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M-Net's proudly local channel Mzansi Magic presents a brand new music reality show called Clash of the Choirs South Africa, presented by the popular radio DJ, Social Media Queen B, Bonang Matheba. The series will bring ordinary people with a common passion for singing together and is set to unleash new and exciting South African choral talent – sopranos, tenors and bass singers who can blend in harmony to make the best of the best choir. Seven musical celebrities will assemble choirs to compete against other celebrity headed choirs in a nine week musical bonanza where R500 000 is up for grabs for the charity of their choice. Winner takes all!

A panel of three judges will monitor every note sung by the choirs in the running looking for the most polished and nurtured voices. Seven celebrity Choir Masters will coach the choirs and prepare them for their battle to secure a spot in the top 3 to go into the final spectacular live show – where South Africa votes for their favourite amateur choir.

 

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Khaya Mthethwa

17 Jan 2013 2:32 pm


Khaya Mthethwa is best known as the winner of Idols South Africa 2012. Despite his obvious talent, Khaya Mthethwa’s singing career got off to a bumpy start! “At school we were all forced to audition for the school choir and I never really wanted to!” Khaya recalls.

Biography
Solo Artist as of 19 November 2012 - Debut Album title For You
Winner of Idols South Africa Season 8
Choir Master for KZN in Clash Of The Choirs SA Season 1
Member of Joyous Celebration
Motivational Speaker
Guitarist
Pianist

Zakes Bantwini

17 Jan 2013 2:23 pm


Durban-based music mogul Zakhele Madida, stage name Zakes Bantwini, is best known as the man who discovered kwaito sensation L'vovo Derrango. But his remarkable achievements stretch far beyond signing new talent. With nine albums under his belt, as well as scooping winner of the Best Male Award at the 10th METRO Music Awards in 2011 and winner of the Most Gifted Video of the Year Artist at the Channel O Awards in 2011, Zakes is a musical extraordinaire.

As a former ballet and stage performer, Zakes fell in love with music from a young age and started his career playing the piano while studying towards his Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music at the Natal Technikon (now Durban University of Technology). He identified the value of being an all-round musician, able to manipulate his skills into different genres, and Jazz provided the ideal foundation.
Zakes formed independent record label Mayonie Productions during his final year of studying – seen as a brave move in the industry at the time. Adamant to avoid being another musician whose fate lay in the hands of a record company, he decided to form his own business focused on signing new talent and negotiating on their behalf. This business venture led to the discovery of L’vovo.

Zakes’ devoted passion for the industry in addition led him to discover Durban Kwaito Music (DKM), a genre which finds a perfect balance between house beats and kwaito lyrics, providing a cross-over appeal but staying true to the kwaito feel. The introduction of DKM has opened the industry up for new up-and-coming musicians to make their mark.

Teaming up with top producer and award-winning DJ Black Coffee, Zakes’ latest album Love, Light and Music is a collaboration between Mayonie Productions and Soulistic Music, following the success of their collaboration on JUJU. The album has exploded Zakes’ career both locally and internationally, presenting opportunities for performances in Africa, Europe and Asia.
While pursuing an active recording schedule, Zakes loves nothing more than to be on stage, clearly evident in the energy and passion he brings to every performance. With his 7-piece band, Zakes has been described as a blend of James Brown, Fela-Kuti and other soulful musical influences from New Orleans.

Dubbed as the new King of Dance music, Zakes fondly describes his sound as “sophisticated dance music – a Cosmopolitan perspective that talks about different lifestyles”.

Check out Zakes Bantwini on Facebook or follow him on Twitter at @ZakesBantwiniSA.

Judith Sephuma

17 Jan 2013 1:56 pm


With the release of her 2011 album, I AM LIVING TESTIMONY, Judith Sephuma has confirmed, yet again, her standing as South Africa’s pre-eminent female artist.

The record, her fourth studio effort, has been described as the multi award-winner, multi-platinum seller’s most “inspirational” record to date – and it’s no wonder that the live shows accompanying the album’s release in the second half of 2011 have drawn substantial audiences.

