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Laadisol’s 4th Annual Music & Food Picnic

Posted by radio On February - 21 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

As the year sets in, Laadisol is here to make sure that the fun never stops. The 24th of February 2018, will be a day filled with great music, food and awesome company, at the Laadisol 4th annual music picnic, taking place at Fountains Valley Resort (Denneboom Lapa) Pretoria.

Laadisol, is an entertainment business started by Lesole Semetjane and Pheladi Mohlala together known as “Laadisol”

 

“We are just two like-minded cousins who have the common love for great music and Laadisol as a business that started coming together in 2014, since then we have created a platform that allows us and others to express their musical talents and have fun while at it”- Lesole the director of Laadisol said.

 

“In a country where unemployment is real, we have taken the steps to be the authors of our own fate and make sure that we make a difference through the opportunities that we have at our disposal, while sharing and giving others the same opportunities.”Pheladi added.

Laadisol Picnic is an event that brings the best of the best, accomplished or up and coming vocalist together, from all over the country, to showcase their musical talents.  While ensuring an intimate and unheard of live music experiences. The lineup promises great sounds by our very own talented artists such as, singer and songwriter Lang Mavuso, clash of the choirs’ star Nondumiso Mabena, Yanga, Neo Artistry, and the duo of the night Laadisol amongst others.

 

Being an outdoor event make sure to come picnic ready food and drinks will be sold at the venue.

 

Date:24th February 2018.

Time: 11:00am

Venue: Fountains Valley, Pretoria, Denneboom deck.

Tickets available online: http://www.laadiso.nutickets.co.za/

 

Lesole and Pheladi are available for interviews.

 

For more info please contact: Kgomotso Motaung @kgomotso@laadisol.com 073 247 8766 or info@laadisol.com

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New York-based Ghanaian multi-disciplinarian artist, singer, songwriter, producer and fashion icon Jojo Abot has just dropped her highly anticipated, brand new single Alime into the South African territory.

Already a star with the more outspoken musical audiences, Jojo Abot’s strong sense of self and constant desire to probe the norm in terms of everything from politics to fashion has garnered her the respect of her peers and the musical, socio-political and fashion savvy youth in a very short space of time.

Still relatively new to South African commercial audiences, her performances are wildly aesthetically driven, with a sonic prowess that can only be described as jaw-dropping and highly inspired, so much so that she has effortlessly shared stages touring with the likes of Lauryn Hill, been on the bill of the esteemed Afro Punk line up and held successful performances in the city of Brooklyn.

 

Exploring a sound Jojo Abot calls ‘psychedelic Gqom’ on Alime, the self-penned and produced track and video is what she personally describes as “a nod of appreciation for the spiritual trance that is South African Gqom, expressed by what a marriage between myself and this sound could create.”

 

Alime which means ‘waist’ or ‘in the waist’ is a song designed to celebrate our colourful resilience as a people while serving as a call to exist in one’s power, authenticity and expression – an exercise of personal liberty, will and freedom”, she cites.

 

Featuring up and coming South African artists Elo and Vuyo, the colourful video to Alime was shot in Soweto, Katlehong and Braamfontein, incorporating everyday spaces with people of the streets becoming the stars of this ‘village sci-fi.’

Always hands on and hands inside her art, Jojo Abot herself produced the music video as well as choreographing, directing and styling it, giving it the authenticity that comes only from an artist so invested and inspired by a space of personal reflection and experience.

 

Jojo Abot has been booked for a 3-month tour of Australia that kicks off at the end of February – an experience she hopes to embrace and garner even more inspiration from.  Plans for her national South African tour are currently underway.

 

Confirmed Australian  & new Zealand dates are as follows:

PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

3 MARCH – 2018

 

BRUNSWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL – MELBOURNE

8 MARCH 2018

 

WOMADELAIDE – ADELAIDE

9-12 MARCH 2018

(Brazil), Daymé Arocena (Cuba), Havana Meets Kingston (Cuba/Jamaica), Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (USA), Kamasi Washington (USA), Lura (Cape Verde), Nai Palm (Australia), Noura Mint Seymali  (Mauritania), Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (Ghana), Remi x Sampa (Australia), Tank & The Bangas (USA), Thundercat (USA), Tinariwen (Mali), Yirrmal & the Miliyawutj Band (Australia) and much more.

