Time to get Delicious with DStv

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This weekend will be all kinds of Delicious, as the now annual DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival returns. On the bill this time around, the amazing Chaka Khan, Louie Vega, Siba Mtongana, Reza Mahammad, Jenny Morris and many others. Details below:
DATE:     Saturday, 6th June
VENUE:     Huddle Recreation Park,  Club St, Linksfield
GATES OPEN:    10am to 8:30pm
MCs:     Proverb (Hip Hop recording artist, Host & Co-producer of Idols SA), Mo G (Kaya FM) and Katlego Mabusela (Kaya FM)
Tickets:     General Access – R450 per person
Delicious Lounge – R900 per person
Decadance Luxury Lounge – R3 500
Kids under 12 (R200 per child)

Online links:

•      Websites: www.deliciousfestival.com & www.dstv.com/delicious
•      Delicious Community: http://www.deliciousfestival.com/community
•      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeliciousFestivalSA
•      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE_HkvhgxLo&feature=youtu.be! &
•      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmhmLqAEeYQ/
•      Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeliciousFestSA
o   @DeliciousFestSA
o   #DStvDelicious
o   #DStvMusic
o   #DStvFoodies

Gallery: #CliffCentralRocksChristmas at Gold Reef City

Last night my #Unradio family at Cliff Central held the first of many event at the Lyric in Gold Reef City. The event saw the ‘president’ of Cliff Central, Gareth Cliff sharing the stage with the likes of Jennifer Su (my co-host), Hlubi Mboya, Tumisho Masha, ProVerb, the fantastic, amazing Soweto Gospel Choir and many other personalities from the station. I manned the ticket desk in fear of making all the guests evacuate their seats at the sound of my singing voice 😉

Check out the gallery below:

Idols SA – Tumi eliminated

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Regional auditions are done, theatre week is wrapped… The Top 16 brought with it loads of drama and then a further six were cut, leaving us with the top 10 undiscovered and unsigned singers in South Africa. That’s where we were up until last night on South African Idols, but the culling continued. 21-year-old musical theatre student, Tumi Lesenjane unfortunately left the IdolsSA competition last night when she failed to get enough votes to get her through to the top 9.

It’s a pity because I really digged her, like Randall did. She’s got the makings of an incredible artist, she has the look, a beautiful voice and she seems lovely too. I’m hoping to do a Google Hangout with Tumi later, so stay tuned to my Twitter feed for updates.

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Watch: Daniel Baron ft. ProVerb

Former Idols star Daniel Baron just keeps soaring. The star has enjoyed a lot of success with his first release, having hit the number one spot on many charts across the country. He has plans to take his music to international audiences and I think with the material he is currently putting out, he’s definitely onto something good here. So last night, Daniel dropped his new music video called Not Here. It features Idols host, ProVerb and you can watch it above.

Don’t forget the new season of Idols hits your screens this Sunday (28 July) at 17:30 on M-Net and Mzansi Magic!

Proverb to co-produce Idols

One of the most likeable and most talented guys in the South African entertainment industry has to be Proverb. He’s a rapper, a presenter turned host, a DJ, a father, husband. Now he’s adding the title of co-producer to his already long list of successes.

It was announced yesterday that the Idols host would be co-producing this season of hit show. He’ll be working alongside Gavin Wratten, starting this weekend. Being in the industry for over 12 years now, this is a natural progression for the star. He knows what works on screen, so why not be involved in the development of several ideas behind the scenes too? I think this, he will be great. I have a lot of respect for Gavin Wratten as a director and now for these two to be teaming up; I think we’re in for a treat.

If you have what it takes to be the next South African Idols, then diarise these audition dates:

Jozi Auditions
Date: Saturday 4th February
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre

Durban Auditions
Date: Saturday 11th February
Venue: Ushaka Marine World

Cape Town Auditions
Date: Saturday 18th February
Venue: Grand West Entertainment center

Soweto Auditions
Date: Saturday 25th February
Venue: Walter Sisulu Hall, Kliptown

Be sure to check out the official site for more deets on the show.

Hennessy Artistry Halo Concert deets

 

 

A unique journey of music, culture and mixability is exactly what local music fans can experience with this year’s Hennessy Artistry. Hennessy Cognac is bringing together no less than six of South Africa’s most exciting musical talents in a finale Halo concert which epitomises the ‘Art of Blending’ to create a collaboration which has never been seen before.

This year’s collaborating artists; Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, Flash Republic, Zonke, Crazy White Boy, Slikour and Zakes Bantwini will perform at the prestigious Halo concert to be held at The Venue in the exclusive Melrose Arch precinct in Johannesburg on the 17th of September. The 2011 Hennessy Artistry collaboration track has been produced by internationally acclaimed producers, The Layabouts , and will see an original version and a remixed track released.

Following a tour of six build-up events across South Africa, the finale Halo concert promises fans far more than just six performances. Together, the artists will perform the 2011 collaboration track, along with impromptu collaborations with other surprise South African musicians and MC’ed by the talented ProVerb.

Idols Top 8 Review

So last night the Idols Top 8 tackled the R&B theme. I missed the show, but I’m catching up on all the action via the official site. Here’s what I thought of last night’s performances (in no particular order):

Erin- I said last week I was a bit worried about her taking on Beyonce‘s ‘Halo’. Watching her perform it, I was pleasantly surprised. I think she did a nice version of the track. Much better than I expected.

Mark– Eish! Not so sure about this one. It’s safe but dare I say it was a little boring.

Kelly- Great performance. I think that could save her because her vocal wasn’t the best. I think she’s great though so I hope she’ll get to perform again. Just one observation, her accent is quite apparent when she sings. Anyone else noticed that?

Freddie- Freddie the free spirit took on the late Amy Winehouse‘s ‘Rehab‘. You can see he tried channeling his inner Amy (yes we all have one) but I don’t think he pulled it off as well as I’d hoped he would.

Dene- She chooses so well. For this show she tackled Christina Aguilera‘s ‘The Voice Within‘. She did a great job at this song! She amazes me. So young and yet so powerful! Great work!

Dave- Who knew a rocker could do Marvin Gaye‘s ‘Sexual Healing‘ so well? WOW!!! That was amazeballs!

Crushanda- She sang Whitney’s ‘Learned From The Best’. Clearly she did. How are those pipes? Girl can hit the right notes… right up top there. Nice!

Lefa- He took on one of my favourite artists of all time, Mr John Legend and a song that cemented him as a top player in the music biz (No Ordinary People). He did it well, like I expected.

So who should be in the bottom three this week. It’s tough. If I could pick a bottom four I’d go with Freddie, Mark, Kelly and Erin… It’s based on votes though, so let’s see how it goes!

 

Bokang Montjane is the new Miss South Africa

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I can’t believe it was a year ago that Nicole Flint was crowned Miss South Africa at the Sun City Superbowl. Shows you how quick time passes us by because last night the new Miss SA was crowned. The live broadcast on DStv’s Mzansi Magic saw Bokang Montjane being crowned as the new Miss SA. The 24-year-old beauty hails from Polokwane in Limpopo. On top of her agenda is world peace! Jokes, Bokang says she would like to focus on solving the teenage pregnancy rates. Good for you and good luck!

Idols Top 10: Song choices

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It’s gonna be an interesting week for the Top 10. Elvis Blue has a random, but fun song choice. Sindi and Boki have picked well I feel, as has Jess and Jamie-Lee.