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Dumza Maswana IS THIS WEEKS #LEKKERMOS STAR

BY BayFM

An authentic South African sound, beautiful instrumentals and original lyrics. The BayFM 107.9 team thinks Dumza Maswana's music has it all. If you are in to something a little more soulful, you have to check out his song Ubizo.
 
Dumza Maswana is one of many children who grew up in rural South Africa with music being a central part of their upbringing, from home to church to the community. He has been singing and composing original music since he was a child. His music has been described as soulful and Jazzy, but Dumza himself struggles to categorise it saying, "I like to write songs about every day events that happen to ordinary people. Things that everyone can relate to."
 
Dumza is a singer-songwriter and ALL of  his music is self-composed. He writes about his life experiences, views and the things that inspire and motivate him. He is deeply rooted in his culture and religion so his music does display his strong sense of tradition and religious beliefs.
Dumza is really making waves in the Eastern Cape and all over the nation. He has been fea­tured in music produced by the award-winning DJ Mobi Dixon and DJ Palture. He has also shared the stage with some of the country’s top artists including Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana, Ringo Madlingozi, Tshepo Tshola, Sphokazi, the Jaziel Brothers, Mafikizolo and the legendary Victor Ntoni.


Dumza Maswana is definitely a name to watch. His fantastic songs are often played on BayFM's #LekkerMos Show with DJ Sebz every Saturday from 8pm to midnight. Don't miss out. Tune into BayFM 107.9 our community your radio.

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 September 26, 2017
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Blaq Tye is this weeks #LekkerMos star

BY BayFM

Blaq Tye is one of the freshest and hottest properties of the Nelson Mandela bay and the Eastern Cape. His origional song, 'Dudlu Ntombazana', has been a hit on the BayFM playlist. It is for that reason that the team felt fit to award Tye the very first #LekkerMos star of the week award. His track 'Dudlu Ntombazana' is a smooth and soulful song that is guaranteed to get you singing along. 

 

Blaq Tye has performed in sold-out shows and has thus been commissioned as the solo act in many Live Music Venues. His 13 track debut album titled “Mamela Mna” was released on the 11th of August 2017. The BayFM team thinks it is definitely worth a listen.

 

Blaq Tye has performed at a number of festivals including Ebubeleni Annual Music Festival. Our local artist has also shared stages with the likes of Lira; Casper Nyovest; Caiphus Semenya; AKA; Oliver Mtukudzi; The Soil; Donald; Heavy K; Selina Johnson; Ringo; Nathi; Sankomotha to mention but a few. 

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 September 18, 2017
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GOSPEL SHOW MOVED AFTER UITENHAGE MUSIC SCAM

BY Sipho Ngwema

 

 

The Gospel Music Festival of the Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival scheduled to take place at the Jabavu Stadium in Uitenhage this Saturday has been postponed to September 05.

 

The announcement follows media reports of a music scam that left scorers of concert-goers, local community leaders and entertainers furious after a local organiser duped people into buying tickets for a bogus concert supposedly scheduled to take place at the same venue last week Saturday.

 

The fiasco has had devastating effect on this weekend's gospel concert as ticket sales dropped dramatically immediately after the news of the scam emerged. Security reports indicate that there may be community action planned as the result of the scam.

 

The Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival decided to take precautionary step and move the show to September to allow emotions to subside and the situation to return to normal. The plunge in public confidence towards concerts as a direct result of the scam is hopefully temporary and show will return in September.

 

Fortunately, the artists that were meant to perform this coming Saturday have overwhelmingly agreed to come back in September and assist in efforts to restore credibility of the entertainment industry.



Issued by Sipho Ngwema on behalf of Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival. For more information call him at 082 499 8111.

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 July 09, 2015
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AWARD-WINNING ENGLISH AND AFRIKAANS DREAM TEAM COLLABORATION

BY Starburst Music

He opened for Bon Jovi during their 2013 Because We Can world tour in South Africa and regularly performs in the UK and US.  He has won Wawela Music Award for ‘Best Male Artist & Composer’ and was nominated for ‘Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film or Theatrical Documentary’.  He recently released his smash hit, Indestructible, off his brand new album Apollo, which is currently burning up the airwaves around the country.