What’s more, Sephuma has ensured that her new material yet again delivers a subtle twist on her signature sound – this time around, on I AM LIVING TESTIMONY there are plenty of Gospel and funk elements that mix comfortably with the Afro-Soul and Jazz music that has earned Sephuma such a loyal fanbase.

It’s been a decade since Sephuma burst, like a gorgeous flower opening for spring, onto the South African music scene. That was with Sephuma’s debut record, 2001’s ‘A Cry, A Smile, A Dance’ that instantly captured the attention of music fans with its incredible moving title track and brightly-hued, still memorable video.

Over the past 10 years, this most multi-faceted of artists has been crafting a sound that makes it easy to spot a Sephuma tune when it’s played on radio. From the very first record, what has been driving this remarkable artist is a desire to uplifit and inspire.

“I love being inspired, and there are a lot of people out there that I want to inspire,” Sephuma says simply. “Children, older people, teenagers. I want every one to gain something from the music that I create – something positive and uplifting.”

As Sephuma puts it, “God has blessed me with the ability to reach people so I must take the challenge head-on and be an inspiration to people.”

Taking a look back at Sephuma’s incredible career, it’s easy to see that creating positive songs, built around quality playing, is the route that the University of Cape Town graduate (an Honours Degree in Jazz Performance in 2000) has been following all along.

Starting with ‘A Smile, A Cry, A Dance’ and moving onto ‘New Beginnings’ (2005),‘Change Is Here’ (2008) and now 2011’s I AM LIVING TESTIMONY, Sephuma’s meticulously crafted songs and world class live performances have always conveyed messages of hope and love and the human condition in the most beautiful way. Songs like “You Had Your Hand On Me” off her debut, or the title track of “Change Is Here” or “Mme Motswadi” that proved such a hit off “New Beginnings” – these all showcase Sephuma’s effortless ability to pinpoint the full spectrum of emotions and spirituality that marks out humankind.

What’s also been a consistently striking feature of Sephuma’s career is her humanity. She’s faced personal challenges and so knows better than many what it takes to live life fully, with all its ups and downs. In her lyrics, Sephuma never veers away from the multi-faceted human experience that drives us all – always matching that with a commitment to the purity and power of well-played music, whether it’s straight Afro-Jazz, Gospel, funk or soul.

With her trio of solo albums all earning platinum sales and significant radio play, it’s no wonder Sephuma is also a multi-award winner.

‘A Cry, A Smile, A Dance’ earned her two 2002 South African Music Awards for Best Female Artist and Best Jazz Vocal Album, two Metro FM Music Awards (Best Female Vocalist; Best Jazz Artist) and two Kora All Africa Awards (including Best Artist from Southern Africa). It was a formidable start for her career – and one that she’s lived up to since: Sephuma also enjoyed a clean sweep at the South African Music Awards for “New Beginnings” including taking home the highly coveted Best Female Artist as well as.

Sephuma’s live shows are also the stuff of legend – whether it’s playing at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown or The Lyric in Joburg, her current shows in support of ‘I Am Living Testimony’ or performances in places like Nigeria, Sephuma continues to enchant.

With current radio hits ‘Write Me A Letter’ and ‘Wena Wedwa’ and a slate of live performances coming up in the tail end of 2011, there’s no doubting Sephuma’s position in the firmament of great South African artists.

*****Judith Sephuma - Additional Biography Info ******

Awards:
Best Female Artist (New Beginnings)
Best Engineer – Jasper Williams (New Beginnings)
Best Producer – Laurence Matshiza (New Beginnings)

SAMA – Best Female Artist (A Cry, A Smile, A Dance)

SAMA – Best Jazz Vocal (A Cry, A Smile, A Dance)

KORA All Africa Music Awards - Best Artist from Southern Africa

KORA All Africa Music Awards - Best African Female Artist (Africa/Diaspora)

Metro Fm Music Award - Best Female Vocalist (A Cry, A Smile, A Dance)

Metro Fm Music Award - Best Jazz Artist (A Cry, A Smile, A Dance)

Nominations:
SAMA 15 - Female Artist of the Year (Change Is Here)
SAMA 15 - Best Contemporary Jazz Album (Change Is Here)

Zwai Bala

17 Jan 2013 1:53 pm


Zwai Bala has journeyed and matured from the kwaito trio TKZee and the family days into a musical entrepreneur. Recognised as one of the top crossover producers and musical directors in the country, Zwai has been a very busy man, composing and producing for Bala Brothers, Bala Family, and TKZEE.

