Sheer Sound

November 5, 2012

Oliver Mtukudzi at the Cape Town World Music Festival!

The first of its kind, The Cape Town World Music Festival will be an accessible inner-city music festival showcasing the best in World Music in a format that is crafted to enlighten, entertain and engage.

The festival is designed for enthusiastic fans of the genre, as well as hopes to attract a new culturally curious audience. Cape Town will experience 32 acts over 2 days, placed on four unique stages, each showcasing diverse music from across the globe.

From traditional and roots music to world dance music and modern world adaptations from all continents, the festival caters to all music lovers.

Spanning from Harrington Square to the Assembly and the Mahogany Room, the festival will feature: a main day/night live music stage with both local and international artists, a day time free stage, an intimate acoustic/listening space and a late night Nu World dance stage featuring the best of world dance music. The festival will also host a series of music and industry workshops as a build up to the main event, as well as host a day time local craft market, food stalls and bars on event days.

More information at http://capetownworldmusicfestival.com/

October 16, 2012

One Night in Africa – Oliver Mtukudzi and Friends

Featuring guest appearances by: Hugh Masekela, Judith Sephuma, Steve Dyer and Siphokhazi & Live Performance by Zahara. Presented by: DStv, Kaya Fm and Carnival City. A Breakout Management Production…

Living legend Oliver Mtukudzi celebrates his 60th birthday year at Carnival City on the 2nd November. No stranger to the South African music scene Oliver’s 60th birthday coincides with the release of his 60th studio album, ‘Sarawoga’.

Few musical legends have achieved the kind of regional and international status as Oliver has. From the front cover of time magazine to his appointment as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, Mtukudzi’s fame, stage craft and music prowess are legendary.

To celebrate these two incredible milestones Oliver invites all of his fans to his first performance in Johannesburg for 2012 for his 60th birthday performance which promises to be something very special as he invites his musical friends to guest with him on stage throughout the 120 minute performance. Stars such Judith Sephuma, Hugh Masekela, Siphokazi and Steve Dyer will join Oliver on stage for select songs as he plays the hits from a lifetime in music.

As one legend surveys his achievements and lifetime of music another legend emerges from the wings. Zahara who needs no introduction has arrived on the South African and international scene with a song and a drive that has left all others in her dust. Honoured to be on the same bill as Oliver as he celebrates his 60th birthday the show celebrates one legend and welcomes another into the spotlight as their lifetime in music begins.

Another ‘birthday’ worth noting is the one year anniversary of the launch of the One Night in Africa Series.

DStv were there one year ago for the inaugural concert at Carnival City in October 2011. The country’s leading cable brand, have a keen an eye for talent and entertainment brand building. The series that hosts hometown musical heroes and in this case legends has struck a chord with the DStv audience and who’s continued support of the brand has meant that it continues to grow and evolve into an event property that is synonymous with high end production value, musical collaborations and performances not to be missed.

It was the break away hit ‘Todii’ that cemented a love affair and relationship that has lasted almost two decades. Kaya Fm were the first radio station in the country to highlight the massive talent to the north of our borders by breaking the now well known single ‘Todii’. Kaya Fm have helped make Oliver a household name in South Africa and it was Oliver’s music that stuck resonance with Kaya’s commitment to quality African music that played a part in the development of Kaya’s massive audience and market share.

These relationships have been written in the stars by the stars.

TICKETS FROM: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/one_night_in_africa/682098104/0/50983341

For more information:

Kevin Stuart – production management – kevin@breakoutmanagment.co.za

www.breakoutmanagment.co.za

Kentridge Tlale – PR and media – kentridge@sheer.co.za