 

WOMAD NZ

16-18 MARCH

 

Watch the vide to Alime here: https://youtu.be/Tr1KqDFv5rg

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Robin Pieters drops his new single

Posted by radio On February - 14 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Cape Town-born singer and season 1 finalist of The Voice SA, Robin Pieters, drops his latest music single today – ahead of his much anticipated annual sold out musical celebration, It’s A Love Thing Vol. 2, this evening at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town.

 

Pieters’ newest single, Fool, hits radio stations this week and this hot new musical release is a project that was co-written between Pieters and The Voice SA’s 2017 winner, Craig Lucas.

For Pieters, working with his fellow The Voice SA alumni on this song was “exciting”.

“Craig and I met way before he entered The Voice SA and I always believed in him as a singer. He is immensely talented as a singer and a writer and I knew I had to work with him. We have became great friends over the years and it was a joy to get into studio to work on this single with him.”

Adds Pieters: “The song speaks about a seven-year relationship gone wrong. It chronicles the end of one phase of my life and me moving on.”

Fool was written earlier this year after Lucas and Pieters decided to collaborate musically for this first time. The track was produced and recorded at Cosher Studios in Cape Town.

“We wrote the song in a garage in Cape Town and worked on the melody and lyrics until we knew we had the perfect recipe for a hit. I am so happy with the end result of this song and I can’t wait for the rest of the world to hear the hard work Craig and I put into writing it,” he says.

Fool is available for download on ITunes and Google Play Store as well as all other digital downloading platforms from today.

 

 

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Pieters is set to rock the Grand Arena stage at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World this evening for the first time, headlining his very own show at the prestigious venue as part of his show: It’s A Love Thing Vol.2. Pieters, who is the youngest artist to sell out the Grand Arena, is set to dazzle the stage in front of 5 000 adoring fans.

In 2016, Robin performed to a sold-out venue at the Baxter Theatre for a three-day run of the first instalment of It’s A Love Thing Vol.1.

The former background vocalist-turned-professional singer will take to the stage alongside amazingly talented artists in the global and South African music industry as they share, captivate and mesmerise audiences with their voices on Valentine’s Day.

Joining Pieters on stage in this much-anticipated one-night only Valentine’s Day concert, are: international singing sensation and Whitney Houston tribute singer, Belinda Davids; BET Award-nominated singer and songwriter, Lira; former Idols winner and businesswoman, Karin Kortje; Worcester-born artist, Elwira Standili as well as recently-crowned Idols SA season 13 winner, Paxton Fielies.

According to Pieters, love is certainly in the air this year – all for the right reasons.

“I am celebrating love at this concert because I want to encourage people to love themselves first, just as I am learning continuously to do the same. I also want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my fans, and this show will be a testament of the love that I have for music, my fans, colleagues as well as to celebrate my musical journey over the past seven years.”

 

 

For more details about Robin and his latest projects, visit: http://www.iamrobinp.com/

 

TRACK INFO:

Artist: Robin Pieters
Track Title: Fool
Written by: Craig Lucas & Robin Pieters
Length: 3:15
Produced and Recorded at Cosher Studios

 

 

Robin Pieters Bio


A professionally trained vocalist and a force to be reckoned with, Cape Town singer Robin Pieters has performed on big stages with international stars such as Tevin Campbell, Tamia, Robin S, Cece Peniston, Sybil, Peaches & Herb and recently, All 4 One. Locally, Pieters has performed alongside many South African artists such as Lira, Kurt Darren, Loyiso Bala, AKA, Black Coffee, Emo Adams amongst many others. Robin’s work reflects the inspiration he finds in past experiences, day to day life, words and people that inspire his foundation in spirituality, the power of positive thinking, the drive to achieve and the belief that nothing is impossible.

