Superstar guests to join Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse at Lyric Theatre on 1 October 2014

HEAVYWEIGHTS CONFIRMED TO SUPPORT SIPHO

On Wednesday evening, 1 October, Sipho Mabuse will perform at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg, presenting a special single performance with some of the biggest names in music.

The iconic PJ Powers and the legendary Pops Mohamed, will share the night with Sipho who has entitled the show Timelessness .

The show will pay take fans on an extraordinary and unique musical journey which will pay tribute to some of the greatest figures in music.

Timelessness will comprise two sets, the first opening with the singer/songwriter,/producer and multi-instrumentalist’s debut composition.

 

Sipho will perform alongside his friends and two surviving members of his first band Harari. Om Alec Khaoli and Condry Ziqubu) will join him on stage to revive “Party Soul Fire”, one of the group’s earliest hit singles.

Besides great songs, The Lyric Theatre will witness rich and rewarding musical friendships being reaffirmed in live performance. The second half of this once-off trip down memory lane will open with“ Thabu Bosiu”, another of Mabuse’s standout classics. There will also be surprise performances that will only be revealed once the Sipho and his band are in full flight on the night.

 

The evening’s performances will be punctuated by classic renditions of songs that have inspired Sipho from The Beatles “Norwegian Wood” through to Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band’s“We’ve Got Tonight”. Sipho’s timeless renditions of unlikely favourites are sure to ignite the night whilst the staging and the lighting promises to wow the audience almost as much as Sipho and friends will enchant. A video crew will be on hand to capture the evening for posterity.

 

It has been 30 years since “Burnout” blew up the charts and changed local pop music forever –and 50 years since Sipho began his journey in song.

 

On 1 October patrons inside The Lyric Theatre will be assured of a show filled with great friends, exceptional music and remarkable stories.

Head out to Gold Reef City, and join us in celebrating these multiple anniversaries with Sipho’s friends, and peers. Expect tributes, tears and Timelessness aplenty as Sipho Mabuse unpacks, retells and delights the night with songs and stories that remain as fresh and inspiring as the man himself.

Momentous it promises to be – magic and memorable for all fortunate enough to be present.

Tickets are available from Computicket.co.za or call: 0861 915 8000

 

For more information contact:
Triple M Entertainment
Martin Myers
E-mail: martin@triplementertainment.co.za
Mobile: +27 083 448 4475

 

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PODCAST: Interview With Niki with Sipho Mabuse

Niki Seberini

Niki Seberini talks to award winning SA musicians – Johnny Clegg, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Claire Johnson & Ard Matthews who pay tribute to the late Bongani Masuku. Producer CT Lee

http://niki24752.podomatic.com/entry/2014-07-18T00_57_08-07_00

Conversations with Niki Show Objective and Vision: Creating a “Force For Good”!
 
Niki interviews extraordinary people from celebrities, authors, motivational speakers, industry experts to the man on the street.  It’s all about stories!
 
The show is partner syndicated to nine additional radio stations across South Africa, allowing the show to run on repeat for a full week thereafter across the country, along with all the show repeat and podcast relevant broadcast and social networking PR & Media coverage, reaching a weekly audience starting point of between 266 000 – 280 000 listeners around South Africa.

Bongani Masuku Benefit Concert 2 July 2014

South African artists came together to remember musician Bongani Masuku at a benefit concert for his family on 2 July 2014 at Joburg Theatre.

[Pictures: Valentina Nicol/The Citizen Newspaper]

The music fraternity learnt the shocking news of Masuku’s untimely death on the evening of 17 May 2014.

He was tragically shot and killed in Troyville.

Masuku was a long standing band member of Johnny Clegg and he left behind his wife, Linah Masuku, and their four children.

The benefit concert on 2 July 2014 at The Mandela at Joburg Theatre,raised funds for the family and raise awareness for Artists against Violence.

South Africa has lost many high profile musicians to crime including, Lucky Dube, Mafikizolo band singer Tebogo Benedict Madingoane and Gito Baloi due to violence in South Africa.

The line up for the benefit concert included top musicians:

Ard Matthews
Claire Johnston from Mango Groove
Johnny Clegg and band
Khanyo
Ringo
Ross Learmonth from Prime Circle
Sibongile Khumalo
Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
Victor Masondo
Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Musical Director for this benefit concert was  Andy Innes, who is Musical Director, guitarist and vocalist for the Johnny Clegg band and has been for over twenty years.

The show is produced by Real Management.

Chair Person of Music Exchange Sipho “Hotstix” to Perform at Liliesleaf

Chair Person of Music Exchange  Sipho “Hotstix” to Perform at Liliesleaf to mark & commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s seminal statement delivered from the dock during the Rivonia Trial  

 

Liliesleaf to Mark & Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s “I am Prepared to Die” Statement from the Dock during the Rivonia Trial with a Concert at Liliesleaf on Sunday 20th April, 2014
Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse will perform on Sunday 20th April at Liliesleaf to mark and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s seminal statement delivered from the dock during the Rivonia Trial.
The Rivonia Trial provided the accused with the ideal platform to present their case to the world and Nelson Mandela used this opportunity to deliver a compelling argument and case as to why the Liberation Movement moved from passive resistance to armed struggle.
As we approach 20 years of democracy, it provides all South Africans with the opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved, how far we have come as a country, and what events like the Rivonia Trial meant to the struggle in the fight for democracy. Nelson Mandela’s statement and in particular his closing remarks in which he said “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die”, goes to the very heart and essence of what the struggle embodied and characterised.
In expressing his reason for performing at Liliesleaf on the 20th April, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, remarked that “Liliesleaf remains a monument to the fight against injustice – may the spirit of the Rivonia Trialists be forever etched in the memory for future generations”.
For more Information on the event please contact Nicholas Wolpe on (011) 803 7882 or Martin Myers (083 ) 448 4475
Tickets  can be bought thru Webtickets
Physical Address:  7 George Avenue, Rivonia,  Johannesburg,  Republic of South Africa