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 South African born, LA based singer and songwriter, Cara Frew has just finished shooting the music video for her soon to be released single, DANCE, and is asking fans to be a part of the final video…

 

After being famously established for her hit track with Black Coffee (I’ll Find You), Cara Frew is fast becoming a household name in the Pop community.

 

Since recently performing ‘You Got Me’ with American DJ SNBRN in front of 15 000 people at Coachella earlier this year, the track has already received over 1 million plays on Soundcloud.

 

 

Cara’s newest single, ‘Dance’ is set to be released at the end of June and she is asking fans to send a snippet of themselves dancing to her newest track to stand a chance to be featured in the final music video.

 

“I wrote Dance the morning I found out that a close friend of mine was a drug addict. It made me stop and think because someone, who at least from the outside, seemed to look like he had it all together, clearly struggles within. I wanted the song to be uplifting, about making the most of your life, always looking for that silver lining and loving yourself,” says Cara.

 

The music video for ‘Dance’ was recently shot by LA based videographer Michael Booth in downtown LA against a graffiti backdrop and rooftop sunset. The music video will include snippets of Cara dancing in and around LA and will feature the winner’s dance snippet in the final edit.

 

To enter fans must email a high quality, landscape video of themselves dancing to a preview of her newest single ‘Dance’ to carafrewinfo@gmail.com before the 21st of June 2017. The preview will be available on Soundcloud.

 

For more information on how to enter fans can follow Cara Frew on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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iflix continues its rapid global expansion into its third region, less than two months after launching in MENA. iflix Africa will make iflix’s world-class service available to over 500 million consumers across the African continent

 

iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, today announced the establishment of iflix Africa to bring its world class service to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). iflix Africa will be headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa and trade commercially as ‘iflix’. With launches planned in Nigeria, Ghana Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, iflix Africa will increase iflix’s global footprint to 23 territories worldwide, with additional regional markets to be added over the coming months.

 

The commercial launch of iflix’s SVoD service across SSA is planned over the second and third quarter of 2017, and will make iflix’s vast range of thousands of TV shows, movies and more, including many first run exclusives and award winning programs available to hundreds of millions of consumers across the region. In addition to having the best of Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood and other regional and local programming, the service will additionally offer an extensive collection of highly acclaimed African shows and movies with iflix Africa planning to introduce exclusive African content series.

 

Having first launched its service in May 2015, iflix quickly established its dominance in the Asian region, rolling out its world class service to 18 markets across Asia and MENA in less than two years, acquiring over 5 million members over the period. iflix Africa will capitalize on SSA’s large youth population, rapidly growing internet and smartphone penetration, and huge appetite for digital content and entertainment.

 

In March 2017, iflix announced the completion of a US$90+ million round of funding to support its international expansion. The round added new investors Liberty Global Group and Zain Group to the company’s formidable shareholder registry which also includes global heavyweights Sky plc, Catcha Group and Evolution Media.

 

Mark Britt, iflix Co-founder and CEO said: “The establishment of iflix Africa represents an incredibly exciting step in iflix’s growth story. As Africa transitions from the margins to the mainstream of the global economy, there is a unique, ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to fundamentally shift the way a billion people consume and enjoy content. By 2020, Africa will have 720 million smartphone users. We aim to meet the entertainment needs of those growingly connected viewers.”

 

“As the fastest-growing mobile market on earth, Africa is without question one of the world’s most dynamic regions. We are thrilled to introduce our first-of-its-kind SVoD service here. We are passionately focused on providing the broadest selection of premium content at a price everyone can afford. We can’t wait to tackle both the enormous opportunities and challenges ahead, in serving this incredibly diverse and exciting region,” added Andre de Wet, iflix Head of Africa.

 

Currently available to over one billion consumers in 18 markets across Asia and MENA, iflix will soon roll-out its world class service across sub-Saharan Africa with initial launches in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Each subscription will allow users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

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AfriDocs on BET this June!

Posted by radio On June - 1 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

AfriDocs on BET in June is excited to present a diverse array of films,including a selection \of new documentaries from across Africa.

The 2016 film Accra Power is aneclectic look at one of Africa’s most thriving urban settings. The film focuseson a selection of young Ghanaians; the poet Poetra Asantewa, fashion DJ Steloo,gospel scientist Edward Ohemeng Oware, dancer Hadassah Asare, musician Wanlov(one half of Fokn Bois), visual and performance artist Serge Attukwei Clottey,storyteller Mary Yaa Konadu and boxer Abigail Quartey to be our guides aroundthe greater Accra area.

