Tag Archives: SAMAs

Tumi and the Volume – “Asinamali” [VIDEO]

Tumi and the Volume

Tanzanian-born Tumi Molekane lived in exile with his parents until 1992, when the family returned to Soweto, South Africa. Beginning his rap career as MC Fatboy of P.E.R.M., a nine-member crew that included producer Richard The 3rd, the group released APT: An Artistic Representation of Truth in 2001. The following year Tumi released his solo EP, A Dream Led To This, on Australian label Nuffsaid Recordings.  Tumi would go on to become a household name in South Africa with his creative partnership with afro-fusion Mozambican expats 340 mL, combining to form Tumi & The Volume after a series of jam sessions in 2001. Releasing their debut album in 2004 – the live recording At The Bassline – the group was nominated for three SAMAs (South African Music Awards), including Best Group and Best Rap Album.  Currently the band is on tour in South Africa promoting their 3rd album, Pick a Dream.

 

 

By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

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The Black Hotels – “Stone Wife” [VIDEO]

The Black Hotels, an indie rock band from Johannesburg recently released their second full-length album Honey Badger.  The band formed in 2006 and spent most of 2007-08 on the road, completing six national tours in 18 months.   Films for the Next Century, their first full-length album was released in 2009 and nominated for a 2010 South African Music Award for Best Alternative Album. One of my favorite tracks from their newest album is Stone Wife.  The video is directed, shot and edited by Garreth Fradgley.  Mark your calendar now, The Black Hotels will be playing in Cape Town at The Assembly June 4th!

By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Nominations for the 17th Annual South African Music Awards [MUSIC NEWS]

It’s that time of year again; the nominees for the 17th Annual South African Music Awards (aka the SAMAs) were just announced.  There is a good mix of indie and mainstream artists’ nominated which should make for an interesting competition.  One of my personal favorites is Goldfish’s nomination for Record of the Year and lead single with Get Busy Living.  For a complete list of nominees for each category check music review.  The MTN SAMA17 event will be held over the weekend of the 20th and 21st May 2011 at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg. Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC