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Celebrated SAMA nominated and award-winning Musician Zoè Modiga is coming to Soweto on the 15th December to stage a live show at the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre. This sultry songstress offers an exceptional entertainment experience as expressed in her debut album Yellow: The Novel.

This show follows a successful show at Afro Bru in Maboneng which sold out, hosting both industry colleagues and fans alike. Zoè is a phenomenal performer whose energy knows no bounds and her voice is as enchanting.

Known as the first black owned cinema founded in 1969, the space was home to the latest local films and celebrated the créme de la créme of black and international entertainment. Modiga will be echoing the stories from times before through her all encompassing expression of the human experience that was and continues to be.

 

“I am thrilled about the 15th, performing in Soweto is always next level for me. The love and support I get from all lovers of my music is mind-blowing. I have prepared a much different and even better set for Soweto and I can assure everyone that is coming that they will have a time of their lives.” Commented Zoè.

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Bassline Live & Kaya FM Present TORTURED SOUL live at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City on the 15th of December 2018.

Considered one of the finest creators of soulful house music, Tortured Soul return to South Africa, due to popular demand, after a successful sold out show in 2017.

 

 

Director of Bassline Live, Brad Holmes is excited to be bringing this music group back to Johannesburg: “The response from last year’s show was mind blowing and so it was a non brainer for us to bring this incredibly talented music group back to our beautiful city. I cannot think of a better way to end the year.”

 

 

Tortured Soul is one of the world’s most groove-centred acts.  Influenced by the classic songcraft of Prince, Heatwave and Kool & The Gang, the members of Tortured Soul are three distinctive guys with three different backgrounds, united under a groove-centered rhythm.

 

 

With a sound reminiscent of neo-soul groups like Jamiroquai or Brand New Heavies, it is also deeply saturated in the contemporary freshness of house purveyors like Joey Negro, Kenny Dope, Soul Clap and Disclosure.

 

Led by frontman John-Christian Urich, Tortured Soul was quickly picked up by New York-based deep house label Central Park Recordings and the group was officially launched to the world.  Since then it has become a staple amongst DJ’s across the globe and has received major airplay, including a number 1 on Kaya FM.

 

‘Introducing Tortured Soul’, the debut album, was dubbed by legendary tastemaker Gilles Petersen as “the future of house music”.  The follow-up album, 2009’s ‘Did You Miss Me’, released on the band’s own label, TSTC Records, ushered in a new wave of critical acclaim from music publications like Blues and Soul, SoulBounce, and SoulTracks who described the album as “one immaculate danceable tune after another.”

 

 

With their most recent album, ‘Hot For Your Love Tonight’, burning up dance floors with songs like ‘I’ll Be There For You’ and the Deep House-flavoured ‘Don’t Lead Me On’, Tortured Soul shows no signs of stopping.

 

The band will be performing for one night only at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City on the 15th December 2018. The Show starts at 8pm and tickets are on sale at Computicket from R250.

 

Buy your tickets at https://online.computicket.com/web/event/from_the_usa_tortured_soul_back_by_popular_demand/1265406703/0/90159743

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The ABBA Show @ Emperors Palace – 18 January until 10 February 2019
 

Mamma Mia, here we go again! The world`s premier live ABBA tribute show is set to return to mesmerize Johannesburg audiences in January and February 2019 – two years after a virtual sell-out performance run at Emperors Palace.

 

Nostalgic memories of the 70’s and 80’s, platforms and leotards as well as your favourite ABBA hits will be all the reason to see The ABBA Show live at Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace in the New Year.

 

Far from being deemed as just another cover band, The ABBA Show is brought to you by the internationally acclaimed tribute act, ABBAsolutely fABBAulous. This full-scale concert production features over two hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.

 

The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away.

Brits Hannah Pocock as Agnetha and Jenna Ball as Frida are set to dazzle audiences while Brent McMullen and Zac Coombs will take on the roles of Bjorn and Benny!

 

Audiences will see ABBAsolutely fABBAulous belt out classic ABBA hits on stage such as Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You, Ring, The Winner Takes It All, Fernando, Super Trouper and many more.

 

“The timeless and instantly recognisable tunes of ABBA are bound to keep audiences on their feet throughout the show. This is the music that transcends age and brings people together to sing along and enjoy a night of hit performances, because – let’s face it – who doesn’t love a good ABBA singalong?” says Celeste-Anne Nicholas, the Group Entertainment Manager for Emperors Palace.

