WhatsApp As an avid traveller, train travel remains the best and most trusted mode of transport for someone like me. Not to mention the fact that one gets the perfect view of the countryside without the inconvenience of traffic or the fear of head-on collisions. The group boasted of quite a number of interesting characters I might add. Aboard our luxury train, we were entertained by South African artists and entertainers, the likes of the super talented Vusi Nova, Bongani Fassie and a few DJs. Our first stop the next day was at the Ladysmith Municipality where we held a breakfast meeting as well as a guided tour of the town. A lot of people only know the name Ladysmith from the popular group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. As I gazed out and marvelled at the landscape, I could not help but notice a lot of similarities between South Africa and the European countryside, the only difference was Europe is a lot greener.
Her music was deeply woven into the fabric of South African life, and more than once her music played a role in the country’s tumultuous political scene. A major talent whose popularity survived several waves of musical fashion and extended at its height to Europe and the United States , Fassie struggled with personal demons before dying a tragically early death in Fassie was born in in Langa, in one of apartheidera South Africa ‘s black townships near Cape Town.
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Brenda Fassie’s son in botched suicide attempts by Arts reporter 19 Mar at This emerged when Bongani told newspapers that nearly 10 years after the death of his mother he had not received a cent from her estate. I still haven’t received a cent from her estate. Newspapers said Bongani Fassie has survived three suicide attempts. In response, Bongani said: It was the most difficult time of my life.
I was struggling to make sense of my loss and how to forge ahead with my life,” he recalls. At my mother’s funeral music executives and politicians made lots of promises, but never honoured them. I took that badly.
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I had great expectations and nothing I imagined could prepare me for the journey we were about to undertake. Everything went according to plan from start to finish- our winners Sharon Vilakazi and Harry Letshoene arrived with their groups on time, the latest Land Rover Freelanders that would carry us arrived and we set off for Pietermaritzburg. We were a group of 20 people about to share in a unique experience, the impact of which we can only describe to other people.
There were about 50 cars split into 7 groups ready to set off in different directions to distribute books and educational materials to 2 or 3 schools each. The first school was Kwasikhunyana Primary in the High flats area. We were greeted by singing, ululating and praise for coming there.
Iconic South African singer Brenda Fassie would have been 52 today. Whether you know her as “the Queen of Afropop” or “the Madonna of the Townships,” she was a larger-than-life influence.
Mandisa Ntsinde We chat to talented female DJ on the come up, DJ Ndonie We love connecting with up and coming talent who are determined to change the status quo of the game. We chat to her about being in a male dominated industry as well as her latest single, Umkhumbi Ka Noah. Noncebo Mahalngu, better known by her moniker, Ndonie is a budding DJ who is building her brand. And this is her time to demonstrate what a force she it!
Which local music artist has inspired your choice in music? How would you best describe your sound?
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The song received mostly positive reviews. So, in short, Boity the rapper has arrived. Boity has always loved hip-hop. She continued and said: But the opportunity came about, and I guess the universe listened to my silent dreams, and I was presented with the opportunity.
Years active to present Labels Haven Music. Her father was a preacher and as she grew up she heard church music in both choral and gospel forms. Her tertiary education pursued her interests in graphic design, and she successfully studied for her National Diploma in IT at the Wits Technikon, Johannesburg. From , she sang in small clubs in Johannesburg where she began attracting attention.
She made a major impact in South Africa with the release in of Zandisile. But apparently there had been a mix-up with late votes arriving after the cutoff time on the night of the finale. The SMS messages had been sent before the cutoff time but were only received after the deadline. M-Net made the public aware of the matter within a day and assured everyone that a recount of the votes would be done as soon as possible.
The re-count showed that Jason Hartman, the then runner-up was actually the winner, with 1.
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His sound comprises of quirky lyrics, acoustic tones and catchy melodies. I got time to to meeet up with him and this is how it went down: Who is Jimmy Nevis? An eclectic pop artist, songwriter, producer and pianist from Cape Town.
Photo by Maggz is without doubt one of the best rappers in Mzansi! His unique flow and ability to play around with words has kept him at the top of his game for the past couple of years. And when he took a break from music, his adoring fans motivated him to make a comeback. O The reserved artist told SunBuzz: Even though the charges were later withdrawn, he took a big knock and this slowed things down for him.
This was after the owner of his previous record label, Lance Stehr, opened a case against them. Last year, Maggz found a home at one of the most talked about labels, Cash Time Life, which is owned by multi-award winner K. O and Thabiso Khathi. Maggz has released a new single titled Cho Dlozi which was produced by K. O, and it has been well received by music fans. He said that he was taken by the energy of the beat. Speaking about his much anticipated album — which is expected to be released in September — Maggz said: Maggz concluded by thanking his loyal fans for the support they have given him.
