Posts Tagged ‘local’

The oldest dance in Africa, Xho-pera and the klopse

12/12/2016

One of Bush Radio’s oldest programmes is called Backchat and it sees almost 20 guests (activists, NGOs, social movements etc) come through and onto the airwaves per week. But we have a saying at Bush (one of many), “that a little bit of sugar makes the medicine go down”, so from time to time the Backchat team which consists of Bassie, Siviwe and Natasha bring in some interesting musicians and artists to lighten up the studio.

So whether it is learning the oldest dance in South Africa or experiencing a new musical form like Xho-pera, we thought we should share a small sample of these acts here:




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The Guy is Alive (Tattoo giveaway)

01/06/2016

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Awesome instrumental trio The Guy is Alive popped by the Bush Radio studios a couple of weeks ago with Alanna Joy and promised Backchat listeners a special give away.

The group is giving away a R500 tattoo voucher from Cape Coast Tattoo and Piercing.

To enter this lucky draw all you need to do is sms the keyword ALIVE + NAME + SURNAME to 32158 by 2pm on Wednesday the 8th June 2016.

To qualify you need to send a minimum of 5 entries (SMS cost is R1 each)

The winner’s name will be announced in Backchat on that day.

Win tickets to Micasa’s Dare to Love Tour concert (CT)

02/09/2015

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*****UPDATE 4 September 2015*****

Congratulations to Godfrey Hlazo from Langa and Nikita January from Grassy Park who won the tickets

Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving away two sets of double tickets for Mi Casa’s Cape Town Dare to Love tour taking place on the 4th of September 2015 at The Grand West Casino in Cape Town.

Mi Casa will also be releasing their third studio album, Home Sweet Home soon and the concert will feature songs from this album. This highly anticipated album features news tracks like “Hallo Baby”, “Chokolat”, “We on the night” with guest featured appearances by Cassper Nyovest, Big Nuz & DJ Tira, and leading East African group Sauti Sol.

How to enter:

Answer the question: What is the name of the new album Mi Casa will be releasing?

SMS: MICASA + The Answer + Your name + surname to 32158

Unlimited sms entries per person – the first two correct entries drawn will each win a set of double tickets
Competition closes at 09:30 on Friday 4th September 2015.

Winners will be announced on The Morning Cruise on the 4th of September 2015. GOOD LUCK!

SMS costs R1 each and free minutes do not apply.

Are you happy with the proposed local music quotas? ICASA invites your input.

04/08/2015

UPDATE: ICASA has granted an extension on written submissions
new deadline: 31 AUGUST 2015
chad saaiman vodfunfest alThe Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) have recently called upon individuals and groups to make written input into the draft regulations on South African music content (ie quotas)

The regulations will guide all radio stations in SA as to how much local music they must play.

Highlights of the proposed regulations are:

  • Community radio 80% local (eg Bush Radio*, Zibonele, CCFM etc)
  • Commercial radio 35% local (eg KFM, Heart, Smile, Highveld, YFM)
  • SABC “Commercial” 35% local (Metro FM, 5FM + Good Hope FM)
  • SABC Public radio 70% local.(excl SABC “commercial” above)

Written representations with regard to the draft regulations must be submitted to ICASA by the14 August 2015. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS)

Enquiries should be directed to 011 566-3259; between 10h00 and 16h00, Monday to Friday.

Persons submitting written representations are asked to indicate whether they want to make oral presentations as well.

*Bush Radio currently plays a minimum of 50% local music.

Another Cape Town legend passes – RIP Zayn Adam

24/02/2015

zayn adam 2012It was with great shock and sadness that Bush Radio yesterday learned of the passing of Cape Town legendary musician Zayn Adam – all of us would like to send our condolences to his family, friends and fellow musicians.

Below is a copy of the story filed by the Bushradionews yesterday.

Tributes pour in for legendary musician Zayn Adam

Cape Town music legend Zayn Adams died on Sunday at the age of 67-years-old.

He was born in 1947 in Salt River and when he was 15-years-old he joined the Golden City Dixes carnival show, however he was best known for leading the band called Pacific Express.

One of Adams song that he will be remembered for is Give a little love.

Bush Radio’s volunteer Doctor Victor Davids, said Adam was a soft spoke human being with a big heart and his passing leaves a massive vacuum.

Davids said “I don’t know how we going to replace that as recently he was on stage at the Baxter theatre on the 14 February valentine’s day performing and doing what he loves the most and what he does best is to give of himself to other people”.

“Rest in peace Zayn Adams your music will live in us forever” Davids added.

