gospel’ and ‘Clash of the choirs’ and now – IGNITE.

 

“The three-hour production promises to take music enthusiasts on an unforgettable musical experience and journey rich with colour and flavour coupled with the creative use of the latest technology to enhance the performances which incorporate a six-piece band, brass and a double quartet string section.

Whilst most of the featured talent has been identified by Mkhize, he has left a spot or two open for other hopefuls who will have to try their luck through an online platform.

 

Tickets to the two-day run go on sale on Friday 15 July at a cost of R180 to R400.

 

Book by telephone on 0861 670 670, online at www.webtickets.co.za or www.joburgtheatre.com and in person at the Joburg Theatre box office.

 

Patrons can also book and pay via the Nedbank app and at selected Pick n Pay stores (full list at www.webtickets.co.za/pnpoutlets.aspx)

 

Patrons can also book online and pay at any Pick N Pay store

 

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Moshito Music Conference & Exhibition is back with a bang with its 2016 theme Censored: When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised. This year the conference’s theme is looking back to when music was censored in South Africa by the apartheid government while it also looks forward to how this creative industry shouldn’t go through the same situation again in this democracy. The conference will therefore also look at SABC’s policy of 90% South African music in detail. Legends & young musicians with other local & international industry players will gather at the SABC from the 7th -10th September for the Moshito Music Conference & Exhibition 2016!

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Moshito 2016 – Censored: When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised has great topics (please see below) to benefit the new talent and those who are already doing business in the music industry in South Africa & internationally. It will attempt to answer and unpack some of the industry issues when Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition kicks off the 2016 instalment on 08 September.

Facilitated by Moshito Chairperson Sipho Sithole, speakers will include Moshito ambassador and SAMA Lifetime Achievement recipient Roger Lucey, whose musical career was abruptly cut short by the apartheid the Security Police in the early 80s. Joining him on the panel will be Paul Erasmus, a South African Security Police officer who testified to the TRC; as well as artists Carlos Djedje and Jah Seed among others. It promises to make for a fascinating peep into the recent history of SA’s music industry.

Moving things into the era of freedom of choice and closing off Day One will be the topic Whose Market Share is it? The Indie vs Major (The Big Debate). eNCA’s  Nontobeko Sibisi will lead the discussion as facilitator, where music big wigs will clarify the confusion that often come with the release and distribution of indie products/artists through major record labels among other issues. Catch speakers Velile Sithole (Native Rhythms), Thabiso Khati (Cashtime Life), DJ Tira (Afrotainment), Sipho Dlamini (Universal Music) and a host of other gurus and executives from both multinational and independent labels.

In the context of South Africa with its multiplicity of ethnic groups and indigenous sound representation, how does 90% local music translate into airplay? This is the question posed under the topic Airplay for What? On Day Two, 09 September.

Rap star Reason, artist activist Eugene Mthethwa, SAMRO’s Rev. Abe Sibiya, prolific singers Sibongile Khumalo and Zonke, the prolific Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, 999 Music’s Arthur Mafokate, and Moshito Chairperson Sipho Sithole will be speakers interrogating the current state of affairs in SA music in relation to the history-making 90% local content.

But being part of a global village means growing beyond local content and boarders. Hence the topic Meet International Music Markets: from Africa to the Americas is one of the most crucial of the conference, also on Day Two.

“The gathering of the grandest music markets from Africa and beyond!” is how Moshito describes this magnificent convention. “This platform is about sharing best practice, challenges and successes. The Dos and Don’ts in managing, promoting and hosting a music markets,” said Sithole.

Moshito Deputy Chairperson Mandla Maseko will be the facilitator, and speakers will include Sonya Mazumdar from EarthSync (India), Morocco Festival Director Matt Sonzala (USA), Brahim El Mazned of Visa for Music (Morocco), as well as delegates from Uganda, Cape Verde, Mauritius, Kenya, France, Seychelles, Poland and South Africa.

There are over 100 panellists participating in over 12 topics – 5 breakaways, 5 plenaries, 2 workshops, 1 music managers meeting, as well as demo and music showcases!