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Mark your calendars for 3 March 2018 –  when Hauwei and Kfm 94.5 set the stage for Cape Town’s premier music, technology and lifestyle event.

 

The event returns to the picturesque Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville –  providing the perfect backdrop for the thirteen-hour music festival featuring some of South Africa’s well-loved musical acts.

 

The 2018 line-up includes:

  • Mi Casa
  • AKA
  • Matthew Mole
  • Shekinah
  • Timo ODV
  • Locnville
  • Craig Lucas
  • Youngsta CPT
  • Jimmy Nevis
  • DJ Kent
  • Gangs of Ballet
  • G&T
  • Freshly Ground

 

Tickets are priced from R280 for adults while children under the age of 12 will pay R120. Tickets for the Chill Zone are priced at R450 and are available through Computicket:

 

https://online.computicket.com/web/event/huawei_kday/1200809971/0/83644359

 

Stay tuned to Kfm94.5 and www.kfm.co.za for additional line-up updates and other Huawei KDay 2018 news. Engage via social media using the # HuaweiKDay @HuaweiZA @Kfmza

 

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Event: Huawei KDay 2018 with Kfm 94.5

Date: Saturday, 3 March 2018

Time: 9am – 8pm

Venue: Meerendal Wine Estate, Durbanville

 

 

Tickets are available through Computicket:

  • R280 adults
  • R120 for children under 12
  • R450 Kfm Chill Zone

 

Social media hashtag: #HuaweiKDay

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MTN Bushfire announces line-up

Posted by radio On February - 6 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

With a host of accolades to its name, and celebrated as Africa’s largest and most diverse world music festival, MTN Bushfire is gearing up for 2018 with the announcement of the first batch of artists from across the globe.

 

Winner of the African Best Responsible Event Award in 2017, hailed by CNN as one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see,” and listed by BBC as a “Top African Festival, MTN Bushfire can add a new accolade to this list, recently named as one of the Top 30 international festivals named on the EVERFEST FEST 300 list.

 

The initial artists announced reflect MTN Bushfire’s identity as a uniquely African, and yet globally infused festival experience. The first artists to be announced for MTN Bushfire 2018, taking place from May 25th – 27th 2018 are:

 

Dub Inc (France)

They have toured all over the world for many years, regularly playing in front of tens of

thousands of spectators, setting the stage ablaze in the largest European and French festivals,

thrilling South American and Indian audiences alike. Their videos get hundreds of thousands of views in daily, and they are followed on social networks by more than four hundred thousand fans. Saint-Etienne based Dub Inc have never sought a particularly mainstream exposure; they went their own way, building their discography with passion, talent, and focus. Perhaps that is why they have been for almost ten years the best ambassadors of French reggae across the globe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjwQudZdL1s

 

Alice Phoebe Lou (South Africa)

Alice Phoebe Lou’s fiercely independent approach to her music has given the singer songwriter a creative confidence that shines through in her captivating vocals and stripped back music. Having developed her bluesy, folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin, Alice has caught the ears of a community of music lovers the world over with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPH9j0qVM3A

 

Flavia Coelho (Brazil)

Flavia has travelled many of the world’s roads. From Rio de Janeiro’s Favela ‘morros’ to the storied streets of Paris, this nomad feels at home wherever she’s made welcome. Her current refuge and home-from-home is a cozy retreat where she can transform, chrysalis-like, to emerge with a fully-formed new album, her third: Sonho Real.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NjXMrhP_iE

 

Elida Almeida (Cape Verde)

Winner of the RFI Discoveries Award in 2015, Elida, a young woman born on the island of Santiago, developed her vocal techniques with simple church singing. She also fostered her musical culture, presenting a show on local radio in Maio, where she grew up after her father died, helping her mother, an itinerant trader. A determined woman and champion of the right to education, Elida left the world to write her love and protest songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcjZPBN2MXE

