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  • AFRICA UNITE FASHION SHOW
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    AFRICA UNITE FASHION SHOW
    VENUE: DRAMA FOYER
    DATE: 2 MAY 2015 @ 11:00


    The South African State Theatre in association with Troublesome Kids proudly present Africa Unite Fashion Show! Come and join us in celebrating Africa Unite Fashion Show at The South African State Theatre.

    The day will be packed with Live Music, African Art and Food Stalls with the Fashion Show as the Highlight of the day. Cash bar also available at the Drama Foyer, State Theatre

    Showcasing Fashion Designers:
    Tshepo Ngobeni, Tshepo Modise and Camash Clothing

    Featuring Various DJ’s and Live performances
    DJ Mos D, Forest Giving, T Hardy, Vito, DJ Trix, Mathata Boys, Genuis, Bliss & DJ Embassy

    Say NO to Xenophobia!
    Limited seats available. Book now and avoid missing out…

    Production Schedule:
    Time: 20:00
    Tickets: Click here to book

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  • JAZZ & AFRICAN MUSIC NIGHTS
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    JAZZ & AFRICAN MUSIC NIGHTS
    VENUE: RENDEZVOUS THEATRE
    DATE: 8, 15 & 29 MAY 2015

    8 MAY 2015: MAX VIDIMA & FOUR FRIENDS
    Max Vidima
    And always a diversity of cultures shaking hands: Steven Lekas’ Cape Town goema piano meets Vidima’s Zim styled guitar; Tony Paco’s Mozambican swing on drums and percussion dances with Peter Ndlala’s Atlantic ocean bass; Buddy Well’s snake charming saxophone is seduced by the growling vocal majesty of Zukiswa Nomtshongwana (Old Mutual Jazz Encounter Afro-Jazz vocal winner in 2001) and the whispering tenderness of Vidima’s own voice. And no matter how you like to sway your hips, Sagiya is always infinitely danceable.
    Four Friends
    Members: Kabelo Thomane(Guitar/Vocals), Kee Kototsi(Bassist/Vocals) & Matime Peter(Pianist) 4Friendz Band, an afro soul band started in 2009 after the 4 members met at The South African State Theatre and pursued their career in the music industry. Friendz was privileged to perform at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2009 and 2012, Sony 3D/HD Launch in 2010 at Sandton City Johannesburg, opened the stage for Vusi Mahlasela at the Capital Arts Festival 2009. They also shared the stage with Vusi Mahlasela at the Fifa Fan Fest in Polokwane 2010 as well as performing at Capital Arts Festival in 2010 at The South African State Theatre. Contact them on fourfriendzband@outlook.com.

    15 MAY 2015: ISABELA NOVELLA & KOTO PULANE
    Isabela Novella
    Born in Maputo-Mozambique and growing up on music stages around the world, Isabel Novella has, since 2005, performed together with NecoNovellas (her family band) in more than 50 festivals in Europe; including, Dunya, Oreol, Roots, Mundial, and North Sea Jazz Festivals (all in Holland), plus other world music and jazz festivals in France, Berlin, Bulgaria, Belgium, Luxembourg, just to mention a few. At these festivals, she has shared a stage with artists like Chaka Khan, Liz Wright, Jill Scott, Patty Metheny, Jose James, Bobby McFerrin, Alicia Keys, and many more in festivals around Europe. In 2009, she was one of the singers chosen to feature on the album Beyond Borders released in USA 2009, which involved big musicians from 4 Continents where the only singers representing Africa were Isabel Novella – (Mozambique) and Marie Dualne of Zap Mamma - (Congo- Belgium). Before Isabel Novella could release her debut album self-titled Isabel Novella, she performed at the Road to The Standard bank Joy of Jazz Festival at the Lyric Theatre in July 2012 alongside South Africa’s greatest singer Zahara. Isabel Novella also graced the stage at the Annual Pan African Buyelekhaya Music Festival which took place in East London, South Africa in December 2012. She performed alongside Africa’s greatest musician Salif Keita. In July 2013, Isabel Novella toured Portugal to promote her debut album and on her return back home, she will perform in Mozambique on the 24th August 2013 at the More Jazz Series Festival alongside Jonathan Butler and other fellow musicians from Mozambique.
    Koto Pulane
    It all began in at the age of five in Daveyton at 11687 Polane Street which also his uncle 'Dilateng' and aunt Masetumo had some influence in this young's ambition to stardom. His mother and father always saw this and created an environment that will ensures his dream will be a reality. This multi-talented musician also has a theatre background. Being a perfomer and music director is second nature to him. He has performed alongside prominent musicians in the country, like the late Nana Coyote, Jazzil Brothers, Siphokazi and many more. Last year in 2014 he also got interviewed on Mhlobo Wenene fm and the response was amazing. The album is produced by D.T.Maseko a.k.a Trevor Mako who has produced the likes of Lebo Mashile, featured by Dj Mbuso, Eltonnick, Sol Phenduka, Kabomo and many more.

