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Telkom VS Gaming and Comic Con Africa 2019 Partner Again

Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP today announced that it would be partnering with Telkom VS Gaming for the second consecutive year to bring the very best of esports to Comic Con Africa, which will take place in September this year.

Telkom VS Gaming, the official connectivity and gaming partner of Comic Con Africa, will once again be hosting two Masters tournaments; one for South Africa’s leading competitive game, DOTA2, and the other for the popular objective-based, multiplayer first-person shooter game, CS:GO. The 2018 tournament saw 16 teams compete to win the respective titles in front of thousands of esports fans, and has the biggest prize money pool in South Africa.
“Last year’s Comic Con Africa was such a huge success due to the incredible partnerships we had, and we are thrilled that Telkom VS Gaming has once again come on board to support us. Gaming is a massive focus for Comic Con Africa and we saw the success last year of combining pop culture and esports. This opens esports up to an even wider audience that attends Comic Con Africa,” says Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions.
“We have been supporting esports for more than a decade and we are looking forward to the second Comic Con Africa partnership. Through this partnership we get to showcase our Masters players and the Telkom VS gaming league. Telkom’s extensive high-speed fibre network provides the platform for real-time gaming, enhanced access and spectator experience,” says Erna Korff Telkom’s Managing Executive, mobile and products.

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Multi Grammy nominated Tevin Campbell returns to South Africa to celebrate Marmalade Productions 10th Anniversary Jam

Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town 27th July 2019

Marmalade Productions are proud to bring Tevin Campbell back to South Africa after sold out performances in 2013 and 2016. Marmalade are celebrating 10 years in the entertainment industry and want to thank their loyal supporters by hosting another superb concert.

Joining Tevin on the lineup include: The Black Ties, Claire Phillips, James Bhemgee, Jody Williams, Mujahid George, Robin Pieters, Salome, Sasha Lee Davids, Vuvu Kumalo and the PJ Twins.

All these amazing artists have performed in Marmalade concerts over the last ten years and will be backed by music maestro, Camillo Lombard and his band.

Marmalade Productions have hosted sold out shows for 10 years including over 50 events, 19 concerts at GrandWest, events in all 9 provinces with over 250 000 thousand fans entertained. “We want to celebrate our 10 years in style” said Godfrey Vollenhoven CEO of Marmalade Productions. “The show will be celebration of our hard work a commitment to great events which we intend doing for a long time to come!” 10 Entertainers on stage backed by 10 of the best musicians for 1 night in Cape Town. Tevin will also be performing at Emerald Casino in Vanderbijlpark on 26th July and on 2nd August in Pretoria at Sun Arena Time Square Casino.

Tevin’s achievements include appearing on Quincy Jones’ LP “Back on the Block” and featuring on “Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me),” which hit No.1 on the R&B charts in June 1990. Later that year, he appeared in Prince’s Graffiti Bridge film singing “Round and Round,” which Prince wrote for him. He also appeared on the soundtrack to Boyz in the Hood singing “Just Ask Me To,” a Top 10 R&B hit in 1991. All of this set the stage for his debut album, 1991’s “T.E.V.I.N.”, which went platinum and spawned two R&B chart-toppers, “Tell Me What You Want Me to Do” and “Alone with You,” as well as the R&B Top 5 hit “Goodbye.” “I’m Ready,” released two years later, achieved double platinum status and featured three R&B chart hits: the No. 1 “Can We Talk?;” “I’m Ready,” which went Top 5; and “Always in My Heart,” which reached the Top 10. Campbell’s compilation album “The Best of Campbell” was a huge International commercial success, reaching multi-platinum status in Africa, Japan and London. Campbell has worked with some of the industry’s top writers and producers including Prince, Babyface, Al B. Sure, Narada Michael Walden, Wyclef and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

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We’re excited to celebrate the amazingly talented Donvino Prins in the third rendition of his infamous Saxy Vibes at the Grand Arena. Come and join Donvino and friends as he celebrates 20 years in music!

Other artists making appearances on the night include Salome, Jarrad Ricketts, PJ Powers, Amy Jones, Andrew Young, Jonathan Rubain and DJ Uncle Cal!

