BE PROUD TO BE AFRICAN
JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday, February 16, 10h00am
JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday, February 16, 10h00am — The Princess of Africa Foundation is proud to announce “The Motherland Tour” concert featuring Yvonne Chaka Chaka and special guests, Lira and Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse” at Sun City’s Superbowl on Saturday 6 March at 8:00pm.
Here: Music Director of St. Stithians – Michael Sibanda: Yvonne Chaka Chaka & Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse
. Pic Peter Morey
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC BUSINESS ICON TO TALK AT CONFERENCE
CEO of TouchTunes, Charles Goldstuck, to share insights on global music industry at Music Exchange.
Cape Town, 16 February 2010: Former South African and global music industry heavyweight Charles Goldstuck will be addressing delegates at Music Exchange this coming March. Charles will be making a special trip from New York City to give a keynote Q&A session surrounding the current worldwide music industry, the challenges facing independency as well as global opportunities.
“Charles attended Music Exchange last year to watch his brother Arthur Goldstuck talk – he saw the enthusiasm and passion in the room and without hesitation committed to speaking this year.” said Martin Myers, founder of Music Exchange, “It is a privilege and honour to have him with us. His presence, insights and knowledge as well as his continued support of South African music, will help us put our homegrown talent back on the global stage.”
Prior to TouchTunes, Charles was most recently the President and COO of the Bertelsmann Music Group (US), a division of Sony Music Entertainment, one of the world’s leading music companies. Goldstuck was responsible for overseeing the business operations of the BMG music labels: the RCA Music Group, including RCA Records, J Records, Arista Records, as well as the RCA Victor Group; the Zomba Label group which incorporates Jive Records, LaFace Records and Verity Records. Prior to that, he was President and COO of the RCA Music Group. BMG Music (US) is home to superstar artists including Usher, Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis and Annie Lennox. Charles also sits on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
Music Exchange, South Africa’s first independent music conference is set to take place on 22 and 23 March 2010 at Protea Hotel Victoria Junction in Cape Town. Two days of keynote talks and panel discussions will empower delegates in the music industry with the knowledge to make a living out of the passion for music.
|For more information contact:||Martin Myers
Founder, Music Exchange
+27 83 448 4475
Notes to Editors:
Tickets are available for R900 for both days through tim.
About Music Exchange
Music Exchange is South Africa’s first independent music conference and is the brainchild of industry professionals Martin Myers, a long-standing publicist, and Peter Lacey, Managing Director of Musketeer Records.
The inaugural conference was held in Cape Town in March 2009. The 2-day event was jam-packed with keynote talks and panel discussions and delegates had access to over 20 big shots in the South African and international music arena. The topics covered were vast – from contract discussions to the age of digital delivery and beyond.
The conference continues in 2010 and aims to give budding musicians, singers, songwriters, promoters etc. an insight into the workings of the business as well as the opportunity to ask hard hitting questions of those professionals who “know it all”!
South Africa has unbelievable talent and the conference aims to give people in the music industry the insights and knowledge through the exchange of information that will empower them to make a living out of their passion for music.
2010 sees SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Platinum selling musician and performing artist Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse come on board as a partner. www.musicexchange.co.za.
Where ever possible, designers, employ Martin Myers to consult on your show music. It can really change the reception your collection receives. At the Carducci Women’s show it created an amazing – almost spiritual – atmosphere that resulted in a very emotional response.
RE WEDDING ON 16 DEC 2009
thanks for an awesome evening
Thank you SOOOOO much!
Wedding was really great – everyone raving about how fantastic you were!!
…and my brother and sister-in-law are extremely happy.
Thanks to both you and Steve for everything that you did.
Yours in leading entertainment,
New York, NY. October 9, 2009 – What has some of the world’s strongest black voices speaking out? Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Russell Simmons, actor Dulé Hill, Senegalese musician Baaba Maal, South African musician Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, and Pulitzer-Prize recipient Lynn Nottage have all come together to answer one common question — What does it mean to YOU to be a good, global citizen?
The little question garnering a whole lot of buzz is posed in ProjectExplorer.org’s Good Global Citizen project (http://goodglobalcitizen.ning.com/), where celebs, leaders, artists, and the public can make their voices heard. Via ProjectExplorer.org’s Good Global Citizen series website, people around the world are invited to participate in this global dialogue by contributing video commentary.
In the coming months, ProjectExplorer.org will reveal more notable contributors…including the points-of-view of several highly respected Africans and African-Americans. The program is slated to run through 2010.
To view all of the videos in ProjectExplorer.org’s Good Global Citizen project or to contribute your own video, visit http://goodglobalcitizen.ning.com/
Founded in 2003 by Jenny M Buccos, ProjectExplorer.org is a NYC-based nonprofit organization that has produced over 160 free films aimed at fostering the next generation of global citizens. The award-winning series is used in over 40 countries, by nearly 1 million people. Kids in London, Los Angeles, Lusaka, and everywhere in between, have logged on to become more globally aware. ProjectExplorer.org’s virtual fieldtrips explore local food, music, art, culture, cuisine, language, and more.
All videos from the Good Global Citizen Project are available to embed on news websites.
For more information on the ProjectExplorer series: http://www.projectexplorer.org
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Wow, what a task! Only five songs?!
Well let’s see what I feel are essential tracks and why…
Solomon Linde’s “Mbube” – This is an absolute classic song as it defines and sums up beautifully in song just what South African music is.
Juluka’s “Scatterings of Africa” – This wonderful song profiles the continent as the cradle of mankind. Johnny Clegg is a living legend and this track is a shining example of just why that is.
Bright Blue’s “Weeping” – This is very emotional and spiritual song that gave us all hope during the dark days of apartheid.
Basil Coetzee’s “Mannenberg” – There is no better example of what a true township song is than this gem.
Thandiswa Mazwai’s “Nizalwa Ngobani” – In highlighting the identity crisis of the lost generation of young South Africans, not only is this song beautiful to hear, but even more importantly it helps the listener understand and respect the realities of a country undergoing immense change – powerful stuff indeed.