Archive for August, 2013

Newsroom internships available

30/08/2013

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Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for 2 volunteer recruits for its newsroom.  You have to be energetic, curious, willing to learn, a team player and outspoken and passionate about news. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below.

You need to be able to read and write in English and Afrikaans/Xhosa, you must be willing to work long hours including weekends and public holidays

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R 1000 per month only – non negotiable.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and voice test.

Send a detailed CV (with a minimum of 2 character references) and motivation letter (minimum 500 words) to feedback@bushradio.co.za – your subject line must read: News September 2013

Application deadline: 05 September 2013 @ 13h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

YoungstaCPT and Arsenic drop a freestyle

29/08/2013

YoungstaCPT and Arsenic popped by the Bush Radio studio to discuss their new intiative; D.N.A. Freedom and Natalie from Everyday People convince them to drop a rhyme live in studio.

HEADLINE ACTS:
Arsenic & YoungstaCPT – D.N.A

SUPPORTING ACTS:
Andy Mkosi
Bonzaya The Street Tyrant

DJ’S:
Ruthy Pearl
13
Arsenic

Related: Listen to what makes up DNA

Nobody broke my heart, you know why? It’s already broken. – Sathima Bea Benjamin (1936 – 2013)

21/08/2013
Sathima Bea Benjamin (17 October 1936 – 20 August 2013)

Sathima Bea Benjamin (17 October 1936 – 20 August 2013)

All of us at Bush Radio would like to share our condolences with all the family, friends and fans of Sathima Bea Benjamin who passed away yesterday. South African jazz singer and wife of pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, Sathima Bea Benjamin has died at the age of 76. Sathima was born in Johannesburg and raised in Cape Town.In the 1960’s Sathima and husband Abdullah Ibrahim moved between Europe and New York.

Trailer to the 2010 documentary on Sathima: “Sathima’s Windsong”

In 1979, she launched her own record label, Ekapa, primarily to produce and distribute her music. Between 1979 and 2002, she released eight albums: ‘Sathima Sings Ellington’, ‘Dedications’, ‘Memories and Dreams’, ‘Windsong’, ‘Lovelight’, ‘Southern Touch’, ‘Cape Town Love’, and ‘Musical Echoes’.

Jazz Specialist and Bush Radio presenter Nigel Vermaas said Sathima was one of the icons of South African Jazz, however she wasn’t that recognised in this country because she spent most of her career in the United States where she was highly valued.

Sathima and Bush Radio volunteer, Ronnie Green enjoying a laugh and a cup of tea at the station

Sathima and Bush Radio volunteer, Ronnie Green enjoying a laugh and a cup of tea at the station

In October 2004, South African president Thabo Mbeki bestowed upon her the Order of Ikhamanga Silver Award in recognition for her excellent contribution as a jazz artist in South Africa and internationally, as well as for her contribution to the struggle against apartheid.  This year she received the Lifetime achievement award at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.

Jazz educator and musician, Paul Sedres said Sathima was able, through her music, to represent a big sector of our population and the ideals that we wanted in terms of our social change during the apartheid era.

Sathima Bea Benjamin and Abdullah Ibrahim had two children Tsakwe and Tsidi (hip-hop artist Jean Grae).

Editor of the South African Association for Jazz Education, Diane Rossi said one of the highlights was when Sathima graced the Crypt Jazz restaurant stage on International Jazz Day this year, and in the audience were her family and fans.

Rossi added that Sathima has gone far too soon.

Listen to Sathima sing (via sathimabeabenjamin.com):

* Loveless Love/Careless Love from SongSpirit

** If You Were the Only Boy in the World from Cape Town Love

Marikana: Where are we now?

16/08/2013

 

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Join Bassie Montewa this afternoon (Friday, 16 August 2013) at 2pm on 89.5FM and share your thoughts – sms 32158 / call 021 448 6266

Listen to what makes up DNA

15/08/2013
dna small(Click on poster to listen to the radio promo)

Metalloid Lab Productions is proud to present the launch party for D.N.A -the new collaborative album between their in-house producer, Arsenic and the gifted MC, YoungstaCPT.

Both Arsenic and Youngsta raised themselves on hip hop and it has, as a result, become entrenched in their D.N.A. At it’s core, the album pays homage to genuine hip hop that remains true to it’s purpose and has been untainted by commercial interests. With August 2013 marking the 40 year anniversary of this incredible genre, there is no better time for the release of this sincere celebration of hip hop.

The night will also act as the official launch of our small sound and music company, Metalloid Lab Productions. We will therefore be showcasing some of the amazing young artists that we are currently working with.

Date: 29 August 2013
Venue: Ragazzi Live Bar (7 Loop Street, Cape Town)
Time: 8:30pm – 1am
Cover Charge: R30

HEADLINE ACTS:
Arsenic & YoungstaCPT – D.N.A

SUPPORTING ACTS:
Andy Mkosi
Bonzaya The Street Tyrant

DJ’S:
Ruthy Pearl
13
Arsenic

Copies of the album will be on sale. We’ll be giving away free promo CD’s with mixes and exclusive teasers.

Tune into The Dankish on Bush Radio 6-8pm Saturdays for interviews and giveaways.

Poster and album artwork done by Gareth Campbell a.k.a Spot Kolours

Media Sponsorship By Bush Radio 89.5FM The Mother of Community Radio in Africa

Win tickets to see Can Skylark – I’m Every Woman

13/08/2013

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From today till the 16th August, one lucky listener will get the opportunity to win a set of double tickets to “I’m every woman” by Can Skylark show in Cape Town on the 26th August at the Barnyard Theatre and also receive an autographed copy of her single.

To stand a chance of winning two tickets for you and your partner all you need to do is:

SMS the keyword CAN + your name + surname to 32158.

The lucky draw line will close at 5pm on Friday the 16th August 2013.

The winner’s name will be announced on Retro Rewind, Sunday the 18th August
2013 between 10am – 12pm.

This is a lucky draw, sms as many times as you like to increase your chances of winning this amazing prize.

SMS cost R1 and free minutes do not apply.

Event details:

I’m Every Woman

Date: 26th August 2013

Venue: Barnyard Theatre, Willowbridge, Cape Town

Doors open at 18:30 and the show starts at 20:00

Tickets are available at computicket at R 135per person

For more information contact: management@canskylark.com

Where were you 18 years ago? Check out these promos

02/08/2013

On Friday the 9th of August (National Women’s Day) 2013, Bush Radio, Africa’s oldest volunteer driven community radio station celebrates 18 (legal) years on-air.

We will be having a special programme on the day from 2 – 4pm with many of the “old” Bushies. (see Calling all “old” Bushies)

Nigel Vermaas (host of Connected 2 Jazz) produced three promos (audio) for the programme. We thought we would share them here too. The promos feature Bassie Montewa the current host of Backchat as well as Dr Jeanne du Toit, Brenda Leonard and Sue Valentine and Victor J.



 

strap 9 aug 2013Related:

Calling all “old” Bushies

This August: Party like it’s your birthday