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“The Search Africa” – Music Competition That Goes Beyond Borders. Enter Now!

“The Search Africa” – Music Competition That Goes Beyond Borders. Enter Now!

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South African based company Centre Stage Media Presents

The Search Africa” Africa’s first purely digital music competition to be launched simultaneously in Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

The Search Africa is the first step in establishing a proudly African muisc competiotion.

This is one of it kind in African, it a music and artistic platform for emerging creatives. Encouraging collaboration, sustainability, development and growth across borders.

The Search Africa is open to submissions from musicians of any genre and age, the process to entry will be simple and convenient as relevant links and a WhatsApp number will be made available on social media two weeks prior to the launch date making it even easier to enter on time.

The Search Africa’s submissions will be made in the form of a 3-8-minute performance video, after being reviewed by virtual judges from each respective country ,the best will be shortlisted and uploaded on social media for voting accompanied by information on how to vote and a link.

The Search Africa will consist of numerous rounds, public discussions and challenges keeping online audiences engaged and excited . It will be an experience like no other from the comfort of your own home for both audiences and contestants. Interested sponsors are to contact us directly on 0629925799 WhatsApp.

The Search Africa is launched in association with Antidote.

Music, Fashion Ghana.com, Slight Edge, Mid Exclusive Hype Ghana , Kultured Kreatives , Imbargara Radio and more. The Search Africa is the next phase of the digital evolution brain child of 22 year old CSMedia CEO Tiisetso Mosholi.

For more info you can reach Mr. Mosholi via his social media 

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AFROPUNK JOHANNESBURG 2018: A MONTH TO GO!

AFROPUNK JOHANNESBURG 2018: A MONTH TO GO!

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CAPE TOWN – The New York born festival is coming back to Johannesburg. It happening on Sunday, 30 December 2018 to Monday, 31 December 2018 and it starts at 12:00. It will be held at the Constitution Hill in Braamfontein, Johannesburg CBD. The theme is The People Resist, a call to action against racism, patriarchy and any form of hate.

Since its inception Afropunk has been trailblazing new paths for the culture of music around the world. Afropunk has been able to bring together multicultural audiences from all walks of life for one purpose and one purpose only; to come to a place where they can freely express themselves and be who they are and of course party.

The line-up keeps getting better and better, the Afropunk Fest lineup comprise of both national (South Africa) and international artists: here are few amazing artists you can look forward to seeing at the fest.

Kaytranada, Flying Lotus, The Internet, Public Enemy, Thundercat, Thandiswa, Nomisupasta,YoungstaCPT, Moonchild, Dope Saint Jude and many more.

Jocelyn Cooper, co-founder of Afropunk Fest – say’s

We really want to push the world forward with ideas and action with a mindset that as young people in the world we have a voice and we can make that voice heard whether it be through music or art.”

The Afropunk Festival (commonly referred to as Afropunk or Afropunk Fest) is an annual arts festival that includes live music, film, fashion, and art produced by black artists. The festival made its first debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in 2005, and has since expanded to other parts of the world. For more information about Afropunk visit Afropunk.com

Tickets cost between R600 and R2 900 per person and can be bought at www.afropunkfest.com.

 

Cape Town International Jazz Festival reveal females first Line-Up for The 20th year celebration.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival reveal females first for 20th year celebration – in light of the celebration of womens month.

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The 20th Cape Town International Jazz Festival, 2019 first artists’ announcement, is led by an all-female songstresses and musical pioneers in their own right. This done In celebration of South African Women’s Month. The festival takes place on the 29th to 30th of March 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The line-up consists of the legendary CHAKA KHAN, a songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist. Chaka Khan has influenced generations of recording artists all around the world. ELIANE ELIAS a jazz musician from Brazil, with multiple Grammy’s under her belt. MOONCHILD made up of various artists – Amber Navran, Max Bryk, and Andris Mattson.

 And the South African ensemble THE LADY DAY BIG BAND, first all-female 20-piece big band, consisting entirely of professional female musicians.  SHEKHINAH is a singer-songwriter from Durban, South Africa. Shekinah was among the Top 32 of M-Net’s Season 7 of SA Idols in 2011 and among the Top 6 of Season 8 of SA Idols in 2012.Her debut album Rose Gold was certified platinum by RiSA on 31 August 2018.

