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TSHIAMO “TSITSI” DUBE SOARS WITH BRAND NEW SINGLE

Durban-based Singer and Songwriter Tsitsi, real name Tshiamo Dube has released her brand new single Soar! At 13, this young musician with a sweet, mellow and strong voice is making her mark in the music industry. Soar follows the release of her first song What About Us. Soar is consolation and encouragement for people to find and celebrate themselves even though they may have disappointed those they love. “There is so much pressure to be perfect, to please people, Soar is a reminder that things will work out and we will soar and rise above and beyond the expectations of others. It is a song about overcoming and being a better version of yourself, I want young boys and girls to feel encouraged and know they are enough”, commented the talented beauty.

Born in Pietermaritzburg, Tsitsi is not only a good singer and songwriter, she also plays the guitar and is part of a Marimba band. Having performed at a number of events in and around Durban, Tsitsi is confident that her contribution to the music industry will inspire young people to work hard in achieving their dreams and bettering the world.

With a burning desire and passion to “bend the world” through her music, she is passionate about storytelling and uses her voice as an instrument to inspire people, telling stories that they can relate and learn from. She firmly believes that the new generation can better its society, beginning with small acts of kindness that will eventually “Bend the World” so that it can become better.

Soar is the perfect pop song infused with her mellow and emotive voice and an up-tempo beat. It is is the song you want to drive to, relax at home to or dance to at a party. Inspired by the likes of Mariechan, Dua Lipa, Alessia Cara and her wonderful family, Tsitsi also seeks to educate young people about the power of investing in the futures, financial responsibility and the relentless pursuit of dreams.

“I’ve always had an appreciation for music and the way that it can make you feel, the magical experience you can acquire from listen to an emotional song is amazing. This is the special connection that I want to share with everyone through music”.

Her passionate connection with music sparked in 2008 when she was gifted her first guitar, from that moment she had fallen in love with music and has been dedicated to building herself up musically.

Soar is available for download on iTunes and Spotify.


Malumz On Decks | Meet The Men Behind The Chart-Topper Shay’iNumber

#MalumzOnDecks is a dynamic House music DJ duo taking the music industry by a storm! The twosome first dropped into the South African house music scene with the release of their debut album, “The Journey”, which went onto sell over 8000 copies in a space of four months.

MalumzOnDecks are currently signed to their own record label, OwnIt Muzik; an independent record label and entertainment company that they are co-owners of. Malumz On Decks are not only artists but are enthusiastic philanthropists and businessmen with years of experience in hosting large musical events such as the Hookah Fest parties.

Their latest offering “Shay’iNumber” is currently in the top 5 of the most played songs on radio’s monitoring service Media Guide, and steadily climbing the charts on all TV channels, proving what a formidable force the duo is. The multitudinous pair has teamed up with super producer Gino Brown and the vocal talents of Mr. Vince for this master piece. The single was only released in August 2018 and yet it has already become THE summer song to take us into iiBig Days! If you haven’t already added this to your festive playlist, what are you waiting for?

Artist: Malumz On Decks and Gino Brown Ft. Mr Vince

Song Title: Shay’iNumber

Composer : Oscar Nyathi/Mandla Mtshali

Author:  Algin Gino Majake

ISRC : ZA-B5U-18-00008

Publisher : OWNITMUSIC (PTY) LTD

Genre: Dance

Executive Producer(s)   : Malumz on Decks & Gino Brown


Vuyani Dance Company’s Thulisile Binda receives Pick of the JOMBA! Fringe Award

On Saturday night (1 September), Durban born and bred, and Johannesburg-based dance-maker Thulisile Binda from the Vuyani Dance Company received the Pick of the Fringe award for her work Ithemba at this year’s JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Fringe event at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

Thulisile received the prestigious acknowledgement from a committee comprising 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist for Dance and well-known South African dance-maker Musa Hlatshwayo, veteran dance writer and critic Adrienne Sichel and US-based art critic and writer Lauren Warnecke from the Chicago Times.

The award provides Thulisile with the supported opportunity to present a new work on the JOMBA! on the Edge at next year’s JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience.

Ithemba, is strikingly original a solo dance work and a very profoundly personal piece choreographed and danced by Thulisile Binda, which examines losses experienced, and how these become deep scars that come back to haunt.

“I would love to thank the festival for giving me the platform and opportunity to perform my solo,” says a delighted Thulisile. “I would also like to thank the festival for recognising my work and I am grateful for the amazing opportunities that come with it.”

“We are thrilled so see such an array of strong work coming into the Fringe,” says Artistic Director of JOMBA, Lliane Loots. “Thulisile’s piece was extraordinarily personal yet echoing the very pertinent issues felt in South Africa today, and especially from a women’s perspective. We look forward to welcoming her back to JOMBA in 2019.”

The JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, which is presented by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, continues this week with the launch of Adrienne Sichel’s book Body Politics: Fingerprinting South African Dance on Tuesday, 4 September at 5.30pm at the Sneddon followed by JOMBA! on the Edge at 7.30pm. The festival runs until Sunday, September 9. For more information go to the JOMBA! Facebook page, follow on Twitter and Instagram.


BONANG TO GIVE THREE YOUNG WOMEN A DREAM MATRIC

Bonang Matheba will be making the day of three young South African women in September when she gives away three of her favorite red carpet dresses  and a makeover with her glam squad for their matric dances.

This comes at the end of Women’s Month in which Bonang graced the cover of GQ’s September Power Issue and was announced a presenter at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg on December 2 in celebration of the Centenary of Nelson Mandela.

“I’ve had a most blessed month and want to share in my success by acknowledging others and encouraging individuals to feel strong, beautiful and empowered. So I’m giving three young ladies the chance to win one of my red carpet stunners and to be the queen of their matric dances,” says Bonang.

Entrants need to send their motivation as to why they deserve to win a Bonang Matheba red carpet dress and a makeover, to womenofthefuture@bonangmatheba.com.

“I’ll read them all and then announce the winners live from New York  Fashion Week . As Women’s Month comes to a close I want us to remind each other that we are all queens in our own unique way.”

Winners will be announced live by Queen B from Times Square, New York on September 10.


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