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Umlilo Announces ‘Aluta’ EP and launch

Posted by radio On June - 15 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

With over 20 000 listens on soundcloud, and even higher total views for his music videos on Youtube, Cape Town “Kwaai Diva”, Umlilo has proven to be one of the most exciting acts to come out of South Africa in recent years.

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The gender-bending performer and producer has grabbed the attention of the international online music media with his unique take on electronic music. His signature sound dubbed ‘future kwaai’ explores and pushes the boundaries of electronic alt-pop music in contemporary South Africa and has been a regular fixture in the international online music community.

 

Together with his avant-garde aesthetic, Umlilo’s music is an eclectic mix of booty popping post kwaito sounds with lush dark compositions that have been heard around a number of Cape Town venues making people gag at the extravaganza of it all.

 

The debut single Living Dangerously off of Umlilo’s debut EP ‘Shades of Kwaai’ was named one of Rolling Stone SA Magazine’s hottest singles of the month for May 2013 and has enjoyed over 7 000 listens on soundcloud, He has been playlisted on radio stations all over the world from 5fm in SA New York and France and music blog Don’t Party named him as one of the Artist to Watch for 2014.

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In a space of one year, Umlilo ‘Shade of Kwaai’ has been featured on blogs and publications all over the world including Africa is A Country, Okayafrica, UK Fame Magazine, NoOrient, Mahala, and locally graced the pages of The City Press, The Sunday Times, The Cape Times, The Cape Argus amongst others. He has given a TED x Talk titled ‘The Art of Standing Out’ and continues to unleash his unique take on contemporary South African pop culture.

 

His video for Magic Man directed by Jasyn Howes has been chosen to be part of Vitra Design Museum’s travelling exhibition titled “Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design”. It will be travelling as an installation from Germany to Bilbao, Barcelona. The single ‘Skepsel’ produced by Thor Rixon as part of his album ‘Tea Time Favourites’ has also been part of the ‘One More Compilation #1’ featuring cutting edge artists from all over the world.

 

The Shades of Kwaai performance artist has also performed at some of Cape Town’s biggest musical events and venues including Rocking The Daisies, Cape Town stadium for MCQP,  The Assembly, The Cape Town City Hall, Mount Nelson, Gipca Live Art Festival, National Arts Festival BASA winning Alexander Bar.

 

Umlilo is a multi-disciplinary artist whose areas of interest and expertise include dance, film, radio, TV, theatre and media.

 

Check Out Umlilo’s videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU60E_Glpro&feature=em-upload_owner

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Links and more to Umlilo interviews:

http://www.mblife.co.za/Passion/Kwaai-Diva/

http://www.mahala.co.za/culture/the-diva-of-kwaai/

http://www.famemagazine.co.uk/2013/08/25/umlilo-qa-space-age-kwaai-diva-flame-throwing-booty-popping-future-electro/

http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/05/23/south-african-music-umlilo-living-dangerously/

http://norient.com/video/queer-hip-hop-worldwide/

http://www.dontparty.co.za/music/south-african-artists-watch-2014/

http://africasacountry.com/musician-umlilo-pushes-gender-boundaries-in-south-africa/

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/umlilo-intereview-chain-gang

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Dj Dino Bravo is back

Posted by radio On June - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Cuban born but African-raised, Dino Bravo is one of the countries biggest DJ names, having been producing and ruling dance floors for over 15 years.

 

dinoA highly diverse artist with a foremost love of all things music, Bravo is famous for his ability to work with genres spanning from hip-hop, EDM, kwaito, bhangra, salsa and many more, and continues to produce hits that continue to see him rocking dance floors from Jozi to India.

Being the official DJ on the Fresh Drive’s Ultimix for many years, Bravo is a familiar name to most of the country’s lovers of dance music.  He has owned his craft both locally and internationally, including Switzerland, Dubai, Asia, Europe, Mauritius and all across Africa.

 

True to his roots, Dino is a big fan of the Angolan Mozambique posada – a sexy rhythmic element that he has made his own through out the years.  He has released several albums of his work – all to great success.

 

Not only a great producer, Dino is also known for his showmanship and extraordinary ability to bring a crowd to life behind the decks.  He is a firm music industry favourite after having spent many years as the South Africa Music Awards (SAMA) official after party DJ and is now a highly booked artist.

