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.

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/

Cape Times personal reflection on passing of Hugh Masekela

Thank you to the Cape Times for calling me to write a personal reflection on the passing of Bra Hugh this week

Not an easy to do

Rest in Peace -Hugh

My tribute to my dear friend Ray Phiri that I put on Facebook

Rest in peace my friend Ray Phiri – I know you are at peace – I remember the Unfinished Story so well when I was at UCT and the lifelong friendship we developed .A giant friend has passed – I will not whisper in the deep .

I spoke to Hotstix Mabuse (who we manage ) this morning and he is devasted “He said to me Mart I have no words ” Sipho and Ray did so much work together and when they got together it was always fun.

I remember touring with Ray and working on the Unfinished Story tour at the Good Hope Centre in 1987.

My daughter Casey Barclay has heard “Whispers in the deep” countless times on the school run in the morning .Ray helped shaped my love and continued love of SA Music.

When my wife Razia Myers met Ray she remarked what a gentle soul he has and amazing aura.

Ray had so much wisdom to give and he gave willingly

Argus page 10

the full page in the Argus

the Cape Times -front page

Spring into Music Exchange with Thabiet Allie, COO of TurnUp Music Thurs 8 and Fri 9th September

What is exciting is that the annual Music Exchange conference is around the corner, on Thursday and Friday, September 9 and 8, at Grandwest Market Hall and a great product will be launched at the conference called TurnUp Music.

Careers are made and broken online, and TurnUp Music is the new digital disruption platform that artists, and fans alike, will love.
TurnUp Music, in collaboration with WeChat and Endemol Shine Africa, is an online music service dedicated to helping musicians build their careers by offering the platform to reach and grow their fan base.

Available exclusively through WeChat, TurnUp is the ultimate gateway to a host of local talent, including various South African superstars the like of MiCasa, Nathi, Emtee and Vusi Nova.
“Our core mission at WeChat is to make every day easier for everyone,” says Brett Loubser, CEO of WeChat Africa.
“From publishing, licensing marketing and distribution, the traditional music model wasn’t built for the benefit of musicians or the fans. We’re doing away with that. Firstly by making sure the musicians are well looked after by reaping maximum benefit from their work. Then we help them take their product to the fans that then can buy the music on our platform,” continues Loubser.

As a local artist-centric space online, where undiscovered artists are able to make their music available to the large South African audience, TurnUp Music is about to turn heads as the epicentre where artists and their fans can connect. A dynamic pricing structure ensures that all artists’ fans are catered for.
“What differentiates TurnUp Music is focus. Our aim is to create opportunities to grow artists and amplify their careers by harnessing collaborative marketing reach and opportunities.

Marketing and artist development equals longevity and longevity makes a career in music sustainable and potentially profitable.
It’s this focus that has driven TurnUp to promote talent, provide opportunities for learning new skills and pay artists 70% of download revenue.
TurnUp will further work with Endemol Shine Africa to support TurnUp artists and their music on TV and digital media platforms,” says Thabiet Allie, COO of TurnUp Music.

This TurnUp launch is a very exciting part of the 2016 Music Exchange Programme and together with speakers like Mike Joubert, Arthur Goldstuck, Grant Davison, Kim Kallie Banner and Bev Scott Brown included in the line-up, along with Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse and Moreira Chonguica, all areas of the music business will be covered, including having the legal dynamos Warrick Percy, Nick Matzukis and Adrian Rogowski all speaking.

Amazing press for last Mondays pop up performance in Cape Town with Hostix Mabuse

What a wonderful success Monday 18th April was with Sipho Hotstix Mabuse at 5pm
We as a team ( Derek Geddes ,Roesdien Jaz ,Marvin Leventhal ,Peter Lacey ,Razia Myers ,Zane Maqetuka ,Sam Roy ) and the band of course pulled of a fantastic pop up performance in Cape Town and we ended up on the front page of the Argus

Siphokazi Jonas the poet joined in along with Jason Skippers ,Germaine Leonard and Josh Prinsloo

We had poetry and Sipho doing 5 numbers including Redemption song Burn out and Shikisha

Kfm with Dion Bing came to take videos and CCTV under Rene Del Carme also filmed.

It was a glorious way to end Monday

Monday 18th April SIPHO HOTSTIX MABUSE at Promenade Three Anchor Bay

Sipho “Hotstix “Mabuse will be doing something fun at 5pm at the glasses on the Promenade in Three Anchor bay Cape Town on Monday 18th April

You are welcome to join and share in the fun .

We could have a poet join, a guitar player and before you know it ,the pop up will disappear.

Why don’t you come along and see what transpires .We all need some fun to end Monday off don’t we ?

The public artwork is called” Perceiving Freedom”by Michael Ellion

You can see why we have chosen the spot due to album cover Afrodizzia below

THE HASTHAG IS #HOTSTIX twitter @siphohotstix -PLEASE USE THE HASHTAG #HOTSTIX if you are coming

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