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MTN Bushfire 2019 Line-up announced

Posted by radio On March - 9 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Just off the hot announcement of Nigeria’s ASA for MTN Bushfire 2019, another Nigerian superstar has been confirmed, Mr Eazi – possibly the most exciting musical export from Nigeria of the last few years, will bring his unmistakable version of Nigerian afro-pop to the fans at MTN Bushfire.

 

Known for its Afro-centric ethos and its strong focus on African music, culture and the arts, MTN Bushfire is excited to host this incredible artist just as he returns from a US tour that will see him crossing the country and even performing at the highly acclaimed Coachella and SXSW Festivals.

 

Mr Eazi is taking African music to the global stage, his mix of sounds, a penchant for global collaborations, and the and this year his versatility as an artist have won over fans across the world. Having toured across Europe, the UK and the US, Mr Eazi will grace one of the top festival stages in Africa when he appears on the main stage of MTN Bushfire 2019.

Mr Eazi’s appearance at MTN Bushfire is part a Southern Africa tour organised by of Cape Town-based artist management platform BLACK MAJOR, as part of the greater IGODA Network.  Instrumental in exporting some of the country’s most innovative acts to the rest of the globe, Black also nurtures, mentor and champion acts such as Manthe Ribane, DJ Lag and Doowap, to name just a few. Similar to many of the acts in the BLACK MAJOR roster, Mr Eazi embodies global relevance and pioneering creativity, while remaining authentic to his African identity.

 

 

Cutting Edge Performances

 

 

Listed by BBC as a “Top African festival,” MTN Bushfire has also confirmed an eclectic mix of artists from Europe and Africa.  Stay tuned to the MTN Bushfire platforms as more artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Some of the latest additions to the 2019 line-up include a range of cutting edge artists who are pushing the limits of performance. Ain the Machine is an AudioVisual storyteller with a clear goal: to transform the way we interact with music. It is music without instruments. A concept he calls, Musica Biotronica. Musica Biotronica takes sounds from the body, voice & everyday objects, and with the help of technology, transforms them into music.  

 

Switzerland’s Puts Marie as an indie band has been described as a mix between a great rock’n’roll circus and theater with strange poetry, while Colombia’s Alibombo, besides being a percussion group, is an experimentation laboratory.  With noise that creates music from recycled elements.

 

The line-up also includes, Lizzy- a German artist who merges hypnotic drumming with wearable 3D printing, Lizzy pushes the boundaries of musical performance to become the character of your wildest electro-pop dreams, along with Aramboa, Austria’s Downbeat, Triphop, IDM, Neo-Soul, Bass Music, Dubstep and Jazz Electronic Soul combo.

 

Some of South Africa’s most innovative acts will also be in e’Swatini, as DJ Invizible – the self described master of staging creative guerrilla performances, as well as Dope Saint Jude, a rapper and producer with a defiant, life-affirming queer perspective, have also been announced.

 

These artists, along with the newly confirmed Nibs Van der Spuy (South Africa), Buddy Masango, (e’Swatini), Bashayi Bengoma (e’Swatini), Make Overs (South Africa), and Morena Leraba (Lesotho), join the list of artists already announced, including headline artist, Nigeria’s Asa.

 

Previously announced artists include Nairobi-based “Blinky” Bill Sellanga, a singer-songwriter, beat maker, producer, SWAMA lifetime achievement winner Smiles Mandla Makama who is an elder statesmen of the Swati music scene, Mahube, that  brings together some of Southern Africa’s top musicians in an explosive collaboration,  South Africa’s Thabang Tabane, heir to the father and founder of the Malombo music Dr. Philip Tabane,  Sereetsi & the Natives  from Botswana, GranMah, the Dub / Reggae Fusion band from Mozambique, Dobet Gnahoré from Côte d’Ivoire, Maia and the Big Sky from Kenya, and Eme and Moonchild from Nigeria and South Africa respectively.

 

Additional acts from across the region and the world will be announced soon – so make sure to visit the MTN Bushfire platforms to stay on top of the latest news and announcements.

 

Ticket and accommodation options are selling fast, so make sure to book now to avoid disappointment.

 

Asa – Nigeria

Asa is a Nigerian and French singer best-known for her soulful voice, powerful lyrics, and with her dread-locked hair, quirky glasses and guitar, Asa has earned a place as the de-facto patron saint of the cerebral, boho-chic Nigerian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZy8cE4yQ74

 

 

Mr Eazi – Nigeria

Nigerian superstar Mr Eazi has taken the world by storm with his so-called Banku music style. A combination of West African pop, hiphop and highlife incorporating Ghanaian Pidgin English and mad beats. Mr Eazi has won numerous awards and will perform in 2019 at the hugely popular Coachella Music Festival in the USA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3D7NldlFyI

 

 

Blinky Bill – Kenya

Blinky Bill is a Kenyan based artist and productive experimenter who doesn’t approach music as a frame but rather a key to push one’s limits and enjoy the freedom of endless creativity.  He recently released his album titled “Everyone’s Just Winging It and Other Fly Tales,” that sparkled with spontaneous and rich collaborations including Sampa the Great, Petite Noir or Nneka.

