DURING HERITAGE Month in September, DBT Studios launched its first ever daily radio show on Mzansi.Radio called "Sishaya Ingoma NeHhashi".
The show is hosted by ‘power’ couple Ihashi Elimhlophe (Bheki) alongside wife Mam’Ngcobo also known as “Ebony”.
Ihashi Elimhlope commented; “This is an exciting time for traditional music lovers. For a long time I have been seeking ways to revive the Maskandi music, not only for South Africans’ consumption, but also for people who stay abroad who wish to connect with their African roots through music,” he says.
He continued:” This platform affords me that opportunity to take this rare gem of music to the people. We are well on our way of preserving our heritage, and I am proud to be part of this innovative drive. I implore people around the country, and beyond to support this initiative so that we can continue feeding their musical taste buds, while we also assist emerging artists in this genre find their voice, and regale fans and lovers of this particular traditional music.”
Phindile Mkhabela from DBT Studios says: “This is the very first time that Maskandi will have a true bona-fide media and musical home while also being respected and elevated to the same levels as all other genres of music from around the world. With the launch of Sishaya Ingoma NeHhashi, the station will play the best of new and classic Maskandi, and be the home of the true and authentic story of Maskandi.”
This is a big victory of South African Culture and Heritage, says Mkhabela.
The show is on every day from Monday to Saturday 12pm to 4pm.
Mzansi.Radio is an all new multichannel digital radio streaming service offering 6 stations with plans to grow to 25 stations within the next 18 Months.
Currently it offers 6 stations; Phat Joe Radio – A hip hop music station hosted by Phat Joe; 2. Sun Gospel Radio – A gospel music station featuring the likes of Dr Tumi & Lebo Sekgobela; 3.) Vuur Warm Radio – An Afrikaans pop music station; 4.) Mi Casa Su Casa – A House music station; 5.) The Yanos – An Ama Piano music station; and 6.) Isginci Maskandi Radio – A 24/7 Maskandi radio station.
To access Mzansi.Radio platform download an app and listen to gospel, house, hip hop, Ama piano, and Afrikaans music every day, 24/7, simply go to the website www.mzansi.radio and follow the instructions.