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Pacha decadence in Sandton

Posted by radio On March - 26 - 2014 Comments Off on Pacha decadence in Sandton


The Pacha franchize has offered punters more than mere partying over the years but also a gaze into a spirited Mediterranean experience. It is known worldwide as having a character of its own emblazoned with presence and sophistication. Its booths have been braced by leading DJs such as Roger Sanchez, and some of South Africa’s heavyweights like  DJ Fresh, Culoe De Song and Black Coffee This time around the Pacha Ibiza experience will be stopping over as part of their world tour, bringing along the entire show from dancers to décor for an exclusive event to be held at Johannesburg’s most esteemed and central party spot, The Sands in Sandton on Saturday, 29


Celebrating their 2nd birthday, this renowned venue has hosted some of Joburg’s most remarkable and stylish events – and they will be celebrating in true The Sands style by bringing you the experience of a lifetime – Pacha Ibiza!



Having opened its doors at the height of the infamous nightclub scene in 1967, the Pacha brand fames itself on being a landmark venue on the popular party island of Ibiza in Spain, as well as priding itself as being leaders of new ideas and trends and being able to change with the times and sticking to their brand, style and spirit throughout the years.



Pacha has played host to the worlds top DJs and producers for over 4 decades and claims only the best – thus they bring you the one and only Spanish beauty DJ Baby Jones The supporting line up will include South Africa’s top DJ’s Harael Salkow, Shaun Duvet, Nick Essential, Kyle Worde, Ricky H and many more.



This entire fiesta of exotically exquisite dancers, décor, DJ’s and lights will be taking over at The Sands as they transform both inside, outside and the parking lot into the Ibiza experience that will blow your mind. The Sands will be boasting 3 dance floors, 20 DJs and entertainers to keep your senses occupied for this élite day-night event.


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The Sands – 58 Wierda Road East, Sandton, Johannesburg

Tickets: R250

Doors Open: 15h00 until late.

Baby Jones (Ibiza)
Harael Salkow
Shaun Duvet
Nick Essential
Kyle Worde
Leo Large
Beat Army
Royal K
Ricky H
Pretty Filthy
Tommy D
Pedro Enrique


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Clockenberg’s must see video

Posted by radio On March - 25 - 2014 Comments Off on Clockenberg’s must see video


When East Rand’s own DJ Clock came together with the Cape’s indie-pop sensation Beatenberg to make the single Pluto, the curiosity of punters was so thick it could be cut with a knife. “Pluto (Remember You)” has been the most played song on SA radio for the past four weeks, reaching number one on a selection of radio stations across South Africa. Pluto (Remember You)” reached the no.1 spot on all massive radio stations; YFM, 5FM, Highveld and KFM, making it undoubtedly the hit song for summer 2014.



Making a video to matches the energy and vibe of such a hit song is never an easy task, but with a unique concept and entertaining storyline, Pilot Films hit a home run. The video was shot over two days in the picturesque Cape Town, Beatenberg’s home ground. It’s a fresh and fun video following Beatenberg and DJ Clock as they travel through the Mother City and its surrounding areas.


The plot of the video sees each of the band members and DJ Clock daydreaming about their personal encounter with Demi, the female lead.


They all drift off into a daydream where they’re with her and as soon as they try to tell the other guys about her, she disappears. As they venture through the city each one of the guys experience their own vision with her, to the disbelief of the other guys. At the end of the video they find themselves taking in the view of the Cape Town city skyline, each guy then sees a vision of Demi’s face in the moon and comes to the realisation that they’ve been dreaming about the same girl all along.


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Meet and greet with Windom and Slade

Posted by radio On March - 21 - 2014 Comments Off on Meet and greet with Windom and Slade


Valiant Innovative Creations_ and its US-based partner,Stratica Group_, will proudly host award-winning music executives _AMIR WINDOM AND MAURICE SLADE_ for a workshop and industry meet and greet on March 27 that the World of Yamaha Johannesburg. AMIR     The full 2014 South Africa Music and Entertainment Symposium, kicking off this spring, will feature two action-packed days of music and entertainment panel discussions, workshops and Q&A with two of the United States leading music executives, networking events, A&R showcase and one-on-one sessions.


