This year, one of the world’s most admired and respected musicians – Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse – celebrates his 50 year anniversary in the music industry.
Highlights for Mabuse in 2016 include shows in Botswana and Swaziland and performances with the likes of Johnny Clegg. “I was even celebrated as the keynote speaker at Music Exchange #MEX16,” he recalls. “I also performed at the annual music indaba, Moshito, as well as part of Joy of Jazz and Metro FM, all while inviting a request to be the guest of honour at More Jazz, series six, in Maputo. Media support has been amazing. Thank you,” Mabuse adds. “Particular thanks must go to Kaya FM, who gave me a whole day to celebrate the work we are doing and we even got the hashtag #Hotstix to trend.”
“It’s hard to believe it’s been 32 years since I released Burn Out. I am humbled by all the love and support. Thank you, all.”
As for 2017, Mabuse says, “I have started on my book. It will be a memoir of my life, and it will be out in September next year. There will also be a national tour. I’m not about to stop walking on my road. I’m a voice in a space that speaks truth to power.”
Responsible for all the technical requirements and technical production (We supplied DJ, and design for event to incorporate multi media for product placement on TV Screens as well as recording the event for in house PR dept ) for the re opening of Hypermarket – Brackenfell Thurs 23 Oct with Raymond Ackerman as guest speaker and Brandon October as MC /Entertainer.
Thank you to the following team
Sound – Sound Corporation – Mark de Klerk
Technical Production Lighting, design, concept and operation – JP Willson
Publicity Martin Myers and Samm Marshall
Event management – Razia Myers, Casey Barclay
Ticketing – Naledi Mabuse, Palesa Mabuse
Show produced by Sipho Mabuse and Martin Myers
Lyric Theatre – Calum Stevenson, Zara Gafney, Graham Brune
Video recording – Paul Hughes
Live sound recording – Richard Mitchell
TIMELESSNESS 50 years on
On Wednesday evening, 1 October, for one-night-only, one of South Africa’s, and indeed the world’s, most admired and respected musicians – Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse – is set to perform at The Lyric Theatre, Johannesburg, in a special, single performance, affair.
Titled Timelessness, a name coined by Mabuse, the show will tip its hat to the masters, taking fans on musical journey filled with extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, performances.
2014 is a momentous year in Mabuse’s 50-year career immersion in music. Not only is it his golden anniversary of his unwavering commitment and contribution to South African music, it is 30 years ago his now 500 000 copy-selling single “Burn Out” changed the face of shape of Afro-pop and township jive like no other song or artist in pop music history.
From his first group, Harari, through to his stellar solo career that spans the better part of his adult life, Mabuse’s Lyric Theatre reveal is going to be jam-packed with so many hits and memories, beyond “Burn Out”, that “we might not be able to fit it in,” he jokes.
Beyond competent and hugely applauded, the magic this musician makes is practically impossible to pigeonhole. Drummer, flautist, alto flautist, pianist, saxophonist, kalimba player, timbale and African drummer, Mabuse’s raw ability and talent know no limit!
His name became synonymous with township jive nearly three decades ago, and today his live performances still present the master’s art as the stuff of legend.
As the musical ambassador for South Africa, performing in virtually every country in Africa and touring the US, England, France, Germany and Italy, amongst many more, Mabuse’s recorded and produced the likes of Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri and Sibongile Khumalo.
Head out to The Lyric Theatre, at Gold Reef City, and come celebrate the multiple anniversaries with his friends, peers and contemporaries. Expect tributes, tears and Timelessness aplenty as Sipho”Hotstix” Mabuse unpacks, retells and delights the night with songs that remain as perpetual as the master maker himself.
Tickets are available from Computicket.co.za or call: 0861 915 8000 or click on link below
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Cape Town’s annual music extravaganza Music Alla Kaap is back for its third year running at the GrandWest Arena in Cape Town for one night only on Saturday 27 September 2014 at 8pm.
Following 5 sold out shows in two years’, this has become a must-see event on Cape Town’s social calendar.
Music Alla Kaap will be celebrating South Africa’s music icons and the best of the mother city’s artists and entertainers coming together to perform on one stage.
The star-studded line-up will be hosted by veteran stage, film and television star Shaleen Surtie-Richards for a second consecutive year.
She was recently seen in Lara Foot’s adaptation of the stage production Scrooge and was the master of ceremonies at the 10th Cape Town Comedy Festival.
The show is a celebration of great music featuring performances by Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Alvon Collison, Nur Abrahams, Karin Kortje, Sophia Foster, Salome
The show includes a 6-piece band headed up by one of Cape Town’s top music director’s Trevino Isaacs, Don-veno Prins on saxophone, Ryan Kierman – trombone, Lorenzo Blignaught – trumpet, Jason de Laney on guitar and Melvin Williams on bass.
Music Alla Kaap is produced and conceptualized by Alistair Izobell who will also be performing on stage with the rest of the stars, together with a few other surprising artists on the night.
For Sipho this September marks the 30th anniversary of the icon’s hit-makers song “Burn out”, where 500 000 copies of this selling-single changed the face and shape of Afro-pop and township jive like no other song or artist in SA pop music history.
Mabuse is a 2005 SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Chairman of the non-profit organisation Music Exchange and a 46664 Ambassador having performed at both London’s Hyde Park in 2008 and New York’s Radio City Music Hall in 2009.
The line-up of acts to join Mabuse includes Cape Town’s ‘Mr Showbiz’, Alvon Collison who’s been entertaining audiences for more than 35 years. This all-round entertainer has appeared in a variety of shows over the years, and has made several TV appearances on entertainment programmes throughout his career.
Sophia Foster forms part of the incredible line-up as well. Her unique talent has transcended all boundaries of music and secured her place as one of the country’s top divas of song. Today, she is one of South Africa’s pioneers and much loved ‘sisters of song’.
Foster has performed internationally and to local audiences over the past four decades. Having starred in various musical extravaganzas, it’s her one woman shows that have earned Foster her greatest acclaim. She’s been compared to those of Billy Holiday, Lena Horn and Shirley Bassey, and is been celebrated for her unique and sophisticated style.
Local Cape Town singer Karin Kortje joins the ensemble of entertainers with her sultry and powerful singing voice. Suave vocalist Nur Abrahams brings his musical charm to the show. This seasoned artist has appeared in a number of productions. His performed to local and international audiences as is well-known for his performances in David Kramer’s award-winning musicals and was a former member of the popular band JAG.
Singing sensation Salome Damon Johansen is no stranger to Cape Town audiences. She’s travelled and performed in various cities with Madame Zingara, and formed part of the Diva Tour featuring SA’s top female singers in Cape Town.
Tickets range from R120 – R180 and booking is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000, online at www.computicket.co.za or at any Shoprite Checkers outlet.