Apologies to all the winners for Ballentines ballsup @ Bassline
Apr29

Apologies to all the winners for Ballentines ballsup @ Bassline

If you were a ‘winner’ and went to the Bassline on Saturday night only to find there was no list and your name was nowhere to be found, firstly, we’d like to apologise sincerely for this bad experience. Secondly, we’d like you to know that this had very little to do with Represent and everything to do with the venue, Bassline, and the organiser Andrew, who was managing our ticket giveaway. After generously piling on the free tickets for our readers, and us providing all info timeously, they had promised to have everyone’s names at the door on the list on time – a very simple thing to do – but it turns out they couldn’t be bothered. We are busy compiling a list of ‘winners’ experiences that night as well as finding out how they will compensate you, so please do get in touch on editor@represent.co.za, we have the list of everyone that won.  It’s a sad day when people are treated so badly, without respect and we apologise once again, as you know, we do this all for the love and support of SA music, but we’re beginning to wonder if it’s worth it. Sharpile for your support as always. Editorista. We’ve got a bunch of tickets to give-away to this week’s Ballantines Finest Jazz “Leave an Impression” event – It’s happening live at the Bassline in Newtown on Saturday 2nd May 2009 and will feature the brilliant DON LAKA and the sultry SAMA winning SIMPHIWE DANA. If you’d like to win a pair, simply email Editorista on editor@represent.co.za with your name, your partners name, your cell numbers and the answer to this question: at which famous Johannesburg Jazz venue will the Ballentine’s Finest Jazz event take place this weekend?  More details below or click on the flyer for more: Ballantine’s has been presenting some top South African jazz artist at various Newtown venues over the past year and is extremely proud to present two headline acts at arguably the home of South African Jazz on Saturday 02 May, when Don Laka and Simphiwe Dana play at the Ballantine’s Finest Jazz event at Bassline – this event is sure to LEAVE AN IMPRESSION and we are extremely proud to be the headline sponsors. The Ballantines Finest Jazz at the Bassline is a jazz event to look forward to reminiscent of the high quality jazz concerts from the Bassline Jazz Club in Melville days! Headline for the evening is the inimitable Don Laka performing his signature “Kwaai Jazz” with Jazz Diva supreme Simphiwe Dana taking on the support act slot. Don Laka after 35 years in the music...

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I LOVE YOU wins for Mozambique
Oct28

I LOVE YOU wins for Mozambique

We are very pleased to announce that I Love You – a 3 minute film from Mozambique – has won the inaugural Africa in Motion (AIM) emerging film festival competition in 2008 thats taking place this week in Edinburgh, Scotland. You can watch the films (including the winning film) for a limited period at our you Tube channel here. The inaugural Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival, the shortlist of which consisted of eight short films by young and emerging African filmmakers, has been won by Rogério Manjate from Mozambique for his superb short film I Love You (2007). Read more about AIM here and click to read more below… The eight selected short films were all screened at the Africa in Motion film festival yesterday, and the winning film was announced by jury member and acclaimed filmmaker Gaston Kaboré at a special awards ceremony after the screening. Filmmaker Rogério Manjate will now receive £1,000 prize money to assist him in his filmmaking career. The winning film I Love You was selected by a jury consisting of acclaimed Burkinabe filmmaker Gaston Kaboré; writer, presenter and filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa; Director of the Scottish Documentary Institute Noe Mendelle; and high-profile film critic, writer and producer Mark Cousins. Zina Saro-Wiwa said of the winning film, “How much did I love this film?? I Love You is much sexier than is normally expected in African film, and was wonderfully directed, and I loved the timing and pace. The film was brief and confident with lots of heart. Daring but tender and sweet.”  In praise of the film, jury member Noe Mendelle has added, “I Love You is a candid yet very moving drama, with outstanding cinematography”. AiM is also pleased to announce that the winner of the AiM 2008 Audience Choice Award is Tunisian filmmaker Anis Lassoued for The Magic Crop, a charming magic realist tale that has already won several awards at film festivals worldwide. Speaking about the competition as a whole, Mark Cousins said, “Short films are the spurts of life, the new shoots, of the film world. It is great that Africa in Motion is focusing on them. That’s where the discovery and vitality is. The short film competition, and its considerable prize, is a brilliant way of putting the festival’s money where its mouth is, and giving a fillip to the zingy and daring new African...

