Rachel & Siya Kolisi, Executive Producers of the Short film #WeAreDyingHere

Springbok rugby captain and global ambassador for the United Nations Spotlight Initiative, Siya Kolisi together with his wife Rachel Kolisi are the Executive Producers of a new short film entitled #WeAreDyingHere. “One of the most beautiful results of this film is that it causes people to stop, think and more so encourages men and womenContinue reading “Rachel & Siya Kolisi, Executive Producers of the Short film #WeAreDyingHere”

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS 2021: Siphokazi Jonas’ poetry reminds us that we’re not alone during Covid-19 pandemic

By Karabo Mafolo  Eastern Cape poet Siphokazi Jonas. Photo: SUPPLIED ‘What does not sink’, performed ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address on Thursday evening, is a moving poem about what we’ve lost during Covid-19 and a reminder that we are not alone.  Standing on the steps of Parliament, poet Siphokazi JonasContinue reading “STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS 2021: Siphokazi Jonas’ poetry reminds us that we’re not alone during Covid-19 pandemic”

What does not sink | SONA poem, 11th February 2021

by Siphokazi Jonas Ufikile unogumbe, ugalelekile,akankqonkqozi, udiliza umgubasi.There is a flood inside our house.The water climbs up the walls when we weep;it does not let us breath.Everything is wet with grief. Before this pandemic we would cast a funeral song into the dark like a flare,and the neighbours would come to strengthen our arms asContinue reading “What does not sink | SONA poem, 11th February 2021”

Martin Myers collaborates with AMPD Studios

Music Exchange (MEX) founder, Martin Myers was invited to partake in a panel at an Old Mutual-sponsored AMPD Studios talk in Johannesburg in late October 2020. The session’s speakers included Sibu Mabena and Thuli Keupilwe, along with Martin, all who work with some of the biggest and most respected names in the South African and globalContinue reading “Martin Myers collaborates with AMPD Studios”

SIPHO “HOTSTIX” MABUSE RETURNS LIVE DURING LOCKDOWN! Friday 29 May 2020 for 1 week only

After an absence of more than 30 years, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and his band, including Paul Simon friend and respected muso Tony Cedras, returned to Cape Town and The Baxter Theatre on Friday 25 October 2018, for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Fortunately for us all, this sell-out concert was captured on film, and commencing Friday, 29Continue reading “SIPHO “HOTSTIX” MABUSE RETURNS LIVE DURING LOCKDOWN! Friday 29 May 2020 for 1 week only”

SA music legend, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse returns to the Baxter Concert Hall for ONE-NIGHT ONLY, this October

After an absence of more than 30 years, South African music legend Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and his band, return to the Baxter Concert Hall, for a one-night only celebration, on Friday, 26 October, at 8pm. As one of South Africa’s stateliest musical treasures who loves his country as much as he does performing live, SiphoContinue reading “SA music legend, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse returns to the Baxter Concert Hall for ONE-NIGHT ONLY, this October”

Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse celebrates 50 years in the music industry, thanks South Africa

This year, one of the world’s most admired and respected musicians – Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse – celebrates his 50 year anniversary in the music industry. “Thank you, South Africa, thank you, everyone,” Mabuse says. “It has been a remarkable year with some amazing shows and events, all made amazing by the fans in attendance. I did aContinue reading “Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse celebrates 50 years in the music industry, thanks South Africa”

Cape Town in September is an exciting time, especially if you’re a fan of spring and Roeshdien Jaz

The day to diarise is Saturday 27 September. That’s when the “Perfect mood”, “Feel for life”, “Inside ’n out” and “Love is in the house” hit maker, along with his five-piece band, will take to The Nassau Centre’s stage on Palmyra Road in Newlands.   The theme of the Multi-talented, Singer/Songwriter, Lifestyle Coach and InspirationalContinue reading “Cape Town in September is an exciting time, especially if you’re a fan of spring and Roeshdien Jaz”

Cape Town Collaborative who met at Music Exchange have put together a special track titled “I Am Woman”

The month of August is dedicated to all women in South Africa.  In celebration of Woman’s Month, Cape Town Collaborative have put together a special track  titled “I Am Woman”. It available as a free download, on their Reverbnation Page – http://www.reverbnation.com/epiphanybandsa Valentino van der Schyff and Tina Gordon are a male and female duo called Epiphany,Continue reading “Cape Town Collaborative who met at Music Exchange have put together a special track titled “I Am Woman””