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The Hunt For South Africa’s Greatest Steakhouse

WHO WILL TAKE THE TITLE AS THE WOLFTRAP STEAKHOUSE CHAMPIONSHIPS HUNTS FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S GREATEST STEAKHOUSE

By: S’nenhlanhla Mnqayi

The anticipation among people of South Africa is at its peak as the 20 finalist of the best steakhouse are in and they are set to compete for the national champions for 2016.

Every year the Wolftrap Steakhouse Championship runs a competition to find South Africa’s best steakhouse and this is their fourth year running this game.

The first round has been completed. This was a public voting phase to identify the best steakhouse in South Africa.

The 20 steakhouses are as follows, Cattle Baron, Mossel Bay in Southern Cape, Cattle Baron, Tableview in Western Cape, Havana Grill in Durban, Hillside Tavern, in Pretoria , HQ in Cape Town, Jayz Grill, Pietermaritzburg, Karoo Cattle and Land, Irene, Pretoria, Little Havana, Umhlanga Rocks, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bloemfontein, Milhaus, Kyalami, Midrand, Johannesburg, Milhaus, Olympus, Pretoria, Pioneer’s Butcher and Grill, Hazyview, Mpumalanga, Texas Grill, George, Southern Cape, The Butcher Restaurant, Camps Bay, The Cricketer, East London, The Godfather, Centurion, Pretoria, The Grumpy Griller, George in Southern Cape, The Hussar Grill, Rondebosch, Western Cape, The Local Grill, Parktown North, Johannesburg and Woodstock Grill&Tap in Western Cape.

The Local Grill held the title for two years, which was in 2013 and 2014, whilst Little Havana were last year’s champion.

These steakhouses have made it to the judging round, where a team of expert judges, along with a well-known MasterChef judge, Pete Goffe-Wood will visit the Top 20 to test the field.

According to the judging panel they stated that the steakhouses will not be aware of the visits they will surprise them on the spot.

“The steakhouses don’t know when the judges will arrive and each will be assessed on a score-sheet that is designed to separate the good from the great-looking at the total experience but focusing on the quality of the steak.”

The judges also said that there will be a certain way in which they will choose the best steakhouse and the decision will be made according to the score-sheet as they will look at other things too that accompany the steaks.

“Judges rate the steakhouses according to a wide-ranging, standardised score-sheet which examines all aspects of dining out and encompasses the total experience, but focuses on the quality of the steak and the side dishes that are part of the steak meal.”

The announcement of the new champions will take place at the Awards Ceremony on 21 June, at the current Steakhouse Champion, Little Havana in Umhlanga Rocks.

 


 

Parkade eventing- it’s a thing!

By Pamela Sibiya

The Musgrave Shopping Centre has created a sustainable economic growth programme through the re-use of existing facilities from the mall.

The centre has repurposed the mall’s parking lot as a hot venue spot and has made quite an impression to masses of people. Affectionately dubbed as “Level 5”, indicating the parking floor, the venue has paved it’s success through the events they’ve hosted.

The Roof Top Night Market is one of the highlight events which brings in large crowds and ultimately creates large publicity and high return on marketing investment.

Marketing manager for Musgrave Shopping Centre, Donald Mclellan said this was an existing opportunity which they chose to utilise.

“A growing trend in the retail industry and in the country is to repurpose things and areas and it makes a lot of business sense for both the mall and companies utilising the untapped space,” he said.

Level 5 has also hosted events such as the uShaka Marine World peagant, which transformed the parkade area into a talent show setting.

Mclellan added that the team dedicated to the venue is always prepared for all sorts of events and transforming the client’s ideas to life.

“The centre management tea has the marketing expertise to work with any events company and suggest an advertising mix which will help in the process of hosting a successful event,” he said.

The Whisky Live Showroom is coming to Durban

 

Whisky Live Festival, the organisers of the popular Whisky Live Festival and Showroom tasting events, have announced that three Showrooms will be held in South Africa in 2015. The Showrooms will take place in Durban on 24 and 25 April 2015, in Pretoria on 14 and 15 May 2015 and in Cape Town from 18 – 20 June 2015.

