Jeanne Hoffman @ Whatiftheworld
Feb27

Jeanne Hoffman @ Whatiftheworld

Cape Townians catch Jeanne Hoffman from the 5 March at Whatiftheworld gallery. Check out her blog to see her work in progress here. Jeanne Hoffman is a Cape Town based artist who works mostly in drawing, lithography and installation. Her work fuses the conceptual and formal concerns of drawing with found materials in three-dimensional constructions. Hoffman has worked in the field of arts education, in various capacities, for the last seven years. These include teaching at secondary and tertiary level, as well as co-ordinating and facilitating various environmental education community projects. Hoffman is currently completing a MA in Fine Arts at the University of Stellenbosch where she is employed as a lecturer in...

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Ismaël Lô sets fire to Cape Town!
Jan30

Ismaël Lô sets fire to Cape Town!

Senegalese musician, and South African favourite, Ismaël Lô is returning to South Africa to perform at the Old Mutual Summer Sunset Series Concerts presented by Kaya FM at the Emmarentia Dam, 2 February, and presented by Heart FM at the Kirstenbosch Gardens, 3 February. Ismaël Lô has performed in South Africa a couple of times since his first tour in 1995, growing in popularity with each visit. With his modern mbalax sound, Ismaël Lô has managed to create an identity as a songwriter that uses his vision and experiences to represent and be a voice for a modern Africa. His achievements and talents are multidimensional and he uses his creative energy in other fields as well. He is a painter and an actor and he uses these to also raise awareness on modern day social issues, for instance, playing a role in Afrique mon Afrique, a musical movie about Aids in West Africa. Unrestricted by national boundaries, Ismaël Lô is a multi-instrumentalist with many diverse influences that include Wolof and Mandingo cultures of West Africa, and the R & B, Folk and Soul produced by the West. Ismaël Lô began his musical career as a solo singer, performing with a guitar and harmonica, and went on to take on the role of lead vocalist and guitarist for the group Super Diamano de Dakar in 1979. He spent the next 5 years as a member of Super Diamano de Dakar, until he decided in 1984 to pursue a solo career. He made a move to Spain and France where he studied and recorded three albums as well as the LP Tajabone for French label Barclay. He has achieved overwhelming success over the years since then. Releasing A-class albums and his performances have become irresistible to miss out on for his fans. He released ISO in 1994, with videos of the songs “Dibi dibi Rek” and “Tajabone” which have been playlisted on South African television which gave his career the push that it needed. Ismaël Lô’s performance is not one you want to miss out on so be sure you catch him at the Old Mutual Summer Sunset Series Concerts presented by Kaya FM at the Emmarentia Dam, 2 February, and presented by Heart FM at the Kirstenbosch Gardens, 3 February to see what the hype is about, if you do not know already. Tickets are available before the show and there are limited pre-sale mobile SMS tickets available if you would like to ensure your attendance. The mobile ticket system is easy to use – just follow the below directions: 1) Point your browser to: http://www.oppikoppi.co.za/content/Tickets.aspx 2) Click on the...

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CT Bloggers meet the boys behind Amatomu
Jan30

CT Bloggers meet the boys behind Amatomu

You may remember our introduction to the awesome Amatomu last year April already, we hope all of you bloggers got yourselves amongst. If you live in Cape Town and blog, dont miss out on the chance to hang with Vincent Maher and Matthew Buckland who also happen to work for the one and only Mail and Guardian (Amatomu, Thought Leaders etc are M&G initiatives as we understand it): If you’re in Cape Town on Thursday night, the Amatomu founders (aka Vincent Maher and Matthew Buckland) will be having drinks at the Long Street Cafe and all Cape Town bloggers and their friends are invited. The venue has been notified of impending wreckage and are compliant. We have created a Facebook event for the party – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=8324906655  – sign yourself up there if you’re coming, we’d love to meet...