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

 

 

Ain the Machine

Ain the Machine is an AudioVisual storyteller with a clear goal: to transform the way we interact with music. It is music without instruments. A concept he calls, Musica Biotronica. Musica Biotronica takes sounds from the body, voice & everyday objects, and with the help of technology, transforms them into music. A symbiosis of organic and synthetic, its purpose is to redefine our relationship with music and demonstrate that music is accessible to all, a universal right. http://www.ainthemachine.com/

 

 

Alibombo –  Colombia

Alibombo, besides being a percussion group, is an experimentation laboratory.  With noise that creates music from recycled elements, its influences pass through rhythms of the Caribbean and the Colombian Pacific, merged with drum and bass.

https://www.facebook.com/alibombomusica/

 

 

Aramboa  -Austria

Downbeat, Triphop, IDM, Neo-Soul, Bass Music, Dubstep and Jazz – together they are the Electronic Soul sound that describes Aramboa. The creative essence of the project was sparked by the Austrian producer Moritz Scharf and vocalist Elena Shirin. They fuse intuitive song writing and poetry with abstract soundscapes and ritualistic Beat patterns.  https://www.musicexport.at/artist/aramboa/

 

Bashayi Bengoma – e’Swatini

From across Swaziland, this quartet fuses together traditional Swazi vocal harmonies, electrifying dance moves and the iconic makhweyane musical bow in a new and innovative set. These musicians will come together live for the first time at Bushfire 2019, and explore how regimental vocal songs can interplay with electronics, guitar and the evocative makhweyane bow. Come listen and dance to fresh sounds and experience the rich roots of Swazi music.

 

 

Buddy Masango – e’Swatini

Buddy Masango is a middle of the road country musician. It has Afro feel combined with soul and country music. His hometown is Piggs Peak, having been raised in the rural area called Bulandzeni. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AwVDUBtJCw

 

Dobet Gnahore – Cote d’Ivoire

The daughter of percussionist Boni Gnahoré, Dobet plays with the group Na Afriki, consisting mainly of French and Tunisian musicians, who accompany her with the guitar, sanza, the balafon, the calebasse and bongos. In 2004, Gnahoré released her debut album Ano Neko. In 2006. She was a nominee at the World music (Awards) for Newcomer and shared an award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance with India.Arie at the 52nd Grammy Awards. http://www.dobetgnahore.com/en/

 

 

Dope Saint Jude – South Africa

Dope Saint Jude is a rapper and producer with a defiant, life-affirming queer perspective. Taking her name from the Christian apostle, and inspired by rap legend 2Pac as well as Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison and the US Northwest’s iconic Riot Grrrl feminist movement, she crafts songs that address complex socio-economic issues with unassuming Cape Town swagger. https://dopesaintjude.com/

Eme & Moonchild – Nigeria & South Africa

Moonchild Sanelly grew up in Port Elizabeth in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. Her love for jazz, hip-hop and kwaito were all influenced by her social experiences in the Durban music scene. She has performed alongside artists such as Gcina Hlope, Busi Mhlongo and Madala Kunene. She has also collaborated with the likes of DJ Maramza, BLK JKS and Thandiswa Mazwai. More recently she has been working in the Gcom space and has had a number of major hits.  https://www.facebook.com/moonchildSA/

 

 

GranMah – Mozambique

GranMah is a Dub / Reggae Fusion band from Mozambique that started in a garage in 2009. In 2012, they won a public contest to open the Mozambique Music Awards gala, with their first single, Starlight Stardust.  http://www.granmahband.com/

 

 

Invizable- South Africa

A master of staging creative guerrilla performances through the guise of the most acclaimed commander to ever lead the 1st corps, the renowned advisor to the imperial house of Africa, DJ Invizible. This mythical being who travelled from a distant highland tribe and never speaks in tongue, has been on guard at the front line commanding of the freedom group known as gazelle.

http://invizable.co.za/

 

 

 

Lindigo – Reunion Island

Lindigo is a music group from Reunion Island. The Maloya group founded in 1999 , is led by Olivier Araste. The band has released four albums, the latest, Maloya Power, in 2012. With an average age of thirty, Lindigo’s members are stubbornly watching the past. However, their approach does not lock in nostalgia, nor in the shackles of a sterile memory. Foundations serve momentum, and roots build the future.

https://www.facebook.com/maloyapower/

 

Lizzy – Germany

Merging hypnotic drumming with wearable 3D printing, Lizzy pushes the boundaries of musical performance to become the character of your wildest electro-pop dreams.  She resides in Berlin, playing as a prominent member of both the  jazz

and electronic scenes, proving just as adept as a groovy jazz drummer as she is within an entrancing electronic group. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVevFaM879o

 

 

Mahube – Southern Africa

Mahube brings together some of Southern Africa’s top musicians in an explosive collaboration directed by the multi-award-winning Steve and Bokani Dyer. Their music includes contemporary arrangements of traditional music from Southern Africa, as well as inspired originals which are sure to touch hearts and souls and get feet on the floor dancing in celebration of the rhythms of Africa.  The group will perform a tribute to one of its iconic members, Oliver Mtukudzi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pn7ZALaaeM

 

 

Maia and The Big Sky  – Kenya

Maia represents a different flavor to Kenya’s contemporary musical landscape. Her magnetic vocals, both in Kiswahili and English, weave together African polyrhythms with soul and folk, creating a familiarity and warmth that transcends continents. Daughter of Kenyan musical legend Sal Davis, Maia has earned herself a formidable reputation as one of Kenya’s most explosive live performers. http://maiaandthebigsky.com/

 

 

Make-Overs – South Africa

Make-Overs are a unique duo of red-headed musical malcontent’s who hail from the grey suburban wasteland of Kilnerpark, South Africa. Formed in mid 2010 with Martinique Pelser on drums/vocals and Andreas Schonfeldt on guitar/vocals, the couple hit the South African scene with a frenzied live act that cuts through you like a machete. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxsLWqS7-9U

 

 

Meute – Germany

When the bass drops and the confetti blows up: MEUTE breaks the code. The Techno Marching Band combines hypnotic driving techno and expressive brass band music, freeing electronic music from the DJ desk and overhauling the image of marching bands. Just drums and brass, no computers involved, this is all they need to revolutionize techno music and bring it back to its roots at the same time.

https://www.meute.eu/

 

 

Morena Leraba – Lesotho

Morena Leraba is musician from Mafeteng, Lesotho, who fuses traditional Sesotho lyrics with modern sound, from Electro, Afro-House and Hip-Hop. Lebara’s music (especially lyrics) is deeply rooted in Lesotho’s traditional music, poetry, and it’s sub-genre, Famo, which was introduced as early as the 1920s when Basotho men were migrant workers in South African mines.

https://www.facebook.com/morenaleraba/

 

 

 

Nana- e’Swatini / South Africa

Afrikan  Pop  Music or an infusion of timeless influences, a nostalgia unlike that of Nina Simone. Nana is eclectic regal, a voice that will bounce on the Mdzimba Mountains then back to serenade you with the purest form of artistic expression and deliverance. You will forget that the songs she sings were written and recorded 14 years ago, A fantastic visual artist, painter, song writer, vocalist and music producer. Out of hibernation by popular demand!

