Archive for June, 2010

Catch Riaad Moosa and co at the Vodacom Community Funny Festival

22/06/2010

Click on the picture above to watch the video promo created by Bush Radio for the Vodacom Community Funny Festival on the 9th July 2010 at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone.

You can come and watch comedians; Riaad Moosa, Ndumiso Lindi and Zinzi  Mangweni make you cry with laughter.

As added value for our listeners we put together musical perfomances by Shaz & B, Byron Clarke, Chad Saaiman and Zaki Ibrahim.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and you can secure your ticket (R40) by calling Belinda on 021 448 5450.

Songs for Busi (A tribute to an Urban Zulu)

18/06/2010

Busi Mhlongo (far right) supporting the 2003 Bush Against War campaign with former Bush Radio Managing Director, Zane Ibrahim (centre) and intern Noortje Bergmans

Due to numerous requests Bush Radio will replay the tribute to Busi Mhlongo by Bassie Montewa which originally aired on Wednesday.

*Tune into Bush Radio 89.5 FM or listen online tonight (Friday, 18 June 2010) from 19h00 – 20h00*

Following South African music icon Busi Mhlongo’s untimely death, condolences have poured in from various people around the country.

Congress of South African Trade Union’s Patric Craven says as Cosatu they mourn the singer, dancer and composer’s passing.

Craven adds Mhlongo made a unique contribution to the development of South African music and culture, and paid tribute in her music to worker’s struggles.

“Her song Umentyisi condemned the violence inflicted on our people by their colonial masters,” he said.

Cosatu praised Mhlongo for refusing traditional Zulu music with modern styles and promoting South African music to a worldwide audience.

Meanwhile, during many visits around the country Mhlongo visited Bush Radio studios in Cape Town where she was hosted by Bush Radio’s Bassie Montewa.

Montewa remembered ‘Mama Busi Mhlongo’ as a warm loving woman who treated everyone she met as her own children.

“I remember when she was here and I was not feeling well, she called me aside after the show and consoled me as a parent,” said Montewa.

He described Mhlongo as a victor who reached her destiny in life.

original story published by Bush Radio News

How many comedians and musicians does it take to have a good time?

17/06/2010

Vodacom in collaboration with Bush Radio 89.5 FM are bringing you the best of SA entertainment under one roof.

Three comedians and four musical acts will keep your entertained on the 9th July 2010 at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone for only R40!

Doors open at 5:30 and Shaz & B kick off the musical half of the night at 6pm sharp.

SAMA-nominated Byron Clarke will wow the crowd with his mellow tunes followed by the head of the Stereotype family and SAMA nominee Chad Saaiman.

International recording artist Zaki Ibrahim will then bring down the house with her sultry and soulful voice.

Then it will be time for comedians; Riaad Moosa, Ndumiso Lindi and Zinzi  Mangweni to take the stage and deliver an hour of the best comedy SA has to offer.

To buy your tickets, contact Belinda on 021 448 5450.

**The 9 July is a World Cup rest day so purchase your tickets now**

2nd Winner of Bush Radio & Vodacom competition announced

14/06/2010

Brendon Langeveldt is the second winner of the LG KP265 cellphone Bush Radio and Vodacom give away this week.

SMS the keyword RICA to 32158 before next Thursday at 4pm to enter the next draw (Friday, 18 June 2010).

Remember your number must have been RICA’d and you must be a Vodacom subscriber.

Feeling the spirit

10/06/2010

Salt River and Woodstock was abuzz yesterday as many people in South Africa took to the street to blow their vuvuzelas.

Bush Radio shares some of the concerns around the impact of the World Cup on the country, especially in the areas of human trafficking, moving of the homeless, risks to children because of the long holiday, and sex work, etc.

We addressed some of these issues directly with FIFA‘s Jerome Valcke and the Local Organising Committee’s Danny Jordaan when they visited the station and have continued to interact directly with other NGOs and social movements on-air through our programmes (eg Sakhisizwe).

Shaz of the Bush Breakfast show getting into spirit of the 2010 World Cup

However, yesterday was a celebration and we couldn’t help catching the spirit, and like we say at Bush Radio: “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle!”. Let’s celebrate what we can and work on what we must.

Catch Everyday People broadcasting live from the Swartklip Fanjol tomorrow from 15h00 – 19h00.

1st Winner of Bush Radio & Vodacom cellphone competition announced

04/06/2010

Olwethu Mhlontlo is the first winner of the LG KP265 cellphone Bush Radio and Vodacom give away this week.

SMS the keyword RICA to 32158 before next Thursday at 4pm to enter the next draw.

Remember your number must have been RICA’d and you must be a Vodacom subscriber.