Zwai has been at it since he was 11 when he first entered The Shell Road to Fame in 1986 along with his sister Pinky and reached the semi-finals. At age 12 he entered again and this time around as a soloist and got a 1st runner up in the national finals and became the only youngest ever to claim that position.

Bala’s life has always been history in the making – when he entered the 1987 annual talent scout Golden Voice Competition organised by the Drakensberg Boys Choir(DBC) making it to the Final 7. His life was about to change, on the strength of his performance, was offered a bursary to the DBC. He in fact became the first black pupil at the Drakensberg Boys School to ever be admitted. In his first year he became a chorister of the world acclaimed school choir and a year later took a prize of the Tenor soloist of the Year.

As early as fifteen years, he had already taken interest in doing more than using only his voice, but was developing as an all rounded musician. He conducted the Drakensberg Boys Choir (DBC) and the Natal Youth Orchestra in Vryheid and Cape Town

Bala continued to educate himself musically at reputable institutions such as the London based Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UNISA and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, UK, along the way collecting only distinctions.

His professional music career kicked off when he met high school peers Kabelo Mabalane and Tokollo Tshabalala, formed a group that was to change the face of South African music, TKZee and arrived on the kwaito scene releasing singles “Take It Eezy” and then “Phalafala” which became a national anthem for the December holidays that year. “Shibobo” was yet another single released in 1998 featuring Benni McCarthy this was at the height of soccer fever during the France World Cup to which South Africa had qualified. The single was produced by Zwai went on to become SA’s fastest and biggest selling single ever reaching over 280 000 units.

When HALLOWEEN hit the streets later that year, the album sold 300 000 copies and that was the beginning of things for the groups.

The group raked in awards left right and centre. At the SAMAs, in 1999, they took home an unprecedented five awards for Best Kwaito single. Best Kwaito Album, Best single, Best Video and Best Duo or Group.

Between 2000 and 2003 Zwai was kept occupied by the growing popularity of TKZee Family and his gospel inspired project. Again the Family scooped SAMAs in 2001 for Best Kwaito single for Izinjazam and Lifted from the Zwai Bala Presents Lifted Volume 1 from his gospel collection won Best Rap Single. TKZee Family’s Guz 2001 was a runaway success reaching double Platinum status.

Zwai is an artist with many lives. When the TKZee members took different directions to pursue solo careers his creativity in other areas of the arts flourished.

The MUSICAL DIRECTOR - he has worked a range of musical greats in different genres yet the seed was planted much earlier in his life.

Bala has had the opportunity to direct projects like:
o 7th Annual SAMA Awards at the Sandton Convention Centre
o M-Net’s “Face of Africa” in 2001 – Glam Slam
o Evolution, a live music programme - aired on SABC 1 in 2002
o Tribute/SABC 2 Achievers Awards 2003,
o Siyaphezulu Workshop, Johannesburg
o Telkom/SABC 3 Christmas Concert at the Sandton Convention Centre with artists such as Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Drakensberg Boys Choir; Judith Sephuma and Tshepo Tshola.
o In 2004 directed and conducted an 8-piece live band and the JMI Orchestra at the Old Mutual ‘Captains of Industry’ Dinner and
o Conducted the Liberty Life African Classics Evening with Sibongile Khumalo and the JMI Orchestra and a live band at the Civic Theatre in Pretoria,
o Directed opening of Parliament and closing ceremony of the 10 Year Celebration in Cape Town’s Athlone Stadium.
o The 10th Year Democracy Celebration Concert at Union Buildings, Pretoria in 2004
o Composed the entire score featured in the handover ceremony of the Soccer World Cup in Germany 2006.
o In 2008 Zwai was appointed as musical director and composer of the first annual Stars of Mzansi Awards (South Africa’s equivalent to the Emmy’s).
o Ali Campbell of UB-40 fame also enjoyed the mastery of Zwai Bala when he put together a collaboration with Grammy winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Munich, Germany.