Sometimes more is better – the Cape Town Top 10

10/06/2014

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Due to the amount of support we’ve been getting for playing local music on Bush Radio 89.5FM the Cape Town Top 5 has now become the Cape Town Top 10!

Still running in the same format and slot on Everyday People (Thursday @ 4pm) the CT Top 10 now becomes an hour long feature on the show.

How to vote:

Check out Everyday People every Thursday when we bring you the Cape Town TOP 10 starting at 4pm, showcasing the tracks from Cape Town’s best artists.

If you like it and want to keep the tracks in the CT TOP10 chart, all you need to do is VOTE.

SMS the word TOP10 + the artist to 32158*.

Let’s support and encourage our local artists and musicians

All songs featured on the CT TOP 10 will be placed in the Bush Radio playlist for regular airplay

*R1 per SMS and free minutes do not apply.

** Cape Town artists wishing to submit their tracks for consideration can do so c/o the Music Co-ordinator. Send it to P.O. Box 13290, Mowbray 7705 or via mp3 to Music@Bushradio **

*** A weekend version of the chart show is also in development – If you are interested in hosting the Saturday version of the Cape Town Top 10 send an audio demo (no more than 5 minutes) to the Programme Integrator via email by the 27 June 2014.***

Check out this week’s Cape Town Top 10 – CLICK HERE

Congratulations to our 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival ticket winners

05/04/2013

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Congratulations to Matshidiso Molefe from Kraaifontein and Barbara de Jager from Matroosfontein who won the 2013 CTIJF weekend pass competition.

Win weekend passes to the 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival

05/04/2013

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Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving two lucky listeners the opportunity to win a set double weekend pass tickets valued at R 1 240.00 to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

To stand a chance of winning the double weekend passes for you and your partner for Friday and Saturday, all you have to do is:

SMS the keyword JAZZ, your name + surname, and the name of one of the local artists performing at the 2013 CTIJF to 32158 by 12pm today (5 April 2013).

The winners will be announced on Sakhisizwe by 12h25 today.

Enter often to increase your chances of winning as this is a lucky draw. You will need to be able to collect your tickets by 3pm today.

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not count.

Come get The Plain Truth with Wayne McKay

11/11/2012

After head-lining the 2012 Namibia Comedy Festival and rave reviews at the Grahamstown Festival & KKNK , stand up comedian Wayne Mckay is back with a side splitting new show called “The Plain Truth”

McKay pokes fun at all the wacky truths and quirks of our colourful nation. This show will leave you laughing long after you left the auditorium .

Fans are advised to book tickets early as no tickets will be sold at the door.

Special guests : Salome , Die Bakgat Boys & 3D

Date: 16th November 2012

Venue: Spine Road School Auditorium Mitchells Plain

Time: 20:00 -23:00

Tickets: R 80.00    Pensioners: R 60.00    Students: R 60.00

PG: No persons 2-13

Parking: Secure

Refreshments: On Sale

Book at Computicket: 0861 915 8000

Wayne McKay brand new DVD: LIVE AT THE STONE on sale at venue. Cost R 100.00 each

Dress Code: Jits

Erika Lundi, from Cape Town

25/10/2012

On CONNECTED 2 JAZZ on Tuesday night at 8pm,  30th October, Nigel Vermaas will be devoting his whole show to singer Erika Lundi, whose excellent cd ERIKA LUNDI, FROM CAPE TOWN has been released on the Jazz Potjie label.

Erika sings jazz, rock, funk, soul, you name it, and has a great voice and a wonderful ear. “She should be far better known than she is”, says Nigel.

Erika will talk about her early days here and outside the country, and the crazy nature of “the jazz life”. Although she is intensely focussed on her music, Erika also loves to laugh – often at her own expense. “And she seems entirely without ego”, adds Nigel.

Her friend Michele Maxwell (well-known singer, pianist & actress) shares her insights about Erika, as does keyboard player and Jazz Potjie Producer Andreas Wellmann.

This two-hour-long feature will, of course, include lots of music, mainly Erika singing with musicians of the calibre of Mac McKenzie, George Werner, Hilton Schilder, James Kibby, Wesley Rustin, Andreas himself and many more, but there’ll also be a few tracks from U.S. artists who’ve influenced or mentored her, such as Nancy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Barron.

LISTEN TO THE PROMO FOR THE PROGRAMME – click here

“Whether she’s talking to you or singing, Erika really knows how to tell a story”, says Nigel, “and I know she’ll make this edition of CONNECTED 2 JAZZ a very special one.”

Nigel Vermaas is CONNECTED 2 JAZZ every Tuesday night from 8 to 10 on Bush Radio 89.5fm or online.