‘Maskandi’ Masterclass with Qadasi & Maqhinga Sat 16 Feb 10.30am

‘Maskandi’ Masterclass with Qadasi & Maqhinga brought to you by Music Exchange

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

Venue -Paul Bothners Claremont

Sat 16 Feb 10.30 -12 noon -tickets R50.00 from door or via Quicket

Queries Martin Myers – 083 448 4475

info@musicexchange.co.za

‘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

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

citp poster sipho copy

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.

Roeshdien Jaz is an ‘ESP YOUNG LEGENDS 2019 TOP 20 FINALIST

Roeshdien had a stellar 2018 and was happy to release his new summer single called” Want what you can’t have ” and also put the finishing touches to his debut album to be released before the end of March 2019.

2018 will also go down as the the night he got to perform alongside his mentor and friend Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse at the Baxter Theatre on 26 October 2018 .

Roeshdien said the other day he is still pinching himself about that night.

The Baxter event was truly amazing and then to cap off 2018 he got nominated as an ESP YOUNG Legend.

Please if you would vote for Roeshdien as the winner gets to perform at Cape Town International Jazz Festival – during March 2019

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW, TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FINALIST ONLINE, BEFORE MIDNIGHT 7 JANUARY 2019.

TOP 10 FINALIST WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 10 JANUARY 2019…#ESPYL2019 #CTIJF2019

http://www.espafrika.com/top20/

Roeshdien Jaz up for ESP young legends award -please vote

A good friend and hard working artist Roeshdien Jaz is up for ESPYOUNGLEGENDS AWARD IN 2019

Do click on this link and vote Please

http://www.espafrika.com/finalists-2019/

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