 

 

Nibs van der Spuy – South Africa

Nibs van der Spuy is one of the most extraordinary and exciting, world acoustic guitarists and exports to come out of South Africa. Growing up with the Beatles and learning first hand from traditional Zulu Maskandi guitarists, he quickly soaked up a rich tapestry of his close surroundings and beyond. After playing the local folk scene around South Africa for years and gathering up a loyal following, his big stage break came after supporting Crosby, Stills and Nash on their 1996 South African tour.

www.nibsvanderspuy.com

 

 

Puts Marie – Switzerland

With fifteen years of history, some recordings, solo escapades and trips to New York, Broadway or Mexico City, Puts Marie cultivates a troubled past, somewhere between myth and mystery.  However, this indie band has been described as a mix between a great rock’n’roll circus and theater with strange poetry.

https://www.putsmarie.com/

 

 

Sereetsi and the Natives – Botswana

Sereetsi & the Natives is a refreshing voice in contemporary folk music in Botswana, and a unique voice in the World Music arena. The act’s strong songwriting and performance in its debut album, Four String Confessions (May 2015), presents a fearless sound that blends traditional Botswana rhythms with Western influences, all built around the signature sound and tradition of the four string folk guitar.

https://www.sereetsiandthenatives.com/

 

 

 

The SheKings Emakhosikati – Southern Africa

The SheKings is an all women music collaboration project with in Africa. The 2019 edition involves eSwatini, South Africa and Mozambique and is a fusion of blues, traditional sounds, hip hop and rock ‘n roll, addressing social ills while embracing love, life craziness and the woman.

 

Smiles Makama – e’Swatini

SWAMA lifetime achievement winner Smiles Mandla Makama is an elder statesman of the Swati music scene, forging new paths in the 80’s with his band Zanka Calabash and later moving to Soweto to head Azumah. His most notable instrument is the Smilerphone, a great innovation of the traditional Makhoyane Bow. His music is a potent mix of magic realism, raw, innovative, magical and transcendent. It’s like nothings else and is not to be missed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8IZZjaBVZo

 

 

Thabang Tabane – South Africa

Thabang Tabane is the heir to the father and founder of the Malombo music Dr. Philip Tabane. Thabang is now leading a world-class band from his township Mamelodi. Thabang is an individual who is dedicated to excellence and has a deep understanding of music in general and that makes him and his band cultural emissaries. https://www.mushroomhour.com/labsessions/thabang-tabane-nyanda-yeni/

 

 

Tune Recreation Committee –South Africa

The Tune and Recreation has long held a presence in the Cape Town music scene. Formed in 2007 by group of college friends it features Keenan Ahrends on guitar, Nicholas Williams on bass, Claude Cozens on drums. The TRC is an ever changing and adaptable ensemble committed to building a musical bridge between the past, present and future in its inaugural outing at the Cape Town Jazz Festival it will also feature special guest appearance by critically acclaimed multi instrumentalist Mark Fransman on accordion, tenor saxophone and bass clarinet.

http://www.tunerecreation.com/

 

 

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Hollywood will be graced by #TheVoiceSA’s own bubbly season 3 host: Anele Mdoda.

The countdown to Hollywood’s most prestigious ceremony, the 91st Annual Academy Awards has begun.

No stranger to awards shows, the country’s beloved radio and television personality will be flying the South African flag high as she represents M-Net with a Red Carpet Special– a pre-show which will broadcast on M-Net Movies Premiere, channel 104 on DStv, at 20:30 on Monday 25 February. The awards show itself will air live on M-Net Movies Premiere at 03:00 on Monday 25 February, with a delayed broadcast in the evening of the same day at 21:00 on M-Net 101.

 

With the who’s who of La La Land prepping their acceptance speeches and perfecting their potential losing faces, this year’s hotly competitive Oscars are bound to be entertaining – and who better to get up close and personal with the stars than South Africa’s own hostess with the mostess?

 

“Hosting the red carpet for M-Net for one of the biggest awards shows in the world is an absolute highlight for me,” Anele said.  “I have watched the Oscars every year and the most memorable moments for me were when Denzel Washington and Sandra Bullock won, and when Charlize won – and gave South Africa a shout out. “

 

“This year I look forward to celebrating with the Black Panther cast as they head in with seven Oscar nods,” the host of The Voice SA enthused. “We have to speak to Bradley Cooper and salute his directing for A Star Is Born, as well as his performance in it. We must also get Spike Lee – who has an honorary Oscar but has his first ever nomination as director forBlackKklansman, which you can currently watch on Box Office. And then we hope to chat to Mahershala Ali who was nominated for Green Book and of course Glenn Close for The Wife. We also can’t forget about Rami Malek and Bohemian Rhapsody! And then of course, there’s the fashion!”

 

Anele made her debut as host on M-Net’s hit local reality singing competition The Voice South Africa on Sunday 3 February, and wowed viewers with her passion, charm and energy. She is currently a presenter on The 947 Breakfast Club – a popular morning show on one of South Africa’s biggest radio stations, 94.7, based in Gauteng. A favourite among South Africans, the radio and television personality has scooped up several awards, including a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Television Talk Show, Best Radio Presenter in the Best of Joburg 2018 annual survey and a Style Award. Anele also has an adoring social media following, and is a keen fan of movies and series.