The Whisky Live Showrooms are intimate, handcrafted events that display some of the best local and international whiskies, presented under one roof by the world’s leading experts. Some of the whiskies available for tasting include firm favourites from House of Walker, Chivas Regal, Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie and Bunnahabhain as well as newcomers Tomatin and Smokehead. Innis & Gunn, a craft beer made in whisky barrels, will also offer an intriguing interlude for the curious and adventurous alike.

Complementary products that enhance the whisky lifestyle will add to the experience, including high-end fragrances – Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, van Cleef and Arpels, Bulgari and Burberry – premium cigars from The Cigar Club and a selection of Twisp’s flavoured filters. The Showrooms’ sophisticated, luxury environment creates the perfect setting for friends to catch up, for business associates to network, and for fans and newcomers to whisky to explore a wealth of tastes and scents in an intimate setting.

The Durban Showroom will be at Suncoast Sun Zone.

“The 2014 Whisky Live Showrooms proved to be really popular, giving whisky fans and those keen to experiment with the dram the chance to enjoy old favourites and new expressions of whisky-making craft in an exclusive environment,” says Emily Stockden, COO of the Whisky Live Festival. “We are so excited to take the Showrooms to new venues that will give more people the opportunity to try new whiskies and new ways of drinking the dram. South Africans continue to break the stereotypes around whisky, and we look forward to welcoming men and women of all ages.”

Tickets cost R170 per person viahttp://www.whiskylivefestivalco.zaor http://www.ticketpro.co.za; however, visitors who register for the Whisky Live Festival Club at the event will receive R20 cash back or an additional 5 tasting vouchers. All tickets include a complimentary tasting glass, a 500ml bottle of Valpré Spring water and 15 tasting vouchers. The first 500 visitors through the doors in Durban each night will receive a free copy of the iconic whisky guide, the 2015 SA Whisky Handbook.

The Whisky Live Showroom is proudly brought to you in partnership with Valpré Spring water.

There are limited tickets available for the events, and whisky lovers are encouraged to book their tickets online in advance to make sure that they don’t miss out.

Follow @WhiskyLiveSA on Twitter, ‘like’ the Whisky Live Festival on Facebook, or check www.whiskylivefestival.co.za for regular updates about the events, information about Twitter whisky tastings leading up to the Showrooms, competitions and giveaways.

Whisky Live Festival promotes responsible drinking. No persons under the age of 18 years will be allowed into the Showrooms. Designated driver tickets are available and can be purchased at the door or online for R105, with a bottle of Valpré Spring water included in the ticket price.

MTN Bushfire 2015 Is Coming

 

Africa’s most diverse world music and arts festival announced its main artist line-up at the official  launch event held in Swaziland on Wed March 25thMTN BUSHFIRE returns on May 29 – 31st 2015 with the most eclectic and star-studded line-up to date.

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Popular acts featured in the highly anticipated line-up include, Switzerland pop artists Kadebostany, Poni Hoax from France and from Madagascar, Jjoby in addition to Swaziland’s  Tlale Makhene.

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MTN BUSHFIRE is also thrilled to welcome back to the main stage South African acts The Soil, Freshlyground and international rock super-stars, The Parlotones. Other top South African acts to feature for the first time this year includeBongeziwe Mabandla and BCUC.

 

These newly announced artists will take their place alongside Grammy winning MTN BUSHFIRE 2015 headliners, Les Nubians. Other artists also previously announced include top South African acts Shortstraw, Australia’s Black Jesus Experience, as well as Mozambique’s Banda Kakana amongst many others.

 

 

The three full days of live musical perormances are complimented by a range of cultural and family-oriented activities which include The Barn, an interactive art, dialogue and performance space, the Global Food Village, the Handcraft and Design Marketplace  and the Kidzone hosting a dedicated programme for families

 

The main stage line-up for MTN BUSHFIRE 2015 reflects a truly global and diverse range of musical genres– hailing from as far afield as Australia, Turkey and Austria complimenting the many artists performing from African countries closer  to home..

