There Are No Words…

03/06/2021

We are living in a time of anxiety, uncertainty, loss, grief and  isolation.

In 1969 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross defined the five stages of grief as DENIAL, ANGER, BARGAINING, DEPRESSION and ACCEPTANCE.

These stages are experienced by those who have lost a loved one, but can also be caused by loss of work, rejection, the end of a relationship, the onset of an illness and more.

Nigel Vermaas (yes, the very same host of Connected 2 Jazz and the Arts Update, broadcaster, actor, mentor to Bush Radio trainees etc etc etc) presents THERE ARE NO WORDS.

Nigel created the audio dramas as part of the (Un)Infecting the City Public Arts Festival 2021 in collaboration with Bush Radio – the Mother of Community Radio in Africa.

There Are No Words consists of five short (very short!) audio dramas which portray the five stages with minimal dialogue and feature the talents of actors Royston Stoffels, Bianca Flanders and Chris Gxalaba.

Says Nigel: “It’s really an experiment. I look forward to listeners’ response. If they wish to hear an episode again, they can go to www.infectingthecity.co.za and find it there.”

There Are No Words will be broadcast on Bush Radio 89.5FM from Monday to Friday from the 7th June at 1:10pm.

Being Human

02/06/2021

Let me tell you about the singer. The singer is dangerous when she lies. She is dangerous when she tells the truth. She causes revolutions. She starts something in your mind, a completion of endings. The singer is in bondage unless she sings. Songs are stories, a documentation of souls and spirits, a telling of moments in history and time. Songs memoralise experiences and emotions. Songs also have the ability to heal, to teach, to moralise and corrupt. Songs can make you understand the moments and give you a prophetic (if you may) understanding of things to come.

Auriol Hays is a singer! Auriol Hays wants to be human; she needs to be Free!

She seeks to heal, prophesy, tell a story, seduce, lie, tell the truth and draw you in, into magic, her magic, a WOMAN magic. Auriol Hays takes us on a journey, a journey of healing and freedom. A journey on BEING HUMAN. A journey of The Divine Feminine being, a frequency that all should share. A journey through the voices of iconic women who have used their voices to make impact and effect meaningful change within their respective societies.

Ms Hays has been nominated for both the SAMA and Mbokodo jazz, and also opened for triple award-winning musician and instrumentalist Ben Harper in 2019, is performing with her talented band The Saints (Rodney Buys on Piano, Shaun Fracke on Guitar, Liam Webb on Drums and Andre Webb plays the Bass and directs the Band). They will be at her side once again, as she shares the music of women who inspired not only her body of work but the world at large. Musicians like Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Shirley Bassey and others. Infused with their music are compositions of her own.

Venue: Gallery 44 and Theater (44, Long Street Cape Town)

Date: Friday 4th of June and Saturday 5th of June

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm

Door: R180

For tickets visit Quicket.

Celebrate #AfricaDay #BushRadio (Images to download and share)

24/05/2021

Africa Day on the 25th May is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union in 1963.

Join us as we celebrate all that makes us African. As Africa’s oldest community radio station project, this day has a special significance to us.

Below are graphics you can use on social media.

The video clip above features an amended extract from the, “I am an African” speech by Thabo Mbeki at the adoption of the RSA Constitution Bill, 8 May 1996 and was made by our trainees a few years ago.

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

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In the groove after you finish an interview at #BushRadio

20/05/2021

Nkosinathi & Shaun from the Jazzart production – Changing Tides – A moving expression of life as we now know it. Joined Khusi this morning to talk about the production

Jazzart Dance Theatre Upcoming Production – 27 May 2021 To 29 May 2021

Programme Alerts 19 May 2021

19/05/2021

May 17, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

17/05/2021

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on May 17 and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide. By 2016, the commemorations had taken place in 132 countries.

That date was chosen to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990.

