Posts Tagged ‘hip hop’

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).

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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.

Win a Chance to Experience International Hip-Hop Dance Theatre

02/03/2012


Mixing it Up is a hip-hop dance theatre festival happening at Artscape on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th March 2012.

The festival will showcase the best of South African DJs, dance crews, and you will experience leading hip-hop dance theatre with crews from France, Germany, UK and Zimbabwe.

Bush Radio is giving 10 lucky listeners the opportunity to win tickets to this awesome event!

* If you would like to enter to win a set of double tickets to Mixing it Up for Saturday the 10th March: SMS your name and the keyword MIXSAT to 32158.

or

** If you would like to enter to win a set of double tickets to Mixing it Up for Sunday the 11th March: SMS your name and the keyword MIXSUN to 32158.

Enter as many times as you like to improve your chances of winning. Sms costs R1 and free minutes do not apply.

You have until 9am on Thursday the 8th March 2012 to send your sms, the winner’s names will be announced later that morning in the Morning Cruise.

Mixing it Up – International Hip Hop Dance Theatre

27/02/2012

A new South African hip hop dance theatre festival which aims to showcase the best of South African dance crews is set to hit Cape Town (and Johannesburg) in March 2012.

With Bush Radio‘s long history of being involved in the hip hop community we have come on board to give the Mixing It Up festival some much need airtime and give the artists exposure.

The festival will give South African audiences the opportunity to experience leading edge hip hop dance theatre with a uniquely South African flavour. Featuring dance crews such as Immortal Style from Cape Town and Soweto`s Finest from JHB. In addition to the dance performances, we will see the inclusion of well known South African rappers and DJs. The festival will also feature international hip hop dance theatre pioneers from France, Germany, UK and Zimbabwe. Including a special appearance by the duo Clash 66, Sebastien Ramires (France) and Hyun-Jung Wang (Germany).

Tickets are available at computicket at a cost of R50 and R30 for students on presentation of a valid student card.

Dates: 10 & 11 March

Venue: Artscape Theatre

Doors: will open at 15h00 for free dj jam, clothing stalls, bboy freejam, and graffiti exhibition

Performance: start time 20h00

Mixing it Up is made possible by the British Council in collaboration with Matchboxology Creative Incubator, Heal the Hood Project, Artscape Theatre, Goethe Institut, French Institute, the University of Johannesburg, French Embassy, EUNIC, DJ Switch, and Bush Radio.

Some postive rap (Afrikaans)

22/08/2011


A few children from Fisantekraal who are part of a project called Peace and Love International came to the Bush Radio studios and were interviewed by Bassie on Backchat. We asked them to perform a song for us.

Related: Lessons from Public Enemy’s Chuck D

Bringing you the Ish…TheDank!sh

05/08/2011

Tune into Bush Radio 89.5FM this Saturday the 6th of August 2011 at 6pm when we launch a new programme on Africa’s pioneering community radio station.

We are proud to launch TheDank!sh radio show.

So who are they?

Young, fresh and opinionated,  cutting edge mix of radio journalists, street artists, TV camera people and other industry professionals. This dynamic and well travelled team have collaborated with fresh young people from around the world who aim to always give you TheDank!sh

A few dankish examples of what they have in store for you are music reviews by Hip-hop producer Arsenic (music with a maniac). We’ll also be tracking the latest in street style developments from dank rides to fashion and all the dankish in between.

These are just a few examples of what’s to come.

Here’s what the group has to say about why they are doing what they do:

“Are you bored of all the same old mediocre bollocks you find on the rest of the internet (and now radio)? Well so are we! We aim to inform, challenge, engage and inspire all out there to be thinkers, encouraging your opinions and participation in our quest to find the dankist things out there!”

So tune into 89.5 FM or online via www.bushradio.co.za on Saturday, 6 August at 6pm.

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Dancers (and Radio people) don’t cry

10/06/2011

Afrika Ablaze and Bush Radio 89.5 FM brings you the Re-run of Dancers Don’t Cry – Bigger and Better, produced and directed by Glenda Jones.

Dancers Don’t Cry premiered at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in March 2011, with matinees and evening
shows. All four shows played to packed houses, standing ovations and rave reviews. Comments ranged from “A truly brilliant show” to “The best dance/drama I’ve ever seen” to “Brilliant dancing, outstanding acting and a beautiful story.”

Requests for a re-run of this dynamic production poured in, and, it was recently announced that a re-run of Dancers Don’t Cry is
heading for the CTICC on the 2nd July 2011.

A squad of 60+ exceptionally talented dancers will be performing in the magnificent auditorium at the prestigious venue of the CTICC.

Dance pieces include Krumping, Hip-Hop, Ballet Funk, Contemporary and Cabaret. Every dance piece has been hailed as a masterpiece and a must see!

The story is about the journey of 3 young dancers who find themselves trapped in a volatile world of dance politics.

Nationally renowned producer, director and choreographer; Glenda Jones, is ecstatic about the re-run. “It is a dream come true for
the multi-talented cast of Dancers Don’t Cry and a wonderful opportunity to present a show that has captured the hearts and minds of those who got to see it. Don’t miss this run!”

For more information or tickets contact: afrikaablaze@hotmail.com or 078 478 9847

Watch the video clip on your mobile: CLICK HERE

Lessons for Heads by Chuck D

08/12/2010

This is where Hip Hop is – Public Enemy’s Chuck D

We hosted Public Enemy’s Chuck D at the Bush Radio studios this morning where he was featured on the Morning Cruise with Denisia Adams.

Check out the clips of the interview which we broke down 3 parts:

Part 1 – Public Enemy’s agenda, The future of Hip Hop, Following the US (a special shout out to former Bush trainee and MC EJ von Lyrik)

Part 2 – Media and music, Obama as president, Americans understanding of the world, Being judged

Part 3 – Chuck D on words, Staying connected, Africa’s place and a message to the Born Frees

Hip Hop won’t stop – Celebrating 10 years of the African Hip Hop Indaba

16/09/2010

Bush Radio 89.5 FM will be broadcasting live from the 10th Annual African Hip Hop Indaba dance battles this Saturday the 18th September 2010 at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town.

As a media sponsor for the event we at Bush Radio hope to bring this event to a larger audience who may not be able to be at the event but through 89.5FM and our online radio stream via www.bushradio.co.za we hope to give everyone a taste of the event.

The event has been organised by the Heal the Hood Project and we have been running several interviews and promos highlighting the importance of the event.

CLICK HERE: Interview by Bush Radio intern, Elias Aba Milki with Tanswell Jansen of Heal the Hood

The Hip Hop Indaba starts on Friday the 17th September 2010 at Club Flatline and continues the Saturday (18 September 2010) at the Good Hope Centre.

Bush Radio’s Shamiel X will host a two-hour special from the venue on Saturday from 6pm to 8pm so tune in if you can’t make it to the Good Hope Centre.

If you would like to buy tickets or more information visit the Facebook page / Computicket or call 021 706 0481 / 082 474 4750.


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