 

MTN Bushfire 2015 Artist Line-Up

 

123 (Turkey)

 Since their formation in 2004, the Turkish indie pop band 123 has been dazzling audiences with their intriguing stories and dreamy melodies.

123 are supported by the Turkish Embassy of Mozambique.

Amandla Freedom Ensemble (South Africa)

An urban arts music collective of young jazz musicians dedicated to the advancement and preservation of the South African music legacy.

Banda Kakana (Mozambique)

Banda Kakana is a leading representative of a new generation of Mozambican bands, following in the celebrated footsteps of groups like Ghorwane, Eyuphuro and Orquestra Marrabenta Star of Mozambique.

Bashayi Bengoma  Ensemble (Swaziland)

An ensemble of traditional Swazi music, performed by artists from across Swaziland will gather to perform old and news songs, with lyrics poetically speaking about life, love and beauty.

BCUC (South Africa)

Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC) consists of seven musicians from Soweto, South Africa. BCUC moves the audience both physically and emotionally with a sound derived straight from our ancestral lineage and demystifies the general worldviews about modern Africa.

Black Jesus Experience (Australia)

Black Jesus Experience blend traditional Ethiopian music  along with modern hip-hop and funk grooves.  Their rhymes & chimes deliver the musical strength and beauty of Africa through the vocal prism of hip-hop and the freedom of jazz.

Bongeziwe Mabandla (South Africa)

Two-time SAMA nominee, Bongeziwe Mabandla has been making waves at home and overseas with his blend of urban-African folk. He has performed at festivals in Germany and Spain, as well as opening for the likes of Joss Stone during her South African tour.

Culoe de Song (South Africa)

Top South African DJ and producer, Culoe de Song brings his energetic deep house set to the main stage of MTN BUSHFIRE 2015.

Swazi DJ’s 

Once again MTN Bushfire brings together the finest selection of Swazi DJ’s. MTN Bushfire presents: DJ Zoe, DJ Cream, DJ Mseto, DJ Mkay, DJ Peace and DJ Mixmash.

DJ Danger Ingozi (South Africa)

The ever-progressive DJ Danger Ingozi has been flexing his electro active polymers with a high voltage selection of forward thinking dance music, often infused with African, Baile, Balkan, Reggae, Tropicana and other World Beats.

DJ Okapi (South Africa)

DJ Okapi digs up South African “bubblegum/disco” gems from the late 80’s and early 90s.

Freshlyground (South Africa)

Freshlyground is on home ground! One of South Africa’s most treasured acts, at MTN BUSHFIRE They will perform old favourites as well as some brand new material. Fronted by the diminutive but dynamic Zolani Mahola, the band exudes a live performance energy that has been the bedrock of their success. Although hailing from diverse backgrounds, between them the band’s members weave a musical magic that is highly infectious and undeniably groovy.

Haja Madagascar & the Groovy People [Madagascar/ Congo/ Mozambique/Swaziland]

Charismatic guitarist, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Haja Madagascar collaborates with some of Africa’s finest musicians including; celebrated Congolese bass player Michel Lumana, drummer Stelio Mondlane from Mozambique and vocalists Spirits Indigenous from Swaziland.

This one off musical project of collaborating artists, are brought together by African Synergy and will be touring the 2015 Firefest route.

DJ InviZable & the Champions of the Sonarverse (South Africa)

A master of staging creative Guerrilla performances, DJ INVIZABLE, brings together the champions of the sonarverse for a mind-blowing experience.

Jaojoby (Madagascar)

Jaojoby is commonly recognised as the most popular singer in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands and is widely referred to as the “King of Salegy”. His success has earned him such honors as Artist of the Year in Madagascar for two consecutive years (1998–1999) and the role of Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund in 1999.

Jaojoby Firefest route tour is support by the Alliance Francaise.