The full list of Moshito 2015’s riveting topic line up is as follows:

DAY 1: 08 September

 

Topic ONE: Censored: When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised

Topic TWO: Live Events & Production

Topic THREE: Traditional Music Beyond Boarders

Topic FOUR: Music Manager’s Forum Roundtable Discussion (Artist Managers Must Understand Their Role is Now Business Development)

Topic FIVE: Whose Market Share is it? The Indie vs Major (The Big Debate)

 

DAY 2: 09 September

Topic SIX: Let Your Music Speak:  Demo Presentations

Topic SEVEN: YFM Slot

Topic EIGHT: Airplay for What?

Topic NINE: Meet International Music Markets: from Africa to the Americas (Hosted by Africa Music Forum)

Topic TEN: Searching for that Platinum Artist: The hits and misses of an A &R (Artist & Repertoire) manager

Topic ELEVEN: Pitch Perfect Performance

Integrating the Body and Voice “Human Musical Instrument” for authentic and optimal performance. Communicating THIS performance to a captivated audience

Topic TWELVE: Conference Wrap Up

For some of the richest music knowledge this side of the continent and a chance to meet the fascinating and successful people in this industry, make sure you don’t miss this year’s Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition!

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5FM warms up for Joburg & CT Live Loud

Posted by radio On August - 16 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

The station announced, in June the return of Joburg Live Loud and the addition of Cape Live Loud this September. In the run up to the biggest station events of the year, 5FM will host live events with some of the 5FM DJs and featured acts in Gauteng and Cape Town.

5fmjhbKicking off this weekend, Jimmy Nevis takes over Root 44 Market in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 13 August from 1pm. Jimmy is just one of the performers at Cape Town Live Loud on 24 September at Kenilworth Racecourse.

 

On Saturday, 20 August rapper Emtee and A Reece head to 1 Fox in Johannesburg followed by The Parlotones at Market @ The Sheds in Pretoria on Saturday, 27 August. And on Saturday, 17 September, Dirty Skirts will perform at V an A Food Market.

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For more information on the events and the line-up, visit http://liveloud.5fm.co.za/liveloud/.

Check out our video on YouTube for Joburg and Cape Town Live Loud, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6eegWpNZ78

 

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Corporate Durban filled out the ICC this morning to hear four influential South Africans share their wisdom at the FNB Business Women’s Breakfast in association with East Coast Radio*.  East Coast Breakfast’s Darren Maule hosted hundreds of women from all spheres of business who enjoyed a morning of networking and key strategic insights and learnings at one of the most anticipated events on the KwaZulu-Natal corporate calendar.

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East Coast Radio’s General Manager, Boni Mchunu, welcomed the more than 800 guests and introduced the #Wonderwomen theme. “Women’s month is not simply a month to recognise the achievements of individual phenomenal women – it is a time when we in the media hold the mirror up to the everyday women who have been, through circumstances, forced to rise up well beyond capacity.”

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IT guru, Stafford Masie kicked off the power presentations, drawing attention to the fact that the notion of driving businesses in a masculine way is a thing of the past and that technology is playing a leading role in driving this. “Women are not equal. Women are better!” The former Google Africa boss and self-confessed serial entrepreneur tapped into his knowledge as a technology futurist to highlight that as much as the world today is about technology, it is about humanity. Masie has been involved in several leading-edge technology start-ups. He has played a significant role in the open software arena and is responsible for global partnerships and corporate tech strategy in Latin America, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Europe.

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Head of FNB Innovations, Yolande Steyn, dished up honesty with a dash of pragmatism, in her account of the challenges, trials and tribulations as a woman in business. The industrial engineer has extensive experience in product development and strategic project management and has played an integral role in consulting, mobile telecommunications, software development, mobile money and innovations. Yolande’s advice to all Wonderwomen of KZN: “We should never underestimate our own resilience and our ability to overcome pretty much anything. Every time you think your problems are bad, just take a look around and you’ll find people who are dealing with much worse.”

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“Wonderwoman exists in each and every one of us!” Ndalo Media CEO and award-winning media personality, Khanyi Dhlomo, packed a powerful punch with her inspiring story of her journey to get in touch with her inner Wonderwoman and shared how she brings these superhero qualities in everything she does. “The challenge is breaking down the boundary between who we are, what we believe and what we do. The work we do needs to be aligned with our purpose. At the end of the day, we are all Wonderwomen!”