 

Catch the 91st  Annual Academy Awards live on M-Net Movies Premiere channel 104, Monday 25 February at 03:00 and in Prime Time on M-Net 101 at 21:00 on the same day.

 

Like M-Net channel 101 on the official M-Net Facebook page, be part of the conversation by following M-Net on Twitter @MNet (#MNet101 #Oscars). For more information on 91st Annual Academy Awards visit mnet.tv.

 

The 91st  Annual Academy Awards Nominees are:

Best Actor

Christian Bale, “Vice”

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”

Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

 

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”

Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”

Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

 

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”

Glenn Close, “The Wife”

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”

Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

 

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, “Vice”

Marina de Tavira, “Roma”

Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Emma Stone, “The Favourite”

Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Best Picture

“Black Panther”

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“The Favourite”

“Green Book”

“Roma”

“A Star Is Born”

“Vice”

 

Best Director

“BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee

“Cold War,” Paweł Pawlikowski

“The Favourite,” Yorgos Lanthimos

“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón

“Vice,” Adam McKay

 

Best Foreign Language Film

“Capernaum” (Lebanon)

“Cold War” (Poland)

“Never Look Away” (Germany)

“Roma” (Mexico)

“Shoplifters” (Japan)

 

Best Documentary Feature

“Free Solo”

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

“Minding the Gap”

“Of Fathers and Sons”

“RBG”

 

Best Documentary Short

“Black Sheep”

“End Game”

“Lifeboat”

“A Night at The Garden”

“Period. End of Sentence.”

 

Best Short, Animated

“Animal Behaviour”

“Bao”

“Late Afternoon”

“One Small Step”

“Weekends” Best Short, Live-Action

“Detainment”

“Fauve”

“Marguerite”

“Mother”

“Skin”

 

Best Animated Feature

“Incredibles 2”

“Isle of Dogs”

“Mirai”

“Ralph Breaks the Internet”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

 

Best Original Song

“All The Stars” from “Black Panther”

“I’ll Fight” from “RBG”

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”

“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”

“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

“A Star Is Born”

 

Best Original Screenplay

“The Favourite”

“First Reformed”

“Green Book”

“Roma”

“Vice”

 

Best Cinematography

“Cold War,” Łukasz Zal

“The Favourite,” Robbie Ryan

“Never Look Away,” Caleb Deschanel

“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón

“A Star Is Born,” Matthew Libatique

 

Best Production Design

“The Favourite”

“Black Panther”

“First Man”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

“Roma”

 

Best Costume Design

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Mary Zophres

“Black Panther,” Ruth Carter

“The Favourite,” Sandy Powell

“Mary Poppins Returns,” Sandy Powell

“Mary Queen of Scots,” Alexandra Byrne

 

Best Film Editing

“BlacKkKlansman,” Barry Alexander Brown

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman

“The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis

“Green Book,” Patrick J. Don Vito

“Vice,” Hank Corwin

 

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

“Border,” Göran Lundström & Pamela Goldammer

“Mary Queen of Scots,” Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher & Jessica Brooks

“Vice,” Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe & Patricia DeHaney

 

Best Original Score

“Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson

“BlacKkKlansman,” Terence Blanchard

“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicholas Britell

“Isle of Dogs,” Alexandre Desplat “Mary Poppins Returns,” Marc Shaiman

 

Best Sound Editing

“Black Panther”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“First Man”

“A Quiet Place”

“Roma”

 

Best Sound Mixing

“Black Panther”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“First Man”

“Roma”

“A Star Is Born”

 

Best Visual Effects

“Avengers: Infinity War”

“Christopher Robin”

“First Man”

“Ready Player One”

“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

 

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Winner of the African Responsible Tourism Awards Most Sustainable Event Award in 2017, MTN Bushfire was also hailed in 2016 by CNN as one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see,” and listed by BBC as a “Top African festival.”

More than a festival, MTN Bushfire is a living, breathing ecosystem deeply rooted in African soil, yet inclusive and welcoming to guests from all over the world. MTN Bushfire 2019 will continue to reflect the festival’s distinctly African ethos, with a strong focus on regional music, culture, and arts.

 

To that end, MTN Bushfire is excited to announce the addition of one of of Nigeria’s hottest acts, Asa as a headline act for the MTN Bushfire Main Stage.

Asa, the Nigerian and French singer, is known for her soulful voice, powerful lyrics and according to some, with her dread-locked hair, quirky glasses and guitar, Asa has earned a place as the de-facto patron saint of the cerebral, boho-chic Nigerian.

Her style is unique, lying somewhere between pop and soul — and just a twist of reggae. Her music features mainly English lyrics, but she also sings in Yoruba, a West African language widely spoken in Nigeria.

Her songs say a lot about our melancholy, our dreams, our thoughts and our reflections. It almost feels like they’ve been part of our lives even before Asa wrote and sang them.

The rest of the continent is also well represented at this year’s MTN Bushfire, with artists from across Africa confirmed to perform.   Newly announced artists include Nairobi-based “Blinky” Bill Sellanga, a singer-songwriter, beat maker, producer and one fourth of Kenyan art and music collective, Just a Band, as well as SWAMA lifetime achievement winner Smiles Mandla Makama who is an elder statesmen of the Swati music scene and who has opened for the like of Salif Keita and been featured on Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.  His most notable instrument is the Smilerphone, a great innovation of the traditional Makhoyane Bow.

 

Mahube, also announced for this year’s line-up brings together some of Southern Africa’s top musicians in an explosive collaboration directed by the multi-award winning Steve and Bokani Dyer that will also include a tribute to the late Oliver Mtukudzi, one of the leading forces of the original Mahube.

