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EC Talent Newsletter April 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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April Newsletter, 2011

This month we look at the year so far, and a number of achievements by our members. We also look at how EC Talent members, Two Tone are giving back to the community. Don't forget to check out the opportunities for creative arts listed below.

Take Note
EC Talent member, Take Note Jazz Band recently sealed a recording deal with national company, “Native Rhythyms Production”.
Gezlah Gazette
EC Talent member, Gezlah Gazette showed creativity and innovation by selling his music at R1 per song.

A Great Start To The Year...

By Sibongile Xaluva (EC Talent artist coordinator )

The first quarter of 2011 has come and gone, with some EC Talent members achieving great success.
Every time we enter a new year, we get mixed emotions. Some of us look forward to fullfilling our resolutions, others suffer from fear and anxiety because they cannot reflect on anything positive from the previous year. Which ever way we choose to look at it, the reality of the matter is that, “it is just the beginning ot the year” so let us remain optimistic and look forward to the future.
Eastern Cape Talent would like to congratulate three local artists and groups for their wonderful achievements so far this year.
EC Talent members, local jazz-band, “Take Note” are resident entertainers at the Zanzibar restaurant in Central.
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Two Tone Productions supports musical talent in township

By Sibongile Xaluva (EC Talent artist coordinator )

Inspiring performers and music educators, Gareth and Ulagh Williams have embarked on a music development programme aimed at identifying young talent in the township schools of Nelson Mandela Bay and providing them with high-quality musical training.
TwoTone manages the TwoTone Show Band, as well as the Mandela Bay Symphonic Wind Orchestra and  Mandela Bay Big Band (MB3). The voluntary non-profit Sound of Learning (SouL) project is currently in its pilot phase. TwoTone believes in providing a platform for young talent from all walks of life and believe in the potential of talent in local townships.

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Heads' Up!!!

If you're looking for an opportunity to express your creative talent, check out the amazing offers below:

African Playwriters Project...

Arterial Network, in association with TeatrNowy in Poland, the National Theatre Studio in London and South Africa’s National Arts Festival and ARTSCAPE Theatre, hereby calls for the submission of scripts by African playwrights living in Africa as part of a project to promote African theatre on the African continent, in Europe and indeed globally.
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Street Music

CALL FOR MUSICIANS - Richmond Hill Street Music Festival...

The good folks at the Alliance Francais are once again organising the Fête de la Musique, (also known as World Music Day.) The idea is to fill the streets of Richmond Hill with local music performances. Spread the word, looking for all types of musicians, whether it be a band, a singer or even if you're just keen to busk. Don't be shy. Encourage your friends who play music to get involved.
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musos wanted

Drummer, guitarist, keyboard & bass guitarist needed...

Drummer, guitarist, keyboard & bass guitarist needed (JHB/ Eastern Cape)
Looking for brilliant, passionate & versatile jazz musicians to join an original & exciting spoken word/afro-jazz project going to the Grahamstown Festival for 6 shows on the Fringe.
Prepared to pay a guaranteed R2 000 for those shows ex. door takings which will be split evenly.
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GRITT...the band

Bassist needed for established band...

GRITT.. the band, is an established rock group on the Port Elizabeth gigging circuit. The band has been invited to America in the near future. They are currently looking for a bassist to join them. Find out more about the band and their contact details by checking out their profile on EC Talent.
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Check out EC Talent's Latest Members:
Tony Stark - Drummer and Drum Teacher
Tony Stark

Drummer, Tony Stark has travelled the world for the last 40 years as a professional drummer. He also spent two years on various cruise liners.
For the last 14 years he has been touring with one of South Africa’s most popular bands of the century, Four Jacks and a Jill.
Tony has now settled in the Eastern Cape and is offering drum lessons from beginner to advanced.
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NuBox Jazz Band

NuBox Jazz Band was formed in 2008 by Tozamile Kuze, who was founder of a now defunct group called “WAVES” in 2001.
Tozamile’s dream was realized when the band “NuBox” was established in October 2008.
"We boast six artists: Siyabonga Somthunzi (Bass Guitarist), Mayibongwe Gwam (First Keyboard), Toni Lungile (Second Keyboard), Sibusiso Dara (the Drums) and Zuzeka Somthunzi, our Lead Singer."
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Wesley Keet - Jazz pianist
Wesley Keet

Wesley Keet (jazz, funk, latin, hip hop, soul, gospel) is a young, talented musician/producer who hails from Port Elizabeth. He is a recent graduate of the NMMU music department and was one the recipients of The Isisuza scholarship for jazz in 2009. His lyrical piano play has been inspired by artists such as Herbie Hancock, Thelonius Monk, Robert Glasper, Art Tatum, Bheki Mseleku and Lars Jansen.
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Gino - Rap / Hip-Hop

GINO, born Gcobani Nomanyama in 1980, was raised in the streets of New Brighton but moved to Motherwell in 1989 to stay with his mother and three siblings. At the age of 12 years he was introduced to Hip-Hop by a friend who gave him a mix-tape with a variety of underground emcees and, as they say, the rest is history.
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Take Note Jazz Band
Take Note Jazz Band

Take Note Jazz band is a YOUTH Jazz band specialising in in contemporary Afro Jazz. Our sounds are tailored to cater for our clients and our target audience without loosing the refreshing professional touch Take Note Jazz Band is known for.
We have a track record of spicing up corporate events, government functions, upmarket restaurants, jazz clubs, private parties, weddings and all other social events.
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