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THUTO MOTSEMME QUINTET

Thuto Motsemme is a flexible and versatile bass player who hails from Kwa-Mashu, KZN. He was introduced to music when he was 13 and participated in local choirs as a baritone singer which led him to study music at a later stage. In 2001 he enrolled in University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Music and studied Jazz and Popular Music under …

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NATIVE RHYTHMS

The latest installment of the Kaya FM Live @ The Bassline series sees top music stable Native Rhythms hosting the finest night of Afro-pop on the 2 April 2016. One of the trendiest nights out in Jozi, the Kaya FM Live @ The Bassline series has seen some of the countries most established performing artists rock the stage, including Zonke, …

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BLACK MODERNISMS

The term ‘Modernism’ usually brings to mind images of artworks and architecture produced in Europe and the United States from the 1850s to the 1970s where artistic traditions of previous centuries were rejected in favour of experimentation, innovation and use of new materials. Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Abstraction, Expressionism and Formalism are just a few of the artistic movements associated with new …

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STONERIDGE CENTRE: COMPETITION

Stonebridge Centre are offering 2 lucky people the chance of winning a dinner or leisure activity package valued at R1,000 per person for a party of 4 to a venue of your choice at the mall. All you have to do is SMS your thoughts about which shops or leisure activities you would like to see at our centre. SMS …

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DR BONE: NEW RELEASE

Dr. Bone, rapper and KZN son signed to Warner Music South Africa and confirms the release date for his anticipated debut album Lindelani as 1 April 2016. Few know that it was A&R legend, founder of Sire Records and Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Seymour Stein, who was instrumental in this signing. Over nearly 50 years in the …

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MORE SOPHISTICATED LEGACY AND OUTBACK

The Subaru Outback and Legacy models are now safer than ever before. And that’s saying something when you consider that number of awards and safety ratings that these cars have already notched up. 2014 saw the introduction of all-new Subaru Outback and Legacy models. Both of these cars proclaimed Subaru’s ongoing pursuit of unrivalled safety, refinement and an adventurous driving …

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JOHN PHALANE: MAP ART

The nature of Phalane’s Map Art transcends the purely diagrammatic or semiotic. They are not mere signposting. Like many cartographers, Phalane knows that embellishing maps with artistic elements can enhance their effect, making them more compelling through shear visual creativity. Aeroplanes and helicopters abound in the skies over his maps. But as an artist, Phalane has swung around the relationship …

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JONATHAN FREEMANTLE: DER HEILIGE BERG II

Freemantle’s passion for mountains has made him into somewhat of an alchemist and geologist mixed into one. Through much experimentation and analysis he started to make paintings of mountains using the very substance of the mountains themselves. During Freemantle’s 6-year apprenticeship in London he learnt the ancient techniques of fresco, oil and tempera painting, which included instruction in making the …

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DANCE UMBRELLA

Dance Umbrella 2016 runs from February 25 to March 6. A festival of new contemporary choreography and dance featuring both local and international choreographers – it is the main platform for new contemporary work in Southern Africa – 28 years of presenting new and innovative dance works. For more information email danceumbrella@danceforum.co.za and website www.danceforumsouthafrica.co.za

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RAND SHOW

Joburg’s BIGGEST Easter destination. Rediscover the Rand Show. As South Africa’s biggest consumer show and Joburg’s BIGGEST day out, the Rand Show is the entertainment destination of choice this Easter Offering 10 days of BIG family fun, the Rand Show is crammed with lifestyle exhibits, shopping and exclusive deals, great food, and a top-class line-up of entertainment chosen to delight …