Must see show at Artscape on 31 MARCH -12 YEARS A BAND A unique fusion of theatre, poetry and live music

In this unique fusion of theatre, poetry and live music, a uniquely South African story unfolds.

Four women with very different backgrounds, Mbali, Faiza, Amber and Angel, find themselves sharing a makeshift fire on a rainy Cape Town evening.

Brought together by unexpected circumstances, they form a bond as fierce and temporary as the fire. Mbali, the homeless guardian of the fire, and Eastern Cape ‘refugee’, unravels the stories that brought them there, trying to make sense of her own place in a city that renders her invisible.

Written by: Siphokazi Jonas
Director: Nolan Africa
Music Director: Sikhumbuzo Ndebele

Cast/Musicians: Siphokazi Jonas, Keanu Harker, Germaine Leonard, Zoe Modiga, Josh Prinsloo (Fruit Vendor), Rosco Roman, Jason Skippers, Eden Myrrh

Artscape Theatre, 31 March, 20:00. Book through Computicket .Booking now open

SAMRO announces the list of nominees for the inaugural WAWELA Music Awards for 28 June 2013

SA’s sensational songwriters book their place in the spotlight

Which music creators have truly put South African music on the global stage? At an event held in Johannesburg today, SAMRO announced the long-awaited list of nominees for the inaugural WAWELA Music Awards.

Wawela is a Zulu word meaning “go beyond” – a fitting description for the talented nominees in these prestigious awards. Never before have so many South African composers, songwriters and performers made their mark as music ambassadors around the world, across a number of media formats.

“We’re proud to pay homage to the success of those who have put South African music on the map and to the legends of local music that have paved the way through their extraordinary lifetime achievements,” said SAMRO Deputy CEO, Sipho Dlamini.

The much-anticipated WAWELA Music Awards ceremony, which takes place on 28 June 2013, is set to be an exciting and glamorous evening, with many musical stars in the South African firmament as well as major industry players in attendance.

“These awards, the first of their kind in the country, are an important event on the musical calendar,” said Dlamini, adding: “On the night of 28 June, we’ll be gathering to give South Africa’s songwriting trailblazers the recognition that is due to them.”

Today marked the announcement of the nominees in the Standard Awards section in theWAWELA Music Awards, whichwere open to SAMRO members. Composers were selected across a range of genres, styles and categories.

“These pioneers of our music industry will be celebrated and recognised for their achievements that go beyond just commercial success,” affirmed SAMRO General Manager: Marketing, Tiyani Maluleke.

A number of Special Awards will also be handed out on the night, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Breaking through the Borders Award, and awards for Publisher of the Year and Prolific Catalogue of Works.

Go beyond, with the Wawela Music Awards: Internationally embraced, locally awarded!

The WAWELA Standard Award nominees are:

Best soundtrack in a feature film or theatric documentary:

Daniel Baron nominated for Wrongfully Detained

Philip Miller nominated for Leaving Father

Sven Larsen nominated for Afro Slow

Best song or composition in a television production:

Alan Lazar nominated for Scandal

Gregory Reveret nominated for Loxion Kulca Roots

James Barnard nominated for Limpopo

Best song or composition in a television commercial:

David Waugh nominated for the Toyota commercial

James Barnard nominated for the Sunlight Liquid commercial

Louis Enslin nominated for the Outsurance commercial

Best song or composition in a radio commercial:

James Barnard nominated for the White Star commercial

Claude Gombard nominated for the Coke Malawi commercial

Rene Veldsman nominated for the Shoprite commercial

Best creative album of the year:

Coenie De Villiers nominated for Hart van Glas

Black Porcelainnominated for Invincible Summer

Lira nominated for Return to Love

Songwriter of the year:

Wendy Oldfield

Joshua Kempen

Lira

Best South African duo/group:

Lonehill Estate

Tumi and the Volume

The Soil

Best female artist & composer/co-composer:

Lira

Nothende

Black Porcelain

Best male artist & composer/co-composer:

Daniel Baron

Johnstone Mnyandu

Claude Gombard

For more information on the WAWELA Music Awards:

Website: www.wawelamusicawards.co.za

Email: info

Twitter: @WawelaMusic

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WawelaMusicAwards

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) is proud to be hosting the inaugural Wawela Music Awards, the only awards ceremony in South Africa that rewards music creators for their outstanding international achievements. For further information on SAMRO, please visitwww.samro.org.za

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R J Benjamin on Heart 104.9fm SA TOP 10 with new single -The love at number 7 on top 10

SA TOP 10 – 16 MAY 2013
10 CHAD SAAIMAN DRAGONS 8
9 RIQUE NELSON LOOKING AT YOU 7
8 CAN SKYLARK EVERYTHING IS COOL NEW
7 RJ BENJAMIN THE LOVE 10
6 DJ KENT feat. LIQUIDEEP TOP OF THE WORLD 6
5 MATTHEW O’CONNELL TAKE IT SLOW 5
4 JAMALI THIS TIME 3
3 PEANUT GALLERY LET’S HAVE FUN 4
2 JARRAD STAY 2
1 HEARTBEAT CAFÉ PERFECT VIEW 1

Lira LIVE IN CONCERT

· Multi-award winning songstress, Lira has earned both the critical acclaim of industry experts and the trust of a valuable and loyal fan base since her platinum selling album FEEL GOOD (2006). Lira’s second successful Sony release, SOUL IN MIND (2008) has surpassed gold sales status, and “Makubenjalo” is the latest single currently climbing the charts.

· “Live In Concert – A Celebration” is Lira’s first live concert performance to be made available on CD (release date: 5 Oct) and DVD (release date: 9 Nov). The performance was recorded live at Carnival City on 21 August 2009 and sees Lira raising the bar of perfection to new heights.

· The live audio CD will be stickered with details pertaining to the DVD release in November and will also include exclusive bonus tracks. The first bonus track is a remix of “Believer (Jazzworx Remix)” planned to explode for the first time on radio in September. The second bonus track is the remix that earned Lira a South African Music Award for Best Remix, “Feel Good (Jazzworx Remix)”.

· This mix of both live audio recordings and remixed tracks is unique to the audio CD release. The flow from the one to the other is flawless and complementary as they live well together on this album.

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