Not in Our Lifetime Concert Give-away
Jul24

Not in Our Lifetime Concert Give-away

Get your party gear on, take back the city and officially make your pledge to the “Not in Our Lifetime” pro-African initiative taking place in Newtown Park next . It’s all about bringing musicians together from across Africa to mobilise citizens to continue to make a difference in our communities and to encourage the positivity we all share about our glorious continent. It’s chipile at R50 but leave your shisanyama’s at home as there will be stalls providing everything you need… We have two double pairs of tickets to give away, simply email editor@represent.co.za with your name, ID number, contact number and email address, and answer the question: Name two of the presenters of the ‘Not in our lifetime Concert’ to be held in Newtown on 3 August. Send your entries before the 31st July and remember. Read all about it below… All in one day for “Not In Our Lifetime” concert – tickets now on sale! MTN SA is proud to announce that it is to sponsor the “Not in Our Lifetime” concert to be held at Newtown Park in Johannesburg on Sunday 3 August 2008. The concert is the second phase of an awareness, educational and fund-raising initiative that was launched on 9 July. ‘Not In Our Lifetime” , which is driven by music, is aimed at spreading a positive message about South Africa and the African Continent. MTN SA is the founding Corporate partner of the initiative. Says Pieter Verkade, Chief Marketing Officer for MTN SA: “MTN has come a long way since its inception and is today the biggest mobile telecoms provider on the African continent. We recently launched our 2010 FIFA World Cup™ campaign, One Spirit One Africa, so we are very happy to celebrate this great continent through one of its strongest roots and one of our passions, music.” The concert line up includes Lungelo, Teargas, MXO, Slikour, Necessary Noize (Kenya), Danny K, DJ Sbu, Kwela Tebza, Tuks, Tic Tac (Ghana), KB, Kalibrados (Angola), Pro Kid, HHP and DJ Cleo. MC’s for the event includes Thomas from Metro FM, Lee from Yfm and Shugasmakx. The concert is about bringing artists from across Africa together to share one stage and unite in pledging their support to changing the world around us. It will take place at Newtown Park (adjacent to The Bassline ) in Newtown. Tickets, priced at an affordable R50 each are only available through Computicket. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the “Not In Our Lifetime” initiative. Gates open early from 9am until 6pm for a full day line up of incredible artists who support the initiative. Refreshments and food...

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Kwani Experience Live in Jozi
Jul22

Kwani Experience Live in Jozi

Need we say more? Click on the flyer for all the details for this Friday 25 July at the Crazy 88 in Norwood…. And as someone once said to me “be prepared to dance.” Yip, listen, watch and...

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Represent Review: Pro (kid) and Jus Dat
Jun25

Represent Review: Pro (kid) and Jus Dat

The Matrix is back… and like a fine smooth wine, the Matrix’s reviews just make you want more. Matrix for President! Check out his Represent Photo Story of the night unfolding here. It’s Friday night and you find yourself confronted with two choices; go home and call it a day or hop around town looking for some fun. What do you do? You freaking well get off that couch, drop the remote control and hit any if not all party scenes very, very hard! So, it’s Friday June 20th and after a short-lived period of serious introspection and self-discovery; the Matrix decided to take you in his confidence and go on a renewed conquest to capture and immortalize those special moments in Jozi’s social night life (xenophobia banished to the depths of Hades and all) which make you want to scream, kick, rant and shout for yet another round! To true party hoppers and the fervent whiskey/ bourbon connoisseur; Jack Daniels hardly tops the list of flagship “A – list” party sponsors, but hey beggars were never afforded the luxury nor the prerogative of exercising individual choices right? Although that dethroned French queen once suggested that they can but for one day be fed tons of well baked cake! I wonder where she got that idea from… Anyhow; moving along…, maybe it was the setting of the Jack Daniels Presents PRO (kid) and Jus Dat! Rap Unwrapped event which made me abandon my somewhat redundant hibernation for the thrill of night life again (or was it the enticement of Tennessee’s whiskey/ bourbon splashing all over my tongue the entire night?…How I wished!), whatever it was, it surely did a darn good job because right now; my craving for an active social night life has never been this sky—high! THE EVENT At first glance, the sheer size of Milpark`s Rocka Lounge does not look the type to stage any hip-hop event (with its first impressions leaving a lot to be desired) and let alone the venue’s capability to handle the rowdiness of the sort of hip (excuse the pun!) crowd which Hip-Hop tends to attract. However to my absolute bedazzlement; the venue`s capacity was perfectly suited and equally conducive to an enjoyable evening in secluded comfort and acute serenity. And the cherry on top? The beautiful women (especially the ONE xhosanova! O ya ndi thethisa sana!!) After what seemed to be a never ending repertoire of familiar dance-floor tunes, two in-house Disc Jockeys propelled the atmosphere from a somewhat relaxed mood to one that just said: “Get up and shake that thing till something breaks loose!” However, in my opinion...