 

South Africa’s Thabang Tabane, is the heir to the father and founder of the Malombo music Dr. Philip Tabane and will bring his world-class band from the township of Mamelodi to the MTN Bushfire stage.

 

This year sees the return of Botswana to the MTN Bushfire stage with the selection of Sereetsi & the Natives amongst an all-star international line-up. Sereetsi is considered a pioneer on the cultural landscape in Botswana and the group presents a fearless sound that blends traditional Botswana rhythms with Western influences.

 

Additionally, MTN Bushfire has also announced other African super-stars who will take to the various stages, including the Main Stage, House on Fire Ampitheatre, and The Barn. These artists include, GranMah, the Dub / Reggae Fusion band from Mozambique, Dobet Gnahoré from Côte d’IvoireMaia and the Big Sky from Kenya, and Eme and Moonchild from Nigeria and South Africa respectively.

 

MTN Bushfire also welcomes from Europe include the indie/ alternative Puts Marie from Switzerland and Austria’s Aramboa whose electronic soul music includes elements of Downbeat, Triphop, IDM, Neo-Soul, Bass Music, Dubstep and Jazz.

 

With ticket sales for the 2019 edition up over 70% from this time last year, guests are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Additional ticket and accommodation information can be found on the MTN Bushfire website, www.bush-fire.com. Make sure to follow MTN Bushfire on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/MTNBUSHFIRE/

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Crooner Joel Zuma will set the stage alight at the Motown-themed Valentine’s night at Hard Rock Cafe in Sandton on Thursday 14th February. This velvety-voiced singer is promising a sexy, soulful performances for lovers and singles alike.

 

Joel and his band present a vibrant, eclectic mix of original Afro Soul, Afro Pop, Soul Ballads with a touch of Afro Jazz. A renowned performer who’s shared the stages with a lot of big names who include the late Bra Hugh Masekela, Caiphus Semenya, Thandiswa Mazwai, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Tshepo Tshola among others. His uncanny ability to capture audiences has made him one of the young acts to watch in 2019. He has performed at various festivals around the world.

 

 

“I love love, and singing about love makes me happy. Valentine’s day will very special at Hard Rock Cafe, I am putting on a sexy and unforgettable show” commented Joel.

 

Hard Rock Cafe is committed to opening its doors and stage to incredible South African acts, celebrating African music, exposing artists to its audiences. Tuesday shows are free and Thursday shows are at R100 at webtickets and R120 at the door.

 

Below are the shows Hard Rock Cafe is hosting this month:

 

YBS Trio (jazz band) – free show on Tuesday 12th February

 

Joel Zuma – Thursday 14th February

 

Yonela Mnana – Tuesday 19th February (free show)

 

Zoe Modiga – Thursday 21st February

 

YBS Trio – Tuesday 26th February (free show)

 

Urban Village – Thursday 28th February

 

All shows start from 20:00.

 

 

 

 

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Best Short Film
Stillborn
Measure of a Woman
Die Man van Bewusteloos

Best Student Film
Doreen
The Water Dancers
Scarlet’s Tale

Best Achievement in Directing – TV Comedy
Bennie Fourie, Hotel
Catharine Cooke & Krijay Govender, Bedford Wives
Ari Kruger, Tali’s Wedding Diary 

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Comedy
Thandeka’s Diary 3
Tali’s Wedding Diary
Thuli No Thulani

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Tali’s Wedding Diary
Abo Mzala 3
Taryn & Sharon

Best Achievement in Hair & Make-Up – TV Comedy
Abo Mzala 3
Die Kasteel
Thandeka’s Diary 3

Best Achievement in Wardrobe – TV Comedy
Taryn & Sharon
Bedford Wives
Abo Mzala

Best Achievement in Sound – TV Comedy
The Bantu Hour
Die Kasteel
Bedford Wives

Best Achievement in Cinematography – TV Comedy
Hotel
Bedford Wives
Tali’s Wedding Diary

Best Achievement in Editing – TV Comedy
Bedford Wives
Hotel
Tali’s Wedding Diary

Best Actress – TV Comedy
Talitha Ndima, The Bantu Hour
Julia Anastasopoulos, Talia’s Wedding Diary
Nqobile Sipamlam, Abo Mzala 3

Best Actor – TV Comedy
Wright Ngubeni, Thuli No Thulani
David Isaacs, Die Vlieënde Springbokkie
Hannes Brummer, Elke Skewe Pot 2

Best Supporting Actress – TV Comedy
Marisa Drummond, Elke Skewe Pot 2
Carien Botha, Elke Skewe Pot 2
Nomsa Buthelezi, Abo Mzala 3

Best Supporting Actor – TV Comedy
Muzi Mthembu, Taryn & Sharon
Tsepho Maseko, Skwizas
Warren Masemola, Single Galz

Best TV Comedy
Tali’s Wedding Diary
Thuli No Thulani

Best Achievement in Directing – TV Soap
Isithembiso
Isidingo
Isibaya

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Soap
Binnelanders
Isithembiso
Isibaya

Best Achievement in Editing – TV Soap
Scandal!
Uzalo
Isithembiso

Best Achievement in Sound – TV Soap
Uzalo
Isithembiso
Isibaya

Best Achievement in Cinematography – TV Soap
Imbewu
Uzalo
Isithembiso

Best Achievement in Wardrobe – TV Soap
Getroud Met Rugby
Suidooster
Uzalo

Best Achievement in Hair & Make-Up – TV Soap
Rhythm City
Getroud Met Rugby
Uzalo

Best Achievement in Art Direction – TV Soap
Suidooster
Getroud Met Rugby
Rhythm City

Best Actress – TV Soap
Dawn Thandeka King, Mangcobo Uzalo
Kgomotso Christopher, Scandal!
Nomzamo Mbatha, Isibaya

Best Actor – TV Soap
Sdumo Mtshali, Isibaya
Jamie Bartlett, Rhythm City
Pallance Dladla, Isibaya