Ever evolving and highly versatile, Dino Bravo is back with his brand new single DROP.  A larger-than-life EDM track featuring the hip-hop vocals of the foursome ICU.  About as fat as any dance anthem can be, the highly anticipated DROP is released to radio mid June 2015.

 

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Introducing Apple Music Radio

Posted by radio On June - 9 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Worldwide Debut June 30

appleApple® yesterday unveiled Apple Music™, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place. Apple Music is a revolutionary streaming music service, a pioneering worldwide live radio station from Apple broadcasting 24 hours a day and a great new way for music fans to connect with their favorite artists. Apple Music combines the largest and most diverse collection of music on the planet with the expertise of world-class music experts who have programmed playlists for your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac®, PC, Apple TV® and Android phones.* Apple Music will be available starting on June 30 in over 100 countries.

 

 

“We love music, and the new Apple Music service puts an incredible experience at every fan’s fingertips,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “All the ways people love enjoying music come together in one app — a revolutionary streaming service, live worldwide radio and an exciting way for fans to connect with artists.”

“Apple Music is really going to move the needle for fans and artists,” said Jimmy Iovine. “Online music has become a complicated mess of apps, services and websites. Apple Music brings the best features together for an experience every music lover will appreciate.”

 

 

Apple Music
Apple Music is a revolutionary streaming service and app that puts the entire Apple Music catalog at your fingertips across your favorite devices. Starting with the music you already know — whether from the iTunes Store® or ripped CDs — your music now lives in one place alongside the Apple Music catalog with over 30 million songs. You can stream any song, album or playlist you choose — or better yet, let Apple Music do the work for you.

Curation is the soul of every playlist created on Apple Music. Apple has hired the most talented music experts from around the world, dedicated to creating the perfect playlists based on your preferences, and they become better curators the more you listen. The “For You” section of Apple Music provides a fresh mix of albums, new releases and playlists, which have been personalized just for you.

In addition to human curation, Siri® is also dedicated to helping you enjoy great music and have fun with Apple Music. Ask Siri to, “Play me the best songs from 1994,” “Play the best FKA twigs song,” or “What was the number one song in February 2011?”

 

 

Apple Music Radio
Beats 1℠, Apple’s first ever live radio station dedicated entirely to music and music culture, will broadcast live to over 100 countries. Beats 1 is a 24-hour listening experience led by influential DJs Zane Lowe in Los Angeles, Ebro Darden in New York and Julie Adenuga in London. Listeners around the globe will hear the same great programming at the same time. Exciting programs on Beats 1 will offer exclusive interviews, guest hosts and the best of what’s going on in the world of music.

Apple has also redesigned radio with human curation taking the lead. Apple Music Radio gives you stations created by some of the world’s finest radio DJs. The new stations range in genres from indie rock to classical and folk to funk, with each one expertly curated. With membership, you can skip as many songs as you like, so you can change the tune without changing the dial.

 

 

Apple Music Connect
Artists and fans now have an incredible way to connect with one another directly in Apple Music with Connect. Through Connect, artists can share lyrics, backstage photos, videos or even release their latest song directly to fans directly from their iPhone. Fans can comment on or like anything an artist has posted, and share it via Messages, Facebook, Twitter and email. And when you comment, the artist can respond directly to you.

 

 

Pricing & Availability
Starting on June 30, music fans around the world are invited to a 3-month free membership, after which a $9.99/month subscription fee will apply. There will also be a family plan providing service for up to six family members available for just $14.99/month.

Requires initial sign up. At the end of the trial period, the membership will automatically renew and payment method will be charged on a monthly basis until auto-renewal is turned off in account settings. Family plan requires iCloud® Family Sharing. See www.apple.com/icloud/family-sharing for more information.