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SATIN TO SEQUINS – MORE THAN A MUSICAL

Back by popular demand at The Baxter

From 6th to 24th November 2018

This brilliant Cape Town heritage musical production Satin to Sequins – More than a Minstrel, will be back at the iconic Baxter Theatre for 3 weeks during November 2018. The show will include brand new songs, some favourite classics and an exceptional cast including:
Loukmaan Adams (District 6 The Musical, Kat & The Kings, Aunty Merle The Musical) – Mr Carlo Denver Biggs, Carmen Maarman (Aunty Merle The Musical, District Six-The Musical) – Mrs Ivy Biggs, Austin Rose (Noem My Skollie and soon in Aunty Merle the Musical) – Sheroz Fortune, Tashreeq De Villiers (Cape Malay Choir and Minstrel comic singer) – Rowan Pietersen, Shadley Schroeder (Blood Brothers, Cape Malay Choir singer) – Irshaad “Boeta Saatjie” Diedericks, Ashtevahnn Mintoor (Cape Music Institue, graduate, backing vocalist) – Bernard “Blinx” Hector, Junaid Isaacs (Authentic Minstrel, 7 Steps Minstrels member) – Michael

Accompanied by a live band who make up The Woodstock Darlings – a fictional minstrel troupe.
Muneeb Hermans – Trumpet (UCT Music graduate, Founder: MH Quartet, HOD: VLM Music Academy)
Kurt Bowers – Drums (UCT Music graduate, Member of MH Quartet)
Yazeed Williams – Bass guitar (Cape Malay Choir musician)
Magmoed Daniels – Percussion (Authentic minstrel musician)
Ali Samsodien – Banjo (Cape Malay Choir musician)
Lieghaaj Moses – Mandolin (Cape Malay Choir musician)
The team is working together with sponsor, Baruch Marketing Management Solutions (involved in community upliftment and culture affirming projects) and are making sure that this edition will be even more of a dazzling spectacle than the previous editions. Award winning personalities, Alistair Izobell will direct and is also the music director and Zakhele Nkosi will choreograph (he created the evocative choreography for Mama Africa – the musical tribute to Miriam Makeba). Satin to Sequins – More than a Musical is written by Riyaad Peters and Alistair Izobell and the show is produced by Oddball Concepts.

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The Black Ties are celebrating women at the Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest

One of South Africa’s premier cover bands, The Black Ties, has launched a series of themed live performances titled, The Black Ties Experience on at the Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest on 18 and 19 August 2019. With a focus on Women`s Month, this show will be a celebration of women through song.

“The Black Ties are known for their fantastic vocal ability and harmony, as well as their wittiness and humour on stage,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. “They know how to engage an audience and keep the evening exciting. We are looking forward to hosting them.”

The band members, Chad Saaiman, Lloyd Jansen and Keeno Lee, love interacting and entertaining people who enjoy what they do, making the intimate Roxy Revue Bar at GrandWest the perfect venue for this show.

Keeno Lee said, “We are so excited about our new The Black Ties Experience show that is kicking off at GrandWest, we have a huge vision for it and we cannot wait to implement it.”

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Enter below with your answer. The winner wins 2 tickets to the Black Ties show at the Roxy Revue Bar on Sunday 19th August at Grandwest. Closing date is Thursday 16 August  2018 at 2pm. Winners will be notified via email and need to respond with details within 24 hours. Tickets will need to be collected on the night of the show (Sunday 19th August) an hour before the show. baydu.co.za will not be held responsible for cancellations. We are also not liable for anything that may happen at a venue including injuries. Please enter with an email address you check regularly! Please note each winner gets 2 tickets to the show.

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Audiences can expect covers by artists such as John Legend, Ed Sheeran, The Bee Gees, Bill Withers, Bruno Mars and many more. The band also promises some wonderful moments, lots of laughs and a few surprises during the show. The Black Ties will be backed by Cape Town power band Souljourn, who will add to the energy of this live experience.

Tickets for The Black Ties Experience: A Celebration of Women`s Month are available from Computicket, at R150 per person. Doors open at 19h30 and the show starts at 20h00.

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DIVAS 2018

Featuring International Superwoman Karyn White

LIVE IN SA

Johannesburg – Carnival City Casino, Big Top Arena 27th July 2018

Cape Town – GrandWest, Grand Arena 28th July 2018

Port Elizabeth – Boardwalk, ICC 4th August 2018

Marmalade Productions is proud to present Divas 2018 featuring international award-winning superwoman, Karyn White. Karyn will be supported by the cream of SA’s Divas. Unathi, Paxton Fielies and Sasha Lee Davids in JHB. Paxton, Sasha Lee with G&T and Rene Johnson in CT. Paxton, Sasha Lee and G&T in PE.

