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What business can learn from amapiano

Sashin Pillay, digital growth consultant, Google Africa shares his thoughts on amapiano (specifically the Scorpion Kings) and what businesses can learn about customer-centricity...

By Sashin Pillay 13 May 2020

Jon Savage chats Busqr, a new live donations platform
Jon Savage chats Busqr, a new live donations platform

Busqr, a live donations platform harnessing QR technology recently launched in South Africa to help performers and music artists generate income while live streaming...

By Ruth Cooper 6 May 2020

GoodLuck to raise funds via their garden concert this Saturday - Q&A with Juliet Harding
GoodLuck to raise funds via their garden concert this Saturday - Q&A with Juliet Harding

This Saturday, GoodLuck will host a fully-fledged concert production live streamed from their garden. Twenty percent of the ticket sale proceeds will go to supporting their feeding project with charity organisation, 'Where Rainbows Meet'. We swung a few questions to lead singer Juliet Harding to find out more...

By Ruth Cooper 24 Apr 2020

Play it Forward rooftop concerts: Ard Matthews gets innovative during #SALockdown
Play it Forward rooftop concerts: Ard Matthews gets innovative during #SALockdown

Last week, one day into the nationwide 21-day lockdown, those residing in Hout Bay may have heard the soothing strains of one Ard Matthews, of Just Jinjer fame, resounding over the neighbourhood...

By Ruth Cooper 3 Apr 2020

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - a weekend of inspiration
Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - a weekend of inspiration

This past weekend was one of sheer inspiration, witnessing the unique and lasting contribution Rolex is making to culture and the arts by promoting the transmission of knowledge across generations...

By Ann Nurock 13 Feb 2020

Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs Bach Project in Cape Town
Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs Bach Project in Cape Town

On Saturday, 8 February 2020, Yo-Yo Ma, one of the most accomplished and renowned musicians of our time played to a capacity crowd at Cape Town's Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens...

By Terry Levin 10 Feb 2020

Q&A with new National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton
Q&A with new National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton

Earlier this month, it was announced that Monica Newton would be taking up the role of the new National Arts Festival CEO. We got in touch with her to chat about the evolution of the festival, future plans and how the arts can transform and uplift...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Dec 2019

What to expect from the Spier Jazz & Classical Encounters Fest
What to expect from the Spier Jazz & Classical Encounters Fest

The inaugural South African Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival will take place at the Spier Amphitheatre on 23 November 2019...

By Michael Britton 18 Nov 2019

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John Cena did Sho Madjozi's #johncenachallenge on The Ellen Show

During an interview on The Ellen Show on Monday, host Ellen DeGeneres got John Cena to do the #johncenachallenge...

By Shereesa Moodley 3 Oct 2019

Caroline Leisegang introduces her Body of Preludes
Caroline Leisegang introduces her Body of Preludes

Caroline Leisegang's new album, My Body Of Preludes, was released in August and debuted at number one on iTunes...

By Eugene Yiga 13 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: The rise and rise of Sho Madjozi
#WomensMonth: The rise and rise of Sho Madjozi

Rapper, singer, songwriter and actress Sho Madjozi has been blazing a name for herself in the past few months. We got in touch for the tail-end of Women's Month to chat new sounds, equality in the industry and Ru Paul's Drag Race...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Aug 2019

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Sho Madjozi's 'John Cena' trends after hitting one million views on YouTube

The hashtag #JohnCena was trending on Twitter on Thursday following South African artist Sho Madjozi announcing that her "John Cena" single hit one million views on YouTube.

By Shereesa Moodley 23 Aug 2019

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Beyonce and Blue Ivy's 'Brown Skin Girl' sparks new Twitter challenge

Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy's "Brown Skin Girl" sparked a new #BrownSkinGirlChallenge on Twitter since the song's debut last Friday...

By Shereesa Moodley 22 Jul 2019

Local brands honour Johnny Clegg on social media
Local brands honour Johnny Clegg on social media

Local brands paid tribute to music legend, Johnny Clegg all over social media, following the announcement of his passing...