 

Humour, a magnetic personality and strategic food for thought make for a formidable combination and that’s exactly what entrepreneur, Vusi Thembekwyo, delivered when he wrapped up the morning. Using humour and personal anecdotes, he encouraged women to boldly charter new waters. “Men have had it easy for a really long time. Women have far greater odds to go up against when they want to build lives, build businesses, build careers so I stand before you with a sense of humility knowing that I’m speaking to an audience of powerful people who face odd who, I as a man, would never understand.” Vusi highlighted the changes evident in business today, why those changes are happening  and what we need to do, as professionals and business people, to be able to compete in the new world.

 

The morning wrapped up with invaluable take-home lessons, loads of inspiration and the establishment of new contacts and networks.

 

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MTV Base celebrates women

Posted by radio On August - 11 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

More than 60 years ago, South Africa adopted the Women’s Charter to ensure fair representation, employment and equal treatment for women.

 

In 2016, MTV Base (322) has invited a panel of influential young women to participate in a special episode of MTV Base Roundtable: What Women Want, to discuss whether the Women’s Charter has lived up to its promise and if South African women have achieved the equality they sought.

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To ensure relevance in the roundtable forum, MTV Base conducted a research questionnaire with young South African women highlighting the importance of the three different topic points.

 

MTV Base Roundtable: What Women Want premieres on MTV Base (322) on Saturday 13 August at 15:00 CAT.

 

Well-known TV and radio personality Masechaba Ndlovu facilitates the What Women Want panel discussion between celebrated musicians Thandiswa Mazwai and Moneoa, presenter Refilwe Modiselle, actress Nomzamo Mbatha and TV personality Mome.

 

Commented Monde Twala, Vice President, BET, Youth & Music, VIMN Africa: “Youth activism is a critical reality in modern day Africa. The Women’s Charter was a landmark piece of legislation in its day and it’s important that we continue weigh up its success in today’s world against the massive efforts envisaged by inspirational figures such as Lilian Ngoyi, Rahima Moosa, Albertina Sisulu and Helen Joseph. It appears there is still a long way to go when it comes to addressing inequalities.”

 

Continued Twala: “Shot at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, the MTV Base Roudtable is a 44-minute special that addresses a wide range of issues based around three core topics affecting contemporary young women on the continent: family, work and social. The panel explores subjects such as inequality in the workplace, unequal pay, and discrimination on leadership positions, sexual harassment and the role of women who oppress other women.”

 

The panel also addresses a number of social ills that take place within family structures, which erode the dignity of women through patriarchy entrenched in religion, traditions, gender roles, sexual abuse and other expectations imposed on women.

 

The discussion also focuses on social injustices women are faced with in their daily lives – how they should dress to avoid rape, dealing with harassment and disrespect, the judgement and labelling of women who stand up for themselves, date rape and “corrective” rape.

 

Tune into MTV Base Roundtable: What Women Want on MTV Base (322) on Saturday 13 August at 15:00 CAT.

 

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Macy Gray joins the Delicious Festival line-up

Posted by radio On August - 4 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Macy Gray and Hugh Masekela will be joining an already incredible line-up of artists at this year’s DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank. Macy Gray, American R’n’B, jazz and soul singer, songwriter, musician, actress and record producer, known for her distinctive raspy voice and international hit single I Try, will be joining Saturday’s phenomenal line-up of artists.

MACY_GRAY_lrgHome-grown, world-renowned, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer, Hugh Masekelawill also be joining Sunday’s outstanding line-up.

Recap of the mind-blowing list of artists who are going to entertain you at this year’s festival include: On Saturday Mi Casa, De La SoulArrested Development, Elements of Life featuring Louie Vega, Lisa Fischer, Josh Milan, Anané Vega, Monique Bingham, Adeva, Bucie, Kaylow, Luisito, and Quintero; On Sunday, The JacksonsElements of LifeRoy AyersLiraJudith Sephuma and Hugh Masekela.