Joana Serrat (Spain)

Inspired by American roots musicians including Roy Orbison, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, singer-songwriter Joana Serrat, from Barcelona, Spain, joins us this year to showcase her original blend of folk music.

Joana Serret is supported by the Spanish Embassy of Mozambique.

Kadebostany (Switzerland)

New colonists of the pop empire, Kadebostany have swiftly catapulted themselves into the spotlight with their irresistible blend of pop music. Their latest single, is featured as the theme song for the Blockbuster film, 50 Shades of Grey catapulting them into the global spotlight supported with an extensive world tour.

Kadebostany’s Firefest route tour is supported by ProHelvetia, South Africa.

Les Nubians (France)

Les Nubians are one of the most successful French speaking bands, best known for their Billboard R&B Single “Makeda” from their Grammy-nominated album Princesses Nubiennes.

LES NUBIANS’ newest album, NU REVOLUTION, perfectly sums up their Pan-African approach and ethos.

Nomsa M (Swaziland)

Nomsa M, has established herself a leading female Swazi vocalist. She’s best known for her traditional African jazz ‘Pop sound, delivered on stage with strength, passion and charisma.

The Parlotones (South Africa)

The Parlotones are one of the biggest rock bands to come out of South Africa. Having recently returned from a stint in the US,-The Parlotone’s share their latest material at MTN Bushfire 2015.

Poni Hoax (France)

French electro-rock band Poni Hoax, uniquely feature two keyboard players who are complimented by a traditional pop rhythm section. They are expected to deliver a distinctly retro inspired set at MTN BUSHFIRE 2015.

Poni Hoax are proudly supported by IFAS.

Ras Reggie & Ras Ritchie Project (Swaziland)

Ras Reggie, Co-Founder of the veteran Swazi Reggae group Imphandze and Black Roses teams with Ras Ritchie in an all-star Swazi line-up- Expect sweet reggae tunes!

Safeguard Young People Project (South Africa)

Imagine what it would be like if all adolescents and young people in South Africa are healthy, productive and empowered.

The UNFPA aims to contribute to this vision by uniting seven of the regions young, influential artists to communicate themes of social behaviour change.

Artists include KRTC (Swaziland) Zeus (Botswana) DJ Kaliwa (Zambia) The Dogg (Namibia) Bryan K (Zimbabwe) Stlofa (Lesotho) and Gwamba (Malawi).

Shortstraw (South Africa)

Having taken South Africa by storm with a series of radio hits, Johannesburg based indie-pop band, Shortstraw’s infectious summertime music is sure to deliver ideal festival vibes.

Sweet Sweet Moon (Austria)

Sweet Sweet Moon, features multi-instrumentalist Matthias Frey. His traditional singer songwriter approach has evolved, integrating a diverse musical skillset. On stage, expect bold orchestral style arrangements led by his violin and loop pedal.

Sweet Sweet Moon, is supported by the Austrian Embassy of South Africa.

Tlale Makhene (Swaziland)

Swazi groove master Tlale Makhene is recognised as Swaziland’s leading percussionist/composer. His prolific career has included producing and performing on over 300 jazz and world music album collaborations.

Tiale Makhene will be joined on stage with acclaimed musicians Helder Gonzaga   (Mozambique) Erik Paliani (Malawi) Bernice Boikanyo (SA)  and Thando Matsebula (SA). This regional music collaboration is sponsored by ProHelvitica..

Tonik and friends (South Africa/Swaziland)

TONIK present silent performances! Introducing headphones for individual members of the audience with personal volume control, a concert by TONIK is a revolutionary and immersive experience.

This year Tonik are set to perfume with Swazi musicians Smiles Makhama and Ralph Smit.

Transito (Mozambique/ USA/France)

Projecto TRANSITO is an acoustic journey of discovery between musicians of varied musical and cultural origins using traditional instruments from around the world.

