Posts Tagged: music

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Braamfontein: A Creative Community in Joburg
January 29, 2014
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Joburg is seriously becoming the capital of cool. Its great to see more brands getting involved in inner city Jozi. First it was Adidas with their Area 3 gallery in Maboneng, then Puma with the Puma Social Club pop up club in Braamies. Now its Sprite, who’ve teamed up with music culture mag FADER to […]
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Songs for Mandela
July 18, 2013
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“The curious beauty of African music is that it uplifts even as it tells a sad tale. You may be poor, you may have only a ramshackle house, you may have lost your job, but that song gives you hope.  African music is often about the aspirations of humanity.” – Nelson Mandela   Here are  my top […]
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Win tickets to Rise and Shine Acoustic festival
June 6, 2013
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  I had such fun at the last Rise and Shine  Eco-Friendly Acoustic Music Festival in Jozi! Check out my post on it for the Getaway Magazine blog. Following the success of the first Rise & Shine  the next edition takes place this Saturday 8 June 2013. The festival will provide an opportunity for music-lovers to return to the […]
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Hugh Masekela on heritage
April 20, 2013
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I love this TED talk by South African music legend,  Hugh Masekela on heritage.  The video is 17 minutes and definitely worth the watch, not only for its inspirational message but also for the great music. In the video, Bra Hugh, as he is fondly known, says that Africans are losing their heritage because of politics, religion, […]
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Our night at the MK Awards
March 26, 2013
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I got an invite to attend the MK Awards on Sunday, and took my gorgeous cousin Kiara as my date. Kiara is a budding singer-songwriter and has the most amazing voice, but I’ll leave that for another post (I’m still waiting for her to finally upload a video on YouTube).  In return for her being […]
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Bring Your Fire to Swaziland’s BushFire Festival
March 14, 2013
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  The 2013 MTN BushFire festival is taking place on 31 May – 1 June 2013 in Swaziland. I was recently invited to the Joburg launch of the festival , where we were treated to the the soulful tunes of Nakhane Toure and the crazy boys in gold tights – and one of my favourite new bands – […]
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Miriam Makeba, South African music legend
September 28, 2012
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    In honour of September being Heritage month in South Africa,  today’s Mzansi Music Friday post is dedicated to a true legend of South African musical heritage,  Miriam Makeba.  I recently attended the excellent International Exhibition of Black Music, currently on at Museum Africa where there was some amazing archival footage of some of  Miriam Makeba’s […]
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Mzansi Music Fridays: Meeting FreshlyGround
August 31, 2012
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This week’s Mzansi Music Friday post is inspired by a contribution from my first guest blogger, Dutch journo Ellen van Ree, who shares her experience of meeting South Africa’s own FreshlyGround.   Before writing this post I must admit, I hadn’t listened to FreshlyGround in a while and I’d kind of forgot just how awesome they are. Honestly, […]
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Zaki Ibrahim – ‘Go Widdit’
August 24, 2012
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I’m really digging South African-Canadian urban soul singer Zaki Ibrahim‘s new music video ‘Go Widdit‘.  If you haven’t heard of the uber-talented Zaki before, then best you have a listen.  She’s the most eclectic local female artist I’ve heard in a while. Her music blends pop, indie, soul, Hip-hop and afro beat sounds into audio goodness. […]
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Mzansi Music Fridays: Nakhane Toure
August 10, 2012
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For the second Mzansi Music Fridays, I’ve decided to feature another up-and-coming local muso, Nakhane Toure, also because he is making his debut at Oppikoppi today. This is his first big stage performance and I really hope I get there in time to see him. Nakhane Toure is a Jozi-based singer-songwriter. His music has been desrcribed […]