This first workshop event is aimed at empowering established and aspiring South African DJ’s, agents, songwriters, musicians, producers, managers, publicists, promoters and radio executives with a platform to engage one on one with world-class expertise.   Windom and Slade will lead a two-hour workshop_, “BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND: BEYOND THE MIC”, Exposing participants to some of the winning strategies of establishing successful and sustainable careers in the music and entertainment industry, and building revenue streams beyond the traditional.   Amir Windom has held executive and management positions at historic record labels such as Atlantic Records, Def Jam Records and Bad Boy Records, he has assisted in developing and managing careers of some of today’s biggest stars such as: the American Indie-pop band fun, T.I., Bruno Mars, Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B, Estelle, Trey Songz and Kanye West.


To date, Windom has worked on numerous Grammy Award winning albums that have earned gold and platinum status.   Windom is also a Television and Film Music Supervisor, where he’s helped create music, scores and creative strategies for major film companies such as Sony Pictures and LionsGate Films and movies such as Despicable Me 2, TAKERS, SWAT 2, Steve Harvey’s Think Like A Man-Act Like A Lady, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too, and Stomp The Yard 2. Windom also has assisted in the creation of global marketing campaigns for brands such as Kodak, Adidas, Coca- Cola and ESPN.


Maurice Slade’s career started with a taste of the music business working with megastar Beyonce Knowles and Destiny’s Child. He is now Creative Branding & Digital Marketing Manager at Jay-Z’s conglomerate RocNation and RocNation Sports. Slade is one of the lead creative minds in developing marketing and branding strategies across all RocNation brands. He’s helped create some of the most globally recognizable brands in music and sports, including: Jay-Z, Kevin Durant (NBA), Rihanna, Robinson Cano (MLB), Shakira, J-Cole Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Kid Cudi. He’s worked on numerous Grammy Award winning albums that have garnered Gold and Platinum RIAA achievement.



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Joyous return to stage

Posted by radio On March - 20 - 2014 Comments Off on Joyous return to stage


With South Africa’s re-introduction to the global arena as a democratic country came a wealth of hope and urgency. In the gospel music fraternity, tidings of spiritual rejuvenation were abundant. Championing the crusade was Joyous Celebration, the gospel act that dared to breath life into how music of faith was packaged and purveyed. Being the brainchild of Lindelani Mkhize, Mthunzi Namba and Jabu Hlongwane; Joyous Celebration sought to take traditional hymns and give them a contemporary edge that lead to capacity full arenas. From the 18th to the 20th April 2014 at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena this ensemble of talented musicians will rise to the stage yet again to gift exhilarating performances.

Joyous Cast 1


“Even though we began recording in 1996, the founding members fabricated and founded the concept in 1994 – the same year our county came into democracy and started with unpacking the concept, holding auditions, searching for talent etc. As our rainbow nation celebrates 20 years of

unity we want to celebrate 20 years of this astonishing concept that is Joyous Celebration” says Jabu Hlongwane co-founder of the group.

The come back will have with it a brand new set of compositions, which will introduce enthusiasts to vocalist lead songs. These will have a few duets, trios, quartets and other formats for the fans.


“We produced different formats and groupings in Joyous 18 as a way of showing the spirit of Ubuntu and togetherness, it’s our way of heralding the Oneness the country experienced in 1994 at the birth of our democracy – reinforcing that working together with One Purpose we can achieve much – and continue to provide timeless, heavenly harmonies year after year” says Lindelani Mkhize co-founder of the choir.

These performances will also launch the MTN Joyous Celebration: One Purpose tour which will visit different cities in South Africa providing performances throughout 2014.


The MTN Joyous Celebration tickets are available at Computicket and Shoprite; priced between R170.00 and

For more information and updates visit MY JOYOUS CELEBRATION on Facebook
and follow @JOYOUSSA on twitter.

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Touré and Mogorosi’s grand entrance at the SAMAs

Posted by radio On March - 18 - 2014 Comments Off on Touré and Mogorosi’s grand entrance at the SAMAs


The 20thAnnual South African Music Awards – which coincides with 20 years of democracy – will be a PR dream to some. This year’s SAMAs also mark the recognition of new artists such as Nakhane Touré , Tumi Mogorosi and Naima Kay. In Touré and Mogorosi, the establishment has itself a breed that speaks to the heart of a progressive culture. This is a crusading bunch that is apathetic towards old and pretentious rhetoric such as ‘rainbow nation music’. This narrative of bringing people from different backgrounds together in the name of ‘telling a good story’, is a potential draw card for this year’s event. Predictably. 