The SOLOIST

When he was in Standard 8 at St. Stithians College he was a Soloist with Duke of Cornwall Singers and after completing high school with The Chanticleer Singers.
In his adult life Zwai has performed at prestigious events including:
• Telkom/702 Christmas Concert along DBC and Sibongile Khumalo.
• Was a principal in Sonder Grense – concert re-working opera music at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunsfees in Oudtshoorn in 2003 and to do Volksblad Kunste Fees in Bloemfontein.
• Featured soloist at the Classical FM/ Lexus Soiree at the Sandton Intercontinental.

The PRODUCER
Hugh Masekela’s album Revival enjoyed two very talented producers’ inputs Zwai and Guffy’s, earning two SAMA nominations – Best Producer and Best Male and going through the 1st round of selection for a Grammy nomination – Best Contemporary World.

Bala also co-produced the following songs:
• Tshepo Tshola’s “Winding Rivers and Waterfalls” record with Khaya Mahlangu a flute, saxophonist and top arranger.
• Godfrey ‘Guffy” Pilane to produce an impeccable music dance album ‘Babathane’ featuring the late TK, Tokollo, Kabelo, Ismael and more other artists, this effort resulted in a SAMA nomination 2004, in the category ‘Best Dance Album’.
• In 2005, Zwai worked and sang for the first time in studio with his whole Bala family (mother, sister, brothers and cousins) thus giving birth to their self explanatory Gospel debut album, ‘Genesis’. Genesis also earned a SAMA nomination for Best Gospel Performance.
• 2009 kicked off with Zwai producing the latest offering, Grace, by two time Grammy Award winners, Soweto Gospel Choir.

Zwai’s TV career spans from acting on Isidingo, hosting a cupid programme “All You Need is Love(2nd season) and was known as the and is known as the Dread Maestr on Classic FM CHART SHOW called Classical Countdown. In 2003, he judged the Coca-Cola Popstars, South Africa, an annual talent search show. He was invited to give his services on Popstars East Africa which saw him tour Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania. The series was broadcast on ITV, throughout East Africa.

Today Zwai is a celebrated musical director, composer, singer, songwriter, arranger, teacher and public speaker who has graced world stages and studios in musicals, opera performances, and theatrical plays.

Thembi Seethe

17 Jan 2013 1:47 pm


Thembi Seete is a South African kwaito star and actress best known as one of the members of the kwaito supergroup Boom Shaka, from 1994-2000.
After the band broke up Seete simultaneously launched a solo music career and a career in acting.
She played a minor role in the 2000 feature film Hijack Stories, but first made her mark in the hard-hitting SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo. She also sang the popular track Sure Ntombazana for the soundtrack to Yizo Yizo 2, which helped launch her solo music career.

Seete played the role of Lerato in the first two seasons of the SABC1 drama series Gaz'lam, from 2002-2004, and made a final guest appearance in the show's third season premiere, entitled "Ghosts of the Past", which aired on 18 February 2005.
In 2005 she played the role of Pumla in the South African made-for-TV movie Crossing the Line, written and directed by Brian Tilley.

The following year she landed the leading role of Nina Moloi in the SABC1 soccer drama series Zone 14, which she continues to play in the third season, in 2010.
In January 2006 she played the guest starring role of Lily, a young kwaito legend making a comeback who is brutally murdered, in an episode of the SABC1 drama series Mtunzini.com. The title of the episode was "Lily" (Season 1, Episode 3).

Since May 2006 she has been presenting the SABC1 music dance show Jika Majika. Thembi is currently launching her upmarket studio where all artists are welcomed to utilise and create magic and soon be dropping her new album!
Thembi is available for performances, acting, choreography, MCing and guest appearances.

Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse

17 Jan 2013 1:41 pm


Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse is much more that one of South Africa, and the worlds, most admired and respected musicians; he is a gentle living legend.
Today, after close on 50 years of musical accomplishment and history behind him, Mabuse’s influence on the industry that gave him his voice continues to grow in leaps and bounds.

Mabuse wears many hats – entertainer, businessman, father and care-giver to many, he is an integral part of the entertainment industry and his contribution to the diverse landscape of South Africa is appreciated and honoured by music lovers the world over. From Carnegie Hall, New York to Newtown Johannesburg, when "Hotstix" hits a stage, the world sits up and listens.

Born in Johannesburg in 1951, Mabuse began playing the drums from the age of 8 – the instrument that he would master to such an extent that he quickly gained the nickname "Hotstix", a name that follows him to this day. Fiercely proud and keen to share his wealth of knowledge, he’s passionate about having the youth look, learn and respect the veterans of what makes this country great. "Our elders, parents and forefathers need to be respected and heard for their contribution," he explains. "If we look and listen, we can only continue to grow."

Mabuse, as a clearly competent musician, has mastered many instruments: the drums, flute, piano, saxophone, kalimba, alto flute, timbales and African drums. However, as a young man, he thought he was destined to become a doctor or a lawyer, not a world famous musician. Music affected him at a very young age with influences from his grandfather and uncles, who were traditional singers of scatamiya, a choral music derivative sung mainly by men.

He began his career as a professional musician at the age of 15 when, during his high school years, he formed his first band The Beaters. The Beaters evolved to become Harari, one of the most successful acts that dominated the music scene of the 1970’s in South Africa. A highlight in their more than decade long career came in 1978 when the group was invited to perform in the USA with Hugh Masekela. During the tour, the band’s leader Selby Ntuli died, leaving Sipho as the new front man. Harari supported and backed Percy Sledge, Timmy Thomas, Letta Mbula, Brook Benton and Wilson Pickett on their South African tours. This eclectic ensemble was impossible to categorise; mixing funk and disco with jazz, while also using traditional African instruments to create a completely unique sound that many tried, but failed to imitate. They were the ultimate party band, yet boasted some of the best musicians around at the time, such as Alec Khali and Lionel Petersen. One of South Africa’s most important musical acts – Harari will forever hold legendary status – even after their split in 1982.

In his solo capacity, Mabuse continued to create great, original South African-born music, culminating with his most important single in 1985. "Burn Out" catapulted him to a new level of fame, turning him into a much applauded success. Released the year PW Botha, the former President, declared a state of emergency, this impeccably funky township disco jive jam became the first major crossover hit in South Africa, selling in excess of half a million copies. Over the years the song has been remixed by international deejays and covered by many of South African artists, qualifying it as one of the country’s most cherished classic tracks ever. His name became synonymous with "township jive", but, as his live performances over the past two decades have shown, it’s never been easy to label "Hotstix".

In 1996, after a ten-year sabbatical, Mabuse returned with the album Township Child, an album that brought him back into the musical forefront. A number of albums followed, including two live albums in 2005 and 2006, both captured the spirit of what makes every Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse performance great. In fact, throughout the course of Mabuse’s near 50-year career, he has become a musical ambassador for South Africa, performing in virtually every country in Africa and touring to places such as the United States, England, France, Germany and Italy as well as a host of others. He has also recorded and produced many legendary artists such as Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri and Sibongile Khumalo.
Beyond his ongoing musical and philanthropic work, he’s busier in 2010 than at the height of his pop career of the 1970’s and 80s. Accepting invitations to perform right around the world or championing many local causes, was made easier when in 2005, as owner of Kippies, he decided to close what si still remembered today as being one of the country’s most prolific jazz establishments. As a regular commentator on arts and culture in the country, he has sat on the boards of The National Arts Council and SAMRO (South African Musicians Rights Organisation).
As one era ended, so a new one has begun and with it the promise of a brand new album in 2011, the year in which Mabuse celebrates his golden anniversary as one of South Africa’s most endearing talent, the future looks bright indeed.
"I still have a lot to sing and perform for," he smiles in conclusion. Between constant touring that’s set to only increase, Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse is doing everything but slow down. "There is rarely a time when I am not actively involved in the music industry – and that’s the way I like it," he asserts.

