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Multi award-winning, gold-selling Afrosoul singer, Berita will be performing her soulful music at Hard Rock Cafe’s LASA Sessions, on Thursday 21 March 2019 at 20:00.

Berita, who is currently promoting her latest single Ndicel’ Ikiss  from her independent recording company Assali Music is thrilled to be performing on the Hard Rock Cafe stage.

 

Berita has worked with the likes of Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Oliver Mtukudzi, Hugh Masekela, Oskido, Mobi Dixon and Black Motion as well as Da Capo on the chart-topping hit Found You. Berita has performed at festivals and prestigious stages across the world, in cities such as New York, London, Berlin and Kampala. Celebrated by Zimbabwe, South Africa has equally watched her blossom and watered her into this vigorous, indestructible force that softly carpets our ears with her musical prowess.

 

The LASA Sessions at Hard Rock Cafe are a celebration of South African music and its diversity. It’s a space for artists to come together in song and dance, sharing these moments with their adoring fans.

For ticket purchases at R100, click on the link

https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1488578512

 

Tickets are available for R120 at the door.

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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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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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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

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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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