Posts Tagged ‘Cape Flats’

Dizzy Gillespie at 100

17/10/2017

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Tonight at 8pm on Connected 2 Jazz on Bush Radio 89.5FM we celebrate another centenary: that of innovative trumpeter and bandleader Dizzy Gillespie, who, with Monk, Charlie Parker and a few others, was responsible for introducing bebop into jazz.

John Birks Gillespie was born on 24 October 1917.

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Connect with Monk

10/10/2017

Thelonious_Sphere_Monk_Flyer_1 copyThelonious Sphere Monk was born 100 years ago today. This bebop pioneer, who wrote some of the most memorable compositions in jazz, was a true original – as a person, as a pianist, as a composer.

In CONNECTED 2 JAZZ on Bush Radio 89.5fm tonight (Tuesday, 10 October 2017) at 8pm, Nigel Vermaas will profile this great musician.

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Get a free double weekend pass to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2015

25/03/2015

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Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving two lucky listeners the opportunity to win a set double weekend pass tickets valued at R1 720 to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2015.

To stand a chance of winning the double weekend pass (and CD) for you and your partner for Friday and Saturday, all you have to do is:

SMS* the keyword JAZZ and your name + surname to 32158 by 12pm on Friday (27 March 2015)

*In order to qualify for the draw you need to send a minimum of 10 sms (each sms costs R1)

The winners will be announced on Sakhisizwe between 12 and 2pm on Friday.

Enter often to increase your chances of winning as this is a lucky draw.

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not count.
Should you be a winner you will need to be able to collect by 4pm on the same day that the names are announced.

Another Cape Town legend passes – RIP Zayn Adam

24/02/2015

zayn adam 2012It was with great shock and sadness that Bush Radio yesterday learned of the passing of Cape Town legendary musician Zayn Adam – all of us would like to send our condolences to his family, friends and fellow musicians.

Below is a copy of the story filed by the Bushradionews yesterday.

Tributes pour in for legendary musician Zayn Adam

Cape Town music legend Zayn Adams died on Sunday at the age of 67-years-old.

He was born in 1947 in Salt River and when he was 15-years-old he joined the Golden City Dixes carnival show, however he was best known for leading the band called Pacific Express.

One of Adams song that he will be remembered for is Give a little love.

Bush Radio’s volunteer Doctor Victor Davids, said Adam was a soft spoke human being with a big heart and his passing leaves a massive vacuum.

Davids said “I don’t know how we going to replace that as recently he was on stage at the Baxter theatre on the 14 February valentine’s day performing and doing what he loves the most and what he does best is to give of himself to other people”.

“Rest in peace Zayn Adams your music will live in us forever” Davids added.

Bush Radio celebrates 19 years legal

08/08/2014

9 August 1995 – Former Programme Co-ordinator; Shamiel X Adams, the late Ralton Praah, former station manager, Farah Moosa (behind the mic) and Adrian Louw (as published in the Cape Times)

As we celebrate the 19th National Women’s Day in South Africa,  Africa’s oldest community radio celebrates 19th year of broadcasting legally in a democratic South Africa.

Saturday at 2pm marks the time Bush Radio 89.5FM switched on with a license from the broadcasting authority. The first person on air was volunteer news co-ordinator, Juanita Williams (currently the managing director of AllAfrica Global Media) who read the first news bulletin followed by former station manager, Farah Moosa and a host of guests from various organisations.

Read more about Bush Radio’s history: CLICK HERE

School holidays – a good time to learn

09/07/2013

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While everyone may be on school holidays in South Africa at Bush Radio it is always a good time to brush up or learn new skills.

In the first week of the holidays Bush Radio hosted the UNESCO Empowering Local Radio with ICTs for Bush Radio and Radio Atlantis.

The second week saw the young people who are part of the Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) get further practical training.

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Opportunity for young people to take control of the airwaves

18/03/2013

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Bush Radio is recruiting children and youth aged 6 – 18 years to be trained as volunteer presenters and producers in their children’s radio project; Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) which has been running since 1996.

The programme is divided into three age groups and is on air every Saturday from 10:00 – 13:00.

