BAYETE NKOSI Jabu Khanyile
Nov13

BAYETE NKOSI Jabu Khanyile

We don’t want Represent to become an obituary column but it is a sad day when we lose two of our musical greats within a few weeks and the death of Jabu Khanyile is one that cannot go unpublished. Jabu Khanyile has always been one of Editorista’s favourite African musicians – her good friend Pamela Nkosi worked closely with his band Bayete in the late 90’s and so Edi spent lots of time at concert… s and hanging with the band. He was also one of the first public figures we knew of with two wives which was interesting to observe. Sadly Jabu Khanyile passed away this weekend after suffering from cancer and diabetes at his home in Soweto. The saddest part about this is that we only find out about his illness once he is gone (unless we missed previous press on this). Jabu was a magnetic and powerful live performer and his music is enjoyed by people all over the world, with many world music lovers including him in their Top 10 list of world musicians. Jabu you will be missed but your music will keep your talent and messages alive. Our condolences to all the fans, friends and family during this difficult time. Click here for the full story from IOL: The death of Kora Award winning singer and songwriter Jabu Khanyile has shattered the local music industry. Khanyile, 49, died at his Dobsonville, Soweto, home on Saturday night after losing a battle to prostate cancer. It is only two weeks since singer Lebo Mathosa died. Lindelani Mkhize, of LME Entertainment, the record company that worked with Khanyile said he was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year and had been undergoing radiation therapy for the past five months. He also suffered from diabetes. Mkhize said Khanyile’s last performance was in July in Germany during the World Cup handover. According to Mkhize the singer died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Khanyile was married to Phindy Dlamini and Khululiwe Sithole and had seven children. At the time of his death, Khanyile was working on a new album through which, Mkhize said, he had hoped to educate men about cancer. Khanyile was born in Mofolo, Soweto. At the age of 14, he joined a group called The Daffodils as a guitarist. He shot to fame in the 80s as the leading vocalist of the Afro-fusion band, Bayete, whose hits include Mbube and Mbombela. After he went solo he released a total of eight albums, the first being Mmalo-We in 1993. “Why are we losing our musicians like this? It is terrible,” was Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s reaction. Singer...

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LEBO MATHOSA WE WILL MISS YOU
Nov13

LEBO MATHOSA WE WILL MISS YOU

Thanks to all Representers for your kind words, support and condolences. Just so you know, Lebo’s family have received all your messages, they sent us the following: “We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to South Africa and beyond – our State President Mr. Thabo Mbeki, all the dignitaries who shared the dark moment with us, the music industry, the Benoni Metro police, the … media, friends and colleagues of Lebo – for the warm and emotional tribute you paid to our late beloved daughter Lebogang Precious Mathosa. As difficult as it was to accept the loss, your generous physical and emotions support humbled us and made it easier to forge through the pain Yours truly Mathosa Family and Christ the Rock Church, Daveyton.” Our thoughts are with the family who have lost their beloved sister, daughter and friend. We miss you already Lebo. What a depressing way to start the week – an early morning wake up call to tell us about the tragic loss of our favourite South African diva, the talented, sexy, vivacious, unique and much loved Lebo Mathosa. Words cannot express our shock at the news, as the phone continued to beep and ring with news of her death in a car accident apparently just after midnight last night on the East Rand somewhere, our Monday suddenly looked a whole lot more blue. Our condolences go out to her friends, to her family, her band members, her dancers, her fans, her record label, her people and everyone that is saddened by her loss. Lebo, Represent loves you. More info...

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Catch Zubz & Dj Hamma @ Roka tonight

We love watching Uju and Pesheya 😉 at Roka on Thursday nights for some seriously soulful funk… Looks like the lineup is diversifying with more live music on every second Thursday. Movement Live – Thursday 2nd Nov @ Roka (old Color Bar) Movement Live is the new series of live entertainment events hosted at Roka (the old Color Bar), every second Thursday, featuring SA’s top live acts and DJs. … The next event will be held on Thursday the 2nd November when Zubz will take to the stage supported by DJ Hamma and the Spindle Crew. Date: Thursday 2nd November Venue: Roka (old Color Bar) – 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark Entrance: R20 before 20h30 and R40 thereafter Info: 076-590-0564 or MovementMedia@gmail.com Websites: www.RokaLounge.com www.myspace.com/NextMovement www.myspace.com/BLKJKS Zubz An MC of the highest caliber, known for his inspired lyrical commentary and genius songwriting, Zubz is Hip Hop’s alternative to the current status quo. Without conforming to the general commercialism associated with modern hip-hop, his 2nd album is due for release soon on Outrageous Records. Spindle Crew – DJ Hamma, U-Looz & Tha Cutt Capetonian turntablist legend DJ Hamma and his posse responsible for the killer VCD series doing its rounds in Jozi, Vol 4 out now! Dropping everything from Funk & Jazz to the illest Hip-Hop....