 

Tickets for this spectacular show can be purchased via Computicket at either www.computicket.com or via Checkers and Shoprite retail stores, countrywide, and are priced between R250 and R470 each.

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It’s official! The upcoming SA summer season is set to heat up as one of the world’s most-loved tribute shows pays homage to the legendary Michael Jackson in, Michael Jackson HIStory Show, from 14 December 2018 until 10 February 2019 across the country.

 

Michael Jackson HIStory Show, a two-hour musical experience, takes audiences on a musical journey back to MJ’sdays as a member of the Jackson 5, his ground-breaking theatrics in the 80s and his continued reign as the King of Pop into the 21st century.

 

The SA tour kicks off in Durban at Sibaya Casino on 14 December 2018, including a special New Year’s Eve performance, and runs through to 6 January 2019. The show then travels to Carnival City’s Big Top Arena in Boksburg for a special one-night only showcase on 11 January, before returning to Cape Town (for the first time since January 2017) at The Artscape Theatre from 17 January until 10 February 2019.

 

 

Michael Jackson HIStory Show, which showcases all of MJ’s greatest and most popular hits performed live on stage, features 40 different customized costumes – 20 of which are for the MJ character alone. This time around fans will experience updated MJ costumes as well as new production elements incorporated into the show.

 

The main star of Michael Jackson HIStory Show is Johannesburg-born singer, Dantanio. He will be accompanied on stage by a live six-piece band, four backup dancers and a phenomenal lighting and effects team – which makes use of 160+ moving lights and over 2 000 lighting cues – that will celebrate the memory of The King of Pop live on stage.

 

 

In 2014, Dantanio was scouted by the show’s director, Johnny Van Grinsven, to take on this challenging role.

“I can’t wait to entertain the South African audiences this summer. I am the ultimate MJ fan so to be able to perform every night on stage and share my passion for The King of Pop – along with other South African fans – is a real dream come true for me,” says Dantanio.

 

 

Ultimate MJ fans can expect to dance and sing along to hits such as Billie Jean, Thriller, Smooth Criminal, Man in the Mirror, Black or White, Bad, ABC, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Human Nature, Ben and many more hits.

 

 

Visit www.mjhistoryshow.com for ticketing and further information. Tickets for this spectacular show can also be purchased via Computicket at either www.computicket.com or via Checkers and Shoprite retail stores, countrywide, and range between R150 and R390 each. 

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Free JOOX VIP for DStv customers

Posted by radio On October - 18 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

DStv offers DStv PremiumCompact Plus or Compact customers JOOX VIP at no extra cost with their current subscription. JOOX and DStv is a match made in entertainment heaven. Series? Check. Music? Double check.

Wondering what JOOX is about?

JOOX is a music streaming App that gives you access to thousands of music libraries and playlists on your iOS or Android mobile device. Whether you’re looking for a playlist while out on a run or need a Sunday chilled vibe, there’s a song for every mood.

DStv account holders with an active DStv PremiumCompact Plus or Compactsubscription get free VIP access to JOOX – and you can add up to 4 friends and family! This is all valued at R89.99 per month, but now it’s all yours for FREE!

DStv Family, Access and EasyView customers can also log in to the free JOOX service directly on the JOOX App but won’t get access to the free VIP services offered by DStv.

JOOX lets you access millions of tracks, switch to karaoke mode and learn the lyrics of your favourite songs (you can also sing-along) as well as create and share playlists.

 

Interested? Keep reading!

The JOOX VIP access will let you have your own background music or life theme song all day, every day. Some of the exclusive JOOX VIP user benefits include:

  1. Forget the free trial – get the JOOX VIP music streaming app for FREE for you and 4 of your family and listen to non-stop music at your leisure or on the go!
  2. Exclusive to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact customers!
  3. Local music with exclusive playlists
  4. Playlists for local events and music festivals
  5. Karaoke – sing along!

 

How to get the DStv and JOOX VIP access offer?

Step 1: Download the JOOX app from your app store and sign up (skip this step if you already have the app)

Step 2: Tap your profile image (on top left), select JOOX VIP and then select DStv Customer

Step 3: Enter the ID number of the DStv account holder

*we’ll send a one-time pin (OTP) to the phone number we have registered on your account*

Step 4: Enter the OTP

That’s it – you’re ready to rock ‘n roll, samba or vosho – whatever your music style!