*Apple Music is available on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC starting June 30. Apple Music will be coming to Apple TV and Android phones this fall.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, the Mac and Apple Watch. Apple’s three software platforms — iOS, OS X and watchOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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MTV Awards career opportunities

Posted by radio On June - 9 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

If you know you’ve got talent, but just need a chance to prove it, MTV Base (DStv channel 322) and MTV Breaks have just the ticket to help you achieve your career goals. We  have joined forces to help African youth break into the creative industries with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity working on the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal (MAMA) 2015.

mama_2015_logo_whiteThe MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015, brought to you by KwaZulu-Natal Province in association with Absolut and in partnership with The City of Durban, will take place at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on Saturday 18 July 2015.
MTV Base is looking for four creative prodigies to work at the MAMA including:

– A dancer with the moves and charisma to light up the stage
– A photographer with a knack for capturing the perfect moment
– A social media journalist who knows just what MTV Base’s audience wants
– A videographer with the skills to work in the high pressured, live environment

Commented Tim Horwood, Channel Director, MTV Base “This is the chance for keen young creatives in different disciplines to prove themselves at Africa’s biggest music event.  With the help of talented newcomers with a fresh perspective, we can make the best show in Africa even better, while simultaneously offering them the opportunity to gain real-life experience and add weight and depth to their résumés”

Each winner will get the chance to attend the MAMA 2015 in Durban, be part of the MTV Base team, and work alongside an experienced mentor in the relevant discipline.  MTV Base will cover all travel and accommodation costs – so make sure you’re available across the weekend of the 18 July!

DANCER
We’re looking for a dancer who’ll get to show off their moves on stage. To score this life-changing opportunity, upload a 15 second clip to Instagram showing us the kind of moves we could expect to see from you in Durban. Hashtag your video with #MAMAdancer and tag @MTVBreaks.

CAMERA PERSON
We’re on the hunt for a talented camera person to work with the MTV Base production team to capture content for the What Went Down MAMA 2015 documentary.  To score this opportunity, upload a 15 second clip to Instagram that best showcases your camera skills with the hashtag #MAMAcamera and tag it @MTVBreaks.

 

PHOTOGRAPHER
As the MTV Breaks photographer, you’ll represent MTV Base on the red carpet, snapping the images to be used for MTV & MTV Base’s digital platforms across Africa. To prove that you’re the best person for this job, capture an awesome action shot and upload it to Instagram using the hashtag #MAMAphotographer and tag it @MTVBreaks.

SOCIAL MEDIA JOURNALIST
We’re searching for someone to be the voice of MTV and MTV Base across our social media platforms during the MAMA 2015. To show us that you’ve got what it takes, tweet a commentary to either your favourite MTV music video or MTV show. Send at least five tweets, so we can get a taste of your creative style. Hashtag every tweet #MTVBreaks and #SM.
The MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 will broadcast live on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Saturday 18 July. The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms from 18 July.

DStv, Gagasi FM and Yfm are the official media partners of the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal.

For more information on the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal, please go to www.mtvbase.com or http://mama.mtv.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MTVBaseAfrica. To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVMAMA2015.

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Remembering Dolly Rathebe

Posted by radio On June - 8 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Singer and model Dolly Rathebe was one of South Africa’s great jazz and blues artists, her voice inspired a generation of music lovers. Now her life is being celebrated by young South African. Taynita Harilal, a Grade 12 learner at Parktown High School for Girls was so inspired by Rathebe’s life, talent and her ground breaking contribution to South Africa music that she has set out to remember her in ways that will both her honour her memory and her family.

 

 
dolly2Using a history project as her starting point, Harilal is using social media to raise awareness about the life, times and music of Dolly Rathebe. During her research Harilal discovered that while Dolly Rathebe may have died a legend, there was never enough money to raise a tombstone in memory of her. Harilal now hopes to take the project further by raising funds that will go towards erecting a tombstone in her honour.

 

 

Harilal kicked off the project by consulting Dolly Rathebe’s peers. Abigail Khubeka a life long friend was the catalyst in advancing the conversation of possibilities to support  legacy building through  the project. She highly urged Harilal to continue efforts started years ago to solicit support for the legacy project beyond the school room and assist the family to finally make the tombstone a reality in celebrating the legacy of Dolly Rathebe.

 

 

Inspired by Harilal’s efforts, Lethabo Nyathi, a young designer, has added her support by donating a design based on Ntiski Duru’s (Dolly Rathebe’s only surviving child) preference for the artwork. Jessica Mbangeni has also stepped forward to assist the family in raising funds. ‘The opportunity right now is to ensure we continue to work in collectives to see how we can reach the financial support that can allow us to complete this project” says Harilal.

 

 

Photographer and filmmaker Jurgen Schadeberg who is well known for his iconic images of Rathebe, along with his wife Claudia are looking to join Harilal in keeping the memories of Rathebe and other jazz greats alive. They hope to erect iconic portraits of these music legends on the streets in Newtown that now bear their names and Harilal is hoping to create a platform and conversations on how this project can become a reality.