Music lovers from all over the world would come down to Cape Town to have this transcended experience of musical bliss.

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is an annual music festival held in Cape Town, South Africa. CTIJF is recognised as the fourth largest jazz festival in the world and the largest jazz festival on the African continent.

For more info about the CTIJF – CLICK HERE

Gorillaz Forthcoming Album ”The Now Now” Is Coming Out June 29 – Gorillaz Perform Full Record.

Gorillaz Forthcoming Album ”The Now Now” Is Coming Out June 29 – Listen To Full Album!

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Gorillaz forthcoming album ”The Now Now” is coming out June 29. Get the early listen on the album being performed.

Gorillaz gave us a ‘small taste’ of the project, by dropping two records, “Humility” and “Lake Zurich,” later last month. The other records shared by the band are “Sorcererz,” “Fire Flies,” and “Hollywood.”

Snoop Dogg is the only ‘’main-stream’’ artist on the album. His being featured on the record “Hollywood”. Gorillaz are presenting ”The Now Now” as part of an audio-visual livestream with Boiler Room.

You can experience ”The Now Now” now below.

 

Zonke Dikana Release Fifth Album – L.O.V.E – OUT NOW!

The RnB, Afro Soul, singer-songwriter and music producer Zonke Dikana has released her fifth studio album – L.O.V.E.

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The RnB, Afro Soul, singer-songwriter and music producer Zonke Dikana known as her stage name Zonke has released her fifth studio album. L.O.V.E – on the 15th of July 2018.

It will be no surprise if L.O.V.E goes to be one of the bestselling albums this year. Zonke is no stranger to such success. In 2013, she gave her fans – Give and Take Live album, which went on to be certified gold just two months upon its release. And as if that wasn’t enough the album earned her a place in the realm of the best in Africa on Channel O ‘s list of “Africa’s Top 10 Female Singing Sensations”.

In September 2015, Zonke gave her fans the critically acclaimed project – Work of Heart. It let to nominated in several categories at the 15th Metro FM Music Awards and 22nd South African Music Awards.

L.O.V.E takes you through a psychological reliving, sonically encapsulating journey and opens your heart to expressions of strong emotions with the nine (9) records. Zonke only has one feature on this project. On the number four (4) record named Soul To Keep, she has the multi award winning Hip-hop artist Kwesta. It easy to fall in love with Zonke’s music, rightfully so.

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Miss. Dikana has kept to her end of the unwritten accord between an artist and fan; her authenticity in her sonic music arrangements and the written word is always a perfect marriage and a bliss to listen. This album displays her maturity and growth as an artist and a strong African woman who is an exemplary and purveyor of originality and authentic music artistry.

‘’If music be the food of L.O.V.E, play on’’ William Shakespeare

On Thursday Zonke; at an exclusive listening session at the Emoyeni conference centre in Parktown, Johannesburg. She shared her insight on why she makes the music loved by herself, family and God.

“I love my music and it’s very close to me, and I always want it to be like how I dreamt of it, I’m very particular about my music,” she said.

The album is available in this music platforms.

Jay Z & Beyoncé Release A Surprise Joint Album – ”Everything Is Love”

 

Jay Z & Beyoncé Release A Surprise Joint Album – Everything Is Love – Most Open Lyrics From Beyoncé So Far.

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Jay Z and Beyoncé have released a surprised joint album ”Everything Is Love”. It came out on Saturday afternoon at the end of the second London show. As the ‘’Album Out Now’’ message was displayed for the fans as a farewell token to take home. The Carters are currently on their Run Tour II.

They have released visuals for their ”Apes**t” record. The video was directed by Ricky Saiz. Rick filmed the visuals inside the Louvre Museum, located in Paris, France.
Jay Z and Beyoncé opted for a ‘protesting-artistic’ approach for the visuals. The video highlight social ills in the black community, marital domain and Colin Kaepernick’s protest movement against police brutality last year.