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A keen observation of the aforementioned artists, has one, Nakhane Touré as a nominee for album of the year, newcomer of the year, male artist of the year and the best alternative album categories for his début album Brave Confusion. Toure’s urban hymns are a dreamy and joyous narrative that celebrates love for the other. Brave confusion is scenic in melody and negotiates a conversation with the supreme being. While it draws from certain genres and vibes, it holds its own without being directly reverential. Songs such as Christopher, Abraham and Be Moved; shift through a continuum of REM, K-Os, Cody Chestnutt, Busi Mhlongo and Del The Funky Homosapien.


Nakhane Touré’s Brave Confusion




On the other end of the spectrum, Tumi Mogorosi is nominated in the Best Jazz Album category for his Project Elo. As a percussive wonder, his drumming is a marvelous muddle of patterns that evokes many a Jazz impresario’s such as Dyani, Ibrahim, Ngqawana, Futshane and the poetry found in the etchings of Dumile Feni. His commendable independence has had him declining a series of record deals, he however has landed a distribution deal that will see Project Elo on shelves in Europe, UK, Asia and America.


Tumi Mogorosi



Nominees for the 20th Annual South African Music Awards:


Album of the Year

DJ Kent -The Weekent

Mafikizolo – Reunited

Mi Casa – Su Casa

Naima Kay – Umsebenzi

Nakhane Touré – Brave Confusion


Duo or Group of the Year

Gangs of Ballet – Yes/No/Grey

GoodLuck – Creatures of the Night

Mafikizolo – Reunited

Mi Casa – Su Casa

The Parlotones – Stand Like Giants


Female Artist of the Year

Dear Reader – Rivonia

Judith Sephuma – The Experience Live in Concert

Naima Kay – Umsebenzi

Rebecca – Bayos’Khomba

Zahara – Phendula


Male Artist of the Year

Connell Cruise – Connell Cruise

Kabomo – Memory Remains

Matthew Mole – The Home We Built

Nakhane Touré – Brave Confusion

Vusi Mahlasela – Sing to the People


Newcomer of the Year

Gangs Of Ballet – Yes/No/Grey

IFani – I Believes in Me (1st Quadrant)

MuzArt – MuzArt

Naima Kay – Umsebenzi

Nakhane Touré – Brave Confusion


Best Rock Album

Gangs of Ballet – Yes/No/Grey

Shadowclub – Goodbye Wild Child

The Black Cat Bones – Beatipiller

The Parlotones – Stand Like Giants

Van Coke Kartel – Bloed, Sweet & Trane


Best Pop Album

Danny K – Good Look

GoodLuck – Creatures of the Night

LCNVL – Faster Longer Mixtape

Mafikizolo – Reunited

Matthew Mole – The Home We Built


Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans)

4Werke – 4 Harte

Charlize Berg – Charlize Berg

JAY – Dis Hoe Ons Rol

Karlien van Jaarsveld – Uitklophou

Kurt Darren – Seerower


Best Adult Contemporary Album

Connell Cruise – Connell Cruise

Farryl Purkiss – Home

Hinds Brothers – Ocean of Milk

Michael Lowman – Crayon Boxes

Shaun Jacobs – Love Can


Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album

Ampie – Niks en Niemand

Andriëtte – Wat Rym met Liefde

Bok van Blerk – Steek Die Vure Aan

Elvis Blue – Afrikaans

Jak de Priester – N1 van My Hart

Best African Adult Album

Naima Kay – Umsebenzi

Selaelo Selota – The Promise

Vusi Mahlasela – Sing to the People

Zamajobe – Thula Mntwana

Zonke – Give and Take Live


Best Alternative Album

Chris Letcher – Hyperbalist

Dear Reader – Rivonia

Death by Misadventure – Dumb Dumb

Die See – II

Nakhane Touré – Brave Confusion


Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album

Kabomo – Memory Remains

MuzArt – MuzArt

The Soil – Reflections Live in Joburg

Vusi Nova – Walk into Light

Zahara – Phendula


Best Rap Album

AB Crazy – Home Coming

iFani – I Believes in Me (1st Quadrant)

