Born to Be Black: A Celebration of The Conscious Soul

By |2020-04-20T15:43:48+02:00Aug 27th, 2016|Music|

Supported by the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) and the Nedbank Arts Affinity, Born To Be Black is intended to be a proclamative journey of musical meditation and healing. It’s a journey less travelled into musical territories where sonic realms are in constant flux. The production is like a canvas where colours are hues of an ascending


espAfrika opens entries for 2nd espYoungLegends

By |2020-04-21T11:50:09+02:00Aug 12th, 2016|Music|

A spot in the limelight – espAfrika opens entries for second espYoungLegends competition. Following the outstanding success of its inaugural espYoungLegends competition earlier this year, espAfrika, the producer of the award-winning Cape Town International Jazz festival (CTIJF) has today opened submissions for young jazz-inspired bands to win the chance to perform at ‘Africa’s Grandest Gathering’


Music In Africa Seeks Senior Editor

By |2020-04-21T10:55:42+02:00Aug 8th, 2016|Music|

Music In Africa Foundation is seeking a Senior Editor to join their team in Johannesburg in September 2016. The Music In Africa Foundation’s website ( is easily the fastest growing information and exchange web portal dedicated to the African music sector, reaching thousands of people every day. With hundreds of contributors across the globe and


Free music for all at Fête de la Musique

By |2020-04-23T13:53:49+02:00Jun 15th, 2016|Music|

The Alliance Française of Johannesburg, the French Institute of South Africa and Bassline are proud to announce the 5th edition of the Fête de La Musique, taking place on Saturday June 18th 2016. Launched in France in 1982, the Fête de la Musique is now a worldwide popular celebration of music gathering hundreds and thousands of people in the


Happy Birthday onse Mimi

By |2020-04-23T14:13:13+02:00Jun 13th, 2016|Music|

Mimi Coerste, ‘onse Mimi’, turned 84 yesterday and we wish her all the best for the year ahead. Born in 1932 in Durban, Mimi’s early life was full of music but no one could have predicted her meteoric rise to the famous opera stages of Europe and to becoming, quite literally, a star. Mimi


Puisano Live Bands Auditions 2016

By |2020-04-25T09:19:33+02:00May 5th, 2016|Music|

Bands selected through the audition process will participate in a range of live performance showcases billed to take place at venues across the province. “Since its inception in 2000, the Puisano Live Music Performance programme has proven to be a great platform for aspiring jazz musicians to develop and reach new audiences. Puisano is another


Paying homage to ‘Mama Afrika’ on her birthdate

By |2020-04-25T12:02:20+02:00Mar 4th, 2016|Music|

By Karabo Legoabe – Zenzile Miriam Makeba was an exceptionally talented singer, actress and civil rights activist who used music as an instrument in the fight against apartheid in South Africa. Throughout her music career that spanned over 48 years, and the decades she dedicated to civil rights activism, she travelled all over the world