Apartheid left many talented musicians in the shadows and by honouring Rathebe in this way, we start a conversation that is important in rewriting a more inclusive history of the country’s diverse cultural landscape. Both projects are seeking the funding necessary to realise them.

 

 

“This project has shown me that we can all become active citizens and use our networks and our voices to build our country’s legacy and make a difference.” says Harilal. ‘While my school project is now complete I am hoping this call for assistance will encourage South African business and interested persons who are able to assist with contributing to the tombstone will step up and offer a solution where the legacy project can become a reality and where we can support nation building.

To contact Taynita Harilal or the Duru Family, please write to media@JTComms.co.za or call 011 788 7832 or write to tshepoduru@gmail.com (Dolly Rathebe’s grandson) who is launching the Dolly Rathebe Foundation.

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Rdio, a leading global music streaming service available in 85 countries, today introduces two new services – a free ad-supported free streaming Internet radio service and Rdio Select a low priced subscription offer– offering users more ways to listen to their favourite music on Rdio.

 

rdio-logoOn the Internet radio service, South African music fans can now instantly enjoy programmed Internet radio stations for free with no subscription necessary. Rdio stations draw from its catalogue of over 35 million songs and the Internet radio service has a wide variety of innovative features for personalization and discovery. South African users now have access to unlimited algorithmic artist- and genre-based stations, human-curated stations programmed to fit any mood or activity, personalised stations tuned to each individual listener and stations based on tastemakers.

 

Rdio Select – a first-of-its-kind R25 subscription tier for mobile users that features a unique combination of ad-free streaming radio and the ability to select and download up to 25 new songs a day on demand. Subscribers can keep 25 song downloads at a time for as long as they want, and replace them with up to 25 new songs every day. This offline download capability enables subscribers to download music on wi-fi without incurring mobile data charges.

 

Rdio Select also includes unlimited access to ad-free streaming radio with unlimited skips and high quality audio at 320 kbps. This is an enhanced way to enjoy music inspired by specific artists, albums or songs as well as stations carefully curated personally by artists, labels and our programming team. In addition, Rdio exclusively offers a completely personalized station called You FM™ that is customized based on your specific listening history.

 

Rdio Select allows subscribers to keep 25 song downloads for as long as they want and to enjoy whenever they want. Subscribers can play their library of downloaded songs even offline, in any combination of individual songs, albums or curated playlists. New downloads automatically replace the prior songs. Rdio is also curating 10-song playlists that enhance the Rdio Select experience, featuring music from a range of artists, labels and other influencers as well as our own programming team. At launch, featured 10-song artist-curated playlists include Danny K’s “90’s R&B Classics” and Kabelo’s “Top Ten,” and new playlists will be added weekly.

 

Rdio Select joins Rdio’s flagship offer of Rdio Unlimited at R60 which allows unlimited use of its 35million song catalog both online and offline. Listeners can play any song, album, playlist or station, create playlists and stations themselves, and download as much music to their mobile phone as they wish.

 

Rdio Select is now available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa, with additional countries to be added. Rdio Select works on IOS and Android phones, as well as a range of other connected devices such as Chromecast, Roku, and Sonos. For a limited time, Rdio

Select is available for a 60-day free trial.

 

This unique combination of ad-free streaming radio and on demand music downloads is available for R300 annually.

“We’re excited to reach a new group of price sensitive music subscribers with Rdio Select and have designed the service to appeal to a wide audience,” said Rdio CEO Anthony Bay. “Rdio Select joins our premium Rdio Unlimited package and reflects our commitment to offering customized streaming options tuned to different listening audiences.”

 

Rdio Select features include:

  • On Demand: Download 25 songs and replace them up to once per day
  • Ad-free Stations: Listen to Rdio’s expansive range of feature-rich streaming radio stations including curated and personalized stations without the interruption of ads
  • Unlimited Forward Song Skips: Skip through songs in Rdio’s streaming radio stations as often as you like
  • High-quality sound: Enjoy music at a pristine 320 kbps
  • Playlists: Rdio will create and continuously update multiple 10-song playlists that will be genre and mood-focused, including playlists curated by artists and influencers, so that Select listeners can easily update their 25 downloads with new tracks

 