She possesses one of the most memorable, distinctive voices ever heard in popular music. She’s an accomplished singer/songwriter who etched herself into music history with her smash hit song, the female anthem, “Superwoman”. That song made international waves, selling over a million units, being certified Gold and named the Billboard R&B Song of the Year in 1989. She IS a super woman. She’s Karyn White. 

Established in 2011, Karyn opened the doors with Karyn White Enterprises Inc. (KWE) a dynamic multi-platform media company offering diverse and uplifting entertainment across the broad media landscapes of music, television and film. White released her long-awaited album “Carpe Diem” on her own label and distributed through Light Year/EMI.  

Currently, White’s new movie and soundtrack, Gale &The Storm, is a story loosely based on Karyn’s life and manager Jay King, legendary music producer & founder of Grammy award winning group “Club Nouveau”. The movie’s synopsis revolves around a revolutionary music producer who links up with a legendary soul singer and tries to convince her to sing again. White executive produced, co-wrote and starred in the film.  

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SATIN TO SEQUINS – MORE THAN A MINSTREL

The festive musical production Satin to Sequins – More than a Minstrel, directed by the award-winning Alistair Izobell, will light up the Baxter Concert Hall stage for three weeks only, from the 28th June 2018.

Written and produced by Oddball Concepts, the production aims to entertain audiences while hoping to de-stigmatise the perceptions and culture of the Cape Town minstrels. The stellar cast is made up of Carmen Maarman (Aunty Merle The Musical, District Six-The Musical), Carlo Daniels (Kat and the Kings, District Six Kanalla), Austin Rose, Tashreeq De Villiers, Shadley Schroeder and Ashtevahn Mintoor, accompanied by a live band.

Fictional character Mr Biggs and The Woodstock Darlings first entertained crowds in 2014 with a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run a minstrel troupe.

This 2018 reworked version will also show the human side to the minstrel, so often misconstrued by many. After all, there is more to the guy in the satin suit – he also pays taxes and he also struggles with love and loyalty.

This musical spectacle brings audiences the festive season vibe in winter, with original songs performed by authentic, seasoned minstrels and musicians who are all well respected in their particular troupes.

Moeshfieka Botha, media commentator, watched it in 2014. “We want to belong. We want to know that those around us, understand us and our goals, and respect our love for the common cause. And when you watch SATIN TO SEQUINS you feel just that … because THE CAST FEELS IT, and therefore PORTRAYS it!”

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TIME FOR CAPETONIANS TO GET REVVED UP ONCE MORE

CITY GEARS UP FOR ANOTHER CAPE TOWN MOTOR SHOW SPECTACULAR

The Cape Town Motor Show, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, is set to wow the crowds again at Sun GrandWest, from 2-4 March 2018. It promises to be a weekend of incredible fun with a broad appeal to all car and bike buffs, petrol heads and the entire family, with loads of entertainment for everyone.

The Mother City will again boast a motor show that rivals any of the international equivalents. CTMS will span the length and breadth of the Sun GrandWest Entertainment World, including the Market Hall, Grand Arena, the Sun Exhibits Hall, and an Outdoor Area, and will include a Drifting Zone, Nostalgia Zone, Chill Zone, and Camping and 4×4 area.

Explore the automotive industry’s latest creations, featuring classic, luxury and exotic cars, with all the major vehicle manufacturers represented. Visitors can get up-close and personal with all the newest vehicle models that will soon be at dealerships around the country.

Motorbike enthusiasts will be glad to know that if it has two wheels (sometimes three) and an engine, it will be at the Cape Town Motor Show. Representing the best products, bikes and services available from leading companies across the globe – the show is a haven for bikers of any age, or level of experience – and to top it off, one lucky visitor will leave the CTMS with their own Harley-Davidson!

Drift car displays will run all weekend and spectators are welcome to either watch from the sidelines, or for those brave enough, join our experts as a passenger as they take you for the spin of your life.

Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, muscle cars, monster trucks, antique and collector cars, engine modifications (pimped-up rides), Sound-Off Beats competitions, virtual simulations, custom trucks, hot-rods, car wrapping, and much more!

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