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August 2015

SAMRO Overseas Scholarships – Semi-finalists sing the tune of a new South Africa

August 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Linder Auditorium, Parktown
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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On 27 August these 12 talented South African vocalists, six in Western Art (“classical”) music and six in Jazz, will compete live during the intermediate round of the Foundation’s annual Overseas Scholarships Competition. One singer in each category will claim the ultimate prize: a R170 000 study award and the opportunity to accelerate their journey towards artistic and creative excellence. Four finalists – two in each category – will compete for top prizes on 29 August at the Linder Auditorium. This thrilling final round is open to the public, features live accompaniment, special guests and performances of a selection of musical works including a South African composition specially commissioned for the occasion.

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Newtown Junction presents “The Amazing Grace”

August 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newtown Junction, cnr Carr and Mariam Makeba Street
Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000 South Africa
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Sunday 30th August will see Audrey & her International Friends performing at Newtown Junction from 13h00 to 14h00  

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September 2015
R150

Back by demand, Jazzy Masala Creative brings Dansation to the Lyric Theatre

September 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - September 20, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Gold Reef City, Crown Mines
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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Following public demand, they are back to create a sensation with a two day run of their new production Dansation. On September 19 and 20th, at the Lyric Theatre, Jazzy Masala Creative will entice with its stylistic innovation, dazzling costumes and talented dancers. Dansation will be on at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, for two nights only; September 19 and 20. Tickets cost R150 and can be bought at Computicket.

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Free

#ECAfrica First Live digital Conversation with Mam Dorothy Masuka

September 23, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newtown Junction, cnr Carr and Mariam Makeba Street
Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000 South Africa
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  Mam D will discuss her work and life as an Entrepreneur in the Music Industry, in which she has achieved great success and renown across the African Continent and the World... Wednesday 23rd September 19h30 to 20h30

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October 2015
Free

Cape Malay Market at Newtown Junction

October 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newtown Junction, cnr Carr and Mariam Makeba Street
Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000 South Africa
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This is going to be a very Interesting, Informative and Fun event at Newtown Junction mall. Sunday 4th October 2015 From 10h00 to 17h00 Food, Music, Minstrels, Story Telling and so much more...

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November 2015
Free

The Millennium Experience

November 8, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newtown Junction, cnr Carr and Mariam Makeba Street
Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000 South Africa
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Newtown Junction Presents The Millennium Experience Sunday 8th November 2015 13h00 - 15h00 FREE The band is made up of Pops Mohammed, Ashish Joshi and Poorvi Bhana and Features Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse   You don't want to miss this show and "Experience"

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Free

WORK SHOP NEW TOWN celebrates culture and legacy while re-inventing the Johannesburg shopping experience

November 25, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Newtown Junction, cnr Carr and Mariam Makeba Street
Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000 South Africa
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Launching in the former Market Square, WORK SHOP NEW TOWN joins a cultural and architectural history that has made Newtown a Johannesburg landmark. Drawing on multiple inspirations from the past, the retail project, which will house over 100 local fashion, design and lifestyle brands, pays respect to the site’s heritage with cutting-edge design that will provide a marketplace for generations to come.   #WSNT invites followers to join the conversation and stay up-to-date on our tenants, partners and developments. It also encourages followers to post, tag and share their own vibrant images and stories from WSNT. Whether you post a pic or comment about specific products, designers or inspiration from WSNT, we look forward to hearing from you and your network. Launch Date: 25 November 2015 Where: Newtown Junction, Johannesburg Hashtag: #WSNT

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March 2016
Free

Maximising your royalties – CAPASSO Workshop

March 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Academy of Sound Engineering, Auckland Park - SABC V1A
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000 South Africa
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A workshop giving insights into Digital Music Royalties and how to monetize and maximize your earnings

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November 2016
R120

Bruce Cassidy at Bassline

November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bassline, Newtown Precinct
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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Bruce Cassidy’s Anti-Gravity Machine will bring lift-off to audiences at The Bassline this November   Renowned trumpeter, music producer and arranger Bruce Cassidy returns to South Africa with the one-of-a-kind Anti-Gravity Machine concert. Cassidy’s amalgam of Western and African music, performed with 15-piece string, woodwind, brass, and jazz rhythm group will bring jazz alive for one night only, on Saturday, 19 November 2016, at The Bassline in Newtown.

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Free

Traditional Instruments Concert

November 25, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wits Theatre, 24 Station Street, Braamfontein
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2017 South Africa
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Three giants of indigenous African music are set to stage a memorable free concert at the Wits Theatre in Johannesburg on 25 November.   Multi-award-winning South African musician Dizu Plaatjies, Senegalese Kora maestro Noumoucounda Cissokho and prolific Durban musician Bavikile “MaBhengu” Ngema, will showcase traditional African instruments at the event dubbed “Traditional Instruments Concert”.   The project is funded by the National Lottery Commission (NLC). Partners include SAMRO Foundation, Wits School of Arts, Goethe-Institut and Siemens Stiftung.   Traditional Instruments Concert Date: Friday 25 November 2016 Venue: Wits Theatre Time: 19h30 RSVP: projects@musicinafrica.net by 24 November   For media queries, accreditation and access to project pics please contact media@jtcomms.co.za or speak to Dees/Anne on (011) 788 7632   Issued by JT Communication Solutions on behalf of the Music In Africa Foundation

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