CT: 11 short animated films at the Alliance Francais
Feb28

CT: 11 short animated films at the Alliance Francais

Great opportunity for lovers of animation and/or croque-monsieurs to gather at the Alliance Francais this Wednesday 4 March 09 for the screening of 11 short animated films from the Annecy International Festival of animation. It’s free, snacks and  drinks will be on sale. Allez-y! On n’est pas des machines We are not machines Mercredi 4 Mars Wednesday 4 March 19h (v.o. sous-titres anglais / English subtitles) 1h10mn 11 courts métrages sélectionnés en partenariat avec le Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy (2001-2007). De l’humour, de la créativité (décapant !!!), du réalisme poétique entre satire et dérision… « On n’est pas des machines »..pas si sûr !!! The Café de l’Alliance will be specially open and will offer:  sandwiches, croque-monsieur, plateau de fromages and a selection of coffees and soft drinks, beer and wine by the glass. Last order at 19h. Entrée libre / Entrance free Hall de l’Alliance Française du Cap 155 Loop Street...

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Introducing Vula Malinga
Feb27

Introducing Vula Malinga

We recently stumbled across the soulful vocalist Vula Malinga who’s stirring up some musical waves in the UK after her success recording with Basement Jaxx. She’s an East London girl, as in Hackney luv, London, not the Eastern Cape, but born to South African parents in the States… Kinda pop meets RnB with the potential to do something different, she’s got some serious range on her- with her oodles of talent, we’re hoping she heads for an original sound. We’re hustling an interview with her soon, watch this space. Bit of PR on Vula – you can catch her on Facebook here : If you don’t already know about Miss Vula Malinga, chances are you’ve seen her everywhere and just didn’t realise. With an impressive catalog of work already under her belt with collaborations with UK heavyhitters such as Basement Jaxx and MJ Cole, she has gained respect in the UK music scene as one of the most gifted singer/songwriters on the scene and now after a sell out tour supporting Sam Sparro, Vula has dropped her long awaited E.P. “If You Want It” released under her own label “DivaGeek Records”.  With a new single due out early 2009, Keep your ear to the streets…. Vula Malinga Live on Radio –...

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Represent Review: So you think you can Dance
Sep30

Represent Review: So you think you can Dance

We’re delighted that some of Represent’s fabulara dancer friends: David Matamela, Thabiso, Megan and Elizma are all getting their go on telly, it’s about time these tireless hard-slogging dancers got a glamourous platform to shake their booties, it’s a nice change from the bread-and-butter corporate work they have to do, although they do it so superbly.  So… The Matrix was on TV!! Yes, yours truly and the legendary Agent Katz have been mingling with the visual media people again… See Agent Katz’s photostory of the night as well as lots of close-up backstage pics here, and read all about the live TV event below: Saturday 27 September 2008, The Standardbank Arena – Ellis Park Sports Precinct. Many a follower and busloads of family and friendly supporters turned out in their droves for the live, SABC 1 broadcast of the riveting Teen pop-culture dance competition: So You Think You Can Dance. There’s just something awesome about attending a live event, for starters, while the repertoire of choreographic work is kept at bear-minimum levels, the adrenaline rush in the live environment  is forever pumping, ensuring that you miss none of the breath- taking content. This being a family and teens targeted programme, the event coordinator found himself with a mammoth of a task at hand – painstakingly trying to regulate the loud screams and vibrant young energies transcending into the arena (p.s we were trained like Seals in a series of very important drills: when to scream, shout, clap and boo… I wonder if they purposefully ignored training us on how to spot the cue for when to shed a tear at some of the beautiful and emotion-evoking scenes, captivatingly portrayed live on the expansive and well designed stage). Like in other true pop-culture show which has managed to survive the long and treacherous transatlantic journey to land on our ‘color tubes’, a team of villains posing as ‘Duke and his Duchess’ style personalities made-up the expert panel of Judges…Such a snooty bunch this lot!! Professional Choreographer: David Matsamela, Professional Choreographer: Ms Didi Moses, Professional and International Choreographer: Harold van Buuren. AND NOW THE PERFORMING ARTS… Those of us who grew up with square eyes from being glued to the indoor square box would surely confess to loving YO-TV (The former version with the Dodo costumed dude who famously exclaimed: Ma’ Cousins!!!) , for many of us the sole purpose of watching was to feed our secret affection of the super-styling babe:  Sade! Well, I can confess that she’s still as fly and confident as ever!  Iyoh, Iyoh, Iyoh!!!! The 14 amazingly talented contestants with elastic-like flexibility were grouped in pairs...