Warm, compassionate, caring and gifted in ways even he is still learning about, this gentle giant of great original music is as vital a player today as he ever was. With a wealthy catalogue that’s anchored in Africa, all who meet, greet and share stages with him are equally touched by a humility and grace that’s as rare as the talent this living legend shares with us all.

Winnie Khumalo

17 Jan 2013 1:29 pm


Artist: Winnie Khumalo
Winnie Khumalo a Soweto born singer who was born at 681 Mofolo North Soweto in 1973- 07-20 ‘studied at Vuyo Lower primary then at Esiyalwin Higher primary then matriculated at Mncube Senior secondary school was introduced to the music industry at the tender age of 15 when she released albums like Hey Laitie, Tshina Tshina (Produced by Sello Chicco Twala) and an album titles Dlamini in the 1980s. Winnie Khumalo also recorded a gospel album titled Izono Zami in the 1990s produced by Pastor Langa Dube . During Winnie Khumalo’s music career she was seen working with the likes of the late Brenda Fassie (As Brenda’s Backing vocalist and lead vocalist), Pure Magic, Sipho Mbele, Brothers of Peace (B.O.P), Bongo Maffin, Zonke Dikana and DJ Cleo. Not only Winnie Khumalo was talented behind the mic singing but she was on South Africa TV screens working with Duma Ndlovu on one of the biggest TV series in the country “Muvhango, Mponeng (Where Winnie Khumalo was playing a role of a sangoma) and a stage play titled The Journey”. Doors opened for Winnie when more roles came to her such as a featured in Chicco Twala’s low budget movie titled “My sh*t father and my lotto ticket” (Madluphuthu) as Madluphuthu’s mother. This all took place whilst Winnie Khumalo decided to take a break from the music industry to take care of her two kids Thando (Son) and Rethabile (Daughter).

After seven years of self imposed exile from the industry Winnie Khumlo returned with a matured album simple titled “I just wanna live my life” it was and still is a banger and a testimony that good things come to those who wait since joining Kalawa Jazzmee Records Six years ago, Winnie Khumalo has been patiently waiting for her album to be released and Oscar “Oskido” Mdlongwa made sure that she delivers it in different musical styles as he personally took control of the production process. The resultr was a super hot album selling over 25 000 copies (Gold Record) and more than 50 000 mobile downloads making it one of the best selling albums within the SA Music Market. The hit song “I just wanna live my life” a house tune which was and still the song dominating the charts. It’s still on high rotation on all major radio stations in the country. This is one of the songs in Winnie Khumalo’s album which got her a spot at the Channel O Music awards nominated for “Best Dance video” and “Best Afro Pop video”, she also performed a tribute to Brenda Fassie with Brenda Fassie’s son Bongani Fassie. Woman get a spot in the Channel O Music Awards but was also nominated as one of the “Top 5 Nominees” in the “South African Music Awards (SAMA)” alongside DJ Oskido, Liquid-Deep, Big Nuz and Rhythmic Element for the category “Record of the Year”. The list does not end here Winnie Khumalo was selected to take part in the Shoprite Checkers Women of the year competition as well as the Museke online Africa Music Awards (MOAMA). It does not end here Winnie Khumalo and Sello Chicco Twala composed a hit song which toped the chats in the politicians music market titled “Mina Ngiyohlala Nginje”, which Winnie Khumalo was seen performing alongside South African president Mr. Jacob Zuma during the 2009 ANC election campaigns. Now Winnie Khumalo just finished working with Director Mr. Jerry Mofokeng in a stage play titled “The Brenda Fassie Musical” which took place from the 03 Sep 2010 till 26 Sep 2010 at the Pretoria State Theatre, where she played the lead role (Brenda Fassie).

