Posts Tagged ‘cape town’

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.

Celebrate #AfricaDay #BushRadio (Images to download and share)

24/05/2021

Africa Day on the 25th May is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union in 1963.

Join us as we celebrate all that makes us African. As Africa’s oldest community radio station project, this day has a special significance to us.

Below are graphics you can use on social media.

The video clip above features an amended extract from the, “I am an African” speech by Thabo Mbeki at the adoption of the RSA Constitution Bill, 8 May 1996 and was made by our trainees a few years ago.

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World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Grow with #BushRadio – Community Farmer’s Radio Show

02/05/2021

A new radio production – COMMUNITY FARMER’S RADIO SHOW – is in development. This radio show is designed to encourage, motivate, support the growth of self-sustainable urban communities. This production will primarily focus on all aspects of community farming and will include conversations on the research and development of sustainable alternative energy sources.

COMMUNITY FARMERS RADIO SHOW will join two recently launched radio productions.

The SPEAK UP TALK SHOW is a current affairs production as a platform for ‘ordinary’ people to engage on pertinent social issues like Gender Based Violence (GBV), Racism, Poverty, Homelessness, Human Rights etc. – not to apportion blame but to engage in experiences of behavioural change. The SpeakUp on Bush facilitates uncomfortable conversations that takes centre stage in driving the need for behavioural change and healing in society

RUNNING TRACK is a magazine show that’s all about running – road, trail, cross country, track & field, leisure, for fun, wellness including walking as a sport and leisure. and much more – exclusively dedicated to news and interest w.r.t all forms of running and walking.

All productions are developed and produced by people with relatively no broadcasting experience under the guidance of Bush Radio. Speak Up have done three productions to date and Running Track, one. Volunteers of both production crews responded to an Expression of Interest invitation published on FB

The productions are three-hour live shows broadcasted across the the Bush Radio 89.FM footprint in the Western Cape and globally via live audio-streaming, FB Live, other media networks including a Podcast postal.

All productions are individually broadcasted live on a selected Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 10pm. The first broadcast of COMMUNITY FARMER’S RADIO SHOW is provisionally scheduled for Wednesday 19 May.

Express your interest to join the COMMUNITY FARMER’S RADIO SHOW production crew or any other production as a presenter, content developer, social media integrator, audio engineering and studio production, by emailing your details to trevord0606@gmail.com with a short bio/expression of interests as to why you volunteering. All production and training sessions are online.

The only physical meet is on the evening of a broadcast live show. All COVID Safety protocols are applicable.

Experience is NOT a requirement. Passion and the willingness to be an agent for social change, is essential and a requirement. Radio production is fun!

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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

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Cruising with the Morning Cruise

18/03/2021

Lots of activity takes place before and after the Morning Cruise team goes into the on-air studio

The programme includes elements like interviews, jobshop, this day in history, birthdays and much more.

Catch the Morning Cruise every weekday from 10am to 1pm on 89.5FM in Cape Town or worldwide via www.bushradio.co.za

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Good News This Week

23/02/2021

One of the many sayings at Bush Radio is “don’t curse the darkness, light a candle” and in these times it seems particularly hard. When we came across an illustrator called Amii James from the UK we reached out and asked if we could share some of the work on our blog.

Amii is doing a series of work called “Good News This Week” – check out some of them out below or visit the facebook page.

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World Health Organisation

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Celebrating World Radio Day #CapeTown to #NewYork #BushRadio #WHRU

12/02/2021
Video clip of Bush Radio streaming live in New York
Listen to the Bush Radio / WRHU broadcast

The broadcast consisted of a “Taste of Cape Town with Wayne McKay, Lerato Mashile and Mitchum George followed by the WRHU team interviewing a Bush Radio panel consisting of:

From the Cape Flats to NY #WorldRadioDay #NewWorldNewRadio #WRD2021 #radio #BushRadio #WRHU

11/02/2021

This year in the lead up to World Radio Day, Bush Radio was invited to participate in a broadcast with WRHU Radio Hofstra University 88.7 FM in the United States as part of their global celebration.

Join us this Friday, 12 February at 3pm as we take the Cape Flats to New York and beyond.

Wayne McKay, Lerato Mashile and Mitchum George will host a “Taste of Cape Town” and this will be followed by the WRHU team interviewing Bush Radio Alumni and discussing the power of community media, its role in Africa, challenges, innovative radio programming, training and the impact of the station in Africa and globally.

The panel to be interviewed will consist of:

*Proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO, and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day, February 13 became World Radio Day (WRD). This year WRD is divided into three subthemes:

  • Evolution – The world changes, radio evolves.
  • Innovation – The world changes, radio adapts and innovate.
  • Connection – The world changes, radio connects.

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Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

A short virtual tour of #BushRadio (audio on)

29/01/2021

Just in case you COVID-19 is robbing you of your physical station tour, we thought we’d throw this together.

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Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Goodbye Sledge – Ebrahim Linneveldt RIP

08/01/2021

A gentle giant in Cape Town’s rich music and activist history has fallen.

Ebrahim Linneveldt, known to many as simply Sledge passed away earlier this week.

Amongst all his many activities Sledge was also a Bush Radio volunteer and used to host a Sunday programme called “Gister se Dinge” – A programme hosted by various other Cape Town legends like Vincent Kolbe, Joe Schaffers, Zelda Benjamin and more.

Host of Jazz on Bush, Dr Victor Davids recalled his memory of Sledge; “On 5 January 2000,at the welcoming function of Jazzathon held at West End, I was introduced to an amazing soul that was larger than life, while talking to Kenny Blake of the Super Heads Up Band, who gave  me a saxophone mouthpiece,  in a loud, but firm voice Sledge replied, what a great gift you are  exchanging  at the most Southern tip of Africa. That was the start of a friendship, that ended on 5 January 2021, when news broke of his passing. Sledge was an amazing gentleman, humble, caring, and had the ability to make one feel comfortable. He hosted a show Gister se Dinge, on Bush Radio which followed my show, with absolute passion and commitment. A big tree has fallen in the Cape Town entertainment world.”

Long-time Bush Radio Volunteer and entertainment industry professional, Calvin Peters said; “Sledge was larger than life and he had a phenomenal presence and aura that would literally fill a room.”

This week’s edition of Retro-Rewind (Sunday, 10 January 2021 from 10am to 2pm) will be dedicated to Sledge.

Send us your memories or stories about Sledge via whatsapp to 0618621065 or simply tune into 89.5fm or online.

* Video footage courtesy of Calvin Peters.

You can now download the official Bush Radio app on Google Play.

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


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