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25 Jul 2011

The Best of Ekapa Underground Hip Hop presents The Ladies in Hip Hop

Event: The Best of Ekapa Underground Hip Hop presents The Ladies in Hip Hop
Venue: The Purple Turtle
Date/Day: 4th August 2011/Thursday
Time: 9pm – 2pm
Cover Charge: R20,00 (Mahalla before 9pm)

This August, the team at Best of Ekapa Underground Hip Hop and siSTAR cypHER bring you Ladies in Hip Hop #3. The third installment of what is destined to be a growing movement in Hip Hop culture.
B.O.E runs with the purpose of promoting the hip hop industry and also uniting the huge hip hop community dispersed around the Western Cape and to satisfy the hungry hip hop masses. The event is held weekly, at Purple Turtle, 31 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town, South Africa.

The project has taken on the initiative to dedicate one Thursday of the month to the mothers of our nation, humbly presenting “Ladies in Hip Hop”, which aims at celebrating women pursuing hip hop culture, and availing an opportunity for growth, and exposure to both those in attendance and those who take the stage.

This time around, we go big, in partnership with all encompassing hip hop out fit, siSTAR cypHER, hosting a Woman’s Month Special, showcasing quite a number of artists. Acts that have been confirmed
are as follows:
  • Black Athena (from Project Breakfree)
  • Andy Leigh (from Mellow Vision)
  • Sister G (from The Bush Doctors)
  • Ashleigh (from siSTAR cypHER)
  • Lithal Li
  • Swifty (formally from R.I.P)
  • Shami Shamrock
  • Lorin-Lee Henderson
  • Coco Putuma
  • DJ’z Kato & Que
We are welcoming and awaiting more artists and DJ’s to step up and bring their best, contributing to what is set to be a night to remember.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact:
Ashleigh ‘Testimony’ Davids: houseoflithium{@} or Rozzano Davids at distorshine{@}

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23 Jul 2011


The Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University present

The South African Artists for Aids Awareness Concert 2011
Sunday 31 July At 18.30
Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch
A powerful classical, pop, adult contemporary and jazz programme
Entertainment for the entire family

Continuing to encourage and enlighten people of their responsibility to the reality of Aids, the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University, headed by Prof Jan du Toit is excited to present The South African Artists for Aids Awareness Concert at the Baxter Theatre on Sunday 31 July at 18.30. It is directed by recording artist, actor and UNAIDS first Goodwill Ambassador to South Africa, Jimmie Earl Perry.

Hosted by the engaging Soli Philander, this joyous concert celebrates its 5th year with artists that include the Mike Campbell Rhythm Orchestra, Vicky Sampson, Karen Kortje, Janelle Visagie, Wilmot Fredericks, Rouchelle Liedemann, the Voices of Love Ensemble, Zip Zap Circus, Wolfgang Riebe, Hilton Andries and many more special guests.

Not only is the event a powerful classical, pop, adult contemporary and jazz programme with surprises to keep feet tapping and hearts pumping, it carries a vital message in support of eliminating the epidemic and the stigma of HIV/AIDS throughout the world.

Since its formation 11 years ago, at the request of the Presidency, The Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management is a unit for teaching, research and community interaction and has developed the most comprehensive and largest HIV/AIDS management-training program in the world. In addition, the Educational Theatre and Creative Arts division has attained unparalleled success with education, awareness and voluntary testing across the country.

Jimmie Earl Perry states: ‘The first South African Artists for Aids Awareness concert, partnered with the New Apostolic Symphony Orchestra and Choir was held on February 22, 2009 at Silvertown Auditorium with the theme “Here’s to the Heroes”. It celebrated unsung individuals in our communities who were doing exceptional work in the HIV/AIDS field.

Through creative arts such as music, dance, theatre, photography and comedy, the aim is to continue inspiring more people to help turn around the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the Africa Centre salutes the artists performing in this concert for their dedication and support.’

Tickets for this one night only concert cost R75 and may be purchased from Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets, Baxter Box Office 021 685 7880 and on line - Entertainment for the entire family.

09 Jul 2011

AROUND THE BLUES FORM - workshop for jazz musicians

A free workshop for jazz musicians

Paul Bothner Music is hosting unique workshop presented by these three top French artists.

Topics to be covered will include:
Singing and Hearing the form, the changes
Different aspects in the study of improvisation
Playing a head and creating different grooves

WHEN: 7:30 pm, Tuesday 12 July 2011
WHERE: Paul Bothner Music, Richmond Centre, Main Road, Plumstead

About the artists:
PATRICK FRADET - Electric & Electronic Guitarist, improviser, composer, teacher

DANIEL BEAUSSIER - Composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist skilled in a variety Brass & Woodwind instruments,as well as bass guitar, guitar & keyboards

VINCENT JACQZ - Vincent plays piano and trumpet and is actively involved in music education in France.

For more information, call: 021 761 4828

05 Jul 2011


Hot Jazz Vocals, Dazzling Youth Jazz & a Kalahari Stew at Swingers Jazz Club
Kalahari Connection, D├ęborah Tanguy, Amanda Tiffin
With Sandile Gontsana, Vuyo Sotashe, Settlers Jazz Band

Sunday 10 July 2011, 17:00
Swingers Jazz Club, 1 Wetwyn Road, Wetton, Cape Town
Cost R70

Jazz & World Music Masala will take place at Swingers Jazz Club in Wetton on Sunday 10 July 2011, starting at 5 pm.

Parisian jazz vocalist and scat specialist Deborah Tanguy will make a brief return to the city to highlight a celebration of jazz vocals not seen in recent times in the city.

This concert marks the debut of Kalahari Connection, a global collective of Cape based musicians, each bringing their unique flavour to a band that celebrates a rich music variety descended from the Kalahari and the first peoples. The group features Bongani Sotshononda (Marimba), Dizu Plaatjies (Various African Instruments), Alice Zhang (Chinese Flutes), Barry van Zyl (Drums), Alistair Andrews (Basses) and Ronan Skillen (Tabla and Indian Percussion) in a tantalizing mix of Jazz, African and Indo-Chinese music.

Renowned songbird, pianist and musical theatre personality Amanda Tiffin will double up on piano and vocals, along with two of the city’s most promising jazz vocalists Sandile Gontsana and Vuyo Sotashe.

The Dynamics from Settlers High School will add dazzling youth jazz to the evening’s entertainment.

Tickets cost R70. For bookings call 083 390 4529 or pay at the door. Dining is optional. Swingers Jazz Club is located at 1 Wetwyn Rd, Wetton. Tel: 021 762 2443.

"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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