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Back in Cape Town before the rise of this underground tree of hip hop we had GroundWorks and so went on Ben Sharpa and Snazz. I worked with Nicke in a the corporate environment then until we decided to quit and get into music full time.
Around the time, it was June and later I would be booted out of my place. From then on we soldiered doing odd jobs until I got into keyboards and Nicke followed on with cyphers. The rest is histort. RIP my friend Nicke!
Faya Uman is about to release her new single Singabobani Na?. It has been more than 5 years since we have heard new music from the Queen. She has shared the stage with world reknown Luciano
Was Trevor Noah’s birthday yesterday. Turned 35 and representing SA on the bright lights.
We dedicate Guba Nam…. hint hint. Careful with your money!
Host, Executive Producer and Writer Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. This past year, “The Daily Show” won a GLAAD award for Outstanding Talk Episode, and received nominations for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series) as well as two NAACP Image Awards, for Outstanding Talk Series and Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information Show. Noah also recently won Best Host at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, as well as a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for his hosting role on “The Daily Show – Between The Scenes.” He joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor.
In February 2017 Noah debuted his 9th comedy special “Afraid of the Dark” on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre. In 2016, Noah debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film “You Laugh But It’s True” which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. His Showtime comedy special, “Trevor Noah: African American” premiered in 2013. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015. Trevor’s success has also spanned to sold out shows over 5 continents.
Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late-night talk show, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.”
In November 2016, Trevor released his first book “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” which was an instant New York Times bestseller. Additionally, his performance on the Born a Crime audiobook was Audible’s highest rated audiobook of 2016, and has remained one of the top selling titles on Audible since its release. The book also received the Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards, one for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author and another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Auto-Biography category.
The book is collection of personal stories about growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise. Already known for his incisive social and political commentary, here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers an intimate look at the world that shaped him. These are true stories, sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender, and always hilarious. Whether subsisting on caterpillars during months of extreme poverty or making comically hapless attempts at teenage romance, from the time he was thrown in jail to the time he was thrown from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters, the experiences covered in this book will shock and amaze, even as they leave you rolling on the floor with laughter. The audiobook version performed by Trevor is currently available from Audible Studios, and is the #1 most commented-on and #4 most listened to title of 2017. “Born a Crime” is currently nominated for three Audie Awards in the “Autobiography/Memoir,” “Best Male Narrator,” and “Best Narration by the Author” categories. Noah’s untitled follow-up will be published by Random House and Audible Studios on October 23rd and will pick up where “Born a Crime” ends, following Noah’s journey from an aspiring young comedian in reborn South Africa to the cusp of global success. Trevor’s production company Day Zero Productions will partner with Viacom to produce the movie adaptation of Born A Crime, with Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o set to star as Noah’s mother.
Single iLanga has become a selection on Beatport on their Hype Charts. You are welcome to acquire a remastered version from our website. Please check in to our shop or contact us by email.
The song features Siphesihle Gwala on vocals. Siphesihle performed with Zola as a backing vocalist. He has also recorded with Zola on his own releases. Other songs that a.faya features him on are available on Musunguri Wa Pemba album.
The nod from the Beatport Hype team fuels the musical relationship between Afaya and Siphesihle which started a few years back at Base 2 Base studios which was based in Sandton at that time. We were recording material for his album under the name, Vasco. We recorded a few songs that were to be featured on the album. Only one of the soungs is currently available on release. Bekezela is available to stream on Soundcloud
BCUC performs at the Johannesburg edition of the Afropunk festival. They will close a successful worldwide touring year.
Tha Afropunk festival takes place on Consitution Hill 30-31 December
Book your place with Leomile at Smoking Dragon for New Year’s Eve and experience more than 60 bands including Leomile who promises a set with a difference!!!
Smoking Dragon takes place in Northern Drakensberg. Download Pula Molomo by Leomile on iTunes.
Sho Madjozi! The Global Citizen Festival in Soweto Johannesburg was a huge event that was able to uplift some chosen local musicians who fitted the bill. A political spectacle that felt strange somehow and I can’t pin point the problem excatly.
We are happy for the fact that the distinct Tsonga sound represented by Sho Madjozi has been able to reach so many people in the world.
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