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Get to Concerts for a Cause in CT
Jan28

Get to Concerts for a Cause in CT

Spend a lazy Saturday Arvie in Cape Town in February supporting a good cause and enjoying local sounds. CONCERTS FOR A CAUSE kicks off with the first in their series of concerts at The Range in Tokai, on Sunday the 3rd of February 2008, with top SA acts Freshlyground, the Rudimentals, and Bed on Bricks. The concert series is aimed at raising funds for The Heart of Healing, an NGO committed to creating sustainable business solutions to social and environmental issues problems in South Africa. With a large portfolio, and diverse range of already developed solutions, the team of venture philanthropists now intend using a portion of the proceeds from each event towards the ongoing musical training and mentorship of disadvantaged, young artists, who will then be given the opportunity to showcase their talents alongside the bands headlining the events, providing visible feedback on how funds are channelled. Headlining next month’s laid back Sunday afternoon concert is MTV Award-winning Freshlyground, with their vivacious, catchy melodies and deeply introspective ballads. Their perfectly ultra catchy hit ‘Doo Be Doo’! is a favourite amongst a diverse spread of radio stations and their listeners, and the single, “I’d like”, also from their second album, the platinum-selling ‘Nomvula’, held the No.1 position on the 5fm charts for 3 consecutive weeks, and saw them playlisted on every station in the country. Freshlyground, made up of seven talented and diverse musicians from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, is one of South Africa’s most successful young acts. They exude a live performance energy that has been the bedrock of their success, and seen them playing numerous music festivals including the Harare International Festival of the Arts, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Villa Celimontana Festival in Rome, the 2005 Expo in Japan, the Robben Island African Festival, and the big Oppikoppi ‘Wired’ festival. The band, who bridge historical divides and defy musical stereotypes, were also asked to play before President Thabo Mbeki at the opening of Parliament on the eve of celebrating 10 years of democracy in South Africa! Next up, The Rudimentals bring you their blend of Pan African Ska, dance-hall rap, dope Reggae Rhythm and vintage Ska – with a dash of Jazz and the Blues. Their live shows have captured the imagination of everyone who has seen them, blurring age, taste and social group boundaries – from the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, to UB40, Vortex trance parties, and everywhere in between! They thrive on the fact that they defy musical genre categorization and are proud to carry the “unique” label. Having spent a considerable amount of time at the top of the SA...

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Rocker’s delight @ My Coke Fest
Nov13

Rocker’s delight @ My Coke Fest

Be prepared for a bunch of true Rockstars set to descend on Jozi and Cape Town next year for the MyCoke Festival in March – MUSE, Kaizer Chiefs, Good Charlotte and KOЯN –  Rockers… buy your golden circles now!!!!  Can you believe it’s almost 08! The mega-fest kicks off at the New Market Racecourse in Johannesburg on Friday, March 21 and proceeds to the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on Monday, March 24. In true “Coke side of life” style, MY COKE FEST 08 features the hottest line-up to date. A blend of the finest and most sought after International and SA talent! Thousands of fans are expected to flock to the 2-day, 12-hour, 10-band, adrenalin-fuelled festival, and feast on some of the finest live bands in the world! Only Coke can quench such a music-thirst… We searched the globe, screening hundreds of hopefuls, converting some of the biggest known bands to the Coke side of life, and are excited to announce the international line-up for MY COKE FEST 08… The all-star, multi-award winning line-up includes US Rock sensation GOOD CHARLOTTE, Britain’s “Best Live Act” KAISER CHIEFS, Sound Garden and Audioslave front-man CHRIS CORNELL, “Supermassive” MUSE, and the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning KOЯN. On the local front, the first band to be announced is one of SA’s top rock outfits, PRIME CIRCLE. This is only the beginning… so grab a Coke, watch this space, tune in to 5FM and enjoy the Coke side of life!  KOЯN KOЯN has redefined the parameters of heavy music, revolutionising the genre by matching unsettling guitar textures and volcanic rhythms with jagged, introspective lyrics and intense vocal stylings.  The band -Jonathan Davis, James “Munky” Shaffer, Fieldy and David Silveria – is one of the most popular hard rock acts in the world today, with a dedicated fan base and widely acclaimed live performances.  They have sold in excess of 25 million albums worldwide, and four of their albums debuted in the top three of the Billboard Top 200, two of which entered the charts at number one. Their bold music defies categorization – it’s blinding musical fury, dark and twisted lyrical candour also radiates a hybrid funk and medicating, metallic shimmer. The multi-media maestros were the first band to simulcast a live concert in 2002 into movie theatres across the U.S. Earlier this year they filmed “MTV Unplugged: KOЯN” at MTV’s Times Square studio, for an MTV global TV event broadcast, across the US, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. MUSE Muse is the UK’s most innovative band. The three-piece group – Matthew Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard – produces a unique blend of alternative rock, classical music, electronica, heavy...

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