They opened for Westlife during their 2011 tour in Namibia and for Air Supply during their 2014 tour in South Africa.  They have been winning South African Ghoema and Huisgenoot Tempo Music awards since 2011 and regularly perform at the biggest Afrikaans festivals and shows around the country.  Their self-titled album achieved gold status during 2013 and they have just been nominated for another Huisgenoot Tempo award for their music video GOUD from their latest album, GOUD, which is due to reach gold status any day now.

South African award-winning and chart-topping singer/songwriter and pop/rock/dance artist, Daniel Baron and the popular award-winning Afrikaans pop group and singer/songwriters, ADAM (Hugo Ludik, Reynardt Hugo and Kyle Grant) have joined forces for this hit collaboration!

Their very first international single, SAY WHAT YOU WANT, will be released to South African audiences during June 2015.  It has already been released in Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg by the European record label, Red Bullet, in early May 2015 and will soon be released to the rest of Europe.  

The single will play exclusively and for the first time on the 947 and KFM Kia Top 40 on 6 June 2015, where after the song will be released to radio stations nationally and will be followed by the release of the music video.
The song was written by Hugo Ludik and Daniel Baron for no particular project or reason – only for the sake of putting two creative heads together and seeing what comes from it.  The result is: SAY WHAT YOU WANT.
“The choice to do the song together as a collaboration didn't take much thought or time. Both Daniel and ourselves identified with every single part of the song - from the lyrics to the melody and production - and felt that our musical strengths combined would turn this song into a big hit, as well as a song we can be proud of. We are hoping that this song will get as much airplay worldwide as it deserves” says Hugo Ludik – founder of the group ADAM.

Daniel Baron says:  “I've known Hugo Ludik for a couple of years now. Before the ADAM group formed, we used to perform together as session musicians in different bands. Very recently we caught up and decided to co-write a song. We sat down for 2 hours and came up with "Say What You Want". It's the perfect collaboration song for both myself and ADAM because it carries elements of both our sounds, and it also crosses over to new genres. It's been incredible to work with ADAM. They are true professionals and true rock stars.”

#SayWhatYouWant… but this single is guaranteed to be a big hit!

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 June 18, 2015
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FAIRVIEW’S SPECTACULAR DERBY

BY Fairview Racecourse

The SW Security East Cape Derby and Prawn Festival meeting at Fairview on Sunday was an enormous success and a vibrant crowd of over 5000 racegoers cheered home the horses enthusiastically for all nine of the races.


The Joey Ramsden-trained St Tropez stamped himself as a stayer with a very bright future when sauntering to victory in the main race of the day, the Grade 3 Cape Derby over 2400m, under his world class jockey Anton Marcus.
Later, the Alan Greef-trained two-year-old colt Juan Two Three put himself in pole position to be named the Eastern Cape Champion Juvenile Male when winning the Listed Epol Dahlia Plate over 1200m easily and impressively under Greg Cheyne.
The weekend’s fun started on Friday with an eight race meeting on the polytrack.


The Prawn Festival meeting on the Sunday has become one of the most anticipated family fun days on the Port Elizabeth social calendar and the carnival-like atmosphere at this year’s event proved that it is growing from strength to strength.


1800 kilograms of prawns were sold and patrons also lapped up the plentiful on course entertainment that was provided.


The crowd lingered on until the last horse had been led away from the winner’s enclosure. They didn’t seem to want the day to end.
Phumelela’s Sales and Marketing Exec, Clyde Basel commented “We couldn’t be happier with the success and growth of the Derby weekend. Fairview hasn't seen that many people in ages and we can grow our database in order to engage with new faces, hopefully bring them back to the races and invite them to be a part of the Racing. It's a Rush campaign, a process that takes them through the various levels of participation".

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 May 11, 2015
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ALLOW MUM’S TASTEBUDS TO DO THE RACING AT FAIRVIEW

BY Fairview


The Mother’s Day Prawn Festival at Fairview racecourse on Sunday May 10 will provide the perfect opportunity for offspring to spoil their Moms. Last year’s event was extremely well attended and turned out to be one of Port Elizabeth’s best family day occasions of the year.

A supply of three tons of succulent prawns will be on sale in the Prawn Tent at the jaw dropping price of R120 per kg and will be accompanied by a chips or rice and a flavour choice of peri-peri and lemon butter.  

