Archive for the ‘Event’ Category

Music Heritage Show – A special Backchat Edition

09/09/2021

Join Trevor Davids as he hosts a special Heritage Edition of Backchat on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 from 7pm till 10pm on Bush Radio 89.5FM.

Trevor describes the show as a music heritage show, music produced by South African’s for the rest of the world.

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

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.

A call for journalism without fear or favour – World Press Freedom Day 2020

02/05/2020

World Press Freedom day (3 May) is a date which celebrates the principles of press freedom, to evaluate and defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991. This in turn was a response to a call by African journalists who in 1991 produced the Windhoek Declaration on media pluralism and independence.

· Support independent journalism so that media workers can report without fear or favour. Newsrooms should be free to make independent editorial decisions that favour public interest and preserve accountability.

· A free and independent press is essential at all times, but is particularly important during a health crisis such as the one we are currently experiencing. At a time when many seek information primarily online, the role of professional journalists, whom are trained to help sort through the flow and provide necessary guidance, is vital.

· No crisis can be resolved without accurate and reliable information. At all levels, from governments to individuals, the decisions we make can be a matter of life and death and must be based on facts and science.

· It is only through joint multilateral coordination that these crucial issues can successfully be addressed, and we are deeply committed to this global effort.

· It is also important to help the media and journalists report on the crisis effectively and safely, and to promote critical thinking to limit the spread of rumors and misinformation.

· On World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May, UNESCO calls on governments, media and civil society to join us in a global online movement to draw the world’s attention to these issues which are essential to the survival of our democracies. Together, we will ensure that our response to the crisis is effective. This unprecedented health crisis has the potential to rebuild citizens’ trust in the media.

Text: UNESCO

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Related:

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

I am #GenerationEquality: Realizing Women’s Rights #IWD2020

07/03/2020

International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world on 8 March. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

As the “Mother of Community Radio in Africa” we urge all our listeners to help strengthen and improve women’s rights in our communities.

In her message for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka expresses her radical impatience and hope for change.

The campaign “Generation Equality – Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future” is facilitated by UN Women in the context of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. See http://www.unwomen.org/en/get-involved/beijing-plus-25

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Fashion and disruptions #SONA2020

14/02/2020

On the 13th of February 2020, which also marked World Radio Day, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State of the Nation Address to the people of South Africa.

Besides all the drama before the president was able to deliver the speech and the content of the speech itself, we know that you may want to see some of the fashion that was on display.

For the speech visit Parliament’s website

Bush Radio Summer Fest

20/11/2019

Come celebrate the festive season at the Bush Radio Summer Fest

Friday, 13 December 2019 at Bobs District Six from 8pm.

Performances by comedian Wayne McKay, Mr Meyer, Uncle Cal, Cazz, Tyrone Abrahams, Lusanda Juise, The only Aidy , Khanyisa Bonase and many others.

With many DJs to keep you on the dance floor.

Prizes to be won. Don`t miss out!

Tickets available via Computicket

“Activism: Past, Present and Future.” #TBT

16/05/2019

On Human Rights Day (21 March 2019) Bush Radio broadcast live from Community House as part of their celebration of 34 years of activism.

One of the our international interns, Katherine Goguen from the United States compiled this video clip.

Besides being part of the organizing committee, we also had several interviews leading up to the day and spent the day at Community House broadcasting and engaging in the discussions and activities

 

Impilo Jazz Experience – 27 April 2019

17/04/2019

impilo jazz experience

Come and join the Impilo Jazz Experience 2019 2nd Edition event. It will be held on the 27th April 2019 (Saturday) at the Eziko Restaurant, Corner of Washington (now known as King Langalibalele Drive) and Jungle Walk in Langa, Cape Town from 2pm till late, with entertainment from Abavuki, Vukuhambe Jazz Band, Fancy Galada, DJ Sebs &Traa, DJ Shodz and DJ Amish.

Tickets available from web tickets and for only RI50 and get a group discount when you buy 10 tickets or more.

Only empty cooler boxes permitted to the premises, food, bar and card facilities are available.

For more information, contact Kenny on 0794840318

Celebrating #CommunityHouse in pictures

22/03/2019

Have a look at the pictures from the celebration at Community House on Human Rights Day 2019.

Thank you to all the artists, activists, individuals and organisations who helped to make the day a big success.

Check out our Facebook page for more.

Related: Celebrating a home for the Community

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