Posts Tagged ‘hip hop’

Win tickets to the 2016 Open Book Festival

02/09/2016

open-book_logo_20130724-e1376923259701-1024x1008Bush Radio is giving away a set of double tickets to two of the events, Cape Sounds and Afrikaaps & Hip Hop taking place in Cape Town as part of the 2016 Open Book Festival.

If you would like to stand a chance of winning a set of tickets all you have to do is the following:

  • Cape Sounds event sms the keyword CapeSounds + Yourname and Surname to 32158
  • Afrikaaps and Hip Hop event sms the keywords HipHop + Yourname and Surname to 32158

The sms line will close at 2pm on Monday (5 September 2016) and the winners will be announced at 3pm.

Cape Sounds:
Date: 07/09/2016
Venue: Homecoming Centre Workshop
Time: 14.00 – 15.00
Price: R45

Six readings – Three languages: Featuring Dianne Case, David Cornwell, Valda Jansen, Mbongeni Nomkonwane, Shirmoney Rhode and Lwanda Sindaphi.

Afrikaaps & Hip Hop:
Date: 07/09/2016
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Time: 20.00 – 21.30
Price: R45

Blaq Pearl, EmileYX (Heal the Hood) and Shaquile Southgate (Heal the Hood) explore the lessons they took from Afrikaaps into their teaching practice for Hip Hop to young adults. Joined by B-Boy Mouse. Chaired by Prof Adam Haupt.

SMS cost is R1 and free minutes do not count. The competition is a lucky draw, so enter often to increase your chances.

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Fede Fokol: 25 Years of SA Hip Hop documentary (free screening)

20/02/2015

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The Artscape Resource Centre and Bush Radio bring you a screening of Fede Fokol: 25 Years of SA Hip Hop documentary.

Venue: The Artscape Resource Centre
Time: 12 – 3pm, this Saturday (21 February 2015)
Damage: FREE, snacks will be served

There will also be rap performances by Ndlulamthi and SLK and spoken word performances.

A little about Fede Fokol:

Fede Fokol – 25 Years of SA Hip Hop, is a documentary researched by Jo’burg hip hop activist Rashid Kay. It traces the roots of the artform in South Africa from the days of its inception in Cape Town through revered crew Prophets of the City all the way to where hip hop currently is now.

It breaks down hip hop into four eras:
1. The Pioneers (1986 – 1995): POC, Karamo,
2. Developmental Years (1996 – 2002): The Le Club Era with the likes of Skwatta Kamp, Cashless Society etc.
3. Golden Years (2003 – 2008): Skwatta Kamp, Pitch Black Afro, H2O etc.
4. The New School (2009 – Present): Jozi, Driemanskap, AKA, Cassper, Youngsta, Reason, etc.

Interviewees include:
DJ Ready D , Rocco (Karamo), Kalashnikov (2Black2Strong), L-Skillz (Crowded Crew), Bob Mabena, Lance Stehr, Snazz D, Youngsta, Kaydo
Osmic, ProVerb, DJ Cleo, Slikour, DJ Lemonka, Simone Harris, C-Live, Krossword, AKA, Red Button, Notshi, Driemanskap, iFani and more.

Documentary running time: 47:58

Screening will be followed by a discussion on the future of Cape Town hip hop.

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
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Arsenic

Related: Listen to what makes up DNA

Listen to what makes up DNA

15/08/2013
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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

From the archive: Ready D

29/11/2012

Ready D taking a short break during our YAA (Youth Against Aids) concert in 2000

Join #BigBirthdayBash for We like BASS and theDANK!SH

26/08/2012

WE like BASS in collaboration with theDANKISH and Bush Radio 89.5FM are teaming up to host a BIG BIRTHDAY BASH on Saturday, 1 September 2012: SPRING DAY!

The past twelve Capetonian months has seen the rise of two names synonymous with profiling the freshest underground bass music: WE like BASS and theDANKISH.

WE like BASS is a pop-up party hosted in alternative spaces. WE like BASS events feature cutting-edge local talent, constantly scouting for unconventional venues. TheDANKISH is a critical platform for local hip hop and bass culture and a radio show hosted on the Mother of Community Radio, Bush Radio 89.FM every Saturday between 6pm and 8pm.

You are invited to pop bottles with the WE like BASS and theDANKISH crews at this very special celebration.

*** VENUE ***

  • new Ragazzi LIVE – 8 Loop Street, Cape Town

Occupying the old DISKO-K space at the bottom of Loop Street, near to Fridas and the SideShow.

Specially for this event, a second floor ‘dance hall’ will be opened. Expect plenty of surprises!

*** DATE ***

  • 1 September 2012

*** LINE-UP ***
< LIVE stage >

< DANCE hall >

*** DEETS ***

  • Door: R20 < 11pm > R40
  • BASS SOUND SYSTEM
  • 2 floors of underground music
  • R15 birthday drink specials all night
  • come as you are + everyone is welcome!

WE HOPE YOU CAN COME!