Racing purists will have a lot to look forward to as the meeting coincides with the 54th running of the Grade 3 SW Security Solutions East Cape Derby and for the first time the Listed Dahlia Plate will be included on the action-packed nine race schedule.

Algoa FM will be broadcasting live from Fairview from 09h00 to 12h00 and plenty of additional entertainment will be provided while the racemeeting is in progress. There will be a Mother’s Day market at the bottom of the grandstand where a variety of vendors will be advertising and selling their merchandise. The proceedings will be peppered throughout the day by lucky draws sponsored by Makro and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will stage both a fashion show and fashion competition. The little ones will also be provided for as there will be a Kiddies Play area and pony rides. Guests booked in the HB Christian Room at R300 per person, will receive a VIP luncheon, welcoming wines on their tables as well as racecards and gifts.
Don’t miss the Bay’s best Mother’s Day!

The gates open at 11:00, entrance is free and presold prawn tickets can be purchased through Computicket
(http://online.computicket.com/web/event/prawn_festival_fairview_racecourse/916458483/referer:highlights-index-0-3-0-grid).

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 May 06, 2015
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3rd EBUBELENI  ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Come and celebrate 20 years of Freedom and Democracy through music!

BY Mahambehlala Communications


There’s no better way to enjoy summer than with music and the outdoors. And this year, we are celebrating our country’s Freedom and Democracy with an outdoor music festival! Come to the Adcock Stadium in Port Elizabeth on the 27th of December for the 3rd Annual Ebubeleni Music Festival.
This unforgettable event will feature electric live performances by artists, headlined by legendary Bra Caiphus Semenya, Rapper, Cassper Nyovest who recently claimed the throne as one of the most respected artist in Africa when he walked away with three of the major awards at the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, followed by the country’s award winners, Lira, Beatenberg, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, The Soil, Donald, The Arrows, iFani, Heavy K and Zimbabwe’s great Icon, Oliver Mtukudzi.
 
Ebubeleni Music Festival is ideally positioned during festive season on the last Saturday of December.  The event is meant as homecoming for the people of the Bay, also as a yearly get-together affair for those who work and or study in different parts of the country.  Those that are not from Nelson Mandela Bay are encouraged to embrace the event as part of the reason to holiday and spend part of their Xmas Holidays  in the friendly city.  
 
The festival forms part of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Annual Summer Season Programme which starts from the 16th of December until the 31st of December.  Other sponsors include the National Department of Arts and Culture’s “Mzansi Golden Economy”.  The department’s vision  goes beyond social cohesion, they believe that arts, culture and heritage play a pivotal role in the economic self determination and skills development of people. 
Ebubeleni Music Festival is an outdoor music festival with a picnic feel and strives to provide entertainment, with this in mind the organisers have provided for the kiddies corner where parents can take their kids for Face Painting, Baloon Twisting, Jumping Castle, TV Games and color-in activities in a closed off area within the stadium. 
Economic Benefit for the Bay –all service providers of this event are sourced from the Nelson
Mandela Bay Municipality from accommodation (hotels and guest houses) ; technical – stage
and sound; caterers; infrastructure (marquees and toilets) and furthermore the organisers of
the event would like to invite vendors/stalls for those who wish to sell their wares, be it Food ;
Ice Cream; Glow In The Dark; Same Time Pictures; Arts and Crafts etc.  The Bay’s Local
Artists will also showcase their talents whilst sharing the stage with the country’s well-known
national artists and icons, and they are - Asanda Mqiki,  Black Tye; Down By Law; Nathi B;  Lulama
 Gaulana;  Slyso ;  Nosisi ;  Sdudla Mathousand; Babyjoe&Kingjade


“With an affordable ticket price of R130 for General Access and R180 for Golden Circle for a line up as attractive as this, we are inviting everyone from the Bay, neighbouring towns and afar to come and end this year’s celebrations of the country’s 20 years of freedom and democracy in style at the Ebubeleni Music Festival” said the event’s Project Manager, Marc Mahambehlala. 
The event starts from 12 noon until late, people are advised to come early to secure their picnic spots.  Food and beverages will be sold at the venue but people may bring their camp chairs and picnic baskets.  Bottles and weapons will not be allowed into the venue. 
Computicket/Shoprite Checkers is now open for tickets sale and no tickets will be sold at the venue.
The 3rd annual Ebubeleni Music Festival is proudly supported by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, The National Department of Arts and Culture, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, Vodacom.


