Masterclass with RJ Benjamin and master musician Cameron Ward 4th Feb

FREE WORKSHOP ALERT!  If you’re in and around Cape Town, join RJ Benjamin and master musician Cameron Ward Saturday 4th Feb at Paul Bothners Claremont (phone 021 674 4030) Address is  Stadium on Main, Central Road, South Rd, Claremont, Cape Town, 7890 We talk about and explore the importance of collaboration in music.  Relationships in the... Continue Reading →

P Fore Online hosting a dance party with a cause Sat 28th at the Wynberg Civic

The Wynberg Civic in Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town has hosted stunning events over the years and this Saturday 28th January is no different. The online radio station P Fore Online is hosting a dance party with a cause this Saturday 28th January from 4pm Please let’s support the iconic Cape Town artist Sammy Webber... Continue Reading →

Number 1 The most read BizCommunity Contributor for 2022, reach over 601 000 subscribers

We're delighted to share the news that Martin Myers - founder of Music Exchange - is number 1.. The most read BizCommunity Contributor for 2022. L to R - Martin Myers, Mark Rosin, Marc Marot, Dr Trevor Jones If you have music and wish to be featured, write to info@musicexchange.org.za. so that questions can be... Continue Reading →

We chat to Nick Knightshade from Dukes of Note ahead of a show in De Waal Park on Sunday 29th Jan with Matthew Mole & Will Linley

Dukes of Note founded in 2014  is a Carnival Rock band from Cape Town combining elements of Balkan rhythms, gypsy punk, vintage blues and swing with good old-fashioned rock ‘n roll; an eccentric blend of dark yet playful theatrics. The band is  Nick Knightshade  Singer & Guitar, Andy Abels - Bass & Backing Vocals , Matthew Cox... Continue Reading →

11th hour Racing set off on 14th edition of The Ocean Race 2022-23.

11th hour Racing has been preparing for this very moment for over three years and at 1605 CET (1505 UTC), Mālama, skippered by Charlie Enright, and crewed by Simon Fisher, Jack Bouttell, Francesca Clapcich, and Amory Ross, set off on the 14th edition of The Ocean Race 2022-23. As thousands of fans packed the harbor... Continue Reading →

The Cape Town Jazzathon V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre Friday 13 to Sunday 15 January 2023

The Cape Town Jazzathon, which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary, is the longest running music festival in South Africa. Also fondly known as ‘The Peoples Festival’, the iconic event will feature at least 6 performances daily, between 12h00 – 20h00.The line-up  at the V&A from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 January 2023  will showcase the amazing talent as unearthed by community music schools.  The Cape... Continue Reading →

Will Linley to play De Waal park on Sunday 29th January with Matthew Mole & Dukes of Note

Will Linley had an amazing 2022, what with opening for One Republic at Grand West, playing Switching on the lights late Nov in Cape Town. Now he gets to play De Waal Park in Cape Town on Sunday 29th January with Matthew Mole and Dukes of Note. Tickets are R99 bucks from Quicket  Hailing from Cape Town,  songwriter and musician,  Will released his highly-anticipated second... Continue Reading →

Music Exchange musical highlights of 2022

Recognition, celebration, and validation of contribution in composition was the theme on Friday, Jul. 22, 2022, at the University of Cape Town (UCT) when the District-Six-born Dr Trevor Jones accepted a Doctor of Music, honoris causa.Marc Marot, responsible for over 100m album sales at Island records, was in SA for 16 days for the 2022 Music Exchange conference in Cape Town... Continue Reading →

Music Exchange Best of the Best for 2022 with John Maytham on Cape Talk

https://soundcloud.com/martinmyers/best-of-the-best-2022-in-music Music Exchange Best of the Best for 2022 with John Maytham on Cape Talk Chatted to John Maytham on Cape Talk on 27 December to discuss the top 10 for 2022. John Maytham, Martin Myers Topics included Dr Trevor Jones and Marc Marot both in Cape Town for Music Exchange in November. Marc appointed MD... Continue Reading →

Smiley returns to the Mother City for Toodles 2022 – Friday 30th December

Smiley returns to the Mother City for Toodles 2022  - Friday 30th December A house music end of year send-off at The Woodstock Brewery on Friday 30 December. On the back of a sold out Winter show - Smiley in the Sky - the crew has another line up of discerning selectors ready to go. Random Fact - Jozi’s internationally released... Continue Reading →

STEVE LOUW CHATS HIS LATEST ALBUM, THUNDER AND RAIN, AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ARTIST IN A CORPORATE WORLD

Written by Daniel Luckhoff Wessels From Texx And The City For all his accomplishments and accolades – including a SAMA nomination for best rock album with Headlight Dreams – Steve Louw has a genuine and disarming affability to him as he greets me over Zoom from a predictably rainy England. Since he started becoming active in the scene... Continue Reading →

Tasché opens for Francois Van Coke this Sunday 18th Dec at De Waal Park in Cape Town

Brackenfell based Tasché Burger known as Tasché opens for Francois Van Coke this weekend at De Waal Park in Cape Town. The schedule is as follows 10am: Gates open1.15pm to 2.15pm: Camps Bay High2.30pm to 3.15pm: The Rockets3.30pm to 4.30pm: Tasché4.45pm to 6pm: Francois van Coke 6pm: Event ends  She was the winner of the  2019 season... Continue Reading →

Francois van Coke talks Concerts in the Park on Sunday 18th December at De Waal Park Cape Town

I caught up with Francois van Coke last week ahead of him headlining  Concerts in the Park on Sunday 18th December  at  De Waal  Park in Cape Town. Also on the bill is Tasché who is  busy carving out her own space as the new generation Afrikaans rocker. © Andre Badenhorst The new decade means ?... Continue Reading →

Concerts in the Park: How a leftover pocket between reservoirs became a music hub

By Martin Myers, from Biz Community There's no doubt that a city's heart beats boldest through its green spaces. New York has Central Park, London has Hyde Park and Cape Town has De Waal Park. Image by Mark Breetzke: Sipho Mabuse rocking De Waal Park But De Waal Park, in terms of location, is hard... Continue Reading →

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