 

Samthing Soweto (South Africa)

Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba also known as Samthing Soweto is a musician from Soweto, a township in Johannesburg South Africa. Samthing Soweto started his career as one of the founding members of the South African acapella group The Soil. He is honorably credited for his outstanding vocal appearance, co-writing, composing and producing 8 of 11 songs on their multi-platinum selling album The Soil. He has recently topped the South African charts with Sun-El Musician  and their massive hit, Akanamali.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4ApmPc4g48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKxFS8L6AlQ

 

Tlale Makhene (Swaziland)

Tlale Makhene is one of the region’s most sought after percussionists. Highly regarded by musicians and musical fans, he is also a teacher, session musician and performer. He has been touring across the region with his new album, Swazi Gold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjC3CMwTKzY

The MTN Bushfire main stage consistently plays host to some of Africa (and the world’s) top artists, featuring well-known and loved favorites, as well as introducing crowds to international artists of the highest calibre.

 

With additional stages including the House on Fire Ampitheatre and The Barn, DJ focused dance floors and a range of other activities, MTN Bushfire caters for a diverse and eclectic audience of over 29,000 annually.

 

MTN Bushfire is a holistic experience made up of a rich texture of arts, cultures, crafts, food markets, and specialized zones that combine to create an explosive three-day event and a memorable take home experience.

 

Tickets are on sale NOW for MTN Bushfire as well as various travel and accommodation options. Festival guests are strongly encouraged to book early as tickets for the festival sell-out well in advance of the weekend and many accommodation options are also booked well in advance.  There are a variety of ticket and accommodation (camping and glamping) options, as well as special VIP and family friendly packages.

 

For more information www.bush-fire.com  and https://www.facebook.com/MTNBUSHFIRE/

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The sold out Heart Cape Town Music Festival is set to rock the Mother City on Saturday 10 February 2018 at the iconic Newlands Cricket Stadium. The 12-hour music festival will see more than 20 of South Africa’s top talent on stage.

In light of the drought that Cape Town is facing, the entire festival will be water wise and operate outside the municipal grid.  This includes ablution facilities which will be brought in, instead of using the existing infrastructure at the stadium. Throughout the day patrons will be reminded that they need to be conscious of water usage. Heart FM is not only committed to leading by example as to being water conscious, but the festival is also running off  bio friendly generators to reduce  harm to the environment.

 

Hottest line-up

The line-up includes something for both young and the young at heart, celebrating the best South African and Cape Town talent.

While last season Idol’s winner Paxton Fielies agreed to perform at the festival, it was not in consultation with her newly appointed manager, who accepted an invitation to perform at another radio station concert which required exclusivity.

Festival director Denver Apollus explains. “We are not pleased with the outcome as we believe these new artists should be given the exposure across multiple platforms and not be exclusive. We should never let our brands dictate the segregation of our Cape Town artists. We are here to support and Heart FM will do so regardless. We support Paxton and look forward to our partnership with Robin Pieters’ show where she will be performing with him on 14th February 2018 at the GrandWest Arena.”

 

Artists taking to the stage:Jimmy Nevis, Youngsta CPT,  Marc Alex,  Prime Circle, Craig Lucas, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Sketchy Bongo, Tresor, Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels, Mango Groove, Die Heuwels Fantasies, Nasty C, Emo Adams, Sasha-Lee Davids, Alistair Izobell, Salome, Kurt Darren, Chad Saaiman, Jarrad Ricketts, Airborne, The Black Ties.

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CT Jazz Festival Line-Up Announced

Posted by radio On February - 1 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Eight sensational, world class acts have been added to the 19th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) line-up. CTIJF organiser espAfrika’s passion for jazz is rooted in Africa, but this year’s line-up lights up the globe with musicians embracing everything from swing-bop to neo-soul, hip hop, Afro soul and Zulu blues. The CTIJF is acclaimed as one of the top jazz festivals in the world, and the 2018 line-up highlights just what makes jazz fusion such a compelling, ever-evolving art form.