 

How to add friends and family so that they can also get the JOOX VIP experience?

Once you’ve signed up to be a JOOX VIP member, you can add 4 family members

Step 1: They will need to download the JOOX app from their app store and sign up (if they already have JOOX, they can skip this step)

Step 2: Tap on their profile image (on top left), select JOOX VIP and then DStv Customer

Step 3: Select Family Member

Step 4: Now they need to enter your mobile number

*we’ll send a one-time pin (OTP) to your phone number – you’ll need to forward that OTP to your friend*

Step 5: They enter the OTP

That’s it! They are now a JOOX VIP member!

Note: if you go into your JOOX VIP profile (tap on your profile image, select JOOX VIP and sign in), you’ll see their name listed as an active member.

 

It’s that easy to ensure you never miss out on the latest songs or classic hits! The question now is, what are you waiting for? Get your JOOX VIP access today for free, if you’re a DStv PremiumCompact Plus or Compact customer. Never worry about missing a beat again! Join the conversation on social media #JOOXonDStv.

Terms and conditions apply, view Terms and Conditions here.

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Fridays are going to be majorly lit! Yup, season 2 of Gqom Nation heads to your small screens from Friday 21 September at 18:05 on MTV Base and streaming online on DStv Now. 

 

Still new to the Gqom scene? No worries, it’s never too late to get just as hyped as us, South Africa and even the rest of the world have!

What is Gqom?

Originating from Durban, Gqom is a genre of deep house music. The sound is distinct with bass beat production. It gained much traction overseas starting in London.

Who is a part of the Gqom scene?

Many have jumped onto the scene, but we could say that Okmalumkoolkat, DJ Tira, DJ Bongz, Lord The Dj, Dj Noffoh, Dj Nkaa, Rudeboyz, Distruction Boyz, DJ Maphorisa and Babes Wodumo are some of the most notable within the genre. Thanks to Gqom, we can saying they’re #GoingGlobal with the all the attention.

Has Gqom really gone international?

Yes, it has! Just recently we saw Korean boy group BTS (Bangtan Boys) release their new track called Idol that has some serious Gqom inspo threaded through – and the music video is equally giving us South African vibes. Oh, did we forget, there’s even a version of the song with Nicki Minaj?

 

Let’s not forget our Gqom queen Babes Wodumo making it onto the Black Panthersoundtrack! Who couldn’t – and still can’t – get enough of the song Redemption? This genre has definitely become one of the most fastest climbers in popularity and brought upon some incredible success for our homegrown artists.

Get into gear for season two of Gqom Nation from Friday 21 September at 18:05 on MTV Base and streaming online on DStv Now.

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Cape Town’s legendary Freshlyground and Soweto’s finest, The Soil, are coming together for a night of pure musical magic at the Lyric in the next ‘Kaya FM & Bassline Live Present’ instalment.

Kaya FM 95.9, home of the Afropolitan, is a long-time supporter of both acts since their early beginnings and Bassline Live is thrilled to have these two groups on stage together in the series that is one of JHB’s hottest nights out at the Lyric.

 

Having them share a line up and single launch, in this once-only event on the 6th October, is a two-in-one explosion for JHB music fans.  Fans will be the first to hear them perform their collaboration single “Mna Nalamagenge” together as they launch it at this event.

Freshlyground lead singer Zolani Mahola was quoted as saying, “A collaboration between The Soil and Freshlyground is a dream come true for both teams.  The title literally means “me and my gang” or “me and my crew” and it’s a study on the bond that is created when a close group of people endure hardships together and celebrate life together.  We love The Soil and I’m sure people will agree they were the perfect fit for the tune!”

 

Freshlyground was formed in early 2002 and has since performed on Bassline’s stages many times. Made up of musicians from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Freshlyground is fronted by the dynamic songstress Zolani Mahola. The band exudes a live performance energy that has been the bedrock of their success.

 

Having toured the world relentlessly with their 5 original releases and scooping up almost every possible award for excellence, President Barack Obama cited Freshlyground as an example of what South Africa has given the world.

Freshlyground released their sixth studio album, Can’t Stop, produced by Tore Johanssen (Cardigans, OK Go, Franz Ferdinand) in early 2018 and fans will get to hear tracks from this new offering alongside huge hits such as Doo Be Doo and I’d Like.