Best Supporting Actress – TV Soap
Linda Sebezo, Isibaya
Nokuthula Thabethe, Isibaya
Gcina Mkhize, Isibaya

Best Supporting Actor – TV Soap
Melusi Mbele, Isibaya
Khaya Dladla, Uzalo
Abdul Khoza, Isibaya

Best TV Soap
Rhythm City
Uzalo
Isibaya

Best Achievement in Directing – Telenovela
Hope
Ring of Lies 2
The River

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting 
Broken Vows
Ring of Lies 2
The River

Best Achievement in Original Music/Score – Telenovela
The River
Ring of Lies 2
Hope

Best Achievement in Editing – Telenovela
Hope
Ring of Lies 2
The River

Best Achievement in Sound – Telenovela
Ring of Lies 2
Broken Vows
The River

Best Achievement in Cinematography – Telenovela
Ring of Lies 2
Hope
The River

Best Achievement in Wardrobe – Telenovela
Hope
The River
Broken Vows

Best Achievement in Hair & Make-Up – Telenovela
Hope
The River
Broken Vows

Best Achievement in Art Direction – Telenovela
Ring of Lies 2
The River
Broken Vows

Best Actress – Telenovela
Jo-Anne Reyneke, Broken Vows
Sindi Dlathu, The River
Moshidi Motshegwa, The River

Best Actor, Telenovela
Siyabonga Radebe, Ring of Lies 2
Hlomla Dandala, The River
Presley Chweneyagae, The River

Best Supporting Actress – Telenovela
Ferry Jele, The River
Vele Manenje, Ring of Lies 2
Nthati Yolisa, Ring of Lies 2

Best Supporting Actor – Telenovela
Zenzo Ngqobe, The River
Lawrence Maleka, The River
Warren Masemola, Ring of Lies 2

Best Telenovela
Ring of Lies
Broken Vows
The River

Best Achievement in Directing – TV Drama
Side Dish Dilemma 1
Tjovitjo
The Herd

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Drama
The Herd
Emoyeni
Lockdown 2

Best Achievement in Editing – TV Drama
Tjovitjo
Ambitions
Emoyeni

Best Achievement in Sound – TV Drama
Ambitions
Fynskrif
Emoyeni

Best Achievement in Original Music/Score – TV Drama
Side Dish Dilemma 1
Knapsekêrels
Fynskrif

Best Achievement in Art Direction – TV Drama
The Docket
The Herd
Tjovitjo

Best Achievement in Wardrobe – TV Drama
The Docket
Lockdown 2
Emoyeni

Best Achievement in Hair & Make-Up – TV Drama
Lockdown 2
Knapsekêrels
The Docket

Best Achievement in Cinematography – TV Drama
Side Dish Dilemma
Tjovitjo
Emoyeni

Best Actress – TV Drama
Thuso Mbedu, Is’Thunzi 2
Zola Nombona, Lockdown 2
Dawn Thandeka King, Lockdown 2

Best Actor – TV Drama
Mothusi Magano, Emoyeni
Warren Masemola, Tjovitjo
Sello Maake Ka Ncube, The Herd

Best Supporting Actress – TV Drama
Zikhona Bali, Is’Thunzi 2
Pamela Nomvete, Lockdown 2
Lorcia Cooper, Lockdown 2

Best Supporting Actor –  TV Drama
Terence Bridgett, Knapsekêrels
Thulani Shange, Is’Thunzi 2
S’dumo Mtshali, Is’thunzi 2

Best TV Drama
Tjovitjo
The Herd
Lockdown 2

Best Achievement in Directing – Documentary Feature
Everything Must Fall
Goldblatt
Whispering Truth to Power

Best Achievement in Cinematography – Documentary Feature
Christiaan Barnard: Deurbraak
Amira
Tribe Versus Pride

Best Achievement in Editing – Documentary Feature
Amira
Whispering Truth to Power
Tribe Versus Pride

Best Achievement in Sound Editing – Documentary Feature
Ons Botha
Tribe Versus Pride
Whispering Truth to Power

Best Documentary Feature
Goldblatt
Everything Must Fall
Whispering Truth to Power

Best Documentary Short
Scenes from a Dry City
Someone to Blame
Follow the Guns

Best Wildlife Programme
Grit: Honey Badger Tough
Africa’s Super Snake
Incredible Bats

Best Children’s Programme
Restyle My Style 4
Hectic on 3
YoTV Live Career Thursday

Best Reality Show
My First
Ultimate Braai Master 5
Koekedoortjie

Best Game Show
Parlement, Parlement
Op die Spel
Noot
vir Noot

Best International Format Show
Dancing with the Stars SA
My Kitchen Rules SA 2
Survivor: South Africa – Philippines

Best Factual & Educational Programme
Case Closed: Justice Served, the Teenage Serial Killer
Cishe Ngafa
Kick It

Best Current Affairs Programme
Darryn August: A Selfless Hero
Iskebhe
Dr. Sello of Ikhageng

Best Variety Show
Starlight Classics: Johannesburg 2017
DStv Mzansi 
Viewers’ Choice 2017
Jan

Best Magazine Show
The Man Cave 6
50/50

Best Youth Programme
Mi Kasi Su Kasi
Sistahood
Siyaya – Wildest Cape

Best Talk Show
Thando Bares All
Trending SA
Republiek van Zoid Afrika

Best Music Show
Die Kontrak
Klavierkuiers Met Pedro 2
The Rockets 50ste Herdenking Konsert

Best Made-for-TV Movie
Mbalenhle
Thembi’s Trial

Hartstog

Best Achievement in Directing – Feature Film
Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, Sew the Winter to my Skin
Daryn Joshua, Ellen: Die Ellen Pakkies Storie
Michael Matthews, Five Fingers for Marseilles

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – Feature Film
Nosipho Dumisa, Nommer 37
Johan Cronje, Wonderlus
Christiaan Olwagen & Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, Kanarie

