After an absence of more than 30 years, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and his band, including Paul Simon friend and respected muso Tony Cedras, returned to Cape Town and The Baxter Theatre on Friday 25 October 2018, for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Fortunately for us all, this sell-out concert was captured on film, and commencing Friday, 29 May 2020, for ONE WEEK ONLY, this two-hour celebration of classic music, new voices and extraordinary light and sound production, will enjoy a new lease on life for a fleeting seven days.

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Thanks to the power of digital collaboration with TicketPro, Music Exchange (MEX) , the original producers of the show, have teamed up in 2020, during the height of the current COVID-19 lockdown, to present this very rare and special moment in time for the very first time online.

All proceeds from kind donations received over the seven days will go towards supporting the artists and crew who set the night alight.

The Baxter Theatre, equally compromised by COVID-19 reality, will also benefit with a percentage of the proceeds going towards their solidarity efforts in keeping their critical precinct alive now and well into the future.

Sipho’s long-overdue Mother City return was a night worth capturing in time, if only because the new (Siphokazi Jonas, Roeshdien Jaz, The South African National Youth Choir and Mmino) and the tried-and-tested powerhouse that is “Hotstix” delivered a one-of-a-kind performance that’s finally being repeated!

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



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


Cancer Survivor/Cape Town based Singer-Songwriter Roeshdien Jaz fresh from being on stage with Sipho Mabuse at the Baxter last month in Cape Town , continues to uplift, elevate an inspire with the official release of his brand-new Tropical House/Dance Summer single, ‘Want what you can’t have’

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“Want what you can’t have” is the brand NEW Summer, Dance/Club single, by Cape Town Singer-Songwriter, Roeshdien Jaz. It’s a fresh, dynamic dance track with suttle depth. The song speaks of how we… “Always seem to want what we just can’t have”.

“Even though she has a man, you still pursue your plan. “It’s a shame even though she knew, all the things he puts her through, cause she wants what she can’t have. It ain’t clear to me it’s a mystery, life always seems to be, a search, a hunt for what we always want, that’s never meant to be.”

A must have in your ‘SUMMER 2018 PLAYLIST’ to get you dancing, or that ‘adrenalin’ pumping on the treadmill at the gym. Remixes in the pipeline featuring  Cape Town female emcees, EJ Von Lyrik, Burni Aman and Shame (Godessa).

Available on ALL major digital platforms, worldwide. Roeshdien’s, much anticipated Debut Album 8 years in the making, is set for Digital release in the first quarter of 2019, called ‘The Contradiction’ (Every Mood).

“This body of work is a special tribute to life, an all it’s many beautiful contradictions”, says Roeshdien.


Hot on the heals of a packed Music Exchange conference #MEX18 at the beginning of the month 4 of the speakers are coming to Cedar High on Saturday 29 September from 9 -12 noon in association with Mitchells Plain Music Academy and JooxSouthAfrica

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Become inspired by 4 successful artists who are all going to impart their thoughts on how to do it on Saturday 29th September at a FREE MASTER CLASS from 9 -12 noon at CEDAR HIGH in Mitchells Plain Cnr Spine &, Weltevreden Rd, Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, 7785


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: Powerful arts and culture mix for Cape Cultural Collective’s Voices programme -16 March

Powerful arts and culture mix for Cape Cultural Collective’s Voices for Human Rights programme

Fresh from a hugely successful tenth anniversary year, the Cape Cultural Collective kicks off its second decade with a powerful line-up of performers for its human rights themed cultural programme.

The event, comprising music, dance and poetry, will take place at the Slave Church Museum, 40 Long Street on Friday 16 March 2018 at 7pm.

Artists include singer Roeshdien Jaz, musicians Didi & Jules and the band Azanian Aesthetics as well as the much-loved Rosa Choir. Poets Roche Kester, Pro-Found and Allison Claire Hoskins will also perform.

Audiences can look forward to hearing the number one songs of Roeshdien Jaz aka Mr Jaz as well as the spellbinding original compositions of Didi & Jules, a guitar, violin and vocal duo. Azanian Aesthetics are fast becoming a favourite of CCC audiences with their amalgamation of old traditional and Pan African instrumental story telling.

Three powerful, no holds barred, performance poets will also grace the stage: Roche Kester, Allison-Claire Hoskins and Ziqu Pro-Found Ndabezitha.
No CCC event would be complete without the much-loved Rosa Choir. This incredibly diverse group of choristers, now in their 6th year, sing a range of songs in Afrikaans, Xhosa and English.

The event will be opened by the stirring rhythms and sounds of the CCC Drummers headed by Mbulelo Mapila.
“These monthly programmes are incredibly powerful and are attracting growing numbers of arts and culture lovers from across the Cape,” said Kay Jaffer, founder member of the CCC.

