FRI NIGHT Jalsah – Celebrating the light of Islam

Feel like some Islamic HipHop? Let’s show the way and get to know each other better. The first Jalsah – meaning Gathering – offered at the University of Johannesburg this year will be held on the 18th March – both Muslims and Non-muslims are invited to bring their inquiring minds and a desire to better understand other people and cultures and to join in the evenings events. The… programme will feature Qiraat (readings from the Quraan), Islamic songs and recitals, slide shows, Islamic Rap together with Nazms and Nasheeds. All items on the programme will be accessible to people who do not understand Arabic, as it will be explained to the audience and accompanied by an English text where applicable. The Jalsah sold out last year and we therefore cannot guarantee that tickets will be on sale at the door. – SO BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW… Sanlam Auditorium University of Johannesburg Auckland Park Campus Corner Kingsway & University Road, Auckland Park 18 March 2005 19:30 for 20:00 R50 (adults) & R30 (students & children) For any queries, contact Ehllený at (011) 489-3058 or Mariam at 083...

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Making a statement
Mar19

Making a statement

Noxyrsox gets bored in traffic… One thing I love about driving in traffic is that you get the opportunity to read the bizarre bumper stickers that proudly adorn the boot of many a vehicle. They are guaranteed to make you laugh out loud or at least crack a smile (depending on how bad the traffic is). This morning I saw a great one and in sharing it with you I include some other classics:… A snake is a snake and,.,.,. When days are dark friends are few. What are you staring at asshole? A black man is always a suspect. A white man is always a racist. (You have to maintain a sense of humour in this country!) Beautiful lover My other car is a Ferrari Don’t talk to me, talk to my lawyer. And then I love the classic mickey-mouse-pulling-a-zap-sign stickers and the iconic marijuana leaf which I don’t think is going to get you anywhere when the police pull you over but hey, it looks cool. Keep your eyes open for stickers and the names of taxis – they are bound to brighten up your drive to work! ‘Thanx God I’m a Black man’ – says editista....

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REM Review – Noxyrsox is chuffed
Mar19

REM Review – Noxyrsox is chuffed

I always said that REM was one band I had to see before I died so seeing Michael Stipe get down on stage last night was absolutely awesome. He appeared dressed in black with a painted Zorro-type mask painted across his face, looking his usual strange self and proceeded to deliver pitch-perfect songs from a range of albums dating back to the early 80’s. Unfortunately there...

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Bhangra Bash at Carnival City
Mar19

Bhangra Bash at Carnival City

Catch the popular Indian singer Priya Singh at Carnival City this Saturday – she is headlining a bill of talented performers in a concert on Saturday March 12th. Priya Singh and Friends appeals to a broad range of people from all ages with a show encompassing music, dance, comedy and ending with a Bhangra hosted by popular Lotus FM radio deejays…. Singing sensation Priya Singh has been performing as a vocalist since 1991, winning the Radio Lotus Impressions musical competition a year later when she was only 12 years old. Since then she has amassed an impressive list of achievements including sharing the stage with internationally acclaimed Alka Yagnik during her 1996 SA tour, performing at the Antakshari and Saregama shows as well as other internationally acclaimed music events including a concert performance broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television Asia. She released her debut album Manzil in May 2002, and features in the recently released South African multi-artist album of African lullabies, the Tula Project. Other leading artists sharing the bill include Hoosen Vally, Umita Kalyan, Himal, Sarika Kissoon, the Trishina Singh Dance Troupe and Preneshan. Ashok Ramchunder, popularly known as the ‘King of Chutney’, will perform his repertoire of up-tempo music which has thrilled audiences for a decade while the comedic talents of Krijay Govender, of Isidingo fame, will keep the audience in stitches. Also joining Krijay from the Isidingo cast will be Jack Devnarain who plays the character of Rajesh Kumar. The audience can expect a unique entertaining departure from his usual television character viewers are accustomed to. Priya Singh and Friends starts at 7pm at Carnival City on Saturday March 12th. Tickets can be reserved at R47, R88 and R130 and are available through Computicket on 083 915 8000 or For more information, call 083 701 2735...

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Whats up with 46664 in Fancourt?
Mar19

Whats up with 46664 in Fancourt?

Last night a few of the gels were throwing back some vino getting all deep n stuff… We started discussing the much publicised 46664 concert that’s to be held at Fancourt on the 19th March and the general feeling is that the venue, the very Exclusive Golfing estate Fancourt, in George, just does not make sense. What we want to know is why is s…uch a HUGE concert being held in such a small town, miles away from anywhere – well – about 440kms from Cape Town, 600 kms from East London and 300 kms from PE? Where are all the people going to come from??? Does it mean that only those that can afford to get to George, buy the ticket and pay for accommodation will be able to attend??? A little exclusive indeed!! We are working women and none of us could afford to go… what about those who you’re singing, crying and talking about??? Rumours have it that last years concert (which was a bit boring) ran up a huge loss which may explain the organisers strange choice of location – a business heavywieght, philanthropist Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner, co-founder and chairman of SAP – has offered to stage the concert and pay for everything himself… He is also the owner of Fancourt… mhhh. The artists are all playing for free… so WHY HOLD IT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE where only the PRIVELEGED and a few token locals get to attend? Have you seen that part of the country? Beautiful indeed, but VERY NOUVEAU RICHE MONEY and over-the-top wealth…not much transformation going on in that corner as in most of the Cape. The point of 46664 is to raise money for HIV/AIDS and much of it comes from the concert being beamed out to the world and people then making donations… Our feelings on the matter were that 46664 needs to get closer to the REAL people, those who are affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa – the mostly white crowd at last years concert and the low attendance of community members will probably be predominant at this years 46664 if not worse. There is a ‘patronising tone’ to this event – a real THEM and US – and we really encourage the organisers to downscale the event and bring it down to earth and closer to the masses… Come on guys. Your response and comments much needed on this topic.....

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Huge US DRUM and BASS DJ Dieselboy in the Hood
Mar13

Huge US DRUM and BASS DJ Dieselboy in the Hood

If you’re into Drum and Bass, don’t miss the Dieselboy at Roxy’s in Melville tonight…He’s come all the way from the States where he’s known as the top US D&B Dj – Quality stuff init. He has a soft spot for SA and has played in CT and Durban on this tour and once again left the best for last – Jozie tonight!!! This time round he brings wit…h him his ‘vocal magician par excellence MC Messinian who will be adding punch and cadence to the aural landscape.’ R80 at the door gets you in… you can also buy your ticket for R70 from computicket Catch top SA Breakbeat boys Blunted Stuntman, Redwood and Toine (Deben!) and on the House Floor 2lani will be rocking you along with some other ALL GOOD dudes…...

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