Sisters with guitars

Award-winning Singers/Songwriters Zahara, Berita and Msaki are performing at the Sisters with Guitars concert at Emperors Palace on Saturday 15th February 2020.

The first of its kind, the concert promises music lovers a good time, an exceptional experience with this incredible line-up, celebrating women in music.

Saturday, 15 February 2020 at 18:00 – 21:00.

Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Elsburg Road, Brakpan, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Tickets are R220 – R300 per person, get yours here

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South Africans and Canadian Artists Collabo

SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF BC continues to look at better ways to improve collaborations between the South Africans music Artists and the Canadians.

An example of this was a production of a double album CD sampler that was compiled and distributed to CMW delegates, eight South African artists of diverse musical backgrounds showcased at CMW MAY 2019.

Among these artists is Nono Nkono, a young gifted South African jazz artist who showcased live with a Canadian ensemble of musicians she had only met and rehearsed with overnight Her performance became one of the highlights of CMW, a historic first collaboration of South African and Canadians on stage.

Mahlathini and the legendary Mahotella Queens is another South African traditional coral group that performed to a standing ovation at Dundas Square as part of the CMW showcase, May 2019.

Booked by Habari Africa, a Toronto-based multicultural festival. Zahara, a multi-platinum award winning South African artist also performed with a Canadian band at the July 2019 festival.

The successful spotlight of the South African music industry at the May 2019 CMW has ushered in a new era of opportunity to further strengthen cultural and bilateral ties between the two countries music industries.

 

WE KNOW SOUTHERN AFRICA

To ensure that the Canadian music industry gets access to a bigger market, SAMW plans to invite 15 neighboring countries to South Africa who form part of the regional common market called Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). The task for CMW is to market SAMW 2029 to the Canadian music industry and mobilize government in that regard. A strong industry delegation made up of key decision makers, artists, and government officials shall be expected to attend SAMW in September 2020. CMW and SAMW shall present in 2020 the opportunity for both countries to work towards strengthening cultural and bilateral ties by opening each other’s export markets.

CMW 2020 Spotlight on South Africa

In May 2020, a South African music industry delegation will again participate in CMW 2020 core program activities that include: conferencing workshops, music expo and exhibition, talent showcasing, and business to business engagement. The following artists shall form part of the South African delegation to CMW:

 

  • Face (afro beat)
  • Zahara (afro soul)
  • Rocksteady (rock reggae)
  • Jay popular (hip hop)
  • Thuto, featuring Nono (afro jazz)
  • Automatic (rock hip hop)

 

It is anticipated that as part of the preparation to visit Canada, South African artists shall record a theme song in a collaboration with their Canadian counterpart. The song shall form an important part of the marketing build up to the South African music industry participation at CMW 2020. At the conclusion of the CMW program in May 2020, South African artists shall embark on a concert tour, subject to bookings, of several cities across Canada to draw attention to South African music.

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Today, we remember Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Madikizela Mandela dedicated her life to the struggle for Social Justice. She kept her then-husband, President Nelson Mandela in the public eye until he became the first President of a free South Africa.

 

She served the people of South Africa with unwavering tenacity. Her extraordinary difficult life has to be recognized especially as no other person could have been put through what she suffered and remain steadfast and focussed on effecting a change for the greater good of many.

Lala Kahle Mother of the Nation

Today, we remember Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Died: 2018, April 18

Winnie Madikizela Mandela dedicated her life to the struggle for Social Justice