This year’s DStv Delicious festival will be held over a two-day period on 8 and 9 Octoberat the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, that has recently undergone a massive multimillion-Rand upgrade. Kyalami is a superb, central location with multiple entrances and exits and loads of parking, and makes it a perfect venue for an international festival of its stature. With over 40 000 festival-goers expected over the two days it is set to be a festival weekend of a lifetime that cannot be missed!

Pair this all with the Nedbank Green Wine Garden, a decadent food market offering the finest foods and delicacies, great gourmet chef food restaurants, including Reuben Riffel, J’Something, Sarah Graham, SomiziCallie-Anne and Let’s Call It Brunch Banquet, and a bigger and better than ever DStv Kid Zone, and you have a clear recipe for success!

 

Tickets are available from Ticketpro.

 

General Access Day Pass: R475

General Access Weekend Pass: R810

Kids: R100 (includes entry into the festival & the Kids Zone)

Delicious Lounge Day Pass: R1250

Delicious Lounge Weekend Pass: R2100

Decadance Luxury Lounge: R3705

Decadance Weekend Pass: R5925

Jeep Luxury Ticket: R3950

Let’s Call It Brunch Day Pass: R2470

Let’s Call It Brunch Weekend Pass: R3970

 

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Simphiwe Dana to grace Bassline stage

Posted by radio On August - 1 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Celebrated around the world and adored for her impressive vocal prowess, she is an artist who employs a true cultural and African identity in her art form. SIMPHIWE DANA will be gracing the Bassline stage and kick-starting the second season of the popular Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline series.

 

Simphiwe Dana's imageKaya FM 95.9 and Bassline are proud to present a new season, building on the success of the first series, which saw an amazing range of stars and newcomers featured on this unique musical platform. Leading up to Women’s Day 2016, Simphiwe Dana plays an integral voice in spearheading issues of interest within the social sphere.

 

 

Dana makes her debut this season, with August being Women’s Month and Kaya FM’s 19th birthday, there’s no more fitting artist to occupy the task of opening and setting the bar high for the new series.

 

With a string of acclaimed albums and live DVDs, having Simphiwe Dana back on the Bassline stage is a treat, especially following her recent release of Celebrating Ten Years Live at the Bassline album.

Her fans will be in for a musical alchemy that will see favourites from her critically acclaimed 4th studio album Firebrand performed, as well as others from her previous albums.

 

If the first series was anything to go by, the second will certainly pack a musical punch. Kaya FM and Bassline have proved that music is a universal language and providing such platforms for live music is part of growing both established and new talent. The Bassline, celebrating 22 years in music this year, is committed to ensure safe parking and security, as well as reasonable ticket pricing, whilst still bringing the very best in music to the public.

Don’t miss out on this megastar’s return to the Bassline on the 6th August 2016!

Tickets are only R150 from Webtickets and On Sale Now. www.webtickets.co.za

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The 2016 Tribute Concert promises a star-studded procession of music royalty with a diverse line up of SA’s crème de le crème who will head line our countries most loved festival.
Resonating with the most progressive call to action to increase local content both on public and private broadcasting channels, the Tribute Concert remains a vital link to celebrate South Africa’s diversity through music.

moretleCelebrating 19 years, the Tribute Concert firmly aligned as a premier event in the country’s music industry will take place in the capital City of Tshwane on Saturday, 3rd September 2016. Drakensberg Promotions, the organisers of this much celebrated festival are committed to the call to action to increase local content and as pioneers of celebrating a 100% local event have unveiled this year’s programme.

The Moretele Park Festival features a stellar line up of artists from diverse music genres including five time 2016 winner of the SAMA’s Nathi as well as SAMA and Grammy award winner Wouter Kellerman.

Among the music royalty headlining the 2016 festival are South African veteran jazz musicians all of whom are global trailblazers and include much loved veteran performers Hugh Masekela,Jonas Gwangwa, and Tshepo Tshola.

Joining the veteran Jazz musicians is South African music legend Babsy Mlangeni, a connoisseur of note, with a platinum track record that speaks volumes Don Laka, legendary jazz musician and globally acclaimed songstress Letta Mbuli.