 

The Soil, one of Soweto’s most beloved singing groups – acapella in style with an enigmatic stage presence like none other The 3-piece has managed to create their distinctive self-termed ‘Kasi Soul’ from a blend of contemporary township styles and a mix of urban sounds such as beat-boxing.  The group strives to fuse their voices and deliver melodic and harmonious messages that are aimed at uplifting and healing souls around the world – and indeed they have, having toured across the globe with their 3 original recordings. The Soil were the group that started the Bassline Live & Kayafm Series at the Lyric in February 2017, a sold out show that set the tone for this star studded music series.

 

Also on board once again for this event is stylish urban outfitters Brentwood Clothing, who are standing behind the rich arts and culture scene in SA through this musical series.  We are excited to continue growing this relationship with them.

 

Both of these platinum selling groups are calendar highlights on their own, but together they form a formidable line up that cannot be missed.  Make sure you book tickets now!

 

When: 6th October, 8pm

Where: The Lyric, Gold Reef City

Tickets: Start from R250 at Computicket

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The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018 at venues across the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town. With a strong focus on building networks across the region and beyond, the CTIFMF has made Market Badges as accessible and affordable as possible. 

 

For film professionals, an expanded and content-focused Market and Industry program will run from 10 – 13 October, aimed at inclusive and constructive engagements that foster the development of quality content and support the growth of a cohesive African film industry.  

 

Highlights include a Works in Progress program, a Book Adaptations program and an Audience Development workshop as well as Work Cafés, keynote speeches, panel discussions and networking opportunities.  

 

Throughout the four days a range of discussions will cover topics including capacity building and skills development, virtual reality, festival strategies, curatorship, financing, blockchain and cryptocurrency, amongst others.

 

 Delegate registration is now open, and we encourage everyone to register now, ahead of September 12th , which is the deadline to be included on the delegate book to be distributed at the event. The complete industry program will be announced on 15th September 2018.

 

The CTIFMF Works in Progress program has also extended its deadline for entries to Friday August 17th.  This program will see six works viewed and evaluated by high calibre decision makers and experts, with the goal of increasing the artistic quality and challenging the core creative teams to think about audiences beyond their own territories. Please email zahrah@filmfest.capetown.

 

The CTIFMF Expo will run alongside the Market Program from 10 – 13 October at the North Wharf Harbour, a prime location in the V&A Waterfront with a natural flow of attendees from the various CTIFMF venues.

 

Industry stakeholders, film-related agencies, governmental agencies and production service companies such as logistics, location support and scouting, crew agencies, gear sales and rental, security, catering, transport, post-production, technology and software, are invited to take part by exhibiting their products and services in the official expo space. Further opportunities for these companies include networking lounges, speaking opportunities, press conferences for product announcements and more.

 

For more information and to book a stall contact: sales@filmfest.capetown

 

To make this year’s revamped Market Program & Expo as accessible to film industry professionals, the CTIFMF has made Market Badges as affordable as possible. Market Director Elias Ribeiro explains further, “We want to see as many industry professionals as possible taking part in this year’s program, and we also want to ensure that delegates experience the real value that the program presents. The full Market pass is the ideal way for both seasoned professionals and those just starting out in the industry to benefit from the skills sharing, networking, and other opportunities that will be part of the program.”

 

CTIFMF Market Badges can be secured here: – http://filmfestival.capetown/market-industry/ 

 

Full Market Passes

4 day market pass incl. screenings: R750

4 day market pass excl. screenings: R500

4 day market pass – student ( incl. screenings) R400

4 day market pass – student (excl. screenings) R350

 

Day passes:

