Archive for February, 2012

Who said mid-morning radio is only for background music?

29/02/2012

Winslow (left), Victor J and Somie

Just in case you didn’t notice, what with all the confusion caused by 2012 being a leap year, tomorrow is the 1st of March and this brings a programming change for us at Bush Radio 89.5FM. For the past few months Ruth Molteno (from The Dank!sh) has been holding down the fort while we develop a new team to run the Morning Cruise from 9am – 12pm.

We are pleased to announce that starting on the first of the month, Victor J, Somie and Winslow will lead a new-look Morning Cruise on 89.5FM.

The Morning Cruise is your mid-morning dose of that extra special something you need to jump-start your day. The team will still bring you daily inspiration, interviews, did-you-know facts, the important jobshop, career tips, topic of the day and more – but now with triple madness!

Who said mid-morning radio is only for background music and should be boring?

Some more info on the team:

Victor Jantjies

Returns to the Mother of Community Radio and brings his experience of hosting the breakfast show on 89.5FM (remember that show?) and will guide the team as their skills develop.

Chisomebi “Somie” Emma-Iwuoha

Somie is a digital junkie with a love for social media and all things music-related. This Nigerian native has been living in Cape Town for the past 11 years and has adopted the lifestyle and culture of the city – including Afrikaans!

Winslow Schalkwyk

Winslow is a performance poet and creative-writing facilitator who lives in Ravensmead. He has performed at various venues in Cape Town and has a passion for words and sound – and he’s ready to use the power held by these elements.

A tale of two cities

28/02/2012

The state of South Africa cities currently sits on a crossroad of possible futures, articulated in urban design, architecture, design, the arts and social studies. The dichotomies of formal and informal structures circulate and merge with boundaries that extend beyond the physical borders of supposedly defined urban spaces.

In a night of discussion and exhibition dsgnTête-à-Tête, the flagship discussion platform of MoDILA and broadcast in partnership with Bush Radio 89.5FM every Thursday at 2:30 pm, hosts A Tale of [2+1] Cities, where renowned international experts in the fields of architecture and urban studies will debate with the public on their perspectives of local and global future cities.

All designers and creatives are welcome!

The discussion will be followed by an electronic exhibit of works from the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York entitled Design intelligence Africa and from the University of Cape Town Architecture @ UCT – issues and themes at the Cape Institute for Architecture.

Click here to RSVP

The concept note will be provided subject to RSVP.

For more information contact: communication@modilatrust.co.za

MoDILA, Africa’s cradle for design and leadership excellence’

CLICK TO VIEW THE FULL  A Tale of [2+1] Cities POSTER

Mixing it Up – International Hip Hop Dance Theatre

27/02/2012

A new South African hip hop dance theatre festival which aims to showcase the best of South African dance crews is set to hit Cape Town (and Johannesburg) in March 2012.

With Bush Radio‘s long history of being involved in the hip hop community we have come on board to give the Mixing It Up festival some much need airtime and give the artists exposure.

The festival will give South African audiences the opportunity to experience leading edge hip hop dance theatre with a uniquely South African flavour. Featuring dance crews such as Immortal Style from Cape Town and Soweto`s Finest from JHB. In addition to the dance performances, we will see the inclusion of well known South African rappers and DJs. The festival will also feature international hip hop dance theatre pioneers from France, Germany, UK and Zimbabwe. Including a special appearance by the duo Clash 66, Sebastien Ramires (France) and Hyun-Jung Wang (Germany).

Tickets are available at computicket at a cost of R50 and R30 for students on presentation of a valid student card.

Dates: 10 & 11 March

Venue: Artscape Theatre

Doors: will open at 15h00 for free dj jam, clothing stalls, bboy freejam, and graffiti exhibition

Performance: start time 20h00

Mixing it Up is made possible by the British Council in collaboration with Matchboxology Creative Incubator, Heal the Hood Project, Artscape Theatre, Goethe Institut, French Institute, the University of Johannesburg, French Embassy, EUNIC, DJ Switch, and Bush Radio.

Let’s dih-zahyn tet-uh-tet

23/02/2012

For the past 4 weeks, Modila* and Bush Radio 89.5fm successfully piloted a show on 89.5FM  which dealt with the concept of design.

Today we invite you to tune into 89.5FM or online (from your mobile or PC) for dsgnTête-à-Tête (pronounced dih-zahyn  tet-uh-tet) at 2:30pm.

The show continues to create a platform for debate and discussion around design with a special emphasis on how we define the concept of design, and how do we use it to raise social issues.

