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Concerts SA Invites Music Professionals To Apply For The Digital Mobility Fund 2021

Concerts SA is calling for proposals for the Digital Mobility Fund 2021. Music professionals can now apply for support to stream their live concerts by completing an online form. The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on Thursday 22 April 2021.   In the past years, Concerts SA has supported thousands of musicians to tour the Southern African region with funding for various expenses, including transport, accommodation and artist fees.   To encourage ongoing ‘movement’ in the locked-down music sector, Concerts SA has opened a call for

Shisa nyama and ‘clazzy’ sounds make for a Kind of Cool feast of SA music

After an evening filled with dazzling performances of original South African music, two new SAMRO Overseas Scholarships winners were crowned on Saturday night – composers Andrew Hoole (Jazz) and Conrad Asman (Western Art Music).   University of Cape Town graduate Hoole and current UCT student Asman (who hails from Johannesburg) each won a R200 000 scholarship from the SAMRO Foundation to further their postgraduate studies, or professional development, abroad.   During a gala concert at Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium on Saturday 18 August 2018, a

In honour of our iqhawe Madiba – what is on the menu for the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Composers on Saturday Night (18 August)

In honour of our iqhawe Madiba – what is on the menu for the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Composers on Saturday Night (18 August)   Disclaimer: This article refers metaphorically to the concert event’s program as a menu and references to dinner should not be taken literally.   The SAMRO Foundation always does its best to create a vibrant and exciting platform to present its finalists at the concert evening and final round of the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition. On Saturday a fabulous

SAMRO stars shine in the Netherlands: Taking their seat at the global table

SA All Star Band at the 2018 Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Festival – left to right: Ntando Ngcapu, Thandi Nthuli, Keenan Ahrends, Benjamin Jephta, Darren English and Sphelelo Mazibuko   The Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Festival is regarded as one of Europe’s hottest open-air jazz events. And sizzling South African jazz has become a much-anticipated staple on the programme menu in recent years, with several SAMRO Overseas Scholarships alumni heading to the Netherlands to perform original material, network, collaborate and return home feeling creatively

SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Composers 2018

Quartet of composers vie to see whose creations come out tops   Four rising young composers will see their works brought to life by professional musicians during a Concert Evening on Saturday, 18 August 2018, at the Linder Auditorium.   Two Jazz finalists – Riley Giandhari and Andrew Hoole – and two Western Art Music finalists – Conrad Asman and Lise Morrison – will toss their hats into the ring for the prized scholarships in this year’s competition for budding South African composers.   The competition,