Per day (10 or 11 or 12 or 13 Oct) – incl. screenings: R250

Per day (10 or 11 or 12 or 13 Oct) – excl. screenings: R200

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In the exciting build-up to the industry focused Market program of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF), a host of interventions such as the Works in Progress program have already been announced.
Another key component of this year’s CTIFMF Market will be the Audience Development program – entitled ENGAGE, with the specific aim of improving the capacity within the film industry to identify and develop markets for African films.
The CTIFMF realizes that one of the most challenging and pressing issues for local films is to earn the trust of local audiences that translates into box office success, as Elias Ribeiro explains, “CTIFMF in its commitment to harness and develop wider audiences will host a number free public screenings as part of the Festival Program in 2018. We hope to Engage the local community and learn from these experiments. These as well as the box office will inform the Audience Engagement Strategy exercise we will have to go through with the two winners of the Cash Prize our training program offers to the 2 participants who stand out.”
In order to address this challenge and ensure tangible outcomes, the CTIFMF will convene a group of marketing and industry experts with an understanding of these challenges.  A three-day outcome-based workshop, under the guidance of Valeria Richter, will equip these professionals with the most current and powerful tools designed to assist film teams in identifying their target market and core focus.
Valeria Richter mainly works as creative producer, scriptwriter and script consultant. She works in her own company, Nordic Factory Copenhagen, and has co-produced a host of features including Granny’s Dancing on the Table – Sweden 2015, Cora – Brazil 2018, The Feminist – Sweden 2018, and shorts, Nordic Factory at Directors’ Fortnight – DK/Finland 2014. She has won over 50 awards and was project manager for the Nordic Film & TV Fund led development initiative, Nordic Genre Boost (2015-17), and has worked for TorinoFilmLab (TFL) and the Baltic Event (BE) co-production market since 2008.
She developed the Audience Design approach and workshop program for TFL and has developed several concepts and formats for training for them and other clients. Additionally, both South Africa’s The Wound and Senegal’s Felicite, both of which received Oscar entries for their regions, went through the Valeria’s audience development program.
Valeria is currently writing and showrunning a TV-series in collaboration with Finnish production company Bufo. She holds an MA in Film & Media Science, is a graduate producer from the Danish Super16 Film Collective, and since 2009, member of the European Film Academy.
Valeria has this to say of her participation in the CTIFMF, “As with any form of marketing, there is never a guarantee that it leads to a film’s success in the market, the early audience engagement focus does however guarantee a strong platform to develop the marketing approach on, and it has a significant impact on the quality of the choices you make for your film as it meets the market, short term and long term.”
At the end of the workshop, each participant will be assigned a project from the WIP and will be expected to deliver an Audience Design Strategy with a cash prize awarded to the most prolific two of the lot, to craft an Audience Design Strategy in collaboration with the Festival Board for CTIFMF 2019.
Aimed at publicists, marketing and sales professionals, distributors and others within the field, applications are open until August 17th.  More details on the program, outcomes and prize can be found at www.filmfestival.capetown, or email zahrah@filmfest.capetown.
 
The overall program of the CTIFMF will also be made of 4 days of industry panels and workshops that will include experts from South Africa, the rest of Africa, and from across the globe.  There will be a variety of relevant topics covered, all aimed at inclusive and constructive dialogues that foster the development of a cohesive and continually developing film industry. These topics include mentorship, financing, AR/VR, blockchain and crypto currency, and animation.
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Kaya FM, home of the Afropolitan, and Bassline Live once again welcome back the African legend Oliver Mtukudzi to perform at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City in the Kaya FM & Bassline Live Presents smash hit series.

After the sold-out success of Mtukudzi’s last show in the series on 31st August 2017, many fans were left disappointed at not getting tickets on time and the demand for a repeat performance has been overwhelming.

 

Booked for Saturday the 4th August, Mtukudzi will be returning this time with his full band, The Black Spirits.  He is set to wow fans with hit songs spanning his full career and performing songs from his 67th album released In February 2018, at the impressive age of 65 – more albums than years!

The fresh body of work, Hany’ga means ‘Concern’ when translated to English.  Much like all the previous albums, Mtukudzi has poured his heart out in words and music on this album and fans will no doubt get a chance to hear some of the new tracks, as well as old favourites.

 

A long-standing regular on Kaya FM airwaves, Mtukudzi is one of the most globally recognised cultural icons from our continent since beginning his musical career back in the late 1970’s.  With now a phenomenal 67 albums under his belt, Oliver also has a doctorate from two universities and is a recipient of some of the most prestigious human rights awards, including The International Council For Africana Womanism Award (ICAW), recognising his role in the upliftment of African women through his artistic work.

 

Oliver is also the head of an arts Academy called Pakare Paye Arts Centre that offers music and a diversity of art forms, platforming and building talent.

With his signature husky voice, he has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond, and his performances in the South African territory are a rare and special treat for his fans.

 

Make sure you book tickets fast to catch this once-off performance.

Also on board once again for this event is stylish urban outfitters Brentwood Clothing, who are standing behind the rich arts and culture scene in SA through this musical series.  We are excited to continue growing this relationship with them.

 

Tickets are on sale now at Computicket from R250.

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