In today’s show we look at “Supporting Designers” – the current recession has had an umistakeable impact on the South African economy, with many businesses struggling to remain open.

In this context, will we be celebrating the 2014 Design Capital with destitute designers and local buyers? Has government supported designers enough during the financial crisis, or is it left to designers, as creative and intelligent thinkers, to create their own self-funded businesses?

*MoDILA, ‘Africa’s cradle for design and leadership excellence’.

dsgnTête-à-Tête is the flagship discussion platform of MODILA and Bush Radio.

Taking #SONA2012 to the people

10/02/2012

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While the parliamentary precinct was buzzing with journalists, politicians and celebrities (see the slideshow) last night waiting for the 2012 State of the Nation address (SONA2012), Bush Radio was at the Portlands Indoor Sports Centre in Mitchells Plain with members of the community, local politicians and activists. (listen to the audio below)

Bush Radio put together the special outside broadcast to get a sense of what the community was expecting and what they thought of President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address.

While the OB team was busy in Mitchells Plain the Bushradionews interns were at Parliament collecting sound and pictures of the event as well as generating analysis of the speech.

Some of the people who shared their views were during the outside broadcast in Mitchells Plain:

Louis Botha – Deputy Manager of GCIS in the Western Cape
Councillor Solomon Philander – Ward Councillor for ward 79 & Deputy Chairperson for the DA constituency, Mitchells Plain
Councillor Xolani Sotashe – Chief Whip of ANC in City of CT
Shahied Keet – Mitchells Plain Backyarddwellers and Resident’s Association
Rudy Kronenberg – Eastridge (Smarty town) Resident
Nafeesah – Resident
Michael Jacobs – Community Police Forum
Wayne McKay – local comedian and Bush Radio volunteer
Ismail Chotia – Universal Party

LISTEN TO THE PRE SONA 2012 DEBATE

LISTEN TO THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

LISTEN TO THE POST SONA 2012 DEBATE

A visualisation produced by Bushradionews to highlight the most words used in the SONA 2012 - an interactive version is available on http://bushradionews.blogspot.com/

Cops delete Bush Radio journo’s photos

03/02/2012

This afternoon at about 15h30 Bush Radio trainees were alerted that members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) had stopped and were searching a vehicle just outside its building in Salt River.

As this was a potential story, trainees went downstairs to see what was happening and cover it for Bushradionews.

As the trainees were collecting information and pictures, a police officer proceeded to come over to Busi Mtabane (host of Sakhisizwe) and remove her phone and deleted the pictures she had taken.

Other trainees and Bush Radio’s Managing Director, Brenda Leonard had to intervene to retrieve the phone which was handed back after the pictures were removed.

Below is a series of pictures of the incident taken by Programme Integrator, Adrian Louw.

Brenda Leonard has indicated that we will be taking this matter further after we have consulted with different media freedom organisations.

Busi Mtabane (far right) taking pictures of the incident

The police officer demanding the cellphone

The police officer removing the phone

Deleting images from the device as Bush Radio members try and intervene

Deleting images from the device as Bush Radio members try and intervene

Police saying that we could not cover the incident or take pictures

Police officer walks away after deleting photographs

Change by design – check out dsgnM@ttrs on 89.5FM

02/02/2012

Modila* and Bush Radio 89.5FM have launched a programme which creates a platform for debate and discussion around design called dsgnM@ttrs.

With Cape Town being named as the 2014 Design Capital, focus is falling on the design field, where South Africa is arguably behind in comparison to the international design market.

One of the problems that plague the industry is a general misconception and misuse on the concept of ‘design’, and a general lack of understanding within the South African business environment on the potential of design.

We need to start talking about design, and what it can do. How would you define the concept of ‘design’, and how do we use design to raise social issues?

Tune in every Thursday at 2:30pm for dsgnM@ttrs on 89.5fm or online via www.bushradio.co.za

*MoDILA, ‘Africa’s cradle for design and leadership excellence’. dsgnM@ttrs is the flagship discussion platform of MODILA and Bush Radio.”

Exclusive: Auriol Hays performs for listeners

02/02/2012

From being raised in various parts of Cape Town to living in Johannesburg to performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Auriol Hays has had an interesting career…so far. What is clear when you listen to her music and watch her perform is passion. She decided to share this passion with Bush Radio listeners with an exclusive performance of 3 songs at the studio.

Below are recordings of Don’t Speak, My Funny Valentine, In Love with the Past as well as the complete interview.

Sive Msolo (Breakfast Rush & Deep House Sermon) also got a chance to interview Auriol, on her music, being a reluctant house music icon, life and of course, passion.