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MUST DO: Marcus Wyatt & Language 12
Jun19

MUST DO: Marcus Wyatt & Language 12

Need we say more? Represent’s favourite SA Jazz musicians live and direct tomorrow night in Jozi. GO GO GO. Marcus Wyatt and Language 12 (with Louis Mhlanga) live @ House of Nsako , 101 High St , Brixton , Fri 20 June , 21h30 , R50 / door. Click on the flyer for more...

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Show your love @ AFROTONIC
May26

Show your love @ AFROTONIC

There are many ways you can show your love of all people African, shaking your touche to Afro beats is a cheerful option – try it out at AFROTONIC that takes place this Friday at Carfax featuring two of our favourite bands, 340ml and Max Normal as well as the eclectic Zong, all the way from Reunion. Organised by the French Institute as part of their promotion of cultural diversity, urban culture, nd artistic exchanges between South Africa, France and Francophone Africa, you know it’s going to rock… ALLEZ-Y!!! AFROTRONIC #1 Friday 30.05.08 @ CARFAX Featuring Zong – a Réunion (France) Max Normal TV – Cape Town (RSA) 340ml – Maputo (Mozambique) Cooked in the great African Pot with three spoons of hi-voltage electricity, a dozen of the hottest chilies, the juiciest melodic passion fruits and liters of pure sweat: AFROTRONIC is the new vibrating musical feast proposed by the French Institute of South Africa, and for its premiere, we picked up nothing but the freshest ingredients: Hailing from La Réunion, Zong is not just another electro band “with spice”. Indeed, even without electricity, Drean, Costa and Fever remain three accomplished musicians whose “savoir-faire” cannot only be reduced to “Machine-Made Music” and whose three strong personalities locate them far from the anonymous and sometimes dehumanized electro producer profile. If Jane Fonda had had a punk daughter, she would have been something like Drean: sculptural, enigmatically magnetic, dangerously charming, as smooth and burning as a shot of Reunionese Rhum. Playing the Kayamb (a traditional reunionese percussion instrument) with rock’n’roll attitude, Drean is Zong’s singer and muse, and her unique voice can awaken all the senses as well as kick bottom. By her side: Costa, the melody maker, and Fever, the drum machine. From his classical piano background, Costa quickly went into the electronic music. From dub to drum’n’bass (his influences go from Lee Scratch Perry to Roni Size), with ecstatic virtuosity, he pushes the limits of his keyboards and machines to a level only his “comrade” Fever can follow. As soon as he sits behind his drum kit Fever’s cool and almost shy temper turns into a fury. Fascinated by the Punk energy, the unbeatable Drum’n’Bass skips and the accuracy of Jazz drummers, Fever delivers rhythms that make Zong’s sound unique on the global music map: a combo of Dub, Maloya (reunionese traditional sound) Techno and Drum’n’Bass, bridging the gap between “electronic” and “acoustic”, “roots” and “post-modernity”, as on their latest album “Fractures” (to be issued in SA). Max Normal TV is back!!! And he is also about to release a new album entitled “Good Morning South Africa”: What could...

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