Thousands of revellers at the Moretele Park Tribute Concert will also be entertained by South Africa’s most favourite music group and SAMA award winners Mafikizolo. Also billed to perform is 2016 SAMA award Female Artist of the Year R&B/Soul superstar Zonke

The Tribute concert will feature development artists from Puisano Jazz Bands and Tshwane Development Bands

On August 27th, Drakensberg Promotions will host a music business workshop in Pretoria. Aimed at musicians and practitioners and business interests in the sector wanting to know more about the business of music the workshop will bring in key expertise to share insights, best practice and knowledge.

Moretele Park Tribute Concert will also feature a series of lunch time concerts hosted byNewtown Junction mall on Saturdays the 6th, 13th & 20th August from 12h00 to 14h00 as part of the 2016 build up.

Tickets can be booked at Computicket and Shoprite Checkers and are priced at R250

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Making science and maths fun with ECR

Posted by radio On July - 25 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Darren Maule and the entire East Coast Breakfast team broadcasted live from the Sithokozile Secondary School in KwaDukuza last friday, as part of an initiative to make learning science and maths fun.

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The early morning chill was forgotten as a buzz of excitement took over. The outside broadcast saw East Coast Breakfast teaming up with the NGO,  Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CASME), and MAHLE  (an automotive component manufacturer specialising in air conditioning and engine cooling products)  to encourage more pupils to become engineers by sparking their interest in science and maths.

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During the three hour live broadcast, Darren and co-host Keri Miller, were involved in fun,  interactive sessions with the pupils designed at celebrating science and maths. Durban artist, Ewok, entertained the schoolchildren with a special science rap that he made up on the spot.

 

Matric 12 pupil, Andile Mthembu, got high-fives all around when he got all 10 questions correct in the special science-themed edition of The Grand Challenge. Andile won R2000 for his effort!

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In another exercise, groups of pupils were given random materials and had to use their knowledge of science and maths to make a functional radiator and a sky rocket. Needless to say, they triumphed!

 

“This day has been a great success,” says Sithokozile Secondary School principal, Raphael Mtheku.

“My boys and girls have learnt a great deal. It was heart-warming to see how excited the girls were at tackling the radiator challenge and the boys building a sky rocket! Our school is a physical science, mathematics and a commerce school. These are the streams we encourage children to pursue since there is such a huge shortage of engineers in South Africa. We hold extra classes on Saturdays to help pupils improve their performance in science and maths. This morning’s live broadcast, experiments and fun exercises have definitely excited and enthused our learners so they will work hard in physical science and mathematics.”

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Darren, a genuine science boffin, echoed the principal’s words, saying “It’s really so empowering to be here encouraging and moulding the future minds of our country and showing them how cool – and important – science and maths are in our everyday lives. Our future engineers are right here. We just need to keep proving to them that science and maths are fun!”

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In what promises to be a night filled with thrills and spills, the talented songstress Swazi will perform music from her latest album Worship Enlightened. Launched in front of a packed audience at Enlightened Christian Gathering and broadcasting live to millions of viewers on Prophetic Channel, this cemented her as firm household name.

swaziHer latest work sees her on a spiritual journey in enlightening her fans, with her breath-taking vocals she leaves you yearning for more! With a career that spans just over 13 years in the music industry, Swazi; as she now prefers to be known has released 6 albums and a live DVD under her belt and has proved that she is a force to reckon with in the music business.

 

Worship Enlightened is a 11-track album which Swazi and Prophet Bushiri co-wrote on tracks; Break every chain – track 1, Ask for rain – track 3 and It’s my time – track 8. Break every chain,  being the first single of the album has had a wide spread of popularity all over the world as indicated  by statistics of the Prophetic Channel App which  broadcasts to millions of people internationally.

 

The exclusive one night performance will see her belting out songs from the new album and classics that have gotten her critical acclaim from industry heavy weights. The album is released through Major1 Recordz, is available in select music stores nationwide and direct orders through Swazitainment since April 2016

To be part of this electrifying evening on the 28th July at 7PM hosted at The Fringe (Joburg Theatre) tickets will be sold at www.webtickets.co.za and Pick ‘n Pay for R150, limited seat available.  To interact with Swazi follow her on the following platforms:

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