Posts Tagged ‘interviews’

Help us change a life …

11/08/2016

hands donat 21 insta copy

Bush Radio has been offering broadcast and training facilities to the people of Cape Town for the past 21 years, since our first legal broadcast on the 9th August 1995.

As we celebrate our 21st birthday, we are running a pledge drive during our birthday month – from the 1 – 31 August 2016 – where YOU can make a donation towards our work.

As a non-profit community radio station, we call on former interns, staff, volunteers, board members, NGOs/CBOs, artists, musicians, designers and companies who have benefitted from our broadcast and training services to contribute towards making a difference in the lives of others.

Through such donation, you will contribute to the continued existence of Bush Radio, and also make the opportunity available to others to benefit from Bush Radio’s services.

Our bank details are as follows:

Bank: Standard Bank
Name of account: Bush Radio Training Account
Account number: 07 119 4185
Branch name: Mowbray
Branch code: 051001
Address: 37 – 39 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700
Swift code (for foreign donations): SBZAZAJJ

If you would like a receipt for your donation, email the proof of payment to donate@bushradio.co.za

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us  on 021 448 5450.

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
dna small(Click on poster to listen to the radio promo)

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

Who said mid-morning radio is only for background music?

29/02/2012

Winslow (left), Victor J and Somie

Just in case you didn’t notice, what with all the confusion caused by 2012 being a leap year, tomorrow is the 1st of March and this brings a programming change for us at Bush Radio 89.5FM. For the past few months Ruth Molteno (from The Dank!sh) has been holding down the fort while we develop a new team to run the Morning Cruise from 9am – 12pm.

We are pleased to announce that starting on the first of the month, Victor J, Somie and Winslow will lead a new-look Morning Cruise on 89.5FM.

The Morning Cruise is your mid-morning dose of that extra special something you need to jump-start your day. The team will still bring you daily inspiration, interviews, did-you-know facts, the important jobshop, career tips, topic of the day and more – but now with triple madness!

Who said mid-morning radio is only for background music and should be boring?

Some more info on the team:

Victor Jantjies

Returns to the Mother of Community Radio and brings his experience of hosting the breakfast show on 89.5FM (remember that show?) and will guide the team as their skills develop.

Chisomebi “Somie” Emma-Iwuoha

Somie is a digital junkie with a love for social media and all things music-related. This Nigerian native has been living in Cape Town for the past 11 years and has adopted the lifestyle and culture of the city – including Afrikaans!

Winslow Schalkwyk

Winslow is a performance poet and creative-writing facilitator who lives in Ravensmead. He has performed at various venues in Cape Town and has a passion for words and sound – and he’s ready to use the power held by these elements.

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

Taste the change – First SA Fairtrade Week

14/11/2011

From the 14th to the 20th November 2011 you can join us and Fairtrade Label South Africa in celebrating South Africa’s first-ever Fairtrade Week on 89.5FM or via audiostream from anywhere in the world, including from your cellphone.

Bush Radio will also be flighting the features produced as part of a successful co-production by the station and the German international broadcaster;  Deutsche Welle (DW) in August 2011. These programmes were made available to all radio stations in South Africa and are still available for free download.

During this week you can catch the following interviews:

Nokutula Mhene and Marcela Guerrero Casas from Fairtrade Africa on Tuesday, 15 November at 10h35 on the Morning Cruise

Boudewijn Goossens, the executive director of Fairtrade Label SA on Wednesday, 16 November – 15h30 on Backchat

Arianna Baldo of Fairtrade Label SA on Thursday, 17 November – 12h30 on Sakhisizwe

Check out the Bush Radio Facebook Page

Journey of learning about Fair Trade

23/09/2011

Lusanda Bill: YHUUU sis what are you doing here? Pic courtesy of Aarni Kuppamakki

As part of our partnership with the German national broadcaster – Deutsche Welle, Bush Radio had the opportunity to connect one of it’s trainees with an experienced radio and multi-media producer for the South African part of a large international co-production on Fair Trade. From the 22nd August to 9 September 2011, newsroom trainee, Lusanda Bill was selected to join Aarni Kuppamakki from Deutsche Welle in exploring what Fair Trade means in South Africa.

The completed productions are being distributed to all community radio stations in South Africa and can be downloaded via the links at the end of this post.

We asked Lusanda to document her experiences:

Being selected by Bush Radio to be part of a co-production on Fair Trade between Deutsche Welle was a great honour.  I must say I had no idea why management chose me. My guess is they probably wanted to get rid of me for three weeks. *wink*

Fair Trade was a word that I did not use in my daily vocabulary. So when I was told that the topic was Fair Trade, my confused face popped up.  My initial definition of Fair Trade was “fair trading between countries”, well in the three weeks that I was doing the production I found out how totally off the mark I was.

Lusanda out in the field - Pic courtesy of Aarni Kuppamakki http://bit.ly/nc0Wk2

I had some fears of doing the production and many questions: Would I match up to the standard of an international production? Would I understand the topic fully and be able to interpret it for Bush Radio listeners? And would I cope with the travelling and editing that would be involved?

My partner for this co-production from Deutsche Welle was Aarni Kuppamakki and we had been in contact via emails, sharing our ideas about the production.  My job before he came was to set up as many interviews as possible beforehand.  When Aarni and I finally met it was off to work from the first day.  It was great to work with someone with so much passion and experience.

The best part of the whole production was the travelling – I loved what we called our “road trips”.  We travelled to Stellenbosch, Citrusdal, Franschoek and Simons Town.  The best experience was when Aarni and I went shark cage diving. Now shark cage diving is not a normal activity for most black people in South Africa.

A funny story that had everybody in stitches, even at the Bush Radio office, is when I arrived at boat, one of the crew, who has worked on the boat for six years, took one look at me and said – in the loudest voice possible – “YHUUU sis what are you doing here, you are the first black person I have seen here in a long time!”.

But you are probably still asking yourself when I will share the meaning of Fair Trade?  Briefly, Fair Trade is when a premium is placed on a commodity like wine, bananas, fruit, tea and coffee.  In South Africa it’s mostly wine that is Fair Trade, so for a bottle of Fair Trade wine 50 to 60 cents of the total cost would be the premium.

Lusanda and Aarni present their final productions to Bush Radio MD, Brenda Leonard and Marco Schmitt of the German Consulate

On average a bottle of Fair Trade wine costs R39.99.  The premium goes to a separate bank account and is managed by the Joint Body of elected worker representatives and farm management. The premium cannot be paid out in cash, so in most cases it is used to improve the lives of farmworkers.

Let me share some interesting facts about Fair Trade:  The joint bodies of Fair Trade certified farms received a total of R10,4-million in Fair Trade premiums in 2010 and most of it was used on education.  South Africa is the only country that has Fair Trade Tourism. Fair Trade farms are audited annually which normally costs between R15 000 to R20 000, depending on the size of the farm.

Overall the whole experience was amazing and a great learning curve.  I am a better journalist and a happier one after conquering one of my fears, sharks.

To listen to the three features produced by Bush Radio and Deutsche Welle click below to download:

Fair Trade Wine in South Africa – How workers profit

Fair Trade Wine in South Africa – A challenge for producers

Fair Trade Tourism in South Africa