One Night in Africa
Sep19

One Night in Africa

“One Night in Africa” showcases an African music event live at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on Saturday 26th October 2013. The event features performances by South African singer Zonke Dikane, party band Mafikizolo and Lesego who has recently produced a new album. Zonke has won acclaim with a number of SAMA Awards and Mafikizolo returns to the stage after a six year absence. The gospel and soul singer Lesego completes the lineup. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are available from Computicket from R290 –...

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Night Bus will stop in De Beer Street – Braamfontein.
Jul05

Night Bus will stop in De Beer Street – Braamfontein.

Night Bus is Johannesburg’s first fixed route night transport network connecting Sandton, Illovo, Rosebank, Greenside, Melville, Braamfontein, UJ, and Wits. Shuttles depart every 20 minutes from set points at the following locations: Sandton Illovo Rosebank Greenside Braamfontein (De Beer St) Melville UJ Wits (Newtown) – as and when required R30 buys you a pass with access to use the entire network all night long. www.nightbus.co.za...

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Happy Birthday Mr. Johnny Clegg.
Jun07

Happy Birthday Mr. Johnny Clegg.

Represent would like to wish Johnny Clegg a happy birthday as he turns 60 years old today. May you keep growing well &  never stop entertaining us! Image courtesy of: http://www.johnnyclegg.com/...

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5 mins with Balkanology – 12th June, 44 Stanley- Milpark
Jun01

5 mins with Balkanology – 12th June, 44 Stanley- Milpark

Up your crazy factor – dance to a brass band and fling your hard-earned cash at a miniature mongolian double humped camel at Balkanoloy next weekend the 12th of June at 44 Stanley.  Tempting? Just do it. What is Balkanology all about? We asked Ma’or, one of the organisers to break it down: Balkanology has been running for four years. The events have grown from 600 people in the first to 2500 people in the seventh.  To date there have been seven parties in CT and two in JHB. In short, Balkanology is a massive themed party. We choose our venues very carefully and put emphasis on decor and music. Music is mostly Balkan remixed. So traditional music that has a driving bass and full of electronic and modern touches making it more palatable to the western ear. Through the decor we try and create a gypsy village gone carnival, so, hay bales, wagon wheels, live stock (for real goats, chicken, sheep…) carnival lighting, food stalls etc. We also incorporate many actors. Often the punters don’t know that they are actors simply because most of the guests come in costume as well. The actors however carry a story with them. For example, the one party was Balkanology The Great Balkan wedding where two fictitious characters Milovan & Biljana got married. The flyer to the party looked like an invite to a wedding. the whole marketing campaign was based on a real wedding, interviews on the radio claimed that it was real etc. On the night a real wedding took place with actors. A Russian orthodox style ceremony down to the T. After that we had ‘War & Peace’ with similar art instillations and actors being widows, soldiers, suicide bombers etc. Then came ‘The Gypsy Wake’ where the guests were welcomed at the entrance by the grieving family. Crying on your shoulder or simply shaking your hand thanking you for coming. Sad music played while the open coffin was on display. At around 22:30 the father of the deceased  gave a speech on what a special person Milovan was and how he would have loved us all to party for him and then the party kicks off. Then there was ‘The Resurrection’ then ‘Metamorphosis’ etc. What nations make up the Balkans and what do they offer the world? The nations that make up the Balkans are: *  Albania *  Bosnia and Herzegovina *  Bulgaria *  Croatia *  Greece *  Kosovo (partially recognized) *  Macedonia *  Montenegro *  Serbia Other countries sometimes included are: *  Moldova *  Romania *  Slovenia *  Turkey They offer amazing music and a true glimpse into...

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Celebrate the end of January with Party People
Jan28

Celebrate the end of January with Party People

Everyone else that’s happy to see the backend of January stand up! What a mindblow start to this year… It can only get better…Go and usher in the beautiful month of February at Party People and our famous BLK JKS boys fresh from NY. This month Kenzhero brings to you the out of this world Rock fantastical astronomical historical shifting ever-growing band BLK JKS, for a first time live performance. Here is a little history about the fellas and what they have installed for you: It’s been too long since anyone was able to bring this much soul and heartblood to progressive rock, a medium that has been left cold and dry by a misguided focus on technical show-offery. But by entangling the music they love — township blues, fringe jazz and renegade dub — into the DNA of prog, BLK JKS have provocatively pulled afro-futurism into a new century. After Robots has all the ingredients of a party record — young, joyous musicians; surging, afro-drumming; aggressive horn blasts (supplied by the cultishly famous HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE) — but this is not party music. It’s at times disorienting and overwhelming, but it always maintaining a cool, alluring mystique. It’s in Mcata’s patient, complex and enviable jazz chord vamping. It’s in Makananise’s from-the-pocket-to-the-stars bass approaches. It’s in Buthelezi’s blues-inflected phrasing and searing guitar leads. It’s in Ramoba’s super-polyrhythmic, flailing beats. Come and see this great South African Phenomenon perform live for the first time at Party People on Saturday the 30th January 2010. The Doors of OST, Corner Henry Nxumalo and Bree Str, Nextown 9pm R100 www.myspace.com/partypeople or...

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