True Vibenation (Zim/Australia)

Made up of African/Australian twins, this Australian band has developed a solid reputation for their electric live shows. True Vibenation bring a fresh approach to hip-hop, blending elements of afro-beat, jazz, dubstep, soul and Latin music to create a global sound.

The Soil (South Africa)

Platinum selling acapella trio, The Soil, are back by popular demand to the MTN BuUSHFIRE main stage. The group are best known for performing in a melodic township style, which they call Kasi Soul.

MTN BUSHFIRE 2015 TICKETS

Early bird tickets are available until March 31st from  the MTN BUSHFIRE website, www.bush-fire.com.

From April 1st physical tickets will be available from the MTN BUSHFIRE website and outlets in Maputo, Johannesburg and Swaziland. In Johannesburg, the Lucky Bean restaurant in Melville.

In Maputo, Bairro Bistro. In Swaziland, at the All Out Africa Internet Café  MTN service centres in Riverstone Mall and Corporate Place, as well as at Shak’s Gables, Rob’s Matsapha and E-Top Up in Bhunu Mall.

Make sure you are one of the 20,000 music and arts fans who “BRING THEIR FIRE” to the scenic farmlands of the Malkerns Valley to experience this unique event.

For more information and to purchase tickets: www.bush-fire.com  Also visit: www.facebook.com/MTNBushfire @BushfireFest

 

Musicians Touring South Africa

 

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Hip hop star Da L.E.S. will be doing a nationwide album tour for ‘Mandela Money’

You can catch him at the following spots

Cape Town (COCO) 30th Jan

Durban (47th Ave) 7th Feb

Johannesburg (Taboo) 27th Feb


 

Ben Howard will headline Jozi‘s Sowing the Seeds Music and Lifestyle Festival and perform at Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch Gardens.

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For the last few years Ben has toured relentlessly and each concert has been sold out.  Look out for his album ‘I Forgot Where We Were.’

The Sowing the Seeds Music and Lifestyle Festival started in Cape Town in 2008 by Seed Experiences as a teaser event to the hugely popular Rocking the Daisies Festival and quickly grew in stature. Since the phenomenal growth of Rocking the Daisies in the Western Cape, Seed Experiences saw a demand from people in the Jozi area who wanted a similar minded music and lifestyle festival closer to home. On Saturday 21 March next year, the 3rd edition of Sowing the Seeds in Jozi, will be held at Emmarentia Dam over one full day and promises to be bigger than ever before while still maintaining its appealing boutique festival status.

Local acts confirmed so far include Desmond and the Tutus, as well as afro-folk singer and performer Bongeziwe Mabandla. For more information, local lineup announcements

visit:  www.sowingtheseeds.co.za or Facebook.com/SowingtheSeedsSA

The Cape Town event at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens will be a picnic-style setup on Wednesday the 18th of March 2015, headlined by Ben Howard and supported with one local act. For more information about Ben Howard Live in Cape Town visit: www.facebook.com/seedexperiences

Tickets for both Sowing the Seeds and Ben Howard Live in Cape Town will go on sale on Tuesday 9th of December via Webtickets.co.za

SOWING THE SEEDS:

On sale: From 9 December via webtickets.co.za

Date: Saturday, 21st March 2015

Venue: Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg

Tickets: R495 (note: children pay full price)

Gates open 10h00 and ends at 18h00

#STS2015

 

Ben Howard Cape Town:

On sale: From 9 December via Webtickets.

Date: Wednesday, 18th March 2015

Kirstenbosch Gardens

Tickets: R465 (note: children pay full price)

Gates open 17h00 and ends at 22h00

#BenHowardSA

 

This edition by Fred Felton

Twitter @fredfelton

 

Your Weekend Edition

 

Warren Brothers at Wahooz this October!

uShaka Marine World’s Wahooz on the promenade will be rocking during the month of October with sweet sounds from the Warren Brothers, the dynamic family musical duo who form part of Zaffa! The Warren Brothers (Rob and Garth Warren) will be performing hits from well known artists, including Johnny Cash, The Killers, Aloe Black and more.

