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Dear Joburg, where is the “arts” in the Newtown Arts Precinct?

by: Qhakaza Mthembu - 15 December 2016

Dear Joburg, where is the “arts” in the Newtown Arts Precinct?

Three days ago, the renowned Joburg performance venue, Bassline, was announced to be closing down. Qhakaza Mthembu, who is one of the founders of the poetry movement Word N Sound is not that perturbed, as she feels the Newtown Arts Precinct (where Bassline is) doesn’t care that much about the arts. Ten years ago you...

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Kojo Baffoe wants to hear stories about ordinary people

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 26 October 2015

Kojo Baffoe wants to hear stories about ordinary people

Boasting a line-up of professional storytellers, it’s safe to say that the re-launch of Imbawula – as the youth would say- is going to be lit! Kojo says he would love to hear stories about ordinary people. “I’d like to hear a story about a domestic worker who had to live through the struggle,” he...

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Unathi Msengana to headline the re-launch of Imbawula at the Bassline

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 21 October 2015

Unathi Msengana to headline the re-launch of Imbawula at the Bassline

Idols judge and musician Unathi Msengana will be headlining the relaunch of storytelling platform Imbawula at the Bassline in Newtown on Tuesday. Joining her on stage will be media personality Kojo Baffoe, satirist Neo Maditla and author Sihlangule Siwisa. Imbawula is a monthly storytelling initiative that was launched by Random Window to help raise funds...

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Cool As Folk, the concert with a cause

by: Nadine Kutu - 17 April 2015

Cool As Folk, the concert with a cause

Cool As Folk may be a concert, but the reason for bringing all these stars together is pretty dope. Saving the environment.  Greenpop is a social enterprise that focuses on saving the  environment, one tree at a time.  It’s pretty cool to think that by simply going to a concert to see a cool band you’re also...

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WIN TICKETS to Moneoa and Vusi Nova at the “Evening of Love”

by: Polly Sekwala - 11 February 2014

WIN TICKETS to Moneoa and Vusi Nova at the “Evening of Love”

Live Magazine is giving away 2 double tickets to Moneoa and Vusi Nova’s concert titled “EVENING OF LOVE” taking place at Bassline, in Newtown Johannesburg on the 14 February 2014. The lucky winners will get to tag along with their partners to experience the soothing sounds of the talented duo. This will be an intimate Valentine’s musical concert that will be...

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Review: Africa Day Concert, Bassline (25 May)

by: Emmanuel Pheehe - 30 May 2013

Review: Africa Day Concert, Bassline (25 May)

Held at Bassline in Newtown, Johannesburg to a sold out crowd, the 9th Annual Africa Day Concert took place on Saturday the with stella performances from a hot list of acts. Promoting Africa’s unity, diversity and solidarity in music, the night featured well known musicians and artists from across the continent – South Africa, Zimbabwe, Niger...

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