“The Motherland Tour” at Sun City

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday, February 16, 10h00am — The Princess of Africa Foundation is proud to announce “The Motherland Tour” concert featuring Yvonne Chaka Chaka and special guests, Lira and Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse” at Sun City’s Superbowl on Saturday 6 March at 8:00pm.

Here: Music Director of St. Stithians – Michael Sibanda: Yvonne Chaka Chaka & Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse

. Pic Peter Morey

save the date Sun City Superbowl Concert Sat 6 March 2010 ..Watch this space for more information

“Save The Date. Sun City Superbowl Concert at 8:00pm Saturday March 6th. Stay tuned for ticket information.”

Timothy Rockwood
Rock Creek Media, LLC
Producer, Princess of Africa

Tutu, Simmons, Nottage, Mabuse, Maal, and more Speak-Up for Global Conversation

New York, NY. October 9, 2009 – What has some of the world’s strongest black voices speaking out? Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Russell Simmons, actor Dulé Hill, Senegalese musician Baaba Maal, South African musician Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, and Pulitzer-Prize recipient Lynn Nottage have all come together to answer one common question — What does it mean to YOU to be a good, global citizen?

The little question garnering a whole lot of buzz is posed in ProjectExplorer.org’s Good Global Citizen project (http://goodglobalcitizen.ning.com/), where celebs, leaders, artists, and the public can make their voices heard. Via ProjectExplorer.org’s Good Global Citizen series website, people around the world are invited to participate in this global dialogue by contributing video commentary.

In the coming months, ProjectExplorer.org will reveal more notable contributors…including the points-of-view of several highly respected Africans and African-Americans. The program is slated to run through 2010.

To view all of the videos in ProjectExplorer.org’s Good Global Citizen project or to contribute your own video, visit http://goodglobalcitizen.ning.com/

About ProjectExplorer.org
Founded in 2003 by Jenny M Buccos, ProjectExplorer.org is a NYC-based nonprofit organization that has produced over 160 free films aimed at fostering the next generation of global citizens. The award-winning series is used in over 40 countries, by nearly 1 million people. Kids in London, Los Angeles, Lusaka, and everywhere in between, have logged on to become more globally aware. ProjectExplorer.org’s virtual fieldtrips explore local food, music, art, culture, cuisine, language, and more.

All videos from the Good Global Citizen Project are available to embed on news websites.

For more information on the ProjectExplorer series: www.projectexplorer.org

Sipho Mabuse Top 5 for Femina magazine October 2009

Wow, what a task! Only five songs?!

Well let’s see what I feel are essential tracks and why…

Solomon Linde’s “Mbube” – This is an absolute classic song as it defines and sums up beautifully in song just what South African music is.

Juluka’s “Scatterings of Africa” – This wonderful song profiles the continent as the cradle of mankind. Johnny Clegg is a living legend and this track is a shining example of just why that is.

Bright Blue’s “Weeping” – This is very emotional and spiritual song that gave us all hope during the dark days of apartheid.

Basil Coetzee’s “Mannenberg” – There is no better example of what a true township song is than this gem.

Thandiswa Mazwai’s “Nizalwa Ngobani” – In highlighting the identity crisis of the lost generation of young South Africans, not only is this song beautiful to hear, but even more importantly it helps the listener understand and respect the realities of a country undergoing immense change – powerful stuff indeed.

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Sipho Mabuse

Thanks to Hotstix

From: Steve Hamilton
Date: Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 3:31 PM
Subject: Mandela Day
To: martin@martinmyers.co.za

Hi Martin

I hope you had a great time in NY & you & Sipho got back safely to Jo’burg.

Just thought I’d send a quick message to say that we ( particularly the horn
section ) really enjoyed playing with Sipho and I can’t get over how joyful
his playing is. Without playing too much or too fast – it just seems to make everyone want to dance – a great gift that you can’t learn !

Great chatting to you at the aftershow too & hope we can play together again

Take care

Best wishes

Steve Hamilton ( tenor sax )