People who would like to sell their wares at the festival must contact Greg Moses on
082 659 2803 to book their stalls.


For more information on the event  contact Khensani Baloyi on 011 053 6124/074 316 4217 or visit Mahambehlala Communications’ website: www.mahambehlalacomms.co.za
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EbubeleniArtsFestival
Come and celebrate 20 years of freedom and democracy through music!

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 December 09, 2014
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The Perfect Wave is coming to South Africa!

BY Innovation Films

 “In 1982, Ian McCormack was an adventurous 26-year-old, traveling the world in search of ‘the perfect wave’. One night, while diving for lobster on the small island of Mauritius, Ian was stung by five deadly box-jellyfish, the kinds that are among the most venomous creatures on Earth. By the time an ambulance had arrived, his body was completely paralyzed and necrosis had begun to set into his bone marrow. On route to the hospital, Ian began to see his life flash before him; he was an atheist at this stage in his life and wasn't sure what death would bring. After a vicious fight for his life, Ian was pronounced dead and sent to the local morgue. It was there that he had this extraordinary, actual-death experience. “(http://www.aglimpseofeternity.org)

The Perfect Wave is a full-length, dramatic, theatrical feature Film based on this true-life story of Ian McCormack. The Film was shot exquisitely in South Africa, Australia, Bali, Mauritius, New Zealand and Java under the direction of internationally renowned South African commercial director, Bruce Macdonald, and is produced by 7-time Emmy Award winning U.S. producer, S. Bryan Hickox.

The Film is set to release end of February 2014 across countries such as Australia, South Africa, the USA, and South America, to name but a few.

The Ian McCormack SA Tour is scheduled to cover the following areas:  

  • Cape Town: 12-14 February & 2 March
  • George: 15 February
  • Port Elizabeth 17- 18 February
  • East London: 15- 16 February
  • KZN: 19 – 23 February
  • Pretoria & Johannesburg: 24 – 28 February & 1 March
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 February 05, 2014
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Road Accident Fund Answers Burning questions 

BY BayFM
With the rate of accidents on the Port Elizabeth Roads spiking recently, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) joines us in studio to answer your burning questions. Listen to BayFM 107.9 at 10:05 today to ask Bongiwe Nyengane-Tyopo the RAF's Regional Marketing Manager your questions.  The...  read more
 September 28, 2017
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Dumza Maswana IS THIS WEEKS #LEKKERMOS STAR

BY BayFM
An authentic South African sound, beautiful instrumentals and original lyrics. The BayFM 107.9 team thinks Dumza Maswana's music has it all. If you are in to something a little more soulful, you have to check out his song Ubizo. Dumza Maswana is one of many children who grew up in rural South A...  read more
 September 26, 2017
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What does Heritage Day mean to the Bay?

BY BayFM
Heritage day is a holiday unique to our country where all South Africans are encouraged to show off and celebrated the vibrant cultures passed down to them. South Africa is uniquely diverse with its many different ethnicities, races, languages and cultures; and it is for this reason that South Afric...  read more
 September 22, 2017
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The Bay Celebrates World Retina Week 

BY BayFM
World Retina Week is set to begin today the 19th of September and will run until the 25th of September. This awareness week and Retina SA aim to bring attention to the strides made to cure retinal blindness. Genetic retinal conditions have caused blindness in 150?000 South Africans. The objecti...  read more
 September 19, 2017
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Blaq Tye is this weeks #LekkerMos star

BY BayFM
Blaq Tye is one of the freshest and hottest properties of the Nelson Mandela bay and the Eastern Cape. His origional song, 'Dudlu Ntombazana', has been a hit on the BayFM playlist. It is for that reason that the team felt fit to award Tye the very first #LekkerMos star of the week award. His track&n...  read more
 September 18, 2017
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Know Your National Parks

BY BayFM
The annual SA National Parks Week (SANPW) campaign will kick off from the 18th to the 22nd of September. The 12th annual SANPW allows all South African citizens free day access to the Frontier Region of SANParks. Parks that take part in the campaign includes Addo Elephant, Garden Route, Camdeboo, Mo...  read more
 September 15, 2017
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