Everything Kalawa Jazzmee touches turns to gold. The new album is now ready and waiting, which is titled “Woman”. This self written album in now on every radio stations play list. It opens up with the title song “Woman”. The album is inspired by personal experiences that altured Winnies life. Specifically the song woman was inspired by betrayed friendship and a need to voice the hurt and pain. The track impilo (life) talks about the challengesin life. Winnie was a forgotton artist but when she created hits again people started respecting her. Its amaizing how today you can be forgotten and tomorrow you can be on top of the world. Ngihamba naba hambayo is a family based track. Blood is thicker than water but in this life family tends to forget to stick together. Instead when a person has problems a lot of gossip is spread amongst relatives. So Winnie says i live with those who choose to live. Winnie Khumalo worked on a much talked about song this year with her boss Oscar “Oskido” Mdlongwa and the ANC Youth League President Julius Malema on Oskido 10th Commandment album and the song is titled “Nationalisation” asking SA President Mr. Jacob Zuma to look into the matter.

Izifo is a song written by Winnie Khumalo on her New album warning people to take care of themselves. A lot of people passed away due to diseases, accidents and murder this song is a reminder to take care of yourself.. Its also a dedication for all those artist who have passed away (May they souls rest in peace). This album is a must have in your CD collection coming from South Africa independent “woman”.


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Clash of the Choirs Season 2

Begins Sunday 13 April at 17:30 PM, only on Mzansi Magic channel 161.

COTCSA - We chat to Mi Casa

We caught up with Mi Casa before their performance at the Clash of the Choirs final.

COTCSA - We chat to Teargas

Teargas chats about their performance at the Clash of the Choirs final.

COTCSA - Liquideep's 'time machine' dream

Liquideep tell us what they would do if they had a time machine.

COTCSA - We chat to #TeamKhaya

Members from Team Khaya tell us how they feel about winning.

COTCSA - MiCasa perform

MiCasa closed the show with an electric performance of their latest hit ‘All The Glory’.

COTCSA - Liquideep and Teargas perform

Liquideep and Teargas opened the Finale with their hit ‘Born For This’ which they performed with the remaining 3 choirs.

COTCSA - Moneoa performs

Moneoa and her dancers set the Clash of the Choirs stage alight with their performance of her hit ‘Pretty Disaster’.

COTCSA - #TeamZakes takes on a Bob Marley classic

TeamZakes' 'Redemption Song' remains one of the best performances of the Season. Gauteng's choir sang it again at the Finale.

COTCSA - #TeamKhaya revisits Motown hit

TeamKhaya's 'Papa Was a Rolling Stone' performance impressed the Judges so much, they chose to hear it again at the Finale.

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Choir Master, Judith Sephuma

Pics of your Limpopo Choir Master, Judith Sephuma.

Clash of the Choirs in Cape Town

Check out the pics from Cape Town.

Pictures: Clash of the Choirs hits Mpumalanga

It's all happening in Mpumalanga with Zwai and the rest of the Clash of the Choirs crew.

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As Joburg Auditions open this Saturday, Lebogang “Shugasmakx” Mothibe best known as the co-founder and star of iconic local hip-hop group, Skwatta Kamp, amps up to pick his 20 members choir.
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Get ready for Clash of the Choirs SA Round 2!

Following the resounding success of Clash of the Choirs SA last year, Mzansi Magic has confirmed a second season of the massively popular reality television show for 2014.
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Coming Up This July

Here's what hot and happening this month on Mzansi!
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SAMA 19 night one winners

Check out the list of winners so far.
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Lindelani Mkhize

Hailed as the leading man of the entertainment industry, the Durban-based Lindelani Mkhize is the man behind the successful careers of many South African artists spanning across a wide spectrum of genres.
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Rebecca Malope

With her wondrous voice and her charismatic stage presence Rebecca Malope is South Africa`s greatest gospel star.
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Anele Mdoda

Anele Mdoda is a South African radio DJ.
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