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SHARPILE for coming to Good Life 2! Photos…
Mar02

SHARPILE for coming to Good Life 2! Photos…

 Thanks to everybody that made it out on a Thursday night and rocked our Good Life party at Roka…You made our day!   Special thanks go to S’bu from Red Bull for the amazing sponsorship and support, Morafe and Zondi (Sharp Eugene!) for doing us another big favour (karma guys – you know it’s coming back threefold or more), Earl and UJU for sharing the stage and the night and for their incredible music (Wandi we missed you!), Jameson for his soulful sounds and his company Asiboni Mbala – Corinne, Martin and the team for the partnership, Abey aka Phonogenic for his sweet tunes, Miss P, Phephile and Dede from SoulProviders (Represent’s mother company) for working so hard and being such an awesome team, Shakir and his team from Roka, especially our waiter Shane and Dudu on the door – for the venue and excellent service.  YFM especially Pabi, Lee, AK and Rude Boy for letting everybody know about it on air,To all of you that passed on the invite, to rage.co.za, JHB Live, Thunda, Heat (thanks Nicole) Mail and Guardian and everyone else for spreading the love…And of course ADRIEN for the beautiful invite yet again. THE PHOTO’s SAY IT ALL. Just click right here.  SHARPILE!  See you at Good Life 3 in June/July. “Good Life! Good Life! Good Life! Good Life! It’s the Good Life!” Tell somebody, tell everybody! Yep it’s finally time for number 2! Represent is hosting another Good Life party and if you missed last years debut then you should mos def get yourself to this one. We are celebrating the Good Life and we want all of you there! We’re giving away **10 pairs of tickets** to the event… simply email editor@represent.co.za and tell me why you wanna be there! Let us take you to the place you know you wanna go… It’s the Good Life! If you’ve not yet caught the funked up energy of UJU live on stage nor the talented boys from Maftown… Morafe … or if you’re simply in the mood to party on a Thursday night with GOOD PEOPLE… Best you join our world and STAND UP FOR THE GOOD LIFE! Click on the image for the flyer… tell all GOOD people about it. Cocktails two-for-one before 8:30pm! The food is great too… Table bookings for Roka on 011 482 2038. Details: GOOD LIFE Venue: Roka – 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark Price: R40 Performances: Uju and Morafe DJ’s: Jameson, Phonogenic &...

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TS Records loses two stars
Feb11

TS Records loses two stars

After receiving an invite to the Press Conference of Ntando and Brown Dash scheduled for 16:30pm at Primi Studio in Rosebank, I assumed that it was the whole African time issue when the stars hadn’t arrived at 17:20 and everyone was beginning to come up with their own versions of the reason behind the press conference… Mpumi Phillips of Ghetto Ruff Marketing finally made an announcement saying that the artists would not be arriving because of threatening phone calls they were receiving. “I just spoke to them just now, they really looked like they had fear in their eyes” said Phillips No one could confirm who was making the threatening calls to the artists; but it is now confirmed that kwaito sensation Brown Dash and smooth voiced ladies love Ntando Bangani have left TS Records. A paragraph posted on the TS Records website late on Friday 09 February stated the following: “We hereby confirm that Ntando is no longer part of our Family as well as Brown Dash whom will only be recorded by TS Records but managed by another undisclosed company as yet. For the past five years that we have been with our artists we have worked immaculately with them and realize the importance of entrepreneurship, Ntando will be starting his own Record Label called Bon’ Fire that is due to commence in April” We can only hope that we can still get chart topping hits from both award winning artists, and good luck to Ntando with his record label! Picture provided by:...

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