  • Rdio now offers listeners the following customized plans to choose from, ensuring all audiences have access to a service that fits their lifestyle:
  • Rdio, free ad-supported streaming radio (with limited skips)
  • Rdio Select, R25/month for mobile access to a combination of ad-free streaming radio and 25 downloads on demand at a time, refreshable up to once per day
  • Rdio Unlimited, R60/month for unlimited songs on demand and ad-free streaming radio with unlimited skips
  • Rdio Unlimited Family, ranging from R90/month for two Rdio Unlimited accounts to R180/month for five Rdio Unlimited accounts
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Venue change for Dstv Delicious Fest

Posted by radio On June - 1 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

The entertainment line-up at this Saturday’s not-to-be-missed DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank just got hotter with the addition of chart-topping UK jazz funk band Shakatak.

DeliciousFestival_bannerThe festival has now relocated to Huddle Recreation Park in Linksfield. An advantage of the new site is that there are no sound restrictions at the venue which is expected to attract thousands of partygoers and lovers of good food.

Shakatak joins the international line-up of Queen of Funk Chaka Khan, global dance music legend Louie Vega and Drizabone alongside local music acts Vusi Mahlasela, Muzart, The Muffinz and DJ Unathi Nkayi.

The DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank was scheduled to take place at nearby Waterfall Polo Estate in Midrand.

Says Festival Organiser Lloyd Cornwall: “Unfortunately new sound and site restrictions were imposed at the previous venue which means that Delicious would not be able to provide the promised entertainment and experience that audiences have come to love and expect. And given that this week we were due to announce the surprise (and fourth) international act, Shakatak, we knew we had to move to a bigger location. We can now offer more parking in a bigger venue with easier access.”

“We are doing our utmost to ensure that our move to Huddle Recreation Park is as seamless as possible. We will have staff at the previous venue in Midrand in case we do not reach all festivalgoers who have already purchased tickets. We will also provide transport between the two venues.

Cornwall says this is one of the strongest entertainment line-ups ever at the Festival.
“There is an insatiable demand for the unique Shakatak sound and they continue to perform at huge festivals around the world so we are delighted that they will be joining what is already an impressive array of acts.”

While there’s plenty of sizzling entertainment, there’s also an even bigger focus this year on food and all things culinary. The Delicious Restaurant will be hosted by Celebrity MasterChef SA judge Pete Goffe-Wood with food demonstrations by Food Network celebrity chefs Reza Mahammad, Siba and Jenny Morris.

The DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank takes place on Saturday, June 6, at  Huddle Recreation Park, Club St, Linksfield.  Gates open at 10am. So whether you are a foodie or a muso get your tickets and get ready for SA’s biggest food and music extravaganza. Tickets are now on sale from www.ticketpro.co.za.

General Access Tickets:
R450 per person

Delicious Lounge Tickets (Cashless environment)
R900 per person*
Includes the following:
•      Delicious Lounge NFC card to use within the lounge area
•      R150 loaded onto card to spend at bar
•      VIP Parking
•      VIP Entrance
•      VIP Bathrooms
•      Premium Bar
•      Air-conditioned luxury tented lounge
•      Viewing Deck
*No children will be allowed into the Delicious Lounge area unless they have a valid Delicious Lounge access ticket

Decadance Luxury Lounge
R3500 per person
Includes the following:
• Entrance tickets into Delicious Festival
• VIP Parking
• Entrance into Decadance Luxury Lounge
• VIP Luxury Lounge and Décor
• Private viewing balconies in the lounge
• Full upscale canapé and tasting menu for lunch and dinner menu options
• Cheeseboard buffet
• Tea and coffee
• Private bespoke bar facilities
• Full complimentary Premium Bar from 11am – 9pm
• VIP toilet facilities
• Plasma screens
• Fully staffed facility including dedicated waitresses, hostesses, bar staff and senior management
• Entertainment – local DJ’s to perform within lounge once concert ends
*No Under 18’s allowed into the Decadance Luxury Lounge area

Kids Access Tickets:
Kids under 12 @ R200 per child
Includes access to General Access areas and DStv Kids Zone
**No children will be allowed into the Delicious Lounge area unless they have a valid Delicious Lounge access ticket
***Children must be accompanied by an adult

The DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival presented by Nedbank, is held in proud association with Ticketpro, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, Virgin Atlantic, Castle Milk Stout, Kaya FM, Mitsubishi Motors and Gauteng Tourism.

