Metal Heads don’t miss the NIGHTFALL festival
Oct04

Metal Heads don’t miss the NIGHTFALL festival

Moshers, heavy metal fans and rockers, get to the NIGHTFALL FESTIVAL next week as the Pretoria Showgrounds succumbs to a metal invasion in a one day super-moshfest as BLIND GUARDIAN from Germany tear the place apart! whaaaaaaaaaaaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Check out Blind Guardian’s famous hit Sandman below to get you in the moshpit mood: [youtube]qDFmNgmaEe0[/youtube] For the first time ever, South Africa will be braced with the presence of true Metal Masters. Blind Guardian, Germany’s finest, is coming to South Africa as part of their world tour.  10 of SA’s finest will be performing alongside these Metal pioneers. This will all be taking place at the Tswhane Events Centre (Pretoria Showgrounds) on the 13th October 2007. So dust off your old-school leathers and studs and come and enjoy this journey into the styles of true old-school metal and rock. Some of the local bands who will be performing alongside Blind Guardian will be: Agro, Ancient Influence, Chromium, Contrast The Water, Deity’s Muse, L.A. Cobra, ManInSuit, New Born Fire and Sacrifist. The show will be hosted by Barney Simon from Tuks FM and Radio 2000 and GoTv. If the fact that a band of Blind Guardian’s calibre will be gracing us with their presence isn’t enough, there will also be plenty of bars, (with big screens for the rugby fanatics), food stalls, traders selling their goods and many more. There will be giveaways throughout the day including Woodstock 9 merchandise and tickets, Blind Guardian autographed posters and many other band items. To add to all the excitement, there is a battle of the bands hosted by Zeplins nightclub, giving one upcoming band the opportunity to start off their music career on the big Nightfall Festival stage. There is one final heat on the 3rd of October and then the finals are being held on the 6th of October at Zeplins in Pretoria. TICKETS ON SALE AT COMPUTICKET R295 NORMAL and R495 GOLDEN CIRCLE Discount tickets from Authentic Ideas and selected outlets for R270 go to www.myspace.com/nightfallfestivalsa for outlet details, Bulk tickets (10 or more) from Authentic Ideas for R250 each (Credit card and debit cards welcome. Call 011 646 6467 for more info) Golden Circle gets you up close to the stage and VIP parking in P7 and your own Golden Circle Bar with toilets, Normal tickets enter through gate...

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SA doccie on show in the Big Apple
Sep05

SA doccie on show in the Big Apple

Editorista remembers seeing Zim Ngqawana playing jazz in the Netherlands at a festival,  it was a moment of such pride tempered with intense home sickness for home sweet Africa as Zim’s music washed over the room, captivating the audience.  Any African’s or anyone interested in African Jazz and our stories in general in and around New York City, catch Zim live as he sets the tone for the SA jazz doccie entitled “Unyazi of the Bushveld” that’s showing at the “Columbia Harlem Festival of Global Jazz Documentary Film” festival: African Noise Foundation is proud to announce the selection of a South African documentary production for screening in the prestigious Columbia University Columbia Harlem Festival of Global Jazz Documentary Film. The 29 september screening will be preceded by a concert of the Zim Ngqawana Quartet on 28 september. “Unyazi of the Bushveld” (2007). Aryan Kaganof, director (South Africa). 45 min. The Zulu word “unyazi” can be translated into English as “lightning,” an apposite double image of rupture and new beginnings for UNYAZI 2005, Africa’s first festival of electronic music, the brainchild of new music composer Dimitri Voudouris. Aryan Kaganof’s documentary on this singular historical event is suitably non-linear in structure, as it explores the complex relationship, both assumed and actual, among technology, the African and Afrodiasporic worlds, and the multiculturalism that mediates them. We are presented with a vision freed from the romantically anti-technological stances of the early Nègritude movement (and that of 1960s American black cultural nationalisms), and the concomitant assumptions that nothing of a technological nature can emerge from a black-ruled world. But we are never far from South Africa’s recent history. Until this festival, jazz drummer Louis Moholo, exiled since the early 1960s, had never been on the campus of Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand–or rather, as he commented drily, “We came, but they chased us off with dogs. That was...