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Democracy. Your Voice, Your Video.
Oct15

Democracy. Your Voice, Your Video.

CALL FOR ENTRY!! It’s Simple:  You need to be over 18 and have an opinion on democracy… Your video needs to complete the phrase ‘Democracy is…’, it needs to be no longer than 3 minutes and it must be submitted before the 31 January 2009 onto the Youtube documentary challenge site. It can be in animation, documentary, live action, fiction or narrative style, it must be in English or with English subtitles and you can only submit ONE entry.  HOW SIMPLE IS THAT??? Excited? And you don’t even know who it’s for yet or what the (amazing) prize is? (read all the smallprint/rules here and some more info below and… get going…) The Prize: * An all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., New York and Hollywood. * Gala screenings of the winning videos in Hollywood, New York and Washington * Exposure to filmmakers and the U.S. film and television industry. * Meetings with democracy advocates from government, media and civil society. The Winners: # Seven winners – one each from the Western Hemisphere, Europe, Middle East/North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South & Central Asia, East Asia/Pacific and one anonymous winner – will be announced in mid-June 2009. # In October 2009, the six publicly identified winners, one from each of the six geographic regions, will travel to the United States to claim their prize. How will my video be judged? Your video will be judged on overall impact, creativity and production values. If your video is selected as a finalist, it will compete against other videos from your region in a global online vote to determine the winner. A full explanation of the judging process can be found in the contest rules. Who is running the competition? It’s run by the United States Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs, supported by numerous partners including the United Nations… SO get thinking… AND GET FILMING…  More info: The Democracy Video Challenge, a global call to action celebrating democracy, launched today during International Democracy Day at the United Nations. The Challenge invites citizens from around the world to create short videos that complete the phrase: “Democracy is…” in an effort to enhance the global dialogue on democracy. The Democracy Video Challenge is a new effort supported by a unique partnership comprised of democracy and youth organizations, the film and entertainment industry, academia, and the U.S. government. Richard Engel, NBC’s chief foreign affairs correspondent, served as Master of Ceremonies for the contest’s global launch. (Partners represented at the launch are listed below.) “Film is a window into our common humanity – the challenges and joys that make up the universal human experience – no matter...

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Young Guns Remixed final days!
Sep21

Young Guns Remixed final days!

Producers, DJ’s, muso’s remixers, we hope you got amongst the Young Guns Remixed competition and sent your remix in. It’s the last few days of the competition, move fast if you missed it, R10k could fund a lot of spring fun: Levi’s® is once again offering aspiring young producers the opportunity to remix the bands for the second annual competition.  Last year, producers from across the country were invited to take part in the first-of-its-kind campaign. Entries were of such a high standard and have raised the platform for the competition this year. To all aspiring producers out there: ‘If you think you’ve got the rhythmic ability to twist Howard Roark’s music into a house style, or you’re convinced that you’ve got just the right beats to lay under Siyamatic’s hypnotic guitar riffs and rhyme style, then you need to enter this competition and prove to the music world that you’ve got what it takes to take the Levi’s® Young Guns sound to the next level’. The choices are endless.  The producer will decide which tracks they want to remix from any of the Levi’s® Young Guns artists, then get in touch with Matchboxology at music@matchboxology.com and request seperates of the band and the song that you want to remix by end September 2008. The producer will then be sent the actual separate tracks requested on a disc, to do their remix and bring on the magic.  Once this is complete, the producer is to upload the final remix back onto the www.myspace.com/levisyoungguns for people to listen to. Then the judging begins, with all remixes competing for the sought-after first prize of R10 000.00.  The judging panel includes musical maestro, supreme funk selector DJ Kenzhero and Miss H (from Shadoworks), Young Guns representative. So, if you’re all about reworking sounds, and you want to be involved with the most progressive groups on the local music scene, then show your skills and remix the Levi’s® Young Guns.  It’s your chance to make your mark. For more information, go to...

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What’s your Best Kept Secret?
Aug19

What’s your Best Kept Secret?

What’s it all about? A little birdy told us it’s got to do with hot nights and pulsing shaking dance moves… Go and tell them your Best Kept Secret here to stay in the loop and stand a chance of winning some VIP treatment… Let’s hope the music will be as good as the funk on the...

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