Catch them performing at Wahooz each Sunday with friends throughout October from 12pm to 4pm and relax whilst enjoying the tasty menu and specialised cocktails to add to the rocking vibes.  For more information contact uShaka Marine World on 031 328 8000

(Source – Publicity Matters)

Six Creative Professional Practice Workshops

The Durban Art Gallery, as part of its mandate to add its weight to help educate, empower and develop the visual arts community in KZN, is hosting a series of free workshops for the creative industries in and around greater Durban.

 

The workshops are designed to assist creatives who wish to enhance their professional practice skills, including: ddefining a strategy related to your individual career plan; artists’ portfolio of work online and off; networking; helpful online resources;  marketing yourself/brand and knowing your value; galleries & agent; funding; writing funding proposals & where to find these funds; residencies, projects, collaborations; gaining the relevant experience; how to price and where to sell your work; how to establish yourself as a professional artist and time management, studio, submission deadlines and meetings.

The workshop schedule is:

Chatsworth Hall (35 Topham Rd) 6 & 7 October 2014

KwaXimba Indoor Sports Centre 15 & 16 October 2014

Redfern Community Hall, Phoenix 20 & 21 October 2014

Inanda, Ntuzuma & KwaMashu Creative Centre (1 Mdubu Rd) 12 & 13 November 2014

Mountview Hall (Amora Dr off Inanda Rd) 25 & 26 November 2014

Isipingo Hall (18 Delta Rd) 5 & 6 December 2014

Entrance is free, but booking is essential. All workshops will start at 09h00-15h00 daily. It is strongly recommended that delegates make themselves available for both days in each instance.  Please bring notebooks and pencils, and refreshments. If you are interested please contact Witty Nyide on 031 3112274/ witty.nyide@durban.gov.za

(Source – Publicity Matters)

Call for entries 2014 WGSA Muse Awards

Entries will be accepted in 8 different categories for scripts including: Feature Film, TV Drama, Radio Drama, TV Comedy, Docu, Animation, Stage plays and Unproduced scripts.

Deadline 30th Nov 2014.

More info and entry details: www.writersguildsa.org/museawards.htm

Power Series Business Breakfasts 

Join Richard Mulvey to learn all about Selling Face to Face.

Cape Town 6 Nov.

Durban 4 Nov.

Johannesburg 5 Nov.

Register Here: http://powerseries.co.za/event-registration/

Build a business workshops

22 October Nelspruit

23 October Polokwane

24 October Bloemfontein

29 October Durban

30 October PE

31 October CapeTown

To Book: http://www.buildabusinessroadshow.co.za/

Yogathon SA

Durban Jewish Club: 19 October

Yogathon SA is a health and wellness campaign- using yoga as a tool to promote healthier lifestyles and raising funds for a good cause. On 19 Oct 2014, South Africa will host three public yogathons in Durban, Cape Town and Gauteng. 1000s are expected to attend – participating in a fun, uplifting guided mass yoga event.

Durban

Time:               7:30am till 9:30am

Venue:             Durban Jewish Club, North Beach

44 Ke Masinga Road (Old Fort Road) Durban

Contact:          Veena|083 711 9580|veena@artofliving.org.za

(Source – Publicity Matters)

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22 October, 6pm, Artisan Gallery, Durban

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imbizo gallery – 6th Nov 2014 – 18h30 – Lifestyle Centre, Ballito

Writers Have You Entered The Commonwealth Short Story Competition?

Details Here:

http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/enter-2015-prize/

 

This edition by Fred Felton

Twitter @fredfelton

Book Launches Across South Africa Tonight – Catch Ewok 1 Night Only In Durban

 

Book Launches Across South Africa 

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Wed 17 Sept 2014

Time: 18h00 for 18h30

Venue: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Cape Town

RSVP Mary-Ann at books@kalkbaybooks.co.za

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Wed 17 Sept 2014

Time: 17h30 for 18h00

Venue: Exclusive Books, The Pavilion Shopping Centre, Durban

RSVP westville@exclusivebooks.co.za


 

 

Slam Solo – An Evening With Ewok – 1 Night Only 

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“I like a little lyric but a bigger one’s better…”

8 international appearances // 5 shows // 5 albums // 

2 books // multiple awards // going bald

That’s the combined product of just over ten years of Spoken Word performance from home-grown popular poet, Iain EWOK Robinson.  With an international track record from Stockholm to Medellin, he has made a success out of speaking an authentically Durban type of “word”.