 

UPRIZE! is a South African filmthat looks back 40 years at the 1976 Soweto uprising in light of the recentuniversity student uprisings and the #FeesMustFall protests that rocked SouthAfrican campuses.  Director Sifiso Khanyileexplains further, “It’s a glimpse into 70s SA, the cost of the fight foreducation and freedom, and especially relevant 40 years later as universitystudents take on the ANC government demanding free, quality education.”

 

AfriDocs also journeys to the USA this month for a music-drenchedchronicle of hip-hop, urban culture and fashion. Fresh Dressed is the story of hip-hop fashion that has transformedthe style of young people the world over. The film is a rich mix of archivalmaterials and in-depth interviews with rappers, designers, and other industryinsiders, 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

1 June

Town of Runners |Jerry Rothwell | Ethiopia | 2012 | 86 min

The world’s best long-distance runners hail from one small town inEthiopia. In a country long associated with poverty, famine and war,world-record-beating athletes are the source of pride. Many of the world’sgreatest runners hail from Bekoji, a remote town in the southern Highlands. Inthe Beijing Olympics, runners from Bekoji won all four gold medals in thelong-distance track events – more medals than most industrial countries.

Sheffield International Documentary Festival, 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2SVYcSeJ1g

 

8 June

Accra Power| Sandra Krampelhuber & Andrea Verena Strasser | Ghana | 2016 | 49 min

Accra Power provides an eclectic mix of perceptions of power in one ofmany thriving urban settings in Africa. It outlines creative and artisticstrategies of young Ghanaians situated at the crossroads of tradition andvarious belief systems, high technological and economic growth, infrastructuraldeficits and current energy crisis.

Crossing Europe International Film Festival, Austria,2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgjQu-XeeGw

 

15 June

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

On the morning of 16 June 1976, a group of school children in Sowetogathered peacefully to protest the mandatory inclusion of Afrikaans as a mediumof instruction. By nightfall over 200 of them lay dead, mowed down by Apartheidarmed forces. Forty years later, this film looks at the world that made thesekids, and how in the especially relevant forty years later as universitystudents once again take to the streets to fight the post-apartheid governmenton 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

 

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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Heart FM will once again take the microphone to the heart of Western Cape communities for the 16DaysForYouth initiative from 1 June 2017. The radio station will undertake youth focussed projects across the length and breadth of the province by broadcasting in its mobile studio for the first 16 days of June 2017.  The initiative identifies projects in communities whereby the teams are able to bring people together to effect change. Last year the journey encountered Magda Meyer in Paarl from Magda’s Soup Kitchen – The soup kitchen fed 2500 mouths per month and through HeartFM and it’s partners Magda is now able to feed more than 20 000 per month. This is effecting change in our communities

This year the journey kicks off in Hawston and will travel on to Grabouw, Kenilworth, Heideveld, Robertson, Worcester, Tulbagh, Malmesbury, Constantia, Mitchell’s Plain, Saldanha, Paternoster, Langebaan, Atlantis & Klipheuwel. The focus for the 16 Days for Youth this year will be more than just fixing, painting and lending a helping hand in the various towns. Many of the locations identified this year have been investigated and a more global stance will be taken. The aim is therefore to add emphasis on the challenges and sociology of each town while physically making a difference through our hands-on projects.

 

Heart FM MD Renee Redelinghuys says: “This is a very special project for everyone at Heart FM. We get to go into our communities, meet them, listen to them and most importantly give them the opportunity to tell their stories.  As the biggest commercial radio station in the Western Cape it is our duty to give the youth in these communities a voice. The journey allows us to highlight the challenges, big and small, that our communities face on a daily basis and how you and I can help.  Our listeners have big hearts and we know they will once again show how much they care. We can’t wait to hit the road.”

 

Heart FM program manager Denver Apollus says: “We will put our best forward once again and make a difference through sharing resources and providing a team effort. We will sacrifice 16days of our time to understand and live the lives of those less fortunate. While we are using the station as a platform to raise awareness, the campaign is about telling the stories of others and how they engage in projects that make a difference. Heart FM may have started this initiative but we’d like for our listeners and the rest of the country to adopt it and carry it on. Let’s enable #16DaysForYouth and end it by celebrating Youth Day on the 16th June.”

