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Party Season - Turn up the Heat! - Party Season - Turn up the Heat!

2006-07-13 16:23

Angelique Kidjo in South Africa
13 April - Bassline in Joburg (with Ringo Madlingozi)
16 April - Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch (with Vusi Mahlasela, Chris Chameleon, Watershed and Robin Auld)
Booking at Computicket (also see "Old Mutual Encounters" - below)

Appletiser Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series
Until mid-April
A lineup of quality SA rock, folk and Jazz. For parents, best thing about this venue is that they don't have to find babysitters. Non-breeders will be delighted by how well behaved the kids are - the outdoor venue, and music and the early start (5.30pm) make it a venue that brings out the best in sprogs. Even other peoples'.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival
"Africa's Grandest Gathering" featured 40 artists from Africa and all over the world. You've missed it, but here's our gallery of stars and crowd
KKNK (sponsored by ABSA)
1-18 April
From the sublime to the uttely kitsch. This festival punts itself as the Rennaisance of Afrikaans culture. There's lots of music, lots of beer, and some of it is free. The music - not the beer.
Bookings and schedules

Old Mutual Encounters concert series
The Old Mutual Encounters concert series brings together musicians from diverse backgrounds to find what we have in common and the broaden musical tastes of all South Africans. They'll put Angelique Kidjo, Robin Auld, Vusic Mahlasela, Chris Chameleon, Louis Mhlanga and others together on the same stage.
Book for the Bassline in Jo'burg, and the Spier Estate picnic in Stellenbosch (Cape) here.

Oppikoppi Easter Festival
April 14-16 2006
Celebrate (?) Easter by checking out some of SA's top musical acts. This year, that's Rian Malan, returning favourites Valiant Swart, Fokofpolisiekar, The Narrow, and Chris Chameleon among many others.
Details here:

Peoples Celebration Concert - A.k.a. Hip Hop Phenomenon
Jo'burg: Johannesburg Stadium - 27 April
Durban: ABSA Stadium - 29th April
Cape Town: Green Point Stadium - 1st of May.
Hip Hop Icon Snoop Dogg, dancehall superstar Sean Paul, N.E.R.D and producer Pharrel Williams, superlative singing sensation Mario, Caribbean Queen, Rihanna, and the hottest acts SA has to offer! The Concert is being held to celebrate the success of Premier Foods, a 100 percent black owned SA company.
Book tickets here

Robbie Williams Live
April 13
Tickets are sold out in Jo'burg, Pretoria, P.E. and Cape Town, but Durbanites have been slow on the uptake. So if you fancy a holiday in one of SA's most underrated cities, catch a cheap flight there and see Robbie live. Or if you live there, it's even easier... just a little effort.
Book a flight here

FREE: Songs Downloads and Podcasts by top SA artists

- Compiled by Jean Barker

It's no secret that ALL the best parties, festivals and live concerts are coming up between now and end May. Robbie, The People's Celebration feat. Snoop Dogg and others, Oppikoppi, Spier picnics and many other delights await. Plus we have free MP3s for you to download as a taste of what's to come. From A to Z
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