On Thursday the 25th of September, for one night only, he’s bringing it home.  Come and bear witness to an evening of straight Spoken Word from this prolific pen-pushing son of the “Poison City”.

“I’m not trying to be conservative.  I just think we need to think about what we’re selling to the kids…”

From his first recital as a second year student at UND in 2002 to his featured slot as Poetry Africa’s 2012 Dennis Brutus Memorial poet, EWOK has made performance poetry his craft.  As both a theatre professional and an artist strongly influenced by Hip Hop culture, he has developed a style that is a unique blend of both in an effort to access as many stages as possible with his urge to be “heard above the herd”.  Coming from an educational and an activist family, his perspective is shaped largely by both, and his work flows between a variety of topics.  His lyrical influences are as diverse as his subject matter, from Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” to Cypress Hill‘s “Black Sunday”.

“Heynolakka.”

From sagging his pants to his social stance, his accent to his articulation, EWOK pulls in all the pieces so all the people can pull-in and publicly puzzle together.

SLAM SOLO, an evening with an Ewok, one night only…

As a both a poetry Slam champion and battle rapper EWOK enjoys improvised performances.  Join him at the SEABROOKES THEATRE for one night onThursday the 25th of September, where he will tie together ten years of professional performance poetry into an hour of live entertainment and Spoken Word spectacle.  Expect old classics and fresh material, including his soon-to-be-poetic-hit-single “Patrick Lambie”.


TICKETS R70 – Box Office opens 6:30pm – show starts 7:30pm
LIMITED SEATING – BOOKING ESSENTIAL through Going Places (Ailsa) – 0832502690
BOOKS ON SALE “Pimp My Poetry” R100

 

This edition by Fred Felton

twitter @fredfelton

 

World Class Global Winner Announced & News of The Kholwa Brothers

 

World Class Global Winner Announced

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Charles Joly (USA) named World Class Bartender of the Year 2014.

He beat 47 of the best mixologists from around the world.

The 48 bartenders that reached the WORLD CLASS™ Global Final 2014 had already demonstrated unwavering commitment to their craft after conquering a year-long journey of qualifiers, earning them the right to represent their country and compete against thebest bartenders in the world in the industry’s most prestigious and respected mixology competition.  Charles Joly will now become aglobal ambassador for Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS™, a role which will see him travel the world, educating and inspiring new talent whilst developing his own skills and knowledge through the different tastes and techniques they experiences along the way.

The World Class Global Finals for 2015 will be held in Cape Town.

This is a first for Africa.


 

Fancy Some Accapella Entertainment

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(The Kholwa Brothers)

The Kholwa Brothers are an exciting, highly skilled and seasoned
Isicathamiya singing group which was formed in 1990 by Derrick Mlambo who originally hails from Snathing in Pietermaritzburg. He is now based at INanda in Durban.
The word “kholwa” is a Zulu word meaning ” A believer”

Based in Durban – KZN, this multi award winning Kholwa Brothers have attained the best South African vocal group status through developing their routine from local and international shows, social and official functions to reach sublime standard of performance.

This traditional/ cultural music group is a force to be reckoned with.
The 11 member, youthful, all male vocal group offers world class
performances which cater for all age groups and events.

They have performed at Splashy Fen, Standard Bank Jazz Festival, United Nation‘s COP 17 and even toured Brazil.

To Book them for your next Function or End Of Year Party Contact
Derrick Mlambo
Cell :  082 9711 237
Email: zdlambos@gmail.com


 

 

This edition by Fred Felton

twitter @fredfelton