 

To find out how to get involved and how to join the journey, members of the public are urged to email youth@heartfm.co.za.

 

 

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Hugh Masekela cancels show due to surgery

Posted by radio On May - 30 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

‘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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Stoan Seate joins Power FM

Posted by radio On May - 26 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Popular South African musician and television presenter, Stoan Seate joins POWER 98.7 as presenter of music show, POWER Fix which airs every Sunday from midday to 3pm. Having worked for Motsweding FM, Seate is no stranger to radio. However he is undoubtedly best known for his time with popular music group Bongo Muffin, which he formed in 1996 with his friends. Following the group’s success and release of five albums, Seate next established himself as an actor and television presenter currently presenting the SAFTA winning live music show, Afro Café.

“I’m looking forward to joining the POWER movement and connecting with South Africans through music and the issues that affect us in our daily lives. I resonate with what the brand stands for and looking forward to getting behind the microphone once again” says Seate.

 

MSG Afrika’s Head of Programming, Bob Mabena is equally enthusiastic about Stoan joining the POWER team. “Because we do talk so well and our listeners agree, we had to take our music and lifestyle daypart just as seriously. Who better to slot in there that a grounded African young man who has cemented his rightful place firmly in the hearts and minds of progressive South Africans. Stoan is a natural fit for POWER” concludes Mabena.

 

POWER Fix with Stoan Seate will broadcast LIVE from the POWER 98.7 Mall of Africa studios every Sunday at12h00 from 4 June 2017.

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SABC to partner with SAMA 23

Posted by radio On May - 25 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is proud to be a media partner of the 23rd edition of the South African Music Awards (SAMA), which will take place on Saturday, 27 May 2017 at Sun City in the North West Province. This partnership has been has been in existence for 22 years. The event will be broadcast on SABC1 at 20:00.  Live Amp, SABC1’s premiere music show which broadcast each Friday night, will also be doing a live broadcast on Friday, 26 May 2017 on SABC1 at 19:30,

 

The SAMA’s celebrate and honour artists who have made an impact in different music genres, ranging from Pop and Hip Hop to Gospel and Afrikaans music. As South Africa’s only public service broadcaster, with 5 TV channels and 19 radio stations, the SABC has always provided a platform for South African music to thrive. It continues to expose audiences to new music and age-old classics comparable to the best music in the world.

 

The hosts for the SAMA’s 23 are Metro FM’s morning breakfast co-host, Somizi Mhlongo and well known comedian and host of SABC2’s “Red Cake”, Tumi Morake. Mhlongo is a much-loved theatre and television veteran as well as a singer. He returns to the hosting duties that he so ably delivered on last year, when he co-hosted with actress, radio and television host, Thando Thabethe. Morake is the reigning queen of South African comedy. She is a respected television host and a pioneer in her field.

 

The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are the Recording Industry of South Africa‘s music industry awards, established in 1995. The winners receive a gold-plated statuette called a SAMA. The ceremony features live performances as once-off collaborations by a selection of nominees. The SAMAs are considered the South African equivalent of the American Grammy Awards: “Our team is hard at work putting together a ceremony befitting the stature of the SAMA awards. We have every faith in Somizi and Tumi that they will add that extra zing to the proceedings and leave us entertained.” Said The Recording Industry Of South Africa (RISA)CEO, Mr. Nhlanhla Sibisi

 

 

SABC Spokesperson, Mr. Kaizer Kganyago says: “The SABC has always been a strong advocate of South African music and has a long relationship with both RISA and the South African Music Awards. We are very proud to be the broadcast and media partner of SAMA’s23 this year. The event not only helps us deliver on our public service mandate but also provides entertainment to our audiences. Given the reach of the SABC, and its dominance of the media landscape, we have to use our resources to educate, inform and entertain. Our involvement with the South African Music Awards pledges our commitment to the support, promotion and celebration of incredibly talented artists.”

 

 

Be sure to follow all the SAMA’s build up and broadcast on social media through the hashtag #SAMA23 as well as the following Twitter and Instagram handles and hashtags: @Official_SABC1, Live Amp – @liveamp, Selimathunzi – @Selimathunzi, Umhlobo Wenene FM – #UWFMSAMA23, Metro FM – #METROFMSAMA and #AbsoluteHipHop, Radio 2000 -#SAMA23, Ukhozi FM – #UkhoziAtSAMA23, Motsweding FM – #KonkaSAMA23.