Kwesta – DaKAR

L-Tido – All of Me

Molemi – A Sia


Best Kwaito Album

Alaska – The Revival

Big Nuz – Made in Africa

Character – Self-Control

Mandoza – Sgantsontso

Tzozo – Amabills


Best Dance Album

DJ Kent – The Weekent

Lulo Café – Soul Africa

Mi Casa – Su Casa

Uhuru – Our Father

Zakes Bantwini – The Fake Book & Real Book: My Music Bible


Best Traditional Faith Music Album

Andile KaMajola – Chapter 6 ujehova ungibiyele

Deborah – Umqhele

Lusanda Spiritual Group – Uhambo Lwam

Rebecca – Bayos’Khomba

Worship House – Project 10 Live in Limpopo, RSA


Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

Benjamin Dube – Renewal in His Presence with Benjamin Dube

Judith Sephuma – The Experience Live in Concert

Nqubeko Mbatha – Sentiments of a Worshiper

Soweto Gospel – Choir Divine Decade & Friends

We Will Worship – YHWH


Best Traditional Album

Hennie de Bruyn en die Kitaarkêrels – Kitaar Kwêla

Joe Shirimani na Vana va Ndoda – Hawu Ra Mina

PS. Manyike Na Vatirhi Va Hosi – Taduma e Kerekeni

Sayicology – Round 2

Dr. Thomas Chauke Na Shinyori Sisters – Shimatsatsa No 32


Best Maskandi Album

Amabunjwa – X6

Buselaphi – Gijima Ntuthwane

Khwelebhasini – Ngiyistress

Phuzekhemisi – Kungakho Nilwa Nodwa

Thokozani Langa – Inyakanyaka


Best Jazz Album

Marcus Wyatt – Quartet One Life in the Sun

Shane Cooper – Oscillations

Sisa Sopazi – Images & Figures

Tumi Mogorosi – Project Elo

Zim Ngqawana – Live at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival


Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album

Cape Consort – Claudio Monteverdi – Selected Madrigals

Guy Buttery – Live in KwaZulu

Ockie Vermeulen – Obsession

Tygerberg Children’s Choir – Glorious

Zanne Stapelberg & Kathleen Tagg – Soul of Fire


Best Live DVD

Nataniël – Factory

Skouspel 2013 – Skouspel 2013

The Soil – Reflections Live in Joburg

Unathi – An Intimate Night with Unathi

Zonke – Give and Take Live


Best Collaboration

DJ Kent Ft The Arrows – Spin My World Around

LCNVL Ft Lakota Silva – Closer

Mafikizolo Ft May D – Happiness

The Parlotones, Khuli Chana & Jon Savage – Sleepwalker

Uhuru Ft Oskido, Professor & DJ Bucks – Y-tjukutja


Best Music Video of the Year

Goldfish – One Million Views

Mi Casa – Jika

The Muffinz – Umsebenzi Wendoda (An Ode to Single Mothers)

The Parlotones, Khuli Chana & Jon Savage – Sleepwalker

Toya Delazy – Memoriam


Best Producer of the Year

Danny K – Good Look by Danny K

Darryl Torr – Yes/No/Grey by Gangs of Ballet

David Poole &Dominic Peters – Three Second Memory by Goldfish

Dan Roberts – Border Crossing by Laurie Levine

Shaun Jacobs – Love Can by Shaun Jacobs


Best Engineer of the Year

Peter Auret – Pimp My Piano by Charl du Plessis

Darryl Torr – Yes/No/Grey by Gangs of Ballet

Matthew Fink – The Home We Built by Matthew Mole

Matthew Fink – Goodbye Wild Child by Shadowclub

Shaun Jacobs – Love Can by Shaun Jacobs


Remix of the Year

Euphonik – Hallelujah Anyway

Khuli Chana – Hape (Part 2)

Mi Casa – Jika

Oskido – Tsa Ma Ndebele

Uhuru – Thath’isghubu

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Idols SA: Judges pick 16 singers from KZN

Posted by radio On February - 28 - 2014 Comments Off on Idols SA: Judges pick 16 singers from KZN

Sixteen aspiring KZN singers are off to Sun City this April to see if they can follow in the footsteps of Idols legends like Lloyd Cele,Jason Hartman and Khaya Mthethwa.


Their Idols dream started on Wednesday, 16 February, when the show’s notoriously strict judges – Gareth CliffUnathi Msengana and Randall Abrahams – visited the Durban Playhouse to hand out coveted Golden Tickets to the next round of the competition, where they will compete against the best undiscovered vocalists in the country.


While the judges were impressed with the many singers’ voices, the wrong song choice led to a dead-end for many of the wannabe stars.  “It’s paramount to prepare a fresh, modern song that suits your personality and age. If it’s a song that your mother or granny knows, it’s too old!” sighed judge Gareth Cliff after today’s auditions. “And we’re tired of Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and big Whitney Houston numbers,” he added.


One of the contestants who wowed the judges with her energy, pure voice and excellent song choice is Sweetness Ngobese, 23, from Hammersdale, whom KZN theatre-lovers might remember from the epic musical Evita, in which she played the title role.