CTIJF Festival Director Billy Domingo is enthusiastic about the upcoming programme, saying: “Great thought has been given to the nuances of the greater jazz form in this year’s line-up. This is reflected in the variety of the acts that will entertain this year’s festinos. I am delighted that our steadfast festival goers, as well as those attending for the first time, have such a wealth of talent from which to create their personal musical experiences and we look forward to sharing these moments with our audience.”

CTIJF 2018 Second Artist Announcement

Incognito’s (UK) undying love for funky jazz turned their acid jazz repertoire into epic anthems. Frontman Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick leads this cool ensemble, which has embarked on numerous fresh directions over time, producing winning material and unforgettable live shows. Expect a slick set chock-a-bloc with party spinners and smooth fusion.

 

Simphiwe Dana’s (SA) eye-catching imagery may project a fragility and beauty specific to this global chart-topper, but it’s her unique signature sound that confirms her status as a phenomenal artist. Her profound amalgam of jazzy Afro soul with traditional music is utterly distinctive – truly the hallmark of a remarkable musician.

 

The range of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s work is vast, having contributed to over 500 recordings and scores with notable musicians such as Ray Charles, Flying Lotus, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Bilal, Seu Jorge, and Thundercat, and 1000’s of live concerts. He effortlessly bridges genres and generations of cultural elements into cohesive, magical presentations. He has performed, toured and recorded with ensembles ranging from electronic to avant-garde, jazz, classical, hip hop and pop. Atwood-Ferguson bridges orchestral textures with elements of soul, jazz, hip hop and improv. Hear him in Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Suite for Ma Dukes (USA) – his tribute to hip hop MC/producer J Dilla.

 

Radiating South African heritage sounds and universal jazz influences, Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane (SA), explores the repertoires of Bheki Mseleku, Andile Yenana and Moses Molelekwa along with his Zulu-styled blues and neo-soul, swing-bop and hip hop inflections and will reinforce the tones of Africa at the CTIJF.

 

There’s an intensity to Manny Walters (SA) that’s rooted in the legacy of rhythm ’n blues, and enhanced by modern-day soul rock nuances. This local singer-songwriter and semi-acoustic guitarist delivers a focused set of works that draws on the seminal sounds of Richie Havens, Nina Simone, Tracy Chapman and Curtis Mayfield. Manny’s standout gritty voice steers his electric rhythm & blues/alt soul playlist with socially conscious lyricism and a gravitas that reels in the listener.

 

The Surge (SA/Russia/Slovakia/Morocco/USA/ Kyrgyzstan) is a product of OneBeat, an incubator for social entrepreneurship where innovative musicians launch collaborations designed to make a positive impact. An array of rare instruments also makes this Surge gig definitely one to head to. Trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni lends his weight to the outfit, while Abbay Misganaw, aka Haile Supreme, is a Washington D.C.-based rapper and member of Congo Sanchez – a hip hop group that synthesizes reggae, dub and Latin funk. Mehdi Nassouli is a guembri player with a passion for preserving Moroccan music who’s devoted to studying deqqa, a traditional form of art from Taroudant. Jan Kruzliak is a Bratislava-based violinist. His group La3noCubano performed free concerts in refugee camps. Sergey Balashov is a drummer from Moscow specializing in improvisation. Aisaana Omorova has studied the instruments of Kyrgyzstan (komuz, jaw harp and choor), apprenticing with Zainidin Imanaliev. Jeremy Thal, Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Found Sound Nation, is a horn player and educator. All in all, a unified excursion into the unknown.

 

Enigmatically soulful international recording and performing artist N8N (Belgium), counts himself amongst the lucky few who gets to do what he loves most: entertain. N8N has dedicated his life to honing his craft; a process which has afforded him the opportunity to travel the world.  But, it was his love for the Mother City, which he considers his second home, that inspired him to write and release a tribute fittingly entitled Cape Town at the end of 2017. The track was born of a collaboration with Grammy award-winning producer Andre Harris and a-list song-writer Carmen Reece and features on his upcoming EP [Second 2 None}, which is due to be released in spring 2018.