    29 MAY 2015: AYO SOLANKE & KHUMBA
    Ayo Solanke
    Ayo Solanke is one of the most dynamic and energetic jazz and soul saxophonists to ever appear in the entire African music scene. His unique soulful style together with his creativity and innovation as an artist clearly sets him apart from the rest. He is a songwriter and arranger with a background in event management and project coordination with almost two decades of experience under his belt, a man of excellence with an incredible profile and a great personality; undoubtedly one of the best in the continent. He picked up the saxophone for the first time in 1997 during his first year studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and has never stopped since then. He gradually developed into a virtuoso performer; a treasured sensation to music lovers everywhere. He has become one of the most sought after performers both on stage and in the studios. He has recorded with the likes of Kirk Whalum, Hugh Masakela, Zahara, Judith Sephuma, Pastor Benjamin Dube, Afrotraction, Jimmy Dludlu, Danny K, Pops Mohammed, Kunle Ayo and Agboola Shadare just to mention a few. Others include, Mimi Mtetwa, Theo Kgosinkwe, Sabelo Mthembu, Asa (Nig) and Onyeka Onwenu (Nig) - just to mention a few. He has performed before notable personalities such as Operah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton of USA, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria.
    Khumba
    Kuumba Muzik Solutionz is an idea of a movement formed by young people who all share the same dream, which is finding ‘solutionz’ through art. “Kuumba” is Swahili for GOD’S CREATION/CREATIVITY, and the reason why we chose that name is because we are God’s creation that uses creativity to help with current problems. The kind of art we are doing is destined to help find solutions, hence the reason behind ‘solutionz’ in our name. Well Kuumba Muzik Solutionz’s idea came with Omari Jacobs, who is also an artist in the movement, refer page for more information on Omari and group members. The idea came at 3 SIA military base in Kimberley, Northern Cape, where The Department of Social Development (DSD) held youth camp for youth across South Africa. That is where Omari thought of the idea, according to him, his love of art and helping people became extreme there, and that is where he decided to take his guitar and started to play, after that, artists around started attracting themselves, I guess it was art that attracted them to each other.

    Production Schedule:
    Time: 20:00
    Tickets: Click here to book

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  • ABSOLUTE DANCE 2015
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    ABSOLUTE DANCE 2015
    VENUE: DRAMA THEATRE
    DATUM: 16 MAY 2015


    “Absolute Dance 2015,” featuring Act 1 from the ballet “La Sylphide” and “From the Heart / Desde el Corazón,” a stunning new work by Maria – Lorca Montoya and Helen de Jongh. An evening of spectacular dance showcasing the outstanding talents of Pro Arte Alphen Park’s incredible Dance Department. “Act 1 of “La Sylphide,” choreographed by Auguste Bournonville, a ballet from the romantic period, challenge the learners technically and stylistically to tell a story as well as dance and act to their full potential. “From the Heart / Desde el Corazón,” choreographed by Maria – Lorca Montoya and Helen de Jongh, is a new work which incorporates the fusion of both Spanish and Jazz, and pushes the learners far out of their comfort zone.