Bush Radio 89.5fm, Cape Town’s premier community radio station is the media sponsor of #BigBirthdayBash

CHECK OUT THE BUSH RADIO FACEBOOK PAGE

Get ready for the 12th African Hip Hop Indaba

14/08/2012

THE 12th annual African Hip Hop Indaba is around the corner and again Bush Radio is a supporter of this amazing event.

The very best Freestyle Emcees, Turntablists, Beatboxers, Graffiti Artists, Krumpers, Poppers, Lockers, House, Nu Skool Hip Hop dancers and B-boys & B-Girls from around the Western Cape and South Africa are invited to enter.

Cash and prizes to the value of over R 100 000 are up for grabs! (call 021706 0481 / 0824744750 to register)

The two-day event takes place at Zula Bar on August 31, and the Good Hope Centre on September 1, 2012

Billed as the biggest event on the SA Hip Hop calendar, the African Hip Hop Indaba will showcase a historical photographic and streetwear brand exhibition, dancing and showcases in the main arena, live graffiti spraying and other exhibitions, marketing stalls and refreshment areas.

On September 1, the National Breakdance Team will be selected. The 2012 team will represent their country at the Braun Battle of the Year  – Africa Qualifier, to be held in Montpellier, France in November 2012. The top two African crews will go on to compete against 16 of the world’s best breakdancing crews.

The winning 2 on 2 B-Girls will compete against 16 other countries at the We B*Girlz finals held at Braun Battle of the Year.

The winning DJ will represent South Africa at the DMC World DJ Championships in London in September 2012.

Over the past 12 years the Heal the Hood Project through the African Hip Hop Indaba and its partners have sent over 100 young people to compete at the Battle of the Year International and on various other international exchanges.

The African Hip Hop Indaba aims to encourage a sense of national pride among youth, in representing their country. It also promotes and exposes the talent of young South African artists. The Indaba showcases the work done by Heal the Hood Project and by youth in their communities and throughout the country.

Bush Radio is proud to be associated with the project.

For more information or to register call 021 706 0481 / 082 4744750 or visit African Hip Hop Indaba

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It’s time for another dose of Jitsenic

26/07/2012

Fresh from his show in Grahamstown, Cape Town musician Jitsvinger presents Jitsenic at the District Six Museum on Friday 27 July, 2012.  

Jitsenic, Jitsvinger’s latest formula combines his rhyme styles and guitar-playing with the sample triggering, finger-drumming techniques of Arsenic (Gary Erfort).

The upcoming Jitsenic performance will introduce its newest member, Andre Hope, who will be completing the ‘sound-system’ by adding savvy bass grooves to the mix. Consisting of two sets, the show features Jitsvinger who will be switching moods from acoustic guitar and poetry to electric guitar.  Those who know Jitsvinger’s repertoire can look forward to hearing familiar classics such as ‘Smile’ and ‘Doenit’ from his debut album ‘Skeletsleutel’,  as well as new unreleased tracks he has been working on with Arsenic.

Jitsvinger mastered his art form through successful projects like Khoi Khollektiv, Rogue State of Mind and the critically-acclaimed Afrikaaps, which earned various awards and rave reviews, both locally and internationally.  All of these projects experimented with different modes of expression from storytelling to word-play. In this spirit, Jitsenic features a fusion where old meets new South African sounds, with the audience being taken on an artistic, lyrical, and music journey.

Tickets cost is R60 and available from Thursday 19 July, 2012, at the District Six Museum.

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Related: UPDATE: JITSENIC – Combining Arsenic and Jitsvinger

From the Archive: Chuck D

10/07/2012

In 2010 Bush Radio hosted Chuck D (Carlton Douglas Ridenhour) the leader of the legendary rap group Public Enemy at the station.

Check out the LESSONS FOR HEADS series of interviews (Click here).

UPDATE: JITSENIC – Combining Arsenic and Jitsvinger

17/05/2012

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE HAS CHANGED TO RAGAZZI DUE TO THE FIRE AT IBUYAMBO

Guitarist and hip hop artist Jitsvinger (Quintin Goliath), and hip hop producer and beat maker Arsenic (Gary Erfort)- collectively known as Jitsenic – will again join forces on Thursday May 24, at Ragazzi ,33 Long Street The iBuyambo Music and Arts Exhibition Centre, for a live set of experimental trigger rhythms coupled with a combination of rock, blues and Cape jazz.

Audiences can expect an eclectic, though futuristic mix of experimental sounds influenced by home-grown Cape jazz pioneers, as well as the golden era of hip hop.

The idea behind the music, says the pair, “Is to use familiar sounds, but to take those sounds to an unknown place while still relying on our skills to redefine the way that local music is created.”

Arsenic will bring to the fore finger drumming techniques and will trigger samples to create layers of sound adding to Jitsvinger’s poetic rhythms and jazz-influenced guitar-fuelled performance.

The night will see a special performance by Cape Town-based LnJ (Jill Levenberg and Razak Johnson) – two theatrically trained poets, singers and songwriters. This is a must-see performance, not to be missed.

Jitsenic will perform at Ragazzi ,33 Long Street The iBuyambo Music and Arts Exhibition Centre, 11 Bree Street, Cape Town, on Thursday May 24, from 9pm. Entry is R30.