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VALENTINE’S (SLOW) BLUES

Fall in love with nature and the arts in the Cradle of Humankind this Valentine’s Day. On Sunday 12 February a collection of our country’s finest Blues talents will celebrate “slow-blues”, drawing inspiration from John Mayall’s seminal 1969 recording ‘The Turning Point’, performed live at the Fillmore East in New York. Artists will forego percussion – deriving their rhythm and …

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MUSIC TOUR FUNDING

Planning a music tour but unsure how to fund it? Apply to Concerts SA’s Music Mobility Fund which will select new projects to support in March This tour funding mechanism offers opportunities for professional South African musicians to undertake live music tours in South Africa as well as other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. The fund provides support to …

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TIMA REECE RETURNS

The name TIMA REECE will soon be back on music lovers’ lips when she launches her eagerly anticipated brand new comeback album “9” on 2nd December 2016. Tima along with her team have been hard at work in studio over the past few months fine-tuning an album that she is proud of. “9” is a fusion of R&B, Soul, Pop …

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OSCAR RACHABANE AND FRIENDS

In association with Concerts SA, saxophonist and penny whistle player Oscar Rachabane presents his national tour, where he will be joined by some of his friends, who happen to be at the same time great accomplished musicians: guitarist Keenan Ahrends, and two German members of Seba Kaapstad – Sebastian Schuster on bass and Thomas Worle on drums. Oscar Rachabane is …

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BUDDY WELLS QUINTET

Based in Cape Town, the South African Saxophonist, composer, and arranger Buddy Wells has had the pleasure of performing and recording with many well-known South African and international music legends. He has performed at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival every year from 2000 to 2016, and is a regular performer at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and the …

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BOB DYLAN WINS NOBEL PRIZE

‘Greatest living poet’ Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize. By Johan Sennero and Alistair Scrutton Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award. The 75-year-old Dylan – who won the …

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AN INTIMATE ACOUSTIC EVENING

The perfect evening for either a ‘date’ night or ‘ladies’ night is an ‘Intimate Acoustic Evening’ at the Brazenhead in Sandton. And on Tuesday 11 October, the dynamic and talented Just Mia along with Jordan Pretorius are in action. At this weekly event expect to hear a wonderful evening of acoustic music in a relaxed and intimate restaurant setting. Each …

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MANGO GROOVE: FACES TO THE SUN

South African supergroup Mango Groove confirm the release of their first new material in 7 years. The double album titled, Faces To The Sun, is set for release on 28 October 2016. The album comprises 24 songs, includes 9 all-new, original Mango Groove tracks and also features 15 powerful and touching renditions of classic South African songs, with collaborations with …

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DAVID BOWIE LEGACY

DAVID BOWIE LEGACY releases on November 4 collects together some Bowie’s finest singles from his first hit, 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ through to the final singles ‘Lazarus’ and ‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’ from earlier this year. All formats of DAVID BOWIE LEGACY feature a previously unreleased version of the classic 1971 single ‘Life On Mars?’ mixed by its original producer …

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LIFE: GLOBAL RELEASE

The latest music singing sensations to hit the international music scene, LIFE, is set to release their début album globally on 1st October. The band comprises of singer and songwriter, Rebeka Rain; songwriter, producer and engineer Mick Evans from Australia, as well as singer, songwriter and accomplished musician Kyle Petersen – who hails from South Africa. The name LIFE was …