Unathi congratulated her for singing a song that suited her voice, instead of choosing a song she likes to listen to.


Other performers who will represent KZN at Sun City are the singing doctor, Dr Lihle Buthelezi, 25, originally from Ladysmith, 19-year-old Trevis Green from Newcastle who hopes his Golden Ticket will translate into opportunities for him to help his family to prosper as well as the dynamic Simthandile Mtolo, 25, who founded her own arts company to promote the works of struggling local artists across all media and genres, to mention a few.


So far a total of 34 singers have received Golden Tickets for the historic tenth season of Idols and up next it’s the Western Cape’s turn to take a shot at Idols fame. The next auditions will take place at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town on 9 March. Thereafter it’s back to Gauteng for the final regional auditions at the State Theatre in Pretoria on 22 March.


South African citizens between the ages of 16 and 30 (on the day of their audition) are eligible to enter Idols. Those younger than 18 have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all contestants will be asked to present their ID documents at the registration, which will take place on the day of auditioning. Musical instruments will again be allowed in the audition room.
Once again, Idols is a co-production between the two powerhouse pay-television channels M-Net and Mzansi Magic, which will simulcast all the episodes starting this July.



[Source: Dstv Online]

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Entries open for the 2014 Wawela Music Awards

Posted by radio On February - 27 - 2014 Comments Off on Entries open for the 2014 Wawela Music Awards


The Wawela Music Awards have returned for a second instalment in 2014; music composers, authors, lyricists and publishers across the country are invited to submit their entries for this year’s awards. Proudly brought to you by the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO), and open exclusively to its members, the Wawela Music Awards celebrate the onstage and behind the scenes talent our country has to offer.Wawela-newsArticle01[1]


“The Wawela Music Awards recognise SAMRO members who have lit up local and international stages, screens and airwaves with their incredible talent. It is their way of saying thank you to creative trailblazers who’ve gone beyond the norm to produce memorable work,” explained Sipho Dlamini, CEO of SAMRO.



As the only awards ceremony paying homage to our country’s unsung heroes – the composers, songwriters, lyricists and publishers of music-, recognising their diverse musical talent, there is no doubt that the Wawela Music Awards will soon entrench themselves in the industry, becoming a highlight in our country’s entertainment calendar.


Entries open from 20 February 2014 to 20 April 2014.

Works that were active between 01 January 2012 and 31 December 2012 are eligible for entry. Musical magic makers in the following three categories will be awarded;


1. Standard Awards – Open for submission by SAMRO members ONLY.

•Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film or Theatric Documentary

•Best Song or Composition in a Television Production

•Best Song or Composition in a Television Commercial

•Best Song or Composition in a Radio Commercial

•Best Creative Album of the Year

•Publisher of the Year

•Songwriter of the Year

•Best South African Duo/Group

•Best Female Artist & Composer/Co-composer

•Best Male Artist & Composer/Co-composer


2. Special Awards – Not open for entry, winners will be nominated and selected by a panel of judges.

1. Lifetime Achievement Award

2. Breaking Through the Borders Award

3. Prolific Catalogue of Works Award

4. Prolific Publishers Achievement Award


3. Statistical Award The award based on statistical information from SAMRO

•SAMRO Award for Broadcast and Live Performances


Wawela Music Awards will only accept online entries; submissions can be made on


For more information regarding the awards, please Queries can also be directed to, or on 011 712 8505.



[Source: SAMRO]


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Afro’traction Live in Concert & DVD Recording: The Love Tour

Posted by radio On February - 25 - 2014 Comments Off on Afro’traction Live in Concert & DVD Recording: The Love Tour

Afro’traction, South Africa’s ultimate Afro-soul crooner, will perform Live in Concert on Saturday 8 March at the Vodacom Dome in Midrand.TRACTION 052014


Presented by Kaya FM and Mashabela Creatives, the Love Tour Live Concert and DVD Recording is set to be the hottest event on the Afro-soul music calendar this year.


The SAMA nominated Afro-soul artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist will serenade his audience with a captivating 3 hour show that will showcase his journey from playing bass for HHP to remixing MarcAlex’s Quick Quick and delivering masterpieces like his albums, Soul Deep and Soulfully Yours.


The concert will kick-off at 19h00. Tickets for the Love Tour Live Concert and DVD Recording cost R250 and are available from Computicket. Joining him on stage will be several artists who have worked with Afro’traction over the years: Malik, Brian Temba, Mandoza and Presss .