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Get Bewitched by Likwid Tongues
Aug23

Get Bewitched by Likwid Tongues

Whether you’re a poet and you know it or not, if you love words and the way they flow, make sure to get to the LIKWID TONGUES event this Saturday 25 August at 3pm at Horror Cafe featuring the juiciest of our poetic talent… Click on the flyer and see below for the low down. R40 gets you in but if you donate old clothes or dress in 60s gear it’s the grand sum of R20: It is not magic or a miracle its just pure talent mixed with dedication to the perfection of skill that this five member collective is so bewitching whenever they take onto stage. Audience members would think the stage is possessed by some performance genie, by the way it comes vibrantly alive. Likwid Tongue members have a surge of energy that flows through them like never seen or felt before in the poetry performance stages. From the way words slide of their sleek tongues, to their swift killer instinct of improvisation and their sundial timing of delivery and punch lining, one will not be far from the truth if they have to label that as pure genius, and audience members who filled Horror Café to the brim on June 16, will testify to the immaculate writings and performance of Likwid Tongue. Following the extremely successful show Likwid Tongue has decided to honour all that is gentle, all that is kind, caring, strong, loving and all that is women, with a lovely show. In celebration of women Likwid Tongue has teamed up with a number of their friends for this memorable occasion: Mmakgari Dabutha : is as a soft-spoken, gentle-hitting wordsmith with a lasting eternal touch. This angel of word largely performs at corporate events. She has performed for dignitaries and left them  lapping from her poetic hands. Myesha Jenkins: needs no introduction, this chocolate-tone Goddess from the United States found a home in South Africa with us and has been mesmerizing poetry lovers for a while. From the legendary Feel A Sista  poetry collective; to a published poet to a magical performer,there is no stopping this enchanting sista. Napo Masheane : Theatre director, poet, actress, woman activist, these are some of the titles under her belt. She most-famous for her one-woman show, My Bum is Genetic so deal with it,  dealing with black women and identity. Portia:A legendary performer at the Windybrow Theatre and Constitutional Hill poetry sessions with her fine-tuned art of writing and presentation. A chartered accountant by profession she broadly describes her poetry by saying: Feelings in motions Transforming a thought In a Play full of words Expressed in every beautiful pattern...

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Represent Competition: Win Tickets to Galliano!
Aug23

Represent Competition: Win Tickets to Galliano!

It’s going to be a goodie and we will be there Representin’ sans doubte.  It’s been a while since we had a good night out! You, yes you, can WIN one of 5 pairs of tickets to the Arts Alive Opening Party NEXT Friday at the Bassline in Newtown… catch a diverse range of performers from all over the world – YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS:     * French DJ Frederic Galliano      * Napalma (band consisting of  guys from Brazil/Mozambique/SA)     * Afro Drop-Heart – of the Czech Republic     * Our very own Kid Fonque representing for SA. All you have to do is EMAIL Editor@represent.co.za with the following answer, your name, contact number and ID number: Name three countries that artists will be Representin’ at the Arts Live Opening Party on Friday 31 August at the Bassline! GOOD LUCK! Winners will be chosen through a drawer and notified on email – no correspondence will be entered into. Please only enter if you will use your...

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Represent Recommends: Mkonto Sessions
Aug14

Represent Recommends: Mkonto Sessions

 We’re recommending this gig not only because it’s a fresh underground event in downtown Jozi city but also because Nceba, one of the hardest working promoters and arts supporters we know, is in the team behind it.  If you love HipHop get down to The Penthouse in central Jozi on Friday for a sublime night featuring one of best emcees Tumi and his Dj Papercut, it will be worth it. Mosdef. Mkonto events were formed in 2002 and the first show done was at Mega music. This event showcased artists such as Tumi and the Volume, Spykos, Goddessa for the first time to a large audience in Johannesburg. Mkonto productions also produced the South African and Swedish exchange program, which saw South African and Swedish artists tour the country (Jo’burg, Durban, Cape Town). It’s a platform for conscious artists that use the music to create awareness about heritage, celebrating what we are today, remembering our culture and highlighting the positives of our history. The sessions showcase the best local altenative music in Johannesburg by promoting both recorded and independent artists. Mkonto 24 August 2007 Tumi and Dj Papercut Two time 2007 SAMA award nominee (Music from my good eye). Tumi launched his second album with The Volume in Canada. He has just returned from a tour in France and has been invited back to Europe. LEVI pon the mic SA dub sensation, fresh from an international tour (Reunion Islands) with 340ml. RHAMNCWA Prolific spaza (vern.) MC. Currently co-hosting Cipher (SABC1, Thursdays). DJ Bionic Pioneer, legendary local hip-hop Dj who has played in Africa and has gone as far as New York City. Suprise acts be Herby Dangerous from Zimbabwe and more.. Date: 24 August 2007 Place: The Penthouse (Corner Fox and Von Brandis. next to Carlton Centre) Time: 8:30pm Admission: R50 Contact: CIA 076-249-4167 Email: meanzit@yahoo.com, brendasix@webmail.com,...

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