 

The Liberation Project (SA) is part of a broader Liberation Project driven from South Africa, which features musicians who’ve joined forces to celebrate their liberation struggles from different corners of the world. This line-up has been specially commissioned by the CTIJF and their festival set is dedicated to Ray Phiri. This interesting pool of musicians combines Sipho Hotstix Mabuse (vox, sax, piano, flute), Tony Cedras (accordion, trumpet), Neill Solomon (vox, piano, acoustic guitar), Dan Chiorboli (perc), Tebogo Sedumedi (vox, bass), DRC kwassa kwassa star Bienvenue N’Seka (vox, guitar), Keeran Eshwarlall (Sufi vox, harmonium, santoor, harmonica) with special guest Roger Lucey on vox and acoustic guitar.

 

The 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival will take place 23 and 24 March 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.  Day passes are still available at www.computicket.com at R750 per person per day.

 

Corporate hospitality packages are available for the upcoming festival. To book your package or for more information, contact Samantha on 021 6710506 or email hospitality@espafrika.comRosies tickets will go on sale on Monday 12 February 2018 from Computicket. Please note, tickets for Rosies cost an additional R30 per performance. For the Rosies performance schedule, please go to www.capetownjazzfest.com or keep an eye on our social media for more details.

 

Official Sponsors of the 19th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival are The Department of Arts and Culture, Independent Media and host city, City of Cape Town. Other sponsors include South African Tourism, Amstel, Johnny Walker and Peninsula Beverages.

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Cara Frew’s latest album FLAME, is out now!

Posted by radio On January - 31 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

2018 promises to be a major year for rising pop sensation Cara Frew who has released her new album titled Flame. The new album is an expansion of her 2017 EP Dance and features some of Cara’s biggest tracks such as Free (Household Funk Remix)Only High With You and You Got Me.

Although Cara spends her time between the United States and South Africa, her ambitions to become one of South Africa’s biggest musical exports is apparent in her new record which is a testament of Cara’s position as one of South Africa’s most exciting dance-pop singer/songwriters.

Tracklisting:

 

1)    Dance

2)    You Got Me

3)    Only High With You

4)    You Got Me (SNRN and BLU J Remix)

5)    You & I

6)    Paradise

7)    Hold You Close

8)    Nervous

9)    Free

10)  Summer Sky

11)  Flame

12)  Free (House Hold Funk Remix)

13)  Free  (Dvine Brothers Remix)

 

 

About Cara Frew

Cara Frew studied at the Malie Kelly Vocal Academy in South Africa and went on to do a stint at the Song Writing School of Los Angeles, where she gained first-hand experience in songwriting and studio production. Having studied and networked in LA it wasn’t long before Cara had the opportunity to work with musical greats such as Lauren Christy and Andre Lindal, the creative duo behind Kelly Clarkson’s Grammy-Award winning ‘Stronger’.  Listing Amy Winehouse and Lana Del Rey as some of her favourite artists, it was a dream come true to record her first four-track EP (‘Come Close to Me’) with Daniel Heath who was responsible for Del Rey’s ‘Blue jeans’and ‘Young and Beautiful’. All four tracks were co-written with Stefan Skarbek who worked closely with Winehouse.

 

Back home in South Africa, Cara collaborated on a song with one of Africa’s biggest exports, world-renowned DJ and music producer – Black Coffee. ’I’ll find you’ was the first release off Black Coffee’s 2015 album. The collaboration afforded Cara the opportunity to perform at Sónar, Ultra Music Festival South Africa and Miami in 2016.

 

Cara is no stranger to the international stage as she has performed at Ultra Music Festival South Africa, Ultra Music Festival Miami, Ultra Music Festival Singapore, Coachella, and most recently the Viper Room in West Hollywood.