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She was a South African musician, actor, United Nations goodwill ambasador and civil rights activist. She died on 9th November in Castel Volturno in Italy. Miriam Makeba Music Career When she was young she sang in the choir of the Kilnerton Training Institute in Pretoria, a Methodist primary school that she attended for eight years. Her professional musical career began with the South African band the Cuban Brothers, with whom she sang covers of popular American songs.
Ranto said he was the first artiste in history to open and perform at a Fifa World Cup concert, which was introduced for the first time as part of the World Cup event at the Fifa World Cup held in Johannesburg, South Africa. He produced the entire film score to the Scandinavian film Hidden Heart, which is about revealing the truth behind the intellectual property of the first human heart transplant, between Christian Barnard and Hamilton Naki.
The artiste has produced and written singles in South Africa for major acts like: He then collaborated on various releases including works with major acts like: He produced the lead track and popular video 1 People on the compilation CD Steps which led the Scandinavian project also called Steps featuring 33 films across Africa raising awareness about HIV and Aids. He also owns label Urban Afreeka Records based in South Africa, under Universal Publishing whom he has a four-year exclusive deal with in Johannesburg and is always looking for talent.
Ranto is also currently involved in a music compilation album featuring Zim artistes, as well as consultancy work in general for the Zimbabwe Rural Libraries Initiative that is to be launched by Primary Education minister Lazarus Dokora at Book Cafe in Harare on April 3,
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He was one of the first African players to be a major star on the international stage. He played in three World Cups for the Cameroon national team. He achieved international stardom at 38 years old, an age at which most footballers have retired, by scoring four goals at the World Cup , helping the Cameroon team reach the quarter-finals.
National team While playing in France, he made his first appearance for the Cameroon national team.
In Johannesburg, where a promo was sent to the offices of the local independent label Music Team, it was decided that the song would be released to the South African market at a slower tempo, the original 45rpm slowed down to 33rpm. Originally released in South African in , the slowed-down version of Dance was the brainchild of Enoch Ndlela during his days at Music Team, run by Maurice Horwitz.
It was a maxi single and the tempo was high. He refused, but I had to persuade him into slowing it down. It was not a mistake. The master was sent and we asked permission to slow it down to suit the market… You can hear it differs if you know the original. The trend in South Africa of pitching down imported dance records continued and in the following decade gave rise to the first kwaito releases.
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Her bold stage antics earned a reputation for “outrageousness”. Affectionately called Mabrr by her fans, she was sometimes described as the “Queen of African Pop”. Fassie was born in Langa, Cape Town, as the youngest of nine children. She was named after the American singer Brenda Lee.
More rappers have actually bit the bullet and invested blood, sweat and tears into their art. This approach has given Bloem hip hop a new lease of life and exposure not just on a local level but national level. Their song went on to be the official SABC1 summer song and they earned a Metro nomination for best remix for their feel good banger Bheka Mina Ngedwa. But when you count the majors of bloem hip hop you cannot overlook one sleeping giant which is 2nyce, he has been in the game for a while, moving up and down on the charts and in the scene.
Remember his first hit and the song that drew eyes to Bloem Hip Hop was this one right here. If he was consistent with follow ups, he could have certainly been way further than he is now.
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While, unsurprisingly, their basic concept has remained the same since ancient Egypt, inventors never tired of developing improvements to this invaluable accessory. Here’s a concept for an egg carton as we know it today. Patented by Francis Burkett in , it featured “adequate structural and shock protection properties” and a “secure latch mechanism between its tray and cover”.
The VW Beetle left its mark not only in the automobile industry, but also in the cultural and political history of the modern world. Earlier this year VW announced that the current third generation will be last for this historic design. Yes, communication enthusiasts two centuries ago didn’t find that process very exciting either!
At school I was always involved with any event music related like concerts; I was also part of the school band. I left Delareyville in Grade 10, in the late 90s, to pursue a music career in Joburg. Through another friend I met with the legendary producer and singer, Chicco Twala who introduced me to music producers Mandla Spikiri and Mdu Masilela. They needed a singer and I joined the gang.
My career picked up there; I had hits like Roba Li theka, but as time went by I decided to leave for personal reasons. I was in my early 20s and living on the streets of Hillbrow. I worked in clubs and garages as a cleaner and I did any odd job that needed to be done for food and money. When my career picked up a year later, things took a turn for the worst and I got introduced to drugs.
I was living in Sunninghill, a leafy suburb in the north of Joburg and Jozi just started out. We were getting plenty of gigs and the money was flowing in. I was at my happiest when I got introduced to drugs and started my cocaine addiction. I needed nothing, I had everything I wanted but somehow I had dug a hole for myself. I clearly remember taking my first line of cocaine — I watched a friend do it when we went clubbing one night and when he offered me, I took it. Curiosity made me do it.