We are using the following as criteria to select the young people:

– Age (must be between 6 – 18 years old)
– Gender (balance between male and female)
– Language capabilities (English, Afrikaans and Xhosa speakers)
– Geographical area they live in (Greater Cape Town + Cape Flats)
– The willingness and ability to participate weekly

For more information call Sinethemba at Bush Radio’s reception on 021 448 5450.

Closing date: Monday 25 March 2013 at 16:00, and only 30 children will be selected.

Application forms can be downloaded here (Adobe Reader required)

or call 021 448 5450 to have it faxed/e-mailed to you.

Background information: Bush Radio’s CREW project: growing with media education (A paper prepared for UNESCO on media education)

Come get The Plain Truth with Wayne McKay

11/11/2012

After head-lining the 2012 Namibia Comedy Festival and rave reviews at the Grahamstown Festival & KKNK , stand up comedian Wayne Mckay is back with a side splitting new show called “The Plain Truth”

McKay pokes fun at all the wacky truths and quirks of our colourful nation. This show will leave you laughing long after you left the auditorium .

Fans are advised to book tickets early as no tickets will be sold at the door.

Special guests : Salome , Die Bakgat Boys & 3D

Date: 16th November 2012

Venue: Spine Road School Auditorium Mitchells Plain

Time: 20:00 -23:00

Tickets: R 80.00    Pensioners: R 60.00    Students: R 60.00

PG: No persons 2-13

Parking: Secure

Refreshments: On Sale

Book at Computicket: 0861 915 8000

Wayne McKay brand new DVD: LIVE AT THE STONE on sale at venue. Cost R 100.00 each

Dress Code: Jits

Erika Lundi, from Cape Town

25/10/2012

On CONNECTED 2 JAZZ on Tuesday night at 8pm,  30th October, Nigel Vermaas will be devoting his whole show to singer Erika Lundi, whose excellent cd ERIKA LUNDI, FROM CAPE TOWN has been released on the Jazz Potjie label.

Erika sings jazz, rock, funk, soul, you name it, and has a great voice and a wonderful ear. “She should be far better known than she is”, says Nigel.

Erika will talk about her early days here and outside the country, and the crazy nature of “the jazz life”. Although she is intensely focussed on her music, Erika also loves to laugh – often at her own expense. “And she seems entirely without ego”, adds Nigel.

Her friend Michele Maxwell (well-known singer, pianist & actress) shares her insights about Erika, as does keyboard player and Jazz Potjie Producer Andreas Wellmann.

This two-hour-long feature will, of course, include lots of music, mainly Erika singing with musicians of the calibre of Mac McKenzie, George Werner, Hilton Schilder, James Kibby, Wesley Rustin, Andreas himself and many more, but there’ll also be a few tracks from U.S. artists who’ve influenced or mentored her, such as Nancy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Barron.

LISTEN TO THE PROMO FOR THE PROGRAMME – click here

“Whether she’s talking to you or singing, Erika really knows how to tell a story”, says Nigel, “and I know she’ll make this edition of CONNECTED 2 JAZZ a very special one.”

Nigel Vermaas is CONNECTED 2 JAZZ every Tuesday night from 8 to 10 on Bush Radio 89.5fm or online.

Get on-air experience with Everyday People

11/10/2012

Bush Radio is looking for vibrant and enthusiastic women who have a passion for radio to be co-hosts on Everyday People (weekdays, 4 to 7pm)

Requirements:

* free to volunteer 3pm – 7pm daily (Mon-Fri)
* generate interviews and new show ideas
* compiling daily features
* organise daily interviews
* setting up questions for each interview
* liaise with guest/s and host of the show
* taking photos of guest/interviews/events
* promote the show via Facebook/Twitter/etc
* blog
* work closely with the show host
* co-hosting & interviewing
* fluent in English and Xhosa/Afrikaans

Please include your CV (with 2 contactable references) and a motivational letter of no longer than 200 words explaining why you feel you are suitable as a co-host.

Only short-listed female applicants will be contacted.

Please note this is a volunteer position (NO stipend or pay provided)

Send your application to: ideas@bushradio.co.za (type Everyday People co-host in subject line)

Application deadline: 20 October 2012