Nubia Soul will be shooting a music video for the song Darling taken from her debut Album Love Chronicles. The shoot will take place today (2014/02/15) at two locations, in Centurion, this is her first music video Nubia Soul has ever done and she is planing to make the music video's look and feel naturally in terms of nature and "African Theme" to reflect her image as African Soul artist. You can get hold of Nubia Soul's album Love Chronicles at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Love-Chronicles/dp/B00D0302KM) and iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/darling/id653381517?i=653381614) and for more updates on the shoot you can follow Nubia Soul on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ Author: Ben Sidu from House Of Nubia Soul. No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: http://www.nubiasoul.co.za Twitter: @NubiaSoullove Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nubiasoul Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: House Of Nubia Soul. You can also use the embed code provided. Nubia Soul. Submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, adventure seeker, discerning gourmand, or are just looking for the perfect family breakaway, the 31st annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival will deliver with a diverse programme of over 100 events during the school holidays from 4 to 13 July 2014. Entries for the Big5 Sport Challenge open on 17 February, including the first-ever Big5 Sport Challenge LITE, which offers an entry-level version of what has become South Africa’s best known multi-disciplinary competition, while entries to the Momentum Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour and Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon and Half Marathon open on 17 February to all 2013 entrants, and to the general public on 4 March. Festival Manager Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt says, “2014 will see the return of the ever popular events such as the Oyster Shucking and Oyster Eating competitions, the Knysna Wine Festival and Night Food Market, and the Pick n Pay Flavours of Knysna gourmet evening – but with a soon-to-be announced new twist. “We are also looking forward to many fresh events – such as the Junior Golf Tournament, a new Triathlon and a Canoe Relay event – all aimed especially at teens. Adrenalin junkies can also look forward to a new mountain bike endurance event – the Trailmania Cycle Enduro – which times competitors’ pace only on the downhill sections. Naturally, it’s all about providing a programme that’s as varied as Knysna, Sedgefield, and surrounds.” Besides the food, the fun, and the competitive games, each year the festival seeks to raise money for charity, with all events donating a portion of proceeds to designated Knysna non-profit charity organisations. This year it is expected that more than R1.5-million will be raised for charity. Registration costs and ticket prices vary for each event. For more information, including updates to the Festival Programme, visit www.pnpoysterfestival.co.za or contact Knysna Tourism at 044 382 5510. Author: Theresa . . .
Lovers of classical music will delight in the fact that Carmina Burana will be performed at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on Friday March 21 as a fundraiser for the May 2014 exhibit to the Chelsea Flower Show. One of the most popular works on the concert stage, Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. An epic masterpiece, capturing the imagination of music lovers worldwide, the garden setting is perfect for this performance by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Alex Fokkens. The soaring voices of the Cape Town Symphony Choir and soloists add to the magic of these familiar pieces starting with the hugely popular ‘O Fortuna’. Enjoy an afternoon of musical splendour in this most magnificent setting. The concert takes place at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (Rhodes Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town) on Friday from 17:30 until 19:00. Gates open at 16:00. Tickets R120 (youth 6 – 21 years R85, Botanical Society members R105) Book online: www.webtickets.co.za Author: Jessica Miller from HIPPO Communications. No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: http://www.sanbi.org/events/carmina-burana-chelsea-fundraiser-kirstenbosch-nbg Twitter: https://twitter.com/thehippoteam Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HIPPOcommunications Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: HIPPO Communications. The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra Submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
On 23 February Kirstenbosch will once again play host to the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Old Mutual Summer Sunset concert series. Martin Panteleev and Vesko Eschkenazy will meet at Kirstenbosch in the Bruch Violin Concerto with the Cape Philharmonic. This concert is part of the CPO’s International Summer Classical Music Festival which is in its 11th year. Born in Bulgaria and with careers across the world, Panteleev is the CPO’s principal conductor and Eschkenazy, concertmaster in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. They bring the house down whenever they play together. Other works on the programme are Capriccio Italian by Tchaikovsky and Rossini's Barber Overture. General information: The Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts at Kirstenbosch: The Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts take place at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (Rhodes Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town) on Sundays from 17:30 until 19:00. Gates open at 16:00. For further information please call 021 799 8783/8620 or visit the website www.sanbi.org or http://dogreatthings.co.za/music/kirstenbosch/kirstenboschconcert-programme/ Book online: www.webtickets.co.za (ticket prices vary) Follow the music: Facebook: Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts Twitter: @KirstenboschNBG or #OMKBRocks Ends Issued on behalf of Kirstenbosch by HIPPO Communications. For further information please contact Beryl Eichenberger or Jessica Miller 021 556 8200 email@example.com Jessica@hippocommunications.com Author: Jessica Miller from HIPPO Communications. No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: http://www.sanbi.org/events/cape-philharmonic-orchestra-kirstenbosch Twitter: https://twitter.com/thehippoteam Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HIPPOcommunications Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: HIPPO Communications. You can also use the embed code provided. The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra at Kirstenbosch. Submit your press release . . .