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Grow with #BushRadio – Community Farmer’s Radio Show

02/05/2021

A new radio production – COMMUNITY FARMER’S RADIO SHOW – is in development. This radio show is designed to encourage, motivate, support the growth of self-sustainable urban communities. This production will primarily focus on all aspects of community farming and will include conversations on the research and development of sustainable alternative energy sources.

COMMUNITY FARMERS RADIO SHOW will join two recently launched radio productions.

The SPEAK UP TALK SHOW is a current affairs production as a platform for ‘ordinary’ people to engage on pertinent social issues like Gender Based Violence (GBV), Racism, Poverty, Homelessness, Human Rights etc. – not to apportion blame but to engage in experiences of behavioural change. The SpeakUp on Bush facilitates uncomfortable conversations that takes centre stage in driving the need for behavioural change and healing in society

RUNNING TRACK is a magazine show that’s all about running – road, trail, cross country, track & field, leisure, for fun, wellness including walking as a sport and leisure. and much more – exclusively dedicated to news and interest w.r.t all forms of running and walking.

All productions are developed and produced by people with relatively no broadcasting experience under the guidance of Bush Radio. Speak Up have done three productions to date and Running Track, one. Volunteers of both production crews responded to an Expression of Interest invitation published on FB

The productions are three-hour live shows broadcasted across the the Bush Radio 89.FM footprint in the Western Cape and globally via live audio-streaming, FB Live, other media networks including a Podcast postal.

All productions are individually broadcasted live on a selected Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 10pm. The first broadcast of COMMUNITY FARMER’S RADIO SHOW is provisionally scheduled for Wednesday 19 May.

Express your interest to join the COMMUNITY FARMER’S RADIO SHOW production crew or any other production as a presenter, content developer, social media integrator, audio engineering and studio production, by emailing your details to trevord0606@gmail.com with a short bio/expression of interests as to why you volunteering. All production and training sessions are online.

The only physical meet is on the evening of a broadcast live show. All COVID Safety protocols are applicable.

Experience is NOT a requirement. Passion and the willingness to be an agent for social change, is essential and a requirement. Radio production is fun!

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

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Calling all Cape Town musicians…

13/04/2021

How to submit your music

If you would like to submit your music to Bush Radio do the following:

Email the track in MP3 format (DO NOT SEND links)

Technical details for MP3:

  • Sample rate – 44.1kHz or 48kHz
  • Audio Quality: minimum 192 Kbps  maximum 256 Kbps
  • “Tag” the audio files metadata such as the title, artist, album, track number or other information about the file’s contents correctly.

Also include the following in your email:

  • Track title:
  • Artist/s:
  • Composer:
  • Publisher:
  • Country and City of origin:
  • Email:
  • telephone:

This information assists us ensuring that we submit the correct details to SAMRO and ICASA.

Please note that submission of a track DOES NOT mean automatic inclusion on the Bush Radio playlist.

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

When you do it, do it with passion like Oppie Yaart!

26/03/2021

Every day at Bush Radio we offer a platform for people to talk about the issues and challenges that affect them. Encouraging active citizenship and changing how the Cape Flats is portrayed, how we see ourselves, each other and our land. This is our little way of recognising the strength, resilience and beauty we possess.

We don’t consider ourselves experts on any particular subject, but we provide a space (through 89.5 FM, online and social media) where people can help change their communities.

Our communities know the challenges that face them, and in most cases those very communities have innovative solutions to these challenges.

To quote Bob Marley – “None but ourselves can free our minds” and in line with the Bush Radio philosophy – “Don’t curse the darkness, light a candle” – we want to highlight the work of Oppie Yaart, and invite you to listen to an interview that inspired us this week.

Related: Good News This Week

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World Health Organisation

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Cruising with the Morning Cruise

18/03/2021

Lots of activity takes place before and after the Morning Cruise team goes into the on-air studio

The programme includes elements like interviews, jobshop, this day in history, birthdays and much more.

Catch the Morning Cruise every weekday from 10am to 1pm on 89.5FM in Cape Town or worldwide via www.bushradio.co.za

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

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