Our theme speaks to the need to put the concept of Human Rights under the spotlight and to give it real meaning in a time of uncertainty,” said Cape Cultural Collective programme organiser June Knight. She also added that “it is always inspiring when we manage to bring together such a diverse range of performers and audience members from all over Cape Town, it shows that we can break down artificial barriers”.

“The Slave Church Museum, with its deep-rooted connection to our slave history and wonderful acoustics, is the ideal place for thought-provoking and entertaining programmes of this nature,” said Mansoor Jaffer, chairperson of the CCC.

Refreshments will be on Sale. Entry is free and donations are welcome.

The Cape Cultural Collective is a diverse cultural group that promotes ideals of unity, inclusivity and equality and draws a link between history and the social challenges of our time.

Formed in 2007, the CCC has an impressive list of projects under its belt, including: monthly cultural programmes; a poetry anthology; the Rosa adult and junior choirs; the Vulamathuba choir; four major celebration concerts for UWC’s 50th anniversary; the Uhadi poetry production performed in Paris in 2013; cultural tourism initiatives, a hugely successful 10th year anniversary celebration which included a sold-out production at Artscape and a community picnic at the Castle.

The CCC works closely with a range of communities including Langa, Mitchells Plain, Manenberg and Bonteheuwel

The event is organised in collaboration with the SA Sendinggestig Museum. The SA Sendinggestig Museum examines the history of slaves and other marginalised groups and is housed in the oldest indigenous mission church in the country.

Issued by the Cape Cultural Collective and the SA Sendinggestig Museum.

For more information contact;

Kay Jaffer 082 2023131
June Knight 079 1835170
SA Sendinggestig Museum 021 423 6755

Cape Town in September is an exciting time, especially if you’re a fan of spring and Roeshdien Jaz

The day to diarise is Saturday 27 September. That’s when the “Perfect mood”, “Feel for life”, “Inside ’n out” and “Love is in the house” hit maker, along with his five-piece band, will take to The Nassau Centre’s stage on Palmyra Road in Newlands.


The theme of the Multi-talented, Singer/Songwriter, Lifestyle Coach and Inspirational Speaker’s concert is all about taking some time out, to celebrate the gift of life. To reflect on all that we have to be grateful for in our lives right now. “It’s so easy to get caught up in what’s wrong with our lives and the world right now,” Roeshdien says. “Granted, that needs to be acknowledged. There are equally as many things to be grateful for. This special evening is an invitation to everyone, and anyone, to join the amazing Siphokazi Jonas and I, in The Gratitude Café.


Inspired by a group that Roeshdien and a friend started on Facebook, The Gratitude Café, which has subsequently, evolved into a show that will play out a fusion of Jazz, Soul, Funk, Reggae and Spoken word/Poetry come 27 September 2014. The entire show promises patrons music, lyrics, socially conscious, with a commercial appeal. “It’s a show where like-minded people can connect and share the things that they are grateful for in their lives right now,” Roeshdien explains. “I will be performing all my popular radio singles and also pay special tribute to some of my biggest inspirations. Picture this…the spirit of Sir Francis Albert Sinatra, Robert Nesta Marley, Sergio Mendes, Jamiroquai, Brendan Adams to name a few, all in the same space for one night only.”


Add a remarkable opening act Siphokazi Jonas, a member of the Exodus Klan Poetry Collective, to the night’s proceedings and patrons can look forward to some socially conscious poetry. In June this year she shared the stage with two well-known American poets, Janette…Ikz and Ezekiel, on the Cape Town leg of their South African tour. Siphokazi is also part of the ‘Cape Town Collaborative’, established by the ‘Epiphany Band’, a collaboration consisting of five vocalists and two poets who recently released the women’s day song and video, “I am woman”.



Look out for the launch of the ‘Roeshdien Jaz’, new look website (, special prizes up for grabs, and the official worldwide digital release of his two popular radio singles, “Inside n out” and “Love is in the house”. (iTunes, Amazon etc.). Three of his songs have just been confirmed to be used in the popular South African weekday soapie, Isidingo. Add the promise of a full debut album to be released in the Summer 2014, and of course the much anticipated, ‘Roeshdien Jaz Live, ‘The Gratitude Café’ concert, is sure to be a night to remember…#Uplift&Inspire


Concert tickets go live on the 22 August 2014 at 9am. Early bird booking discount price of R130 up until the 31 August. Thereafter a normal price of R150 applies, all via Computicket. The MC for the evening is no other than The Distinguished Gentleman, Andre Solomon.


For more information contact:
Triple M Entertainment
Martin Myers
Mobile: +27 83 448 4475

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