Veronica Paeper, Artistic Director and Choreographer for The South African National Dance Trust (SANDT) will be holding auditions for professional dancers for her brand new production of Spartacus (Spartacus of Africa), due to grace South African stages in 2015. The legend of Spartacus is based on an uprising of Roman slaves and was first written as a ballet in 1956. Paeper’s original version was staged in Cape Town in 1984. It is the story of a man taken into slavery, humiliated and deprived of his dignity, for whom freedom is an ideal so precious that he is prepared to die for it. “This initial audition is for professional, athletic and dynamic classical ballet and contemporary dancers (male and female), and will take place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.” says Paeper. Additional auditions will be held for dance students, which will be called for and held at a separate time. Dancers wanting to audition for Spartacus should email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an audition in the city of their preference, by 20 February 2014. Applications should include a 1 page CV, together with a full colour headshot and a full length shot. Any emails and CV’s not complying with the above-mentioned guidelines will not be considered. The audition dates, times and details will be confirmed via email. Proposed dates for initial auditions will be between 7 – 20 March 2014. Dancers applying for Spartacus must be available between 2 February 2015 – 26 July 2015. The production is due to be staged in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Author: Fiona Gordon from The Famous Idea. No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: http://sandt.co.za/ Submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
PIYE Records is proud to announce that Fabriazo Langford popularly known as F.A.B has just landed an exclusive worldwide distribution and licensing deal with DJ Central Records for his hit dance single ‘The one I want' to be released on Sony Music International. This deal will see F.A.B working with some of the best in the world to create a remix for the hit dance single which is currently enjoying airplay in Australia, France, Germany, USA, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland, Spain and UK just to name a few. He will be working with super producers Damien Reilly and Noble Taylor who have over 20 million units sold worldwide, DJ and remixer John ‘Alkatraz' Pirito who has been raised under the watchful eye of the great DJ and producer Tiesto, Tom Polce who is a charting and highly regarded mastering engineer and top Canadian rapper Joey Stylez who boasts over 10 million YouTube hits. The remix will be initially released to the USA and UK markets and clubs. Much thanks go out to Damien Reilly, CEO of Australian record label Blue Pie Records for believing in F.A.B and putting this deal together. Raised in Booysens Park, Port Elizabeth and now based in Johannesburg, F.A.B is a very talented rapper, singer, tattoo artist and skateboarder among other things. His versatility allows him to create different kinds of music to cater to fans of different races and backgrounds that find his music appealing and enjoy his electric performances. F.A.B's aim is to pave the way for other local artists to get international deals and exposure without necessarily having to relocate thus allowing them to continue to grow the local industry and create opportunities for other up and coming artists. Locally F.A.B will be releasing two singles that are part of his album ‘Masterpiece' which is just about completed. The first two singles ‘Ghetto' produced by the talented Feleba ‘SK' Zuma and ‘Now I understand' produced by American producer Sinima have been receiving airplay and the . . .
Exhibition: In the Weave: Walter Oltmann – working over three decades Artist: Walter Oltmann Venue: Standard Bank Gallery Dates: 29 January – 29 March 2014? In the Weave, an exhibition of works by Walter Oltmann, one of South Africa’s finest and most intriguing artists, opens at the Standard Bank Gallery on 29 January 2014. Curated by Neil Dundas, In the Weave celebrates Oltmann’s output over the last three decades. It also explores his sources, inspirations and allusions to the exchange of concepts between cultures in southern Africa. Although he is noted for his drawings, and also his prints, Oltmann is best known for his wire sculptures, for which he uses techniques which parallel handcrafts. Wire has long been his chosen medium. He was initially drawn to wire as a sculptural medium when he moved from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg to complete his postgraduate studies in fine arts. There he came across gabion structures – wire cages filled with rocks as a preventative measure against soil erosion – along mine dumps and embankments, which he considered as sculptural forms to explore. “The limitations of the weight of these forms,” he says, “soon directed me to using wire in itself as a medium.” Oltmann’s sculptures, which may be understood as three-dimensional drawings using wire, are intricately worked in time-intensive and demanding processes related to weaving, basket-making, textiles and vessels. His wire sculptures explore, or relate to, African traditions in functional art, carpet- and rug-making in many cultures, or familiar domestic crafts often associated with the home, but with material and imagery that seem sometimes incongruous in relation to these activities. Whether rendered with pencil and ink on paper, or made with wire, Oltmann’s exquisite works are a sensitive blend of finely observed natural forms and poetic social comment. His work reveals his fascination with the natural world, particularly seed-pods and insects, art . . .