Online links:

• Websites: www.deliciousfestival.com & www.dstv.com/delicious
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeliciousFestivalSA
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeliciousFestSA
o @DeliciousFestSA
o #DStvDelicious
o #DStvMusic
o #DStvFoodies

 

 

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Morena The Squire Faith Alive

Posted by radio On May - 31 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

The incredibly talented television presenter and producer, Morena -The Squire has officially released his much anticipated new single, FAITH ALIVE.  Having left our television screens after a decade successful run, The Squire

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has since been working on his music venture.

 

 

It came as a surprise when the whole of South Africa discovered that Morena Sefatsa is more talented than he has let on over the years. After the announcement that he would be leaving television to peruse his music, he has since learned that this isn’t an easy industry but he is determined to work hard and show his musical knowledge which shows in his new single Faith Alive, as much as he wouldn’t like to classify his music, Morena can admittedly say his musical influences vary from Jazz, Funk, the likes of James Brown, Donny Hathaway and Black Coffee which you will pick up from his sound.  Having performed his music for his industry friends The Squire is ready for the county to hear what he has to offer and what other great way to debut his single than on one of South African’s biggest music show Club808 which will be accompanied by an awesome performance from The Squire.

“I’m a born entertainer and enjoy singer most of all I live for live performances and I promise Friday 6pm will just be a taste of what’s more to come” said the gifted singer

 

Exclusive:

Here is an exclusive listen of Morena The Squire’s Faith Alive brand new single:

https://soundcloud.com/the-morena-squire/faith-alive-mix-2

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SABC partners with SATMA Awards

Posted by radio On May - 26 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

SABC has re-affirmed its media partnership with The South African Traditional Music Achievement (SATMA) Awards  10th year celebration which takes place at Ndwedwe Sport Ground in Durban on Saturday 30 May 2015, under the theme “I am an African ”.

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SABC’s spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says,”  The road between the SATMA’S and the SABC has been a long one, since the inception of the Awards in 2005 and it is no surprise that the SABC is part of the 10th year SATMA Awards celebration. The SATMA Awards offers an opportunity to the SABC to continue  showcasing  the countries   music cultural diversity.  Music occupies a central place in the SABC’s programming”. As the country’s only public service broadcaster, the SABC continuously strives to empower the local music industry through its Radio Stations and TV channels. Music be it traditional, Jazz, Gospel, Choral Music or any genre plays a crucial role in the promotion of the culture of South Africa’s people and the rest of the continent. We are proud to be part of this important cultural and historical anniversary.

 

Mr Dumisani Goba (founder of the SATMA Awards) says, “As Satma Awards we are celebrating our 1st decade this year under the theme I AM AN AFRICAN, We have more than 15 events country wide  planed to celebrate this achievement.  These Awards have been made possible by the SABC over nine years.  We have a long standing  relationship with the SABC which has benefited our artists financially and developmentally. To reach the 10th year was the most difficult thing ever but we have achieved a lot even though we are under funded. As the Satma’s we  managed to take some artist, Radio personalities and media especially those who write about traditional music overseas.

 

He further commented that the “Satma Awards is the first Awards programme to give financial reward as well as vehicle prizes to it’s winners and is the 1st Awards programme to initiate a funeral scheme. Haven said that we still have a serious challenge in uniting our nation through music, we still have a challenge in convincing private sector to invest more on our heritage”. Mr Goba concluded, “we should all work together to achieve these. The Satma Awards is the home of everyone,  regardless of race, political affiliation or gender, our heritage is our gold and platinum which does not need any machinery but our commitment as a nation.  My Culture, Your Culture, One Nation”.
Some of the performers lined up  include, ezikaBhaka, Mjikijelwa, Qoshangokwenzakwakhe, Izingane Zoma, Duncan, Flash Entertainer, Congolese Group, Ithwasa Lekhansela and many more.

 

SABC Ukhozi FM will do Live Crossings and interviews while other SABC Radio stations will also support the event.

 

SABC 1- Selimathunzi will film on the 30 May and do the red carpet.  The insert will be broadcast on SABC 1 later.

 

SABC 2 Morning Live will do interviews to support the SATMA awards.

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MAMAs back in Durban

Posted by radio On May - 26 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

A decade after bursting onto the world stage, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa and MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) are once again shining a global spotlight on African music, creativity and achievement at the fifth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).

