SAMA 18: Sunday Night Awards – 29 April 2012

From SAMA 18

SAMA 18
SAMA 18

The Winners Are:

Best Producer

Dan Roberts – Six Winters by Laurie Levine

Best Engineer

Johan van der Colff – Loliwe by Zahara

Best Video of the Year

Ryan Peimer – It’s Magic by The Parlotones

Best Live DVD

Simphiwe Dana – An Evening with Simphiwe Dana (Live in Concert)

Remix of the Year

DJ Sbu – Lengoma featuring Zahara

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Ray Phiri and Vusi Mahlasela

Best Selling True-Tone Download of the Year

Facebook by DJ Cleo

Best Selling Ring-Back-Tone of the Year

Facebook by DJ Cleo

Best Selling Full-Track Download of the Year

Loliwe by Zahara

SAMPRA Most Played Song on South African Radio in 2011

Alone by Liquideep

‘Searching For Sugar Man’: The Unbelievable True Story Of Rodriguez | Huffington Post

“Sugar Man” is remarkable because it conjures an overwhelming, unique sense of hope. It’s a tale of talent being recognized, of humility’s triumph. – Kia Makarechi

via ‘Searching For Sugar Man’: The Unbelievable True Story Of Rodriguez.

Unseen Films: A review of Searching for Sugar Man (2012) and a report on a mini concert by Rodriguez Tribeca 2012

I love this film.

The film had me drinking the Rodriguez Koolaid almost from the get go. I was so much a fan by the end that I went out and bought both Rodriguez CDs not long after seeing the film. – dbborroughs

via Unseen Films: A review of Searching for Sugar Man (2012) and a report on a mini concert by Rodriguez Tribeca 2012.

Latest Free South African Music on Channel 24

 SAmp3.com (part of Sugar Music) has been the official supplier of free mp3s to Channel24 since 2004.

 Pop

Carol Thorns

Red City

A new single off the album, Fireflies In The Rain, the debut solo album from one of South Africa’s leading electric cellists who is best known for her work with the Cape Town group CODA as well as with the groups Electro-Muse and Sterling Electric Quartet.

 Dance/House/Electro

Prolurv Charm

Once Upon A Dream

This hot new track is for all those who love deep house music and showcases the endless tricks and skills of Prolurv Charm’s house music production.

 Rock

Piet Botha

Die Heks Is Dood

One of the eleven new tracks specially recorded by this veteran SA artist inspired by his appearance in the recent spooky KykNET TV series Wie Lê Waar? off the album Spookpsalms.

 Jazz/Blues

Terry Dean

Blues With A Capital C

Terry Dean writes and plays his own brand of blues, rock and folk music on his latest album Blues with a Capital C , which was recorded live at a local festival and features guest musicians Dave Smith on keyboard, Davie Namonde on bass and Thapelo Monareng on drums.

 Rock

Holly & The Woods

Surrender

The brand new single from this dynamic rock band from Johannesburg.

 Afrikaans

Elzahn Rinquest

Donderwolke

The production of her debut solo album Secret Surprise saw Elzahn collaborating talents with acclaimed South African musicians such as Schalk Joubert, Kevin Gibson, Jesse Jordon, Louis Esterhuizen, Ramon Alexander and award winning mixing engineer David Langemann.

 Jazz/Blues

Cape Town Sessions

Boom Straat

A song from the compilation Jazzing and Jiving – The Cape Town Sessions an eclectic trip through the traditional and modern landscape of Cape Jazz with the city’s finest musicians.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Luna Paige

Green Eyes

On her album, Wonderful Life , this Cape-based songstress sings about the light and dark side of life, the undeniable relationship between these two opposites, and how we cannot exist without either of them.

 Country/Folk

Laurie Levine

Beautiful Loser

A track from the highly rated Johannesburg Nu-Folk’ singer-songwriter off her third album Six Winters released through Rhythm Records.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Mingus

Fallin

Mingus is a well respected figure in SA Hip Hop who gathered all his friends from Germany,Sweden, the U.S. and South America to contribute to Beneath The Underdog his highly jazz influenced debut album.

 Rock

Radio Rats

Valkenberg Shuffle

Prime rat instigator Jonathan Handley wrote the tracks for this album, Spooky Obsession inspired by a real incident. Handley can be heard on bass, drums, vocals, spoken monologue and harmonica.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Sylvester

Trust Me Girl

Some stirring and melodic R&B rap pop on the title track off the new debut album from emerging South Artist artist Sylvester.

Top Free Songs on Channel 24

Unseen Films: Searching for Sugar Man (2011) Tribeca 2012

Hi everybody! My name is Chocko and I tonight I am reporting from the red carpet event for the New York Premiere of SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN.  In a nutshell, the movie is about a Mexican-American folk singer from the 70’s named Rodriguez (pictured above) who was adored by critics, but was a flop commercially.  He eventually disappeared into obscurity, unknowingly becoming a HUGE star in South Africa where his antiestablishment songs struck a chord with the masses.  Decades later, his story is finally being told.  I was able to speak briefly with the director of the film, Malik Bendjelloul.

via Unseen Films: Searching for Sugar Man (2011) Tribeca 2012.

