‘Maskandi’ Masterclass with Qadasi & Maqhinga Saturday 16 February Paul Bothners Claremont

Hailing from the heart of Zululand, SAMA nominated Maskandi duo, Qadasi & Maqhinga, will be giving a Masterclass on ‘Maskandi’ music – one of SA’s signature traditional genre’s which is best known for its unique guitar style.

The duo will give live demonstrations on traditional guitar and concertina and discuss the following topics:

– The history of ‘Maskandi’

– How the genre has changed over time


– Different styles of Maskandi


– Song composition and arrangement


– The ‘izibongo’ – praise poetry

Saturday 16 February Paul Bothners Claremont -Book Quicket at R50.00 or the door at R70.00

CONCERTS IN THE PARK is pleased to announce that at 2pm on the 3 February 2019, at De Waal Park in Cape Town we will be starting the Concert Season with star studded lineup.

Sipho “HOTSTIX” Mabuse
The Rudimentals
Supported by Mmino

For the first time ever, the legendary Sipho “HOTSTIX” Mabuse will be performing at DeWaal Park. Sipho is an integral part of the entertainment industry, and his contribution to the diverse landscape of South Africa is appreciated and honoured by music lovers the world over. In fact, throughout the course of his 54-year career, Sipho has become a musical ambassador for South Africa.

Sipho late last year had a sold out show at the Baxter and is busier than ever. He remarked about De Waal Park ‘ I will be playing all the songs fans have come to associate with me like Jive Soweto, Shikisha and of course Burnout and we will throw in some surprises as well.’

Second on the lineup CONCERTS IN THE PARK are so pleased to welcome our long standing friends THE RUDIMENTALS. Celebrated AFRICAN-SKA band The Rudimentals is a socially diverse, fun-filled act that strives to interact with people of all ages and tastes. This multi-layered musical offering is made up of highly accomplished, talented and entertaining musicians, representing a blend of youth and experience. The band has also shared stages with some of South Africa’s top headliners, including Johnny Clegg, Lucky Dube, Hip Hop Pantsula, Freshlyground, Fuzigish; and toured extensively with the likes of The Wailers and legendary UB40….

Our headliners will be supported by the newly formed band MMINO.
The band members are based in Khayelitsha. The band was formed by Mohau Moahloli after playing for multiple bands around Cape Town. Mmino’s music is original and is influenced by the diverse African culture it has the fusion of African pop, Afro soul disco, Mbhaqanga jams with a twist of reggae making it more current and relevant music. All instruments are played live on stage , the music is inspired by the everyday experiences in the second largest township of South Africa. Being an example for the youth, they create music that caters for young and old across all races.

This first Concert will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience these amazing artists at ALMOST NO COST. Tickets will cost R20.00 per person and will be available for sale at Computicket from later this week and also at the gates on the day of the concert.

We look forward to seeing everybody for our Nation Building, community concerts for a Sunday of unbelievable entertainment.

Sipho Mabuse and the Rudimentals and Mmino for De Waal Park – Sunday 3rd Feb

Legendary South African artist Sipho Mabuse creates another milestone in his career with a 1st time ever performance at De Waal park in Upper Orange Street Gardens.

on Sunday 3rd February from 2pm with the Rudimentals and Mmino who performed with Sipho last year at a sold out Baxter Concert Hall in October 2018.

Sipho remarked their are so few place to perform in major cities and when the organisers approached my manager Martin Myers ,I had no hesitation in saying Yes
Why not do different places he said.

We are playing in a band stand that goes back many years The Concerts will be staged in the original Edwardian bandstand which was manufactured by Messrs Walter McFarlane & Co of Glasgow and presented to ‘the corporation’ in Cape Town by the Traders-Market & Exhibition Ltd. London in 1904.

It was moved from the original exhibition space in Green Point to De Waal Park some years later.

Book via Computicket R20.00

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Loyiso Bala appointed channel director of TBN in Africa

Faith and family television network Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) has announced the appointment of Loyiso Bala as channel director of TBN in Africa.

Award-winning Bala is one of the most recognisable and passionate people in the South African entertainment fraternity. He has been applauded by icons such as Nelson Mandela, Richard Branson, Gordon Brown, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and many more.

Bala brings with him an intuitive understanding of the business having not only presented and produced several television shows, including TBN Meets, but has also run a successful talent management company since 2007. He is currently completing the final year of his MBA studies at Henley Business School.

Bala’s role will be to lead an experience team in increasing the overall viewer-experience. This includes content creation, brand and channel identity, marketing and new business strategies.

Speaking of his new position, Bala said: “I am honoured and humbled to be granted the opportunity to lead such an amazing team that I’ve come to feel a part of over the past three years presenting and producing for the channel. I look forward to the challenge and to continue building on the great success that has been achieved by TBN thus far.”

3rd most read contributor for Biz Lounge two years in a row

I have been given a wonderful platform to open the world up to well know and not so well known artists for over 2 years now on Biz Community in the portal called Biz Lounge.

We have interviewed the good and the great including :

Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music recently inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

Tony Cedras who worked with Paul Simon

the multi talented RJ Benjamin

world class poet Siphokazi Jonas

rising star Bianca Blanc

Super star Chad Saaiman,

Biggest selling artist inDecember 2018 Vusi Nova to name but a few

The articles come out once a week and if you wish to be featured do contact me

So for 2019 I was the 3rd most read contibutor for a second year running

The platform is available to all artists ,you just have to reach out to me to be featured email info

Have a fantastic 2019 and keep reaching for blue skies.

The Music Exchange dates are out for 2019 …1st week September and booking is open at Quicket.

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