Best Achievement in Cinematography – Feature Film
Nommer 37
Five Fingers for Marseilles
Meerkat Maantuig

Best Achievement in Sound Design – Feature Film
Ellen: Die Ellen Pakkies Storie
Sew the Winter to my Skin
Five Fingers for Marseilles

Best Achievement in Original Music/Score – Feature Film
Raaiselkind
Ellen: Die Ellen Pakkies Storie
Five Fingers for Marseilles

Best Achievement in Editing – Feature Film
Nommer 37
Sew the Winter to my Skin
Meerkat Maantuig

Best Achievement in Production Design – Feature Film
The Recce
Meerkat Maantuig
Five Fingers for Marseilles

Best Achievement in Costume Design – Feature Film
Sew the Winter to my Skin
Susters
Five Fingers for Marseilles

Best Achievement in Hair & Make-Up – Feature Film
Stroomop
Nommer 37
Five Fingers for Marseilles

Best Actress in a Feature Film
Diaan Lawrenson, Raaiselkind
Monique Rockman, Nommer 37
Jill Levenberg, Ellen: Die Ellen Pakkies Storie

Best Actor in a Feature Film
Schalk Bezuidenhout, Kanarie
Irshaad Ally, Nommer 37
Jarrid Geduld, Ellen: Die Ellen Pakkies Storie

Best Supporting Actress – Feature Film
Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Kanarie
Ilse Klink, Stroomop
June van Merch, Raaiselkind

Best Supporting Actor – Feature Film
Germandt Geldenhuys, Kanarie
Zolisa Xaluva, Sew the Winter to my Skin
Alex van Dyk, Die Stropers

Best Feature Film
Nommer 37
Sew the Winter to my Skin
Kanarie

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SABC Broadcasting plans for SONA

Posted by radio On February - 6 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) would like to announce that it will broadcast the 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA) live by President Cyril Ramaphosa on its radio, TV and online platforms on Thursday, 07 February 2019.

SABC News will commence its coverage on one of its flagship current affairs programme Morning Live on SABC News Channel 404 on Dstv and terrestrial channel SABC 2 between 06h00 and 09h00. Morning Live will predominantly broadcast a preview of the SONA. This preview will be followed by coverage on SABC News Channel 404’s programmes ‘Agenda’ and ‘On Point’, building up to the President’s address. These programmes will also cover the Civil Guard of Honour, Red Carpet event and the 21 Gun Salute.

 

The President’s address will be broadcast live during the prime time programme, ‘Full View’ on SABC News Channel 404 and on terrestrial channel SABC 2. Following the President’s address, a post analysis of the speech will be broadcast live with experts and reaction from various political parties. There will also be live crossings to Provinces to solicit reaction from ordinary South Africans to the President’s speech.

 

The SABC’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) radio stations will carry the President’s speech live. SABC Radio News bulletins and Current Affairs programmes will continue to provide updates relating to SONA throughout the day.
SABC News digital platforms will also provide comprehensive coverage of SONA building up to the President’s address, from in-depth coverage in a special report on sabcnews.com to social media updates on @sabcnewsonline. The red carpet arrivals will be live streamed from 16h00 on the SABC News website and the SABC News YouTube channel (youtube.com/sabcnews) until the end of the proceedings.

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M-Net Movies sprints out the blocks in 2019 with the Game On Pop-Up on DStv channel 109

A new year is barely out of the blocks, and M-Net Movies is ready to join the action with a slew of riveting sports films on a special pop-up channel. For three weeks, (Friday 22 February – Sunday 10 March) grit, desire, pain, defeat, and victory will play out in your living room, on the M-Net Movies Game On Pop-Up channel 109.

 

 

Game On is a collection of the best sports movies of all time – and it’s not all about sport either. In some instances, the basketball court, football field, boxing ring, or ice rink provides the backdrop for deep human drama, humour, real-life tragedy, suspense, love, and pressing social issues – the stuff of life.

 

 

With over seventy titles, M-Net Movies Game On will appeal to every taste and preference. The line-up includes the Rocky series, Jerry Maguire, Remember the Titans, A League of their Own, Rudy, Warrior, Hurricane, Friday Night Lights, Happy Gilmore, Rush, White Men Can’t Jump, Cool Runnings, Cinderella Man, The Color of Money, The Mighty Ducks, The Waterboy, Race, Best of the Best, Wimbledon, Space Jam, Tour De Pharmacy, Chariots Of Fire, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Blue Crush,  and Goal!

 

 

Hollywood’s A-listers grace many of these iconic films, including Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, Dennis Quaid, Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Rodriguez, and Kate Bosworth.

Feature films are accompanied by six enthralling documentaries on some of the greatest stars in recorded history: Ronaldo, Senna, Faster, Fastest, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, and Matthews.

 

 

Every weekend will have a themed day. The flag drops with Formula One Friday on 22 February, followed by Soccer Saturday on 23 February, and Super Bowl Sunday the following day.

Enter the ring with legends on Friday 1 March with a boxing extravaganza. Saturday is devoted to basketball and Sunday to baseball.

 

Friday 8 March swings into action with golf, then ice hockey on Saturday, and rugby and athletics on Sunday.

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Netflix, the global leading entertainment streaming platform, today announces that the Mandarin-language film Dear Ex, winner of multiple awards across Asia, will premiere globally starting February 1.

 

Dear Ex was written by Mag Hsu and Shih-Yuan LU and directed by Mag Hsu and Chih-Yen Hsu. The all-star cast, including Roy Chiu, Ying-Xuan Hsieh, Spark Chen and Joseph Huang, brings to the screen a story of diverse and sometimes conflicting family values in a refreshing and fascinating way that marks a departure from conventional Mandarin films.

