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  1. Professor, Liquideep, Thandiswa Mazwai, Locnville Win South African Music Awards

    May 24, 2011 7:30 AM EDT South Africa's homegrown urban youth genre, kwaito, proved its enduring hold on the country's music scene at this weekend's 17th Annual MTN South African Music Awards (SAMAs) when Professor took home a show leading four awards. The ...

  2. 2Face, Sasha Win Big At MTV Africa Music Awards

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Artists from Nigeria and South Africa held sway over the third MTV Africa Music Awards, held Dec. 11 at the Eko Expo Hall in Lagos, Nigeria. Known as the Mamas, the event saw Nigerian R&B artist 2Face -- who won Best African Act at the MTV Eur ...

  3. U2 To Play South African Soccer Stadiums

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 will become the first international act to make use of two stadiums built especially for the 2010 FIFA World Cup when its 360 Tour lands in South Africa next year. An announcement made today by Live Nation Global Touring and Big Concerts confir ...

  4. Shakira's World Cup Anthem Makes Global Impact

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following an explosive performance at the inaugural FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on June 10, Shakira 's "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" is making an impact on international charts. The official ...

  5. Big Nuz Wins 3 At South African Music Awards

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Big Nuz took home three statuettes at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs), held at the Sun City Resort in the North West province. The triple win proved that post-apartheid urban youth genre kwaito has staying power. The Durban-based trio score ...

  6. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  7. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson died June 25 after reportedly being found unconscious in his Bel Air, Calif., home. Paramedics rushed the 50-year-old icon to UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead. Below, a round-up of the music industry's reaction ...

  8. Live Nation Expands Into South Africa

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has entered into a strategic alliance with South Africa's BIG Concerts. As part of the alliance, BIG Concerts will serve as the exclusive promotion partner for all Live Nation tours in South Africa. BIG Concerts sells more than 40 ...

  9. Berklee To Hold Scholarship Auditions In Africa

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Berklee College of Music will be holding audition and interview scholarship events on June 2-3 in Nairobi, Kenya. The events, part of Berklee's Africa Scholars Program, are offering musicians throughout Africa the chance to attend the college ...

  10. South African Virgin Fest Pulled

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South African music fans are reeling from news that Virgin Mobile South Africa has pulled the plug on the country's inaugural Virgin Festival. The announcement was made by CEO of Virgin Mobile South Africa Peter Boyd, via a statement that sai ...

  11. South African Jazz Giant Mseleku Dies

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The South African jazz scene is mourning the death of iconic artist, Bheki Mseleku following a long battle with diabetes. In statement, Minister of Arts & Culture in South Africa Pallo Jordan described Mseleku as a "supremely talented cre ...

  12. SA Promoter Heafield Nabbed For Fraud: Reports

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The drama surrounding the promoter of Celine Dion's January tour of South Africa and the canceled Josh Groban March tour is showing no signs of dying down. News reports claim that promoter Duncan Heafield, head of Kusasa Entertainment, was ar ...

  13. Celine In SA For World Tour Starter

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion has revealed that she will perform with two-time Grammy award winners, Soweto Gospel Choir, during several dates of her first-ever South African tour. South Africa will launch the Canadian singer's "Taking Chances" world ...

  14. South African 'Idols' Winner Picked For Celine Tour

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Victory in the season four finale of South Africa's "Idols" is paying off in more ways than one for Cape Town's Jody Williams. The 17-year-old, the youngest winner in the competition's history, has been lined-up to support ...

  15. Dion To Embark On South African Stadium Tour

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion is to play her first-ever shows in South Africa as the curtain raisers to her 2008 world tour. Sponsored by local retailer Mr Price Group and three of the country's regional radio stations (94.7 Highveld Stereo, KFM 94.5, East Coa ...

  16. Marley's 'Africa Unite' Celebrations Head To SA

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Marley's widow, Rita, today (Sept. 5) confirmed that the 2007 "Africa Unite" festivities will take place in three South African cities next February. Bob Marley's widow, Rita, today (Sept. 5) confirmed that the 2007 "A ...

  17. Marley's 'Africa Unite' Celebrations Head To SA

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Marley's widow, Rita, today (Sept. 5) confirmed that the 2007 "Africa Unite" festivities will take place in three South African cities next February. Bob Marley's widow, Rita, today (Sept. 5) confirmed that the 2007 "A ...

  18. Robbie Dials Up Deal On Exclusive Cell Phones

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British hit-maker Robbie Williams has joined forces with cell-phone carrier T-Mobile International and handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson to launch a branded mobile phone. British hit-maker Robbie Williams has joined forces with cell-phone carrier ...

  19. Robbie Takes 'Care' To Stay At Euro Chart Peak

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams begins a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with his sixth solo studio set "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis). Of the eight markets in which it debuted at the top last week, "Ca Robbie Williams begins a second ...

  20. Robbie Takes 'Care' To Stay At Euro Chart Peak

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams begins a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with his sixth solo studio set "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis). Of the eight markets in which it debuted at the top last week, "Ca Robbie Williams begins a second ...

  21. Robbie 2006 Tour To Visit SA, Europe

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Durban opens tour April 10. Durban opens tour April 10. News ...

  22. Robbie 2006 Tour To Visit SA, Europe

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST British pop star Robbie Williams' biggest-ever world tour will visit South Africa and take in an extensive stretch across Europe, his record company EMI said today (Nov. 9). British pop star Robbie Williams' biggest-ever world tour will ...

  23. Robbie 2006 Tour To Visit SA, Europe

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Durban opens tour April 10. British pop star Robbie Williams' biggest-ever world tour will visit South Africa and take in an extensive stretch across Europe, his record company EMI said today (Nov. 9). The ABSA Stadium in Durban, South Africa ...

  24. R.E.M Set For Inaugural South Africa Tour

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. will kick off a tour of South Africa on March 3, 2005 in Cape Town. It will mark the veteran rock band's first visit to the country. R.E.M. will kick off a tour of South Africa on March 3, 2005 in Cape Town. It will mark the veteran ro ...

  25. R.E.M Set For Inaugural South Africa Tour

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. will kick off a tour of South Africa on March 3, 2005 in Cape Town. It will mark the veteran rock band's first visit to the country. R.E.M. will kick off a tour of South Africa on March 3, 2005 in Cape Town. It will mark the veteran ro ...

  26. Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Ben Shabalala Killed

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Ladysmith Black Mambazo member Ben Shabalala was killed June 16 in a suburb of Durban, South Africa, under unknown circumstances. He was in his late 40s. Former Ladysmith Black Mambazo member Ben Shabalala was killed June 16 in a suburb of ...

  27. MTV Heats Up Summer Club Tour

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Europe has unveiled details of its 3rd annual Isle of MTV international club tour, which this year takes place in 11 cities. MTV Networks Europe has unveiled details of its 3rd annual Isle of MTV international club tour, which this ye ...

  28. MTV Heats Up Summer Club Tour

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Europe has unveiled details of its 3rd annual Isle of MTV international club tour, which this year takes place in 11 cities. MTV Networks Europe has unveiled details of its 3rd annual Isle of MTV international club tour, which this ye ...

  29. Mambazo Leader's Son Acquitted Of Murder

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST A High Court judge in Durban, South Africa, yesterday (March 3) found Nkosinathi Shabalala, the son of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, not guilty of murdering his stepmother Nellie. A High Court judge in Durban, South Africa, yesterday (Mar ...