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An evening with Amanda Palmer- CTN & Joburg

Posted by radio On January - 12 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Singer, songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Palmer, returns to South Africa for a two-date tour of Cape Town and Johannesburg in February 2018.

 

 

Performing everything from solo and Dresden Dolls’ favorites to unreleased new material on piano and humble ukulele, audiences can expect surprises as Palmer brings “An Evening With Amanda Palmer” performance to South African fans.

 

 

Palmer recently released two highly political singles: “In Harm’s Way”, which addresses the mounting refugee crisis, and a poignant cover of Pink Floyd’s “Mother”, which was accompanied by an ambitious film clip in which Palmer breastfeeds the 45th president.

 

 

A 7” vinyl of these two songs is currently for sale with parts of the proceeds benefiting Because We Carry, a grassroots charity that works directly to support refugees in Lesvos, Greece.  This release and many more are available at: amandapalmer.net .

 

This latest release, like many of Palmer’s recent musical and media projects, was funded by over 11,000 people who subscribe to Palmer’s Patreon, who each pay anywhere between $1-1000 per undertaking to support Palmer’s creation of new music, videos, writing and multimedia art.   http://patreon.com/amandapalmer

 

Presale tickets for the South African shows go on sale on Friday 11th January 2018, with general tickets being sold thereafter.

Book now to avoid missing out on this once-in-a-generation artist.

 

CAPE TOWN

  • An Evening With Amanda Palmer – Presented by Charl van Heyningen Enterprises
  • Spier Amphitheatre, R310, Stellenbosch
  • February 17th 2018
  • Doors open at 7.00pm
  • Book at www.computicket.co.za

 

JOHANNESBURG

 

  • An Evening With Amanda Palmer – Presented by Bassline Live
  • Fox Junction, Newtown
  • February 23rd 2018
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Book at www.ticketpros.co.za
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2018 gets off to a bang for Afro-Soul fans as multi award-winning artist Zahara is booked as the first act to open up the Lyric Theatre’s monthly music event series; ‘Kaya FM & Bassline Live Present’.

 

After a stellar line up in 2017, the collaborative series has seen artists such as Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana, The Soil, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Oliver Mthukudzi and New York’s Tortured Soul and many others leave audiences hungry for more.  With the rich selection of artists being playlisted on Kaya FM, producers of the event are excited for the year ahead and Gospel-influenced Afro-Soul sensation Zahara is officially the first artist in 2018’s line up.

 

Zahara is no stranger to the airwaves.  With only 6 years behind her as an official recording artist, this hugely talented singer/songwriter has firmly placed her stamp in the hearts of music fans around the continent.  Growing up in a highly musical environment, she honed her skills from as young as 6 years old by singing at Sunday School and in various school drama productions – but it was only after her education that she took her love of music to the next level, by teaching herself the guitar and pouring her heart and soul into her self-penned, highly personal songs.

 

Her discovery and subsequent path to fame was fast and took her straight to the top, making her a multi-platinum selling artist almost overnight, yet not without relentless and continuous touring, and self-dedication.

Her brand new album Mgodi, sung in English and isiXhosa, was released in October 2017 and reached ‘gold’ status within 6 hours of its release, making her one of the fastest selling Afro-Soul artists in South Africa at the moment.

Catch Zahara while you can, before she embarks on her nationwide and US tour planned for early 2018.

 

Once again, stylish urban outfitters Brentwood Clothing, new affiliates to the Kaya FM & Bassline Live series, will be on board, standing behind the rich arts and culture scene in SA through music.

 

Make sure you book your tickets way in advance for what is guaranteed to be a sold out show.

 

When: 3 February 2018.  Show starts at 8pm sharp.

Where: The Lyric, Gold Reef City

Tickets: R180 – R400 at Computicket

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The annual Gagasi FM Shero Awards are back. Every year in August, Gagasi FM celebrates women’s month through the Shero […]

Heart FM closes its doors to lend a helping hand

As Youth Month kicks off, Heart FM will be paying homage to the youth of the Western Cape with its 16 […]


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