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David Matamela dances tonight!
Nov03

David Matamela dances tonight!

David Matamela is one of our country’s most talented and respected choreographers and dancers. Catch this intimate performance as he performs a “sensual duet” to the sounds of World music tonight! Info: Flute and guitar duo Wouter Kellerman and Paul Whellock create music inspired by musical traditions ranging from European Classical, African, Irish folk, Flamenco and more. They are joined by per…cussionist Phresh Makhene. Guest dancers David Matamela and Carmia Cruywagen will be performing a sensual duet. DATE: Friday, 3rd November TIME: 7pm COST: R50 at door, includes coffee and cake VENUE: Rudolf Steiner Centre, Michael Mt. Waldorf School 235 Bryanston drive, Bryanston (Parking at Culross road entrance, off Main rd.) Booking is essential – contact Tholsi Pillay on 082 660 0125 Background: Wouter has been the principle flautist of the National Youth Orchestra and has performed as soloist with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra. In recent years, he has turned his attention to world music and has performed on four continents in the last year. Locally he has worked with artists like Nianell, JB Arthur, Mauritz Lotz, David Matamela and Paul Whellock. Paul’s love affair with the guitar has sustained his musical passion for many years. He has a background in classical technique and a teaching diploma. For the past two years, he has been concentrating on creating and performing music for the guitar along with Wouter Kellerman on flutes....

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Aspiring Photographers – enter Shoot Experience!
Nov02

Aspiring Photographers – enter Shoot Experience!

Bigs up to our SA boy Brett Stott who is now making a global mark with their SHOOT photography experience… The good news is we can tell you it will more tham likely be coming Joburg’s way next year. But for now Get involved Representers! SHOOT WORLD – November 2006 This is your chance to win an Olympus digital SLR camera (E Kit 400 valued at over ý800). Simp… ly read the brief below and upload your photos onto the Shoot Experience website. Entry is FREE. Please register before uploading your photos. THE BRIEF: Take a photo representing the colour “FAMILY”. What does family mean to you? Stuck? See previous competitions to get an idea of the types of photos to submit. Deadline for entries is Monday 27th November and winners announced by Thursday 30th November. We receive entries every month from all over the world and the best photo of the year will win the grand prize. Monthly prizes are: 1st Prize – an Olympus FE-190 digital camera valued at over ý160. 2nd Prize – ý50 worth of Photobox vouchers – The UK’s leading online printing service. 3rd Prize – Books from Black Dog Publishing. GRAND PRIZE: The best photo of the year will win the grand prize of an Olympus digital SLR camera (E Kit 400 valued at over ý800) to be announced in September 2007. —————————————————— A GLOBAL FIRST – SHOOT WORLD – The world through your eyes As well as giving you the chance to win prizes, the monthly Shoot Experience competitions are giving us the chance to develop our Big Idea – SHOOT WORLD – a gigantic World Map that captures the culture of every country and celebrates the diversity of our world. We are inspiring people from every country in the world to take photographs on a central theme each month. The photos taken will be plotted onto a gigantic world map which will be printed onto the floor of the Association of Photographer’s Gallery in London, UK as well as online at www.shootexperience.com. (see image below). Imagine walking barefoot over the world, over a geographical collage of photos showing a central theme through the eyes of people everywhere, from Cameroon to Cambodia to Cuba. ===================================== October Pick up a camera and paint the world “Red”. Shoot Experience want to inspire people from every country in the world to take photographs on the theme of the colour “Red.” Photos from each country will be plotted onto a world map, resulting in a geographical collage of photos, showing the theme through different eyes in different places from different points of view… The map will...

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