    Production Schedule:
    Time: 15:00 & 19:30
    Tickets: Click here to book

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  • INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
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    INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
    VENUE: RENDEZVOUS THEATRE
    DATUM: 30 APRIL 2015

    Johnny Mekoa, Sindiswa Seakhoa, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Lefifi Tladi, Menyatso Mathole, Natalia Molebatsi, Percy Mabandu, Bongani Madondo and Solace

    A celebration, recognition and promotion of jazz through the literary art and music feauturing poets, musicians and scholars.

    Production Schedule:
    Time: 20:00
    Tickets: Click here to book

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  • TSHWANE COMEDY NIGHTS
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    TSHWANE COMEDY NIGHTS
    VENUE: RENDEZVOUS THEATRE
    DATE: 11 & 26 APRIL 2015

    11 APRIL 2015: THEME: STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

    Kagiso Lediga
    Recognized today as one of the country's pioneering black comedians in the country & given his invaluable contribution to local comedy, Kagiso Lediga has certainly earned his right to be called a South African comedy legend. For over a decade - this multi talented comedian has entertained audiences in the live space, on the small screen, on the big screen and also now from behind the screen producing some of the most groundbreaking comedy content this country has ever seen. He is a natural storyteller with an enigmatic comedy style that blends schoolboy charm with creative genius, sharp intelligence & wit. However, if there was a SA Comedy Hall of Fame - it is his achievements thus far that would entrench his position there.
    Gavin Kelly
    Young and full of charisma, nothing is out of bounds for this fellow. His comedy career only took off about 3years ago yet he has shared the stage with some of the countries greatest and has featured on Comedy Centrals live at parkers comedy special. Born in the new South Africa, performing in the new South Africa he is the ideal example of a true South African comedian.
    Simmi Arreff
    This UJ graduate started comedy because he wanted a way to make extra money while he was in school, little did he now that he was starting a career that would sustain him way past that. He makes fun of his daily life struggles as a young Muslim man living in an urban generation and has featured neumerous times on the LNN show(etv) as well as Comedy Centrals Live at parkers.
    Stig Dlamini
    In life every now and then something spectacular comes along to dazzle everybody and leave them begging for more. Stig is exactly that. He is a natural comedian, born to make whoever he is with laugh. He recently performed at the annual Soweto comedy festival held at the Soweto theatre and has toured with Loyiso Gola on two of his one man specials over the past 3 years. He can hold his own amongst some of the countries.

    26 APRIL 2015: THEME: DIVORCE

    Sifiso Nene
    Sifiso Nene is a stand-up comedian and MC originally from KZN. He holds the title as the first winner of So You Think You are Funny in 2009. Following his win, Sifiso hit the corporate market as an MC and presenter, and also performed at various comedy festivals across the country.
    Eureka Nkese
    Eureka is one of SA’s top rising new comedy talent. He started doing comedy in late 2009. Since then he has made a name for himself on the Johannesburg comedy circuit with performances in Melville, Soweto, Norwood and Centurion. He entertains crowds with his social satire. A versatile comedian on stage with a good mixture of topical and observational humour.
    Kedibone Mulaudzi
    With 10 years of comedy experience as a comedian it comes as no surprise that Kedibone is in constant demand as both a headline act and MC across the national comedy circuit. And him being Joyous Celebration’s resident Comedian and part of the same line up with Chris Rock when he was in the country cemented that. His mother calls him the funniest comedian on earth (well, why are we not surprised, she also thinks he is the best singer in the world), the corporate clients he has performed for call him a comedy genius that always tears the roof off with his witty and hilarious yet relevant punch lines.
    Sibusiso Zathu
    Young, energetic and funny, that’s the ideal way of describing Sibusiso. He started doing comedy a year ago and he hasn’t looked back since. He has recently moved to Johannesburg from the Eastern cape to give himself o taste of what it feels like to be a working standup comedian. He has done open spots at Morula Sun, State theatre, The box and other comedy spots.

    Production Schedule:
    Time: 20:00
    Tickets: Click here to book

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