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Each person chose their own team to do their wardrobe. Beyoncé’s worked with her personal stylist, Zerina Akers, and Jay Z went with his own personal stylist, June Ambrose. On the choreography, they brought out a Laurence Olivier Award winning choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui from Belgium; of course, Beyoncé team JaQuel Knight and Chris Grant were also involved in the dance routines.

The album is OUT NOW on Tidal. Watch the video.

 

New Music News – Stogie T Release GOD’s EYE – Listen

New Music News – Stogie T Release GOD’s EYE, A 15 minutes singular form of records – Listen 

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God’s eye is a ritual tool that was believed to protect those while they pray. We hope Stogie T is that tool to Hip-Hop.

‘’…I was tutored from a different school of grudges/If we don’t’ see eye-to-eye/that a view from where I’m standing’’ the opening record from GOD’s EYE is a clear display of lyrical prowess by Stogie T, unraveling himself from the ‘whole pack’ in Hip-Hop. Stogie T start of by alluding of what is about to come ‘’…you’ll have settle down man/It a lot to get through’’ saying you’ll have to pick a side, we assume between lyricism and MC’ng or the new wave of music we hear every day.

GOD’s EYE is really no surprise to people who have been following Stogie T’s music career. There was never a time where he has fell off or released music that wasn’t as current, relevant and important to the Hip-Hop culture. From when I first heard him on the album ”Music from My Good Eye”. In 2013 Hype magazine praised and named the album as one of the greatest albums in South Africa.
The music he released after and later on in his career, is a true testament to his longevity in the music industry.

So GOD’s EYE is more of a continuation and a showcasing of his skill and his poetic musical flow. Stogie T touches on so many subject on the record from social injustices in Africa, inequality and police brutality, the portrayal of people of colour in media and other social ills happening to black people around the world. But it continues with gratitude, Stogie T shouting out his spouse expressing himself, drawing from inspiration from scriptures in the Bible.
There’s a lot of jewels on GOD’s EYE you can take away and enjoy listening too. It only right to take time and listen.

Meek Mill Free!

Meek Mill the Philadelphia rapper is a free man as of today after a long legal battle.

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Meek Mill who’s birth name is Robert Rihmeek Williams was sentenced in November to 2/4 years in prison for violating probation of plus-or-minus 10 years case of guns and drugs possession.

Jay Z wrote an op-ad that appeared on the New York Times addressing primarily Meek’s charges and the injustice in the U.S.A police department and the Judicial system – the tittle read out like, Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill.

Jay Z wrote “just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day.”

Meek took to twitter to convey words of appreciation and how he plans on moving forward from all the shenanigans.

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Meek legal team Joe Tacopina “We are thrilled that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has directed Judge Brinkley to immediately issue an order releasing Meek on bail. As we have said all along, Meek was unjustly convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail. We are also pleased that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has noted that Judge Brinkley may opt to remove herself from presiding over any further proceedings in Meek’s case in the interests of justice. Meek is excited to be reunited with his family, and we, along with Meek, intend to continue to shine the light on a justice system in need of reform to prevent any other citizen from being put through what Meek has endured.” he says.

Avicii dies aged 28.

Avicii, Swedish Dj and producer real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in Oman, his representative says.

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Avicii one of the most revered EDM Dj’s in the world was found dead in Oman, his representative says -“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,”

”He was found dead in Muscat, Oman, this Friday afternoon local time, April 20. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

At the moment, the details of his death are still unknown.

Even though Avicii left the stage in 2016, retiring from live performances, his music was still echoing through out every music festivals he use to preform at around the world.

Fellow colleagues from the EDM scene and other music genre poured out word of consoling and other were shock to Avicii’s untimely death.

He was ranked third on DJ Mag in 2012 and 2013 and has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award, once for his work on “Sunshine” with David Guetta in 2012 and once for his song “Levels” in 2013. Some of his most famous songs are “I Could Be the One” with Nicky Romero, “Wake Me Up“, “You Make Me“, “X You“, “Hey Brother“, “Addicted to You“, “The Days“, “The Nights“, “Levels“, “Waiting for Love“, “Without You” and “Lonely Together“.

Avicii – ”Levels”

Avicii – ”Wake Me Up”

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