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Connected 2 Jazz tribute show: Zim Ngqawana

08/12/2011

Zim Ngqawana - photograph by Charles Betz

On the 13th December 2011 at 8pm on Connected 2 Jazz ((13 December 2011 at 8pm), Nigel Vermaas will be paying tribute to the late Zim Ngqawana (25 December 1959 – 10 May 2011).

LISTEN TO THE ZIM TRIBUTE SHOW PROMO

Related posts:

Celebrating a #CapeMusic legend – Basil Moses

Celebrating the Ngcukana dynasty

My Kinda Jazz tribute to Robbie Jansen

A special tribute to Winston “Mankunku” Ngozi

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Celebrating the Ngcukana dynasty

03/06/2011

Ezra Ngcukana, tenor sax, Wesley Rustin, bass, Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa. January 2010. (Photo courtesy of John Edwin Mason, 2010)

We thought 2010 was a bad year for South African jazz but 2011 seems to be rivalling it. We have already lost Duke Ngcukana, Ernest Mothle and Zim Ngqawana.

On his CONNECTED 2 JAZZ show on Bush Radio 89.5 fm on Tuesday 7th June from 8 – 10 pm, Nigel Vermaas will be celebrating the lives of the two Ngcukana Brothers who passed away within 9 months of each other, Ezra and Duke, as well as their father, Christopher Columbus Ngcukana aka Mra. Helping me to remember the family will be the youngest of the brothers, Mfana Ngcukana, musicians Sylvia Mdunyelwa, George Werner and Mark Fransman, as well as writer Sindiwe Magona They all have unique insights into these three strong personalities and enduring artists.

LISTEN TO THE TRIBUTE PROMO

We will also feature Zim Ngqawana’s version of YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME, a composition by Mongezi Feza (of the Blue Notes) which became closely identified with Ezra. Zim was a pallbearer at Duke’s funeral. In due course CONNECTED TO JAZZ will honour this jazz giant.

Nigel has broadcast documentary-style tributes to a number of our departed jazz heroes including Winston “Mankunku” Ngozi, Miriam Makeba, Johnny Fourie, Alex van Heerden, Robbie Jansen, Gito Baloi and Hotep Idris Galeta.

CONNECTED 2 JAZZ can be heard every Tuesday night from 8 – 10 on Bush Radio 89.5 fm. Aside from playing a wide range of jazz, it also attempts to explore the connections between jazz and other music.

CT International Jazz Festival winners

24/03/2011

Congratulations to the winners of the Bush Radio/CTIJF hampers (cap, t-shirt & cd) :

Robin Van Graan (Ottery), Lindelwa Lali (Parklands), Marlene Swartz (Maitland), Berenice Joshua (Kuilsriver) and Frans Nghifikua (Kenilworth)

The main winner of the Bush Radio/CTIJF double weekend pass is:

Niven Petersen (Kensington)

Win tickets to Africa’s Grandest Gathering – 12th CTIJF

14/03/2011

URGENT UPDATE:

17 March 2011: ESP Africa Director and CTIJF production director, Billy Domingo on fraudulent tickets, sales, free tickets and competitions. Hear what he says: CLICK HERE

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Bush Radio 89.5 FM is giving you a chance to attend both days of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) which takes place on the 25th and 26th of March 2011.

All you need to do to enter this competition is SMS the keyword JAZZFEST + your name to 32158. (You will receive a sms confirming your entry)

Enter as often as you like.

The main name drawn will win:

1 double weekend pass, 1 x CTIJF (Polo) t-shirt, and 1 CTIJF (Polo) cap valued at R900

We will draw a further 5 names who will each win a hamper consisting of:

a CTIJF (Polo) t-shirt, 1 CTIJF (Polo cap) and x CD valued at R590

The competition closes on Wednesday the 23rd March at midnight.

The winner’s name will be released on the Morning Cruise on 89.5 FM on Thursday, 24 March 2011 and on our blog.

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not apply.

RIP Boeta Hotep

03/11/2010

Hotep Galeta (1941 - 2010)

Bush Radio mourns the loss of one of our mentors, teacher and volunteer, Hotep Galeta.

Earlier today the Bush Radio newsteam reported that Hotep Galeta passed away at his home.

Boeta Hotep, as many at the station knew him, played an important role in developing some of the stations jazz programmes and also assisted with developing projects that used music to help with education and healing.

CLICK HERE: Rashid Lombard, CEO of espAFRIKA on the passing of Hotep

CLICK HERE: Hotep’s “Evil Vibes” Jingle

The volunteers, staff and board of Bush Radio would like to send our condolenscences to his family, friends and colleagues.