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18 Jan 2011


In a unique collaboration; Khayelitsha based 5 piece hip-hop collective the Backyard Crew (Bio Below) and a afro-Jazz/reggae guitar duo The Lucky Mo Experience (Bio Below) unite to form a truly unique emergence from the townships of Cape Town.

Event Details:


Backyard Crew vs The LuckyMo Experince
Venue: Zula Bar
Date: 19 Jan 2011
Time: (Doors open) 08h30pm
Cost: R30 (Buy a ticket and get 1 free drink)

CDs available for sale at the venue

Backyard Crew

This hip-hop group from Khayelitsha was established about 5 years ago, comprises of 5 members: Mashonisa (producer, 24), Vannemerwe (25), Point2 (24), Phoenix (24) and Kideo (21). They released their debut album in September 2009. Before the official release though, a 5-track promo circulated and received rave reviews which led to a single “Hayi” making it to No.1 on the Y-fm hip-hop charts in October 2008. In November 2009, they shot a video for the single “Baby girl” which is currently played on Channel O, MTV-Base and e-TV.

They were also invited by Vice, an international youth culture oriented magazine, to be part of a photo shoot at the Assembly, in Cape Town. The publication focuses on youth inspired music, fashion and international trends.

Before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Backyard Crew had the opportunity to tour around with the Adidas truck performing at various locations around the country. This was in support of the South African national team as well as promoting their new Adidas sponsored jersey. Backyard Crew performed for crowds at Mzoli’s Meat, Blaauwberg Beach and at the Point Beach in Mossel Bay.

The group was also part of the fan park festivities where they performed at the Mew Way/OR Tambo Sports Complex, the only public viewing area in Khayelitsha during the South Africa/France game.

The LuckMo Experience

A band started by brothers Lucky (26) and Mohau (23), LuckyMo is a breath of fresh air in the township musical scene. With a blend of Afro-jazz, blues, reggae and beautiful melodic ballads, these two acoustic guitarists have honed their skills over the years by performing at malls and shopping centres in around Cape Town. They were later joined by Luthando (18), a.k.a Mic Substance from the hip-hop circles.

They have also performed at various locations during the recent 2010 FIFA World Cup. They have also shared stages with a marimba group at the Waterfront and expanded their musical journey.

LuckyMo also performed at reputable venues which host live performances in Long Street, Cape Town. The Purple Turtle and Zula Bar have been frequently hosting the duo guitarists and swept crowds off their feet with their melodic songs.

They are currently working on putting together songs for their much anticipated debut release. All their material is original and is about these young artists’ experiences in as far as growing up in the township is concerned: their dreams to succeed, fears and hope for the youth, longing for love, among others. As young song writers and performers, they are challenged by prospects of performing for matured audiences (as their material is much matured), as well as roping in the younger followers.

15 Jan 2011

Cape Town Goema Orchestra - Goema Symphony No. 1 - Pictures

The Cape Town Goema Orchestra - Mac McKenzie's "Goema Symphony No. 1"
SABC Studios Auditorium in Sea Point,Cape Town
28 August 2010

Production: Profoundly South African

12 Jan 2011

Lana Crowster & Friends - LIVE @ THE G-SPOT

After the success of her 2009 show, vocalist Lana Crowster will be back at the G-Spot on Sunday, 16 January 2011, for another show stopping performance! This time she will be joined and sharing the stage with some amazing musicians and vocalists! The line-up includes Thandi Ntuli(piano), Rueben Crowie (drums), Benjamin Jephta (bass), Angelo Syster (guitar), Byron Abrahams (saxophone), Charmion Jansen(backing vocals), Spha Mdlalose( backing vocals), Sandile Gontsana (vocals).

Doors open at 12 midday. Feel free to bring your own snacks and for those of you who like your Sunday "vleisie", braai facilities will be provided. Fully stocked cash bar available.

Show starts at 6pm and the party will continue thereafter!
Cost: R50 at the door
Pre-sold tickets @ R40 are available from:
Lindsay 082 3055 762
Godfrey 083 525 0463
or Lana 0844 082 449
or contact for more information:


07 Jan 2011


After a sold-out national tour leaving many a funny bone shattered in his comedy wake, Kurt Schoonraad returns to the Baxter Theatre with his one man comedy show Home Groan from 18 to 29 January 2011. Directed by Rob van Vuuren, and a brand new set, Kurt tackles the absurdities of everyday life from men's waxes, alien abductions, super heroes and many more characters that float around his wacky head. Performances are at 8pm each night and there are two low priced previews on 18 and 19 January.
Kurt is no stranger to the comedy circuit, appearing in many local and international comedy festivals and has had significant roles in popular SABC TV series; the quirky accidental tourist in Going Nowhere Slowly, the whacky protagonist in Crazy Games (2006-09) and was one of the first celebrities to feature in Who Do You Think You Are? He also pioneered the successful Jou Ma se Comedy Club and, from his hilarious childhood growing up in the Flats to his equally hilarious present, Kurt discovered that coloured people are taking over the world !!

Director Rob van Vuuren, a comic Tour de Force and versatile performer himself (Twakkie, in The Most Amazing Show, Strictly Come Dancing, SA’s Got Talent and more) says; "It was a dream come true finally to be working with the man whose hair and eyeballs I had admired from afar. Home Groan reinforces why Schoonraad is such a stellar player in the South African Comedy industry …. while he crosses that invisible threshold between young manhood and full blown middle age!!"

"Developing the show with Rob van Vuuren was a humbling experience as I had never tackled comedy from this angle before says Kurt. It has been very rewarding working with a well known South African comedy genius like Rob …. but I wouldn't be able to finish a whole one!"

Don't miss Home Groan. Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated!Tickets cost R80 and R65 for the preview on 18th and 19th January. UCT staff, students, senior citizens and block bookings of 10 or more cost R65. Book at Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets, The Baxter 021 685 7880 and on line For corporate and charity bookings call Sharon 021 680 3962. Performances are at 20:15 each night.There is an Age Restriction - No Under 16's.

"Jazz and freedom go hand in hand. That explains it. There isn't any more to add to it. If I do add to it, it gets complicated. That's something for you to think about. You think about it and dig it. You dig it..." Thelonious Monk
"Jazz and freedom go hand in hand. That explains it. There isn't any more to add to it. If I do add to it, it gets complicated. That's something for you to think about. You think about it and dig it. You dig it..." Thelonious Monk

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