About Afro’traction

Born Mzwandile Moya, Afro’traction has captured the attention of audiences across the country with his soulful sounds. He has released two albums since his introduction to the local music scene in 2007. His major breakthrough was in 2007, when he produced artists like HHP, Teargas, Kabelo, Denim, Jamali and Thembi Seete.


His first album, Soul Deep, produced 5 singles and was a major hit with the singles – Ngimtholile, Sweetie Nguwe, Ungabathembi, Kutsanzana Nawe and Things That Lovers Do – receiving extensive airplay. Kaya FM has been Afro’traction’s biggest supporter with tracks like Ngimtholile, staying on the Kaya FM chart for over 20 weeks.


His latest album, Soulfully Yours, has been nominated for the Best Smooth Urban Album of the Year at the SAMAs. Over the past four years Afro’traction has built an incredible following amongst music lovers and SA artists alike


For more information and updates; join Afro’traction -Soul Deep on Facebook and follow @afrotraction on twitter.


For more info or media requests, please contact:

Helga Klizanie

011 0518 708/ 084 400 3003 or

Nomsa Zwane

011 0518 708/ 083 998 8553



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RetroFest- a time when music changed the world

Posted by radio On February - 25 - 2014 Comments Off on RetroFest- a time when music changed the world

acousticsNOW, a collaboration between the NIROX Foundation and Pangolin Productions proudly presents RETROFEST#1.


RETROFEST#1 will host a selection of South Africa’s best contemporary acoustic musicians performing songs from the 60’s & 70’s – a time when Music changed the World.


Local talents on the bill include the brilliant duo act of Josie Field & Laurie Levine, Idols winner David van Vuuren, Andra, Shotgun Tori, Some Grow Young, Michael Lowman & The Black Cat Bones.


NIROX Sculpture Park is beautifully nestled in the Cradle Of Humankind, with its luscious amphitheatre set to be the stage for RETROFEST#1. The natural surroundings and manicured landscape are the perfect environment to experience some of the greatest songs ever written, performed live by a selection of South Africa’s leading acoustic musicians.


The Epicurian Emporium – a collective of high-end food stalls from the burgeoning food & design market, with emphasis on healthy, naturally sourced foods – will offer diverse culinary options for el-fresco lunch in the park.


Concert goers will be treated to a day of exceptional Music, Food, Art & Nature from 10h00 until the early evening, beneath a near-full moon.



R280 per head, or at the gate Gate at R300 /

Children under 12 half-price.


acousticsNOW draws its experience from NIROX Foundation’s successful co-production of the Jazz in the Cradle program; and Pangolin Productions involvement in the successful Rise and Shine Music Festival series at Sandton Central Park.


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Idols SA 10: First Golden Tickets

Posted by radio On February - 22 - 2014 Comments Off on Idols SA 10: First Golden Tickets

Eighteen singers with big dreams are just a little closer to a life of stardom on Friday, 21 February, after winning a coveted Golden Ticket on Thursday in the first-round of auditions for the historic tenth season of Idols SA.IdolsSA_LG


This week marked the first time ever that Idols auditioned on Gauteng’s East Rand, at the Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World, but singers traveled from all corners of South Africa to try their luck, like Professor Bhengu, 24, from New Germany in Durban, who is exchanging his career as an aircraft engineer for a life in show business now that he made it through to the next round of Idols.



“I think this is a great start to our tenth season. I’m always astounded that the talent just keeps coming, year after year,” Idols judge Unathi Msengana remarked happily Thursday night at the end of a long day of auditions.



“It was interesting to start the audition process in Johannesburg for the first time in years,” Gareth Cliff pointed out. “I think this is a good start. There are definitely some people that I am looking forward to seeing again.” And fellow judge Randall Abrahams concurred – “I just want everyone who goes through to Sun City to know that it won’t be a battle between bad people and good people,” he noted. “It is going to be a battle between good people and even better people.”



Once again, Idols is a co-production between the two powerhouse pay-television channels M-Net and Mzansi Magic, which will simulcast all the episodes starting this July. The next auditions for Idols X will take place at Durban’s Playhouse Theater on Saturday, 22 February, in Cape Town at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World on Saturday, 8 March, and at the State Theatre in Pretoria on Saturday, 22 March.




South African citizens between the ages of 16 and 30 (on the day of their audition) are eligible to enter Idols. Those younger than 18 have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all contestants will be asked to present their ID documents at the registration, which will take place on the day of auditioning. Musical instruments will again be allowed in the audition room.




To stay on top of Idols news, follow Idols SA on Twitter @IdolsSA and the official Idols

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