Rodriguez – New York City – Live Show + Film Screenings (Tribeca Film Festival)

From Light In The Attic

Rodriguez Live at The Sewer (Courtesy of Rodriguez)
Rodriguez Live at The Sewer (Courtesy of Rodriguez)

Very excited for this upcoming week in New York City where Rodriguez will be playing a rare live show at Joe’s Pub. In addition, there will be two screenings of the Sundance award winning documentary Searching For Sugar Man as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. Check the links below and hope to see you there!

Rodriguez – Live Performance
@ Joe’s Pub, NYC
Wednesday, April 25 @ 11:30PM
Tickets available here.

Searching For Sugar Man (Film)
@ Tribeca Film Festival, NYC
Tuesday, April 24 @ 9:30 PM, BMCC Tribeca PAC
Friday, April 27 @ 6 PM, Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 7
Tickets available here.

Life Is A Long Song

[Thanks to Jethro Tull for the post title]

Just a few of my favourite really long songs.

Thick As A Brick – Jethro Tull

Supper’s Ready – Genesis

Karn Evil 9 – Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Close To The Edge – Yes

Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield

Phallus Dei – Amon Düül II

Autobahn – Kraftwerk

Ma – Rare Earth

Get Ready – Rare Earth

Just A Poke (album) – Sweet Smoke: Baby Night & Silly Sally

Includes an excerpt from The Soft Parade by The Doors and a wonderfully phased drum solo.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond, parts 1-9 – Pink Floyd

On the ‘Wish You Were Here’ album, this song is split into two sections, separated by the other 3 songs on the album. Here it can be heard as one long piece.

Anonymus Two – Focus

Tarkus – Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Echoes – Pink Floyd

Salisbury – Uriah Heep

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly

Ordinary length songs are often stretched incredibly during live performances, here’s one of them:

Dazed And Confused (live 1973) – Led Zeppelin

And here’s another:

Space Truckin’ – live 1974 – Deep Purple

And just for laughs:

Metal Machine Music – Lou Reed

This double album, consisting of 4 sides of equal length, is like one of those really bad movies that you keep watching hoping it will get better.

Spoiler alert:  it doesn’t.

New Radio Rats Videos

A song for the late Syd Kitchen penned by his good friend Jonathan Handley. Performed by Jonathan Rat with Dave Rat on vocals. Filmed in The Necroplis Hotel in March 2012 by Rogue Productions. Footage of Syd courtesy of Rogue. Words and music by Jonathan Handley, copyright icbm music/Radio Rats.

A song for musicians – lepers with long hair, borrowers of birdsong and so on – written by Jonathan Handley. Filmed by Rogue Productions in Room 213 of The Necropolis Hotel on Wednesday, 21 March 2012. Vocals – Dave Rat, Lead guitar – Ozzie Theron and all instruments by Jonathan Handley, copyright icbm music/Radio Rats.

http://RadioRats.co.za

http://facebook.com/RadioRats

Lyzyrd Kyngs album is now available

Lyzyrd Kyngs
Lyzyrd Kyngs - One Night Only

Released: 16th March 2012

Tracks:

  1. When You Get To Heaven
  2. The Day The World Lost It’s Mind
  3. Rosie
  4. Children Of Africa
  5. Kalahari Sands 305
  6. Blues For Robert
  7. Gypsy Boy
  8. Skoor Met Die Dood
  9. Same Damn Blues
  10. Evangeline

Musicians:

  • Piet Botha: vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Arthur Dennis: vocals, guitar
  • Rudy Dennis: vocals, drums
  • AJ Graham: bass

Download:

Rhythm Music Store

Buy CD:

Piet Botha Music

Latest Free South African Music Downloads at Channel 24

 SAmp3.com (part of Sugar Music) has been the official supplier of free mp3s to Channel24 since 2004.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Mingus

Fallin

Mingus is a well respected figure in SA Hip Hop who gathered all his friends from Germany,Sweden, the U.S. and South America to contribute to Beneath The Underdog his highly jazz influenced debut album.

 Rock

Radio Rats

Valkenberg Shuffle

Prime rat instigator Jonathan Handley wrote the tracks for this album, Spooky Obsession inspired by a real incident. Handley can be heard on bass, drums, vocals, spoken monologue and harmonica.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Sylvester

Trust Me Girl

Some stirring and melodic R&B rap pop on the title track off the new debut album from emerging South Artist artist Sylvester.

 Rock

Crazy Diamond

Wish you Were here

The recent musical show Crazy Diamond- A Tribute to Pink Floyd has been released as a double live album with 31 hit Pink Floyd songs, interpreted by guitar guru Mel Botes and his multi-talented band.

 Afrikaans

Linda Kilian

Kom Dans ‘n Bietjie

The title track off Linda’s first ever Afrikaans album Kom Dans ‘n Bietjie is setting the dance scene alive.

