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‘Village Pope’ Tshepo Tshola succumbs to the pandemic

‘Village Pope’ Tshepo Tshola succumbs to the pandemic

Tshola, who was affectionately called ‘The Village Pope’, died at the age of 68 after being admitted to hospital for COVID-19 related complications. Tshola who was born in Lesotho grew up in a musical family with both his parents, was once a member of the band Sankomota. Despite being a permanent resident of South Africa, […]

‘Tiny Desk Concert’ by Black Motion goes international

‘Tiny Desk Concert’ by Black Motion goes international

Produced by NS Productions and directed by Zolani Phakade, Black Motions, ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ opens up with the turntables performing their hit song Mayibuye iAfrica – which translated asks the continent to return to its rich history and culture. This show forms part of a new series of at home concerts by international platform NPR – which […]

Rémy Martin, Riky Rick and Usher collab

Rémy Martin, Riky Rick and Usher collab

This follows a multi-million deal as the face of the global brand Rémy Martin, in mzansi. The campaign celebrates the harmonious blending of two cultures of timeless excellence: Music and Cognac.  I can safely coin it the ‘RR’ collaboration, since the partnership of both mzwenko star Riky and Rémy continued from season one, which launched in 2019.  ‘Team Up For Excellence the film’ reveals a more personal narrative, celebrating the people or ‘team’ behind Riky’s journey to success. Internationally, Grammy award winning musical artist, Usher, is also featured in the campaign. It celebrates the harmonious blending of two cultures of timeless excellence: Music and Cognac. “Team Up For Excellence – The Film”highlights the cultural connection between Cognac and American musicsince 1917 in France, and how the two have been synonymous ever since. The campaign […]

Zulu be very scared, as Zulo returns with a vengeance

Zulu be very scared, as Zulo returns with a vengeance

Formerly known as Lil Trix and associated with 80s Rock ‘n Roll inspired artwork for the past ten-years’ in the music industry, Zulo is back with his EP single ‘Portals’ and video. It re-adopts Zulo’s signature electro-influenced sound, sampling “Cameroon” by the legendary Miriam Makeba, with background vocals by frequent collaborator ByLwansta, as well as an outro […]

DJ PH unleash single #Serious

DJ PH unleash single #Serious

It features an all-star line of hit makers the big ‘Don’ of South African Hip Hop Cassper Nyovest; 2021 amapiano star Lady Du; and legendary hit maker and creater of a new genre Mzonkonko, Makwa. PH is an award winner, DJ, Metro FM’s Cruise Control radio host, World Record Holder and now TV executive producer. […]

JPO invests in schools to learn orchestral music genre

JPO invests in schools to learn orchestral music genre

These education and development initiatives have fast been gaining momentum, with a dramatic increase in reach in 2019, only to be interrupted by COVID related restrictions in 2020.   Many members of the community have experienced the benefits of this programme and over the past three years, the orchestra visited 35 schools in various areas in and […]

Dickies SA honours the late kwaito star, producer ‘Mjokes’

Dickies SA honours the late kwaito star, producer ‘Mjokes’

Born Emmanuel ‘Mjokes’ Matsane, the former Trompies and Kalawa Records producer, has been honoured by Dickies South Africa, with a mural that honours the inspirational life he led. The mural is in partnership with South African artist Rasik Green (Mister Ekse) and will be located in Meadowlands, Soweto Highway, where the iconic ‘Mjokes’ was born. […]

Origin Marula ‘its a gin, but on your mother tongue’

Origin Marula ‘its a gin, but on your mother tongue’

Born in West Africa and crafted from distinctive African botanicals, the South African variant is gently blended with the unique smoothness of Marula, for the first time! Entering the gin world, Origin Marula- sarcastically accompanied by its punchline tag “It’s gin,”but on your mother tongue!” is refreshing as it warms the heart of worldwide ginaissance […]

“Isandlwana Battle Musical Lecture” be prepared for the unthinkable, as Mbuso Khoza takes you down the historical journey

“Isandlwana Battle Musical Lecture” be prepared for the unthinkable, as Mbuso Khoza takes you down the historical journey

He was addressing audience at the Soweto Theatre, as part of the third “Isandlwana Battle Musical Lecture”, that runs from May 26 to 30 Sunday. Mincing no words, the celebrated award Jazz star and vocalist Mbuso, said if we’ve forgotten our history, irrespective of any nation, we are doomed as the country; because colonisers will […]

Mawatle by CzAr is now available

Mawatle by CzAr is now available

Born Tiego Matibe Molatudi (29) is a hardworking character and wants to make a name for himself in the history of music in mzansi. CzAr has proven be it on a stage making thousands of music lovers dance to his new school rap music or solving problematic mathematical equations – he will reach his dreams […]

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