“From the themes and cast to the decision to land on Netflix as our exclusive global premiere platform, every choice was an experiment,” says director and writer Mag Hsu. “We have shone a spotlight on the forces behind different kinds of family values for audiences in Taiwan and across Asia. Now, we want to show the world the growing momentum in Mandarin-language films.”

Dear Ex follows three people who are linked by fate because of love and family. Adolescent Song Chengxi (played by Joseph Huang) loses his father Song Zhengyuan (played by Spark Chen) to cancer, but instead of having time to mourn, Chengxi finds himself caught in a feud between his widowed mother Liu Sanlian (played by Ying-xuan Hsieh) and his father’s gay lover Jay (played by Roy Chiu). As Liu fights Jay for Song’s insurance money, Chengxi gradually learns that what holds both Liu and Jay back is not the money, but the weight of the loving memories they each have with his father.

 

 

About Dear Ex
Directed by renowned writer Mag Hsu and emerging director Chih-Yen Hsu, Dear Ex is a melancholy comedy from Taiwan. Created by Golden Bell Award winning writer Shih-Yuan Lu and produced by DEAR Studio, the cast includes Roy Chiu, Ying-Xuan Hsieh, Spark Chen and Joseph Huang. The film kicked off its theatrical release on November 2, 2018 and has been well-received across Asia since its debut in the Taipei Film Festival. It has won awards for Best Actress at the Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Media Recommendation at the Taipei Film Festival as well as Best Director at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2018.

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To match the upbeat pace of Joburg and its people, 947 likes to keep things exciting and fresh. They’ve decided to shake-up their weekday and weekend line-up by welcoming new presenters to the team.

 

Straight from the “Mother City”, Andy Maqondwana will add a fresh beat to daytime listening with boundless energy. Andy is familiar with the Primedia Broadcasting brand, having been a presenter on 947’s sister station Kfm 94.5. She’ll oversee the workday soundtrack from 9am to 12pm.

 

Andy, who is originally from the Eastern Cape, has a BSc degree as well as an honours degree in psychology. She can be described as a trendsetter, relatable, feisty, warm and believes in figuring life out with the people around her. Her motto is “we are in this together.”

 

As a new girl in Joburg, Andy says she is ready for the fast-paced life of the vibrant city.

 

Andy will keep listeners entertained with the biggest hits from the 947 playlist, the freshest lifestyle content, relationship conversations while keeping listeners linked to the heart-beat of Joburg.

On weekends 947 will continue its formula of combining hit music and engaging personalities as the perfect soundtrack to Joburg’s weekend lifestyle. A new introduction to the line-up: the new 947 Weekend Breakfast show will be hosted by Lusky Nkohla and our latest recruit, Hulisani Ravele.

Hulisani launched her career as a 9-year-old TV presenter before adding radio to her portfolio, most recently with Capricorn FM. Lusky Nkohla began his radio career at UJFM and honed his skills at Yfm before joining 947 where he has been presenting the Sunday evening show.

Station Manager Thando Makhunga is excited about the new line-up.

947 is excited to welcome new talent to the station and will continue to provide Joburg audiences with engaging and entertaining personalities on their favourite radio station.

Thando Makhunga, 947 Station Manager

The full weekday line-up from Monday 21 January will be:

05h00 to 06h00: Alex Caige

06h00 to 09h00: 947 Breakfast Club

09h00 to 12h00: Andy Maqondwana

12h00 to 15h00: Ayanda MVP

15h00 to 19h00: Greg & Lucky

19h00 to 22h00: Zweli & Mantsoe

22h00 to 24h00: Date Night (Mon-Thur)

19h00 to 22h00: Karabo N (Friday)

22h00 to 24h00: Chrizz Beatz (Friday)

947 Weekend Line-up

Saturday:

07h00 to 10h00 – Weekend Breakfast with Hulisani & Lusky

10h00 to 14h00 – Coca-Cola Top40SA with Zweli & Mantsoe

14h00 to 18h00 – Mmasea Petje

18h00 to 21h00 – 947 Bloc Party with Karabo

21h00 to 24h00 – 947 Bloc Party with Chrizz Beatz

Sundays:

07h00 to 10h00 – Weekend Breakfast with Hulisani & Lusky

10h00 to 18h00 – 947 Sundays Nonstop Hits

18h00 to 20h00 – eUnite with Euphonik

20h00 to 24h00 – Various

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Smile 90.4FM Programme Manager announced

Posted by radio On January - 16 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Smile 90.4FM are pleased to announce the appointment of their new Programme Manager, Naveen Singh, from 1 January 2019.

Singh, a dynamic, passionate and inspirational leader, with over 25 years in the broadcasting and media environment, has always been actively involved with on-air talent, promotions and all aspects of the broadcasting sphere. With a strong background in broadcasting, not only in South Africa, but also Africa, Singh aims to take the station to new heights.

“I am so excited to be joining the Smile 90.4FM family. The radio station is exactly what our country needs right now and has a unique position in the market. The team at the station are extremely talented and has such momentum at the moment – I hope to add value and help them reach their full potential. I couldn’t think of a better place to work!” said Singh.

As the well-known quote goes, “In this ever-changing world the only constant is change,” and the team at Smile 90.4FM are ready to embrace it. In the station’s usual fashion of giving listeners a feeling of positivity through their news positioning of Amplifying the Good News, their music positioning of playing familiar and upbeat 80s, 90s and now and content that is entertaining, authentic and impactful, the Smile 90.4FM airwaves are on the road to become even better.

Since the station took to the airwaves, over five years ago, it has grown from strength to strength and continues to do so.

As testimony to the station’s success, Smile 90.4FM recently received the award for the best Radio Innovation for Amplifying the Good News in the Mother City. “This certainly gives us even more reason to smile,” said Lois O’Brien, Smile 90.4FM Managing Director. “The station’s purpose is to put a smile on every listener’s face and this confirms that our formula, hard work and commitment are paying off.”

 

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