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SABC to partner with SATMA

Posted by radio On October - 8 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

The SABC has re-affirmed its media partnership with The South African Traditional Music Achievement (SATMA) Awards due to take place at the University of Fort Hare in Alice, Eastern Cape on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th October 2014. The theme this year is my “Freedom is My Heritage” which coincides with the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s democracy.

 

 

This year again the SATMA’s  have been split into two days on Friday the event will host 99% Indigenous Comedy Show and the main music awards ceremony on Saturday evening.

 

SABC’s spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says,” As the country’s only public service broadcaster, the SABC continuously strives to empower the local music industry through its 18 Radio Stations and 3 TV channels. Music be it traditional, Jazz, Gospel, Choral Music or any genre plays a crucial role in the promotion of the culture of South Africa’s people.  The SATMA Awards offers an opportunity to the SABC to continue  showcasing  the countries   music cultural diversity.  Music occupies a central place in the SABC’s programming”.

 

 

The SATMA Awards Founder Dr. Dumisani Goba promised that the SATMA Awards will continue to honour and preserve South Africa’s culture and heritage through its support of the arts. He commented, “the support of our Heritage still doesn’t receive the financial support that it requires or deserves. Musicians should be living the same profile and financial lives as their sporting counter parts such as soccer stars”. He further challenged government and associated Arts and culture departments to put their financial muscles behind programs that support the upliftment of Traditional Music in its support of Culture and Heritage.

 

 

There are 3 new categories introduced for the SATMA’S 2014, being Best Vernacular Local Movie, Most Downloaded Song and Radio Station of the year.

 

Ms Carmila Walker and Mr Zolani Mkiva are the SATMA Awards Ambassadors for 2014.  SABC personalities that will grace the event include:

 

Phindile Ngwala (SABC 2 Muvhango)

SABC 1 RGB Sinazo Yolwa

Sinazo Yolwa (SABC 1 – Real goboza)

 

SABC 1 Intersexions Phila Madlingozi

Phila Madlingozi (SABC 1- Mutual Friends)

ZIZO - YELLOW DRESS FOLDING ARMS

Zizo Beda (SABC 1Selimathunzi/ Umhlobo Wenene)

SABC 1 Rufus Moremi

Rufus Leremi (SABC 1- ILifestyle)

 

SABC’s involvement at the SATMA Award’s this year entails the following:

 

Umhlobo Wenene fm and Tru fm – will do Live Broadcasts and Live Crossings from the venue , in Alice  Fri 17 and Sat 18 October 2014.

  • Live Crossings by all SABC Radio Stations to Umhlobo Wenene FM & Tru FM for an update on the day of the SATMA AWARDS event.

 

  • Interviewing SATMA AWARDS Winners during and post Award Ceremony by SABC Radio Stations relevant to the Winners, e.g. Best Ndebele Album Winner to be interviewed by IKwekwezi FM.

 

 

SABC 1- Selimathunzi will film on 17th and on 18th October and will do the red carpet and ROOTS will do the insert which will be broadcast on SABC 1 later.

 

SABC 1 will broadcast the SATMA AWARDS at a later date to be announced.

 

 

[Issued by: SABC]

 

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SATMA Awards bring glits and glamour to East London

Posted by radio On November - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

East London in the Eastern Cape was abuzz this past weekend for the first time the South African Traditional Music Achievers Awards took place in the province. At a star studded affair that attracted many traditional music lovers ranging from politicians, traditionalists and SABC TV celebrities.

Local SABC station Umhlobo Wenene FM walked away with two awards for Best Traditional Music Radio Program (PBS) and Best Traditional Radio DJ for Saba Mbixane’s show, Lavutha Ibhayi. Mbixane was also nominated for Best Traditional Radio DJ for PBS and Traditional Music Radio Program, he won both awards.

In other categories, Inanda FM’s Mzothule Shembe walked away with Best Community Radio DJ, Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist for Print media went Charles Khuzwayo of Isolezwe while Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist (Electronic Media) went to Sphamandla Goge.

The award ceremony is an all-inclusive annual celebration of South African Traditional Music Achievers with categories ranging from Best Sicathamiya to Best Boeremusiek. The SATMA’s were founded in 2005 in order to uplift honour and promote traditional music and musicians across racial and ethnic backgrounds. Since inception, the SATMA awards were hosted in Kwa-Zulu Natal at the Durban ICC. This year, the event was an equal success after having been moved to the Eastern Cape. This year’s SATMA ambassador was afro pop artist Ntando Bangani who calls the Eastern Cape home.

The awards were hosted in partnership with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government, SABC, National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC), Ilanga newspaper, Premier Hotels Group and the Buffalo City Metro.

For the full list of winners follow this link: http://www.satmaawards.co.za/docs/Winners%202012.pdf

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