Bringing it all back home are the boys from Civil Twilight as they take the stage at Kirstenbosch on Sunday 9 February. This Old Mutual Summer Sunset concert will certainly make their fans happy as this city- bred band make their music once again. With their music a mystifying blend of atmospheric sounds with swirling guitars and hazy storytelling centred on the struggles and triumphs of human existence the band is three parts South Africa and one part Nashville, Tennessee where they have made their home. Steven McKellar, his brother Andrew, Richard Wouters and Kevin Dailey combine power and grace to provide a soundtrack for everything from the cracking of a heart to a walk around the block. Their sophomore release, Holy Weather is a remarkable journey through a dense forest of emotion and has been heralded as some of the best music to come out in 2012 Civil Twilight provides a safe haven in which to seek refuge. Steven’s vocals come forth in an eerie falsetto that can only be described as a cross-pollination of Jeff Buckley and Thom Yorke. Richard’s drums are pounding reminders that the drummer always steers the ship along its voyage, while Andrew’s guitars alongside the newest addition of Kevin on keyboards and vocal harmonies create intense musical waves proving that a rising tide truly does lift all boats. Civil Twilight’s lush soundscape is haunting, yet soothing at the same time. Steven, Andrew and Richard grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, best friends since childhood. Steven and Andrew’s mother, a classical pianist, played opera throughout the home. It was after the three started listening to grunge music that Civil Twilight, a fierce combination of both operatic and alternative elements, was born. While their South African roots provided much inspiration, the three friends grew restless and relocated to Los Angeles. Their self-titled debut was recorded in South Carolina after which Steven, Andrew and Richard settled in Nashville. Many years . . .
Johannesburg-based composer Dr Clare Loveday is the Composer-in-Residence for the 2014 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF), which takes place from 25 January to 9 February. In an effort to foster the development of new South African music, JIMF commissions a local composer each year, to create a new piece of work for premiere at the Festival, and to lend their expertise to the programme. Clare Loveday is an obvious choice for 2014, as a multi-facetted composer and active proponent of the theory and practice of both classical and new music. Striving to convey through music the complications of life in a post-colonial society, Loveday’s works – which have been performed on four continents - have been described by critics in turn as 'obstinate and fierce, big-boned and raw', 'subtle' and 'elusive'. She is said to have 'quite individual post-tonal harmonic language' and to write works that are 'exciting to listen to and yet obviously also enjoyable to play'. Loveday completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1990 and was awarded her Doctorate of Music in 2009. After her undergraduate studies Loveday worked as a pianist, playing in musicals and theatre venues around South Africa and on cruise ships on the Southern African oceans. During this time she also worked in the advertising industry as a jingle writer, freelanced at corporate events as a performer and musical director, and taught piano privately and at Sacred Heart College. A hand injury put an end to Loveday's performing career causing her to temporarily change direction, working as a freelance copywriter and copy editor in both advertising and academics; and also for a time as co-ordinator for the National Research Foundation's Travelling Institute for Music Research. In the late 1990s, Loveday returned to academic life as a part-time lecturer in music theory, embarking on a Masters in Composition in 2000, through which she became increasingly involved in . . .
Exhibition: Lifelines: object biographies from the Standard Bank African Art Collection Venue: Standard Bank Gallery Dates: 29 January – 13 September 2014 Do objects have lives? If objects could speak, what stories would they tell? Only a very few find their way into museums; some we know much about, others nothing.” These are some of the questions and issues addressed in Lifelines, which explores the biographies of selected objects in the Standard Bank African Art Collection housed at Wits Art Museum (WAM). Lifelines, the exhibition and publication of the same name, grew out of a Wits History of Art postgraduate project, Object Biographies, pioneered by Dr. Justine Wintjes in 2013. This research project was developed in response to the intriguing collection housed at WAM and the abundant research opportunities it offers to students of African Art. The exhibition is presented in two spaces: one entitled Life–, and the other, –Lines. Life– presents aspects of the biographies of seven objects researched by the 2013 student cohort: a photograph by David Goldblatt, a Zulu waistcoat, a Robert Mugabe shirt, a West African baber sign, a sculpture by Nelson Mukhuba, a painting by Penny Siopis and a Great Serpent Mask made by the Bwa from Burkino Faso. The display of the selected objects is complemented by installations that aim to represent the students’ research findings visually. –Lines, the second exhibition space, comprises a selection of objects to be researched by the 2014 student cohort. These include clay pots, woven fabrics, paintings and carved wooden artefacts. These objects are juxtaposed with a series of provocative quotations intended to prompt possible entry points and to indicate ways to begin thinking about the process of writing about objects in museums. This thought provoking exhibition is bound to alter the way in which viewers see and respond to museum objects and to encourage them to consider the journeys that these objects have . . .