 

Coverage of anything SAMA’s related can also be found on the following TV and radio stations:

TV

SABC1 Live Amp to broadcast live at 19:30 from the Valley of the Waves, Sun City on Friday, 26 May 2017.  Performances by SAMA nominees: Kwesta and Amanda Blackhows Hosts: Warras and Lerato Kganyago.

Selimathunzi will do the red carpet interviews on Saturday, 27 May 2017 hosted by Vazi from Selimathunzi and Khanyi Mbau.

 

RADIO

Umhlobo Wenene:

DJ to present Best African Adult contemporary – Radio village  27th  18:00-20:00

 

Metro FM:  

Loot Luv to present Best hip Hop – Backstage 26th, 20:00-22:00

Radio Village 27th -18:00-22:00

 

Radio 2000:

Ernest Pillay to present Best Adult contemporary – Red Carpet (crossings) 27th May

 

Ukhozi FM:

DJ to present Best Kwaito – Goodie Bag 26th – 20:00-23:00

Goodie Bag room 27th – 12:00-15:00

Radio Village – 18:00-22:00

 

Motsweding FM: 

DJ to present best dance – Goodie Bag room 26th – 15:00-18:00

Goodie Bag room 27th – 09:00-12:00

Radio Village 27th – 18:00-22:00

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How to submit music for Ukhozi FM airplay

Posted by radio On May - 25 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

All submission material is to be forwarded via HARDCOPY to the stations library department ( Sabc-100 K.E. MASINGA ROAD, please attention your sample to: Library ). you can use one of the following options to submit
– Drop your track off at: Ukhozi FM, SABC Durban,100 KE Masinga Road, Durban, 4001
– Or Post your track to: Ukhozi FM-Music For Airplay, P.O. Box 1588, Durban, 4000.

 

Once you’ve submitted, please allow a period of 7-14 days. This is to log an artist onto the library system and have a shelf number. Music is then forwarded to the music committee, where a decision will be made as to whether or not the submitted will be added to the Ukhozi FM playlist.

 

 

Due to the high volume of music submissions and Ukhozi FM’s selection process, we cannot contact all the artists with feedback. If you have not heard from Ukhozi FM after six weeks, please consider your submission unsuccessful.

 

 

Standard requirements:

– Hard copy submission (we do not take digital submissions at the moment)

– Mp3 format and radio friendly/radio edit

– Submitted material to be of proper sound(mastered)

– Submission to fall within radio sound(genre/sound etc)

 

Hard Copy requirements:

-CD cover is necessary

– Listing of artist / title track / song duration /must be SAMRO registered / publisher / composers and cd number
DIGITAL SUBMITION WILL BE LAUNCHED SOON

 

 

DJ MIXES 

Make a 30min Mix.
Write up a track listing.
Upload track to www.sendspace.com  or www.yousendit.com  or any other file sharing service.
E-mail link and track listing plus a bio and contact details to the presenter of that particular show

 

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Africa Day marks the day when the Organisation of Africa Unity was formed and 30 of 32 African leaders signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa on 25 May 1963. The Africa Day celebration acknowledges the progress that we as Africans have made.  On this day there is an opportunity for South Africans to reconnect and recommit themselves to develop a better Africa and a better world.

As part of Radio 2000’s monthly mandate themes, we will again celebrate this Africa Day (25th May) in a unique and memorable way by hosting several African Embassies and High Commissioners at the SABC Head office in Auckland Park, Johannesburg between 09h00- 15h00.  Dignitaries from 10 African countries are expected to fill the Radio Park foyer, for a day of cultural celebrations that will include showcasing their culture through exhibiting their food, music, fashion and culture at large.  By honouring this important day the station aims to educate and inform listeners about the history of African culture and civilisation and share all the great African cultural practices that shape the continent. The station hopes to encourage social cohesion amongst all Africans on the day.

 

Radio 2000’s Station Manager Puleng Thulo comments, “South is part of Africa and it is important for us to stay close to one another and support our African brothers and sisters on the continent, to build a better Africa for future generations.  On Africa day we celebrate the best in music, food, fashion and culture from each of these amazing countries. It is important that we tell the African story correctly and we promote and share what makes us proud to be African and most importantly preserve our rich African heritage.”

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