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The MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015, brought to you by KwaZulu-Natal Province in association with Absolut and in partnership with The City of Durban, returns to the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on Saturday, 18 July 2015.

 

The definitive annual celebration of African talent, MAMA 2015 takes “evolution” as its theme, recognising and rewarding musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African youth culture over the last 12 months, while also celebrating the development of the continent’s talent and creativity over the last 10 years. The ceremony will feature stunning performances from African and international artists along with unique collaborations.

 

MAMA 2015 will celebrate African talent across 17 award categories such as Best Male, Best Female, Best Song and Best New Act Transformed by Absolut. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognised in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories. In line with the MAMA 2015 “evolution” theme and VIMN Africa’s 10-year celebration, this year’s show will also feature a special edition Artist of the Decade category to recognise artists whose careers have flourished throughout the last 10 years. Additional categories include the MAMA Leadership Award and Personality of the Year. The nominations for the awards will be revealed on 11 June 2015.

 

Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, Desmond Golding, Head of Department of Economic Development, Tourism, and Environmental Affairs, KwaZulu-Natal Province, Melanie Campbell, Pernod Ricard Portfolio Marketing Manager and Tim Horwood, Channel Director, MTV Base revealed the news on Thursday, 21 May at The Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel, Durban in the presence of AKA, Bucie, Big Nuz, Cassper Nyovest, Dream Team, DJ Tira and Patoranking.

 

Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, “We are thrilled that the MTV Africa Music Awards will be returning to Durban and KwaZulu-Natal on 18 July, a date famous for being the birthday of Nelson Mandela – what better day could there be for staging this inspirational celebration of African achievement and creativity that showcases Africa’s best talent on the world stage.”

 

 

 

Desmond Golding, Head of Department of Economic Development, Tourism, and Environmental Affairs, KwaZulu-Natal Province, commented, “In 2014, the world saw how Durban and KwaZulu-Natal leveraged global events such as the MTV Africa Music Awards to realise our tourism goals. After the major success of the MAMA in Durban last year, we are delighted to welcome back MTV Base and the MAMA awards to KwaZulu-Natal this July. By attracting ground-breaking events like the MAMA to KwaZulu-Natal and Durban, we continue to make a significant contribution to economic growth and tourism in the region.”

 

 

 

Head of Durban Tourism, Phillip Sithole, commented, “It is a tremendous honour for The City of Durban to be host city once again for the much anticipated MTV Africa Music Awards. The MAMA is a celebration of Africa’s award winning musical achievements and we are privileged to have this prestigious gathering in The City of Durban. We look forward to an unforgettable event in Durban and may the MAMA continue to be the best platform to bring Africa together on our shores and allow our continent to enjoy the unique flavours of Destination Durban.”

 

 

 

“We are once again proud to be part of a pan-African music celebration such as the MAMA,” says Marketing Director of Pernod Ricard SA, Charl Bassil, “The partnership with Viacom International Media Networks Africa allows us to once again affirm our category thought leadership whilst utilizing the MAMA platform with our “Africa is Absolut” campaign, to be catalytic in helping transform artists lives by driving support for the nominees of the Best New Act Transformed By Absolut and showcasing their talent to all of sub-Saharan Africa.”

 

 

Celebrating the pan-African scope of the MAMA, the awards will encompass three stunning surround events featuring MAMA nominees and superstar DJs to be held in Durban (27 June), Lagos (3 July) and Kenya (1 August). Another key element of MAMA 2015 will be a workshop for aspiring musicians in the week prior to the awards.

 

First staged in 2008, the MTV Africa Music Awards has recognised the talent of musicians, achievers and personalities from across Africa, rewarding iconic artists and gamechangers such as 2Face Idibia, Big Nuz, Davido, D’Banj, Flavour, Gangs of Ballet, HHP, Fally Ipupa, Liquideep, Mafikizolo, Lira, Nameless, Lupita Nyong’o, Clarence Peters, Diamond Platnumz, Anselmo Ralph, Sarkodie, P-Square, Tiwa Savage, Cabo Snoop, Toofan, Zebra & Giraffe, Uhuru, Wahu, and many more.

 

The MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 will broadcast live on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Saturday 18 July. The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms from 18 July.

 

DStv, Gagasi FM and Yfm are the official media partners of the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal.

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