 Rock

Gevoel van Veiligheid

Geheime Trane

The first single from this two-man acoustic punk/rock band from Pretoria formed as a side project by Deon Roos from Die Onbekende, and Raymond Roy Horn from Neontetra.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

GlamaBoy

Heyo

Fabian Josephus (aka GlamaBoy) started free-styling at parties and worked with many underground hip hop artists from the Cape Flats before starting GlamaBoy’s Risk Taking, the group that won the Western Province Talent Promotions.

 Rock

Heather Mac

Green World

Heather Mac rose to prominence in the 80s SA rock music scene as the lead singer of Ella Mental – here with a track off her new album, WITHIN , a collection of personal songs gathered from the last 25 years of her life.

 Jazz/Blues

Skanky Corp

Jazz Police

Skanky Corp are a well-known Cape Town based indie jazz collective, here with a note to extreme jazz fans off their album, Panic.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Shane Q The Genesis

Isithandwa

On his debut album Life & Death , hip hop artist Shane Q sings about growing up with a love of music and his musical inspiration, American rapper 2 Pac.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Veraz

On the Otha Side

On Veraz’s debut album, From Joburg to Jamaica , this hip new local artist sings songs about ordinary life in Jeppe Street, xenophobia, love, nature and unity to workers.

 Afrikaans

Zwarte Piet

Met Hoeveel Lewens Moet Ons Nog Betaal

A track off new album Geskroef, an Afrikaans Blues album set against the backdrop of the social and political issues of this country.

 

Poetry In Performance: A Celebration of National Poetry Month

From Facebook Events

Live acoustic performance from Rodriguez!
April 11th at 7pm
Wayne State Welcome Center

Come join the smallest student organization on campus for a grand celebration of National Poetry Month! The Wayne Writer’s Forum is proud to present two icons of poetry and music, Ed Sanders and Sixto Rodriguez. This event is free and open to the public.

Ed Sanders is an internationally-acclaimed poet and publisher of The Woodstock Journal the famous literary magazine F**k You, which published works by Alan Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (then Leroi Jones), Frank O’Hara, Norman Mailer, and Andy Warhol. He went on to become one of the founding members of seminal 60’s rock band The Fugs. Sanders has received many different fellowships and awards for poetry, including fellowships for poetry from the Guggenheim in 1983, and from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1987. He won the American Book Award in 1988 for Thirsting for Peace in a Raging Century, selected poems 1961-1985.

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez is an internationally-renown musician. An alumnus of Wayne State, he received a BA in Philosophy in 1981. His sound is complex and soulful, and more than a few times he’s been referred to as the Hispanic Bob Dylan. His albums Cold Fact and Coming From Reality have garnered him a cult following in the music world, with his greatest hits album At His Best going platinum in South Africa.

For more info on our performers, feel free to check out:
Sanders-
http://www.thefugs.com/
http://www.woodstockjournal.com/

Rodriguez-
http://www.sugarman.org/

And don’t forget to check us out at http://www.facebook.com/Wayne.Writers.Forum
Or follow us at @WSUwritersforum

Interested in joining? Email us at writersforum.wsu@gmail.com!

Free Basin’ Fridays – RODRIGUEZ! « Light in the Attic Records

It’s been a crazy year for Rodriguez. The documentary Searching For Sugar Man was one of the first films to be purchased (by Sony Pictures Classics) at Sundance and picked up two awards on the way (World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary and World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize for its Celebration of the Artistic Spirit). Be sure there is some cool Rodriguez news in the coming months! After being out of print for the last year, Rodriguez Cold Fact (LITA 036) is finally available again on vinyl and to celebrate, we’re giving away a copy of Cold Fact for this week’s Free Basin’ Fridays. – Light In The Attic

via Free Basin’ Fridays – RODRIGUEZ! « Light in the Attic Records.

Rodriguez Cold Fact Vinyl Re-issue
Rodriguez Cold Fact Vinyl Re-issue

Free Basin’ Fridays – RODRIGUEZ! « Light in the Attic Records

It’s been a crazy year for Rodriguez. The documentary Searching For Sugar Man was one of the first films to be purchased (by Sony Pictures Classics) at Sundance and picked up two awards on the way (World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary and World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize for its Celebration of the Artistic Spirit). Be sure there is some cool Rodriguez news in the coming months! After being out of print for the last year, Rodriguez Cold Fact (LITA 036) is finally available again on vinyl and to celebrate, we’re giving away a copy of Cold Fact for this week’s Free Basin’ Fridays. – Light In The Attic

via Free Basin’ Fridays – RODRIGUEZ! « Light in the Attic Records.

Rodriguez Cold Fact Vinyl Re-issue
Rodriguez Cold Fact Vinyl Re-issue

These are not the fans you looking for

Over the last while I have noticed the following type of marketing approach:

“If you are bored, please listen to our radio show”

“If you have nothing else to do, please come to our concert / gig / show”

“If you have some spare time, could you please …?”

Are these really the people you want as your fans?

People that are bored and have nothing else to do.

Time to set your sights a little bit higher.

If you don’t believe that what you do is important, then why should anybody else.

Create an experience that is unmissable, and people will find the time, whether it is spare or not, and not only because they have absolutely nothing better to do.

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