By Juanita Pienaar 17 Jul 2019

Jeremy Loops chats new tour, Sama wins and self-awareness
Jeremy Loops chats new tour, Sama wins and self-awareness

After extensive touring overseas, Jeremy Loops and his band bring their Golden Waves Tour to seven cities around the country this July. We got in touch with Loops to chat about the new album, upcoming tour and recent Sama award...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Jun 2019

5 reasons why Ed Sheeran's last SA gig was pure magic
5 reasons why Ed Sheeran's last SA gig was pure magic

Ed Sheeran's last gig of this leg of his Divide World tour, presented by Big Concerts, was spent engaging a capacity crowd at Cape Town Stadium. We witnessed an artist comfortable in his own sound and someone who has come a long way but still remembers the core of what makes him unique...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Mar 2019

Ed Sheeran stuns at Cape Town Stadium
Ed Sheeran stuns at Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town is the final stop for Ed Sheeran on his South African Divide Tour. If you were one of those die-hard fans who waited for hours in the Checkers queue or prayed they'd add another date for the Mother City, then you've probably been glued to social media this past weekend...

By Ayesha Abrahams 28 Mar 2019

Diamond Thug on The Cure, cosmic wolfs and convos of the universe
Diamond Thug on The Cure, cosmic wolfs and convos of the universe

Dreamy indie pop band Diamond Thug will be adding their unique celestial electronica/psychedelic-rock to the upcoming Rock On The Lawns lineup, alongside headliner English pop rock icons The Cure...

By Ruth Cooper 20 Feb 2019

In review: #BONOBOLive
In review: #BONOBOLive

Charles Siboto shares how he was mesmerised by Bonobo's upbeat, tranquil electronic sounds at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens...

By Charles Siboto 15 Feb 2019

Brian McKnight on performing and travelling
Brian McKnight on performing and travelling

After more than a quarter century as a recording artist, Brian McKnight once again reinvigorated his approach to songwriting, recording, and performing...

By Eugene Yiga 4 Dec 2018

Pierre Greeff on Liefde by die Dam's Cape Town debut
Pierre Greeff on Liefde by die Dam's Cape Town debut

After three years of successful events in Joburg, Liefde by die Dam will be making its highly anticipated debut in Cape Town at the Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville on 17 November 2018...

By Ruth Cooper 9 Nov 2018

Wolf Alice chats Rocking the Daises and Gardens
Wolf Alice chats Rocking the Daises and Gardens

We chat to Wolf Alice's bass guitarist Theo Ellis about their debut SA tour, winning the 2018 Mercury Prize and more...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Oct 2018

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#YouthMonth: Check up on your "strong friends"

This #YouthMonth I want to address something serious, something that we usually avoid talking about and something I wrangle with personally...

By Charles Siboto 14 Jun 2018

JOOX South Africa: Supporting SA artists through music streaming
JOOX South Africa: Supporting SA artists through music streaming

The recently launched music streaming platform JOOX South Africa aims to help promote local music and musicians through a strong catalogue of local artists and by partnering with major South African music events.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Jun 2018

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Beat the winter blues with Jazz on the Bay at The41

The41 in Camps Bay has launched it's once a month Jazz on the Bay offering to help Capetonians battle the winter blues with a fantastic beachfront view, a blazing fireplace, the soulful sounds of live jazz and delicious food paired with some fantastic wines...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Jun 2018

The Script brings Rain to Cape Town
The Script brings Rain to Cape Town

Third time lucky for me as I got to experience The Script live at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town on Wednesday, 2 May 2018...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 May 2018

Morcheeba deliver with first live show in South Africa
Morcheeba deliver with first live show in South Africa

South African fans of the English electronic trip-hop band Morcheeba were finally honoured with a live performance from the duo last Friday, 6 April 2018 at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Apr 2018

#CTIJF18: Corinne Bailey Rae on artistic freedom and carving an authentic space in music
#CTIJF18: Corinne Bailey Rae on artistic freedom and carving an authentic space in music

British singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae graced the Kippies stage at the acclaimed Cape Town International Jazz Festival last weekend, dazzling the audience with her progressive blend of jazzy neo-soul and folky indie rock...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Apr 2018

#CTIJF18: Q&A with local soul sensation Claire Phillips
#CTIJF18: Q&A with local soul sensation Claire Phillips

Cape Town-born singer, songwriter and musician Claire Phillips once again formed part of the stellar local line-up at the year's Cape Town International Jazz Festival...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Mar 2018

It's official: Spotify is now live in South Africa [Update]
It's official: Spotify is now live in South Africa [Update]

The streaming music world's worst kept secret is finally confirmed to be true: Spotify will today launch in South Africa, the company's representatives confirmed in an email to Memeburn...

By Andy Walker 13 Mar 2018

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