The Arts Lounge with Spha Mdlalose

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Spha (Siphathisene) Mdlalose is a jazz singer, songwriter and voice over artist who was born in Durban in the township of Umlazi. She was accepted into the University of Cape Town’s South African College of Music in 2006, to study her Bachelor of Music degree majoring in Jazz Vocal performance. To date, Spha has performed alongside Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Micasa, Oliver Mthukudzi, Neo Muyanga, Zwai Bala, Sibongile Khumalo, Kabomo, Afrotraction, Monique Bingham and other formidable artists in the music industry.

Spha has performed at the Cape Town International Jazz festival on numerous occasions and performed as a solo act at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival’s free concert alongside US soul singers Allan Stone and Patti Austin. She was also fortunate to tour with Grammy nominee Josh Groban when he visited South Africa on his “Straight to You” tour and also with Grammy award winning gospel artist, Israel Houghton who performed in Zimbabwe. In 2016, Spha performed at the Oslo Jazz Festival and the Arendal Jazz Festival as a part of the Andreas Loven trio which features renowned saxophonist Buddy Wells.

The Arts Lounge with Spha Mdlalose focuses on all things arts and jazz. The show covers a range of topics from festivals, exhibitions, plays, music and theatre to name a few. Every week, Spha profiles a current artist, to delve deeper into the arts of jazz.

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Spha Mdlalose chats to

Viwe Mkizwanna Ensemble presents “Tributes" a new fresh and dynamic music experience, south African stories told in song.
The Album consists of fourteen young top South African musicians and masterpiece of compositions by leader Viwe Mkizwana.
The successful Viwe Mkizwana ensemble was formed in 2014, the collective performs a variety of African – and Jazz infused compositions.
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Spha Mdlalose chats to Dinika Naidoo

Dinika Naidoo is an independent media strategist, content specialist, Radio/ Television producer and broadcaster, who consults independently through her business Mindshift Media - which focuses on content creation, brand and communications solutions, achieve communication objectives and obtain consistent strategic messaging for their campaigns.
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Spha Mdlalose chats to Afrika Mkhize (TRC) at Jazz On The Lake

TRC fuses imported sounds and exports them to their own flavour, either going into a Ghoema -tinged feel or just improvising around the melody.
The TRC is the playground for the interrogation, assimilation and extended extemporisation from the canon of South African jazz heritage.
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Spha Mdlalose chats to Vuyisile Mshudulu

VUYISILE MSHUDULU – DIRECTOR OF ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE CITY OF JOHANNESBURG

Giving us some insight into the Arts and Culture landscape in the City Region of Johannesburg from a Policy, Development, Sustainability and Programs perspective.
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Spha Mdlalose chats to MMC Nonhlanhla Sifumba

LIVE INTERVIEW WITH NONHLANHLA SIFUMBA - MMC FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, CITY OF JOHANNESBURG

Giving us an insight on what is the vision of the City of Johannesburg for the Arts Alive International Arts Festival as it draws closer to 30 years of existence.
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Spha Mdlalose chats to Peter Sibeko

LIVE INTERVIEW WITH PETER SIBEKO AT THE JOBURG THEATRE TELLING US MORE ABOUT THE SEAFRICA CONFERENCE

Showbiz Entertainment Africa (SEAfrica) conference will host exhibitions, workshops and networking sessions propelling it to be the ultimate business meeting place for talent, managers, entrepreneurs, business and other role players in the entertainment industry to stay ahead of the dynamic and ever changing industry. A visit to SEAfrica exposes one to show business proven approaches, trends, market disruptions, and other strategic challenges
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Spha Mdlalose chats to Vouks "Global Dance Supreme"

VOUKS FROM GLOBAL DANCE SUPREME

VOUKS giving us an telling us more on developing competitive events throughout the World. Over 25 countries will compete at the 2019 Inter-Continental Dance Championships from 26-29 September at Walter Sisulu Hall, Randburg , Johannesburg ,South Africa
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Spha Mdlalose chats to Vusi Nova

LIVE INTERVIEW WITH VUSI NOVA – MUSICIAN

Giving us some insight into the Arts and Culture landscape in the City Region of Johannesburg from a Policy, Development, Sustainability and Programs perspective.
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Spha Mdlalose chats to Christine Msibi

Christine Msibi is a self-proclaimed "artivist", fan & foot soldier of the South African music
scene at large. What started out as an unassuming pro-active fandom of the
independent Hip-Hop scene in the early 2000's, eventually saw her tangible enthusiasm
for the music that excited her; give birth to Jozi Unsigned - which she co-founded with
childhood friend, Lindy Mtongana.
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Spha Mdlalose chats Mariapoala Mcgurk

Mariapoala McGurk was born in Springs, South Africa in 1980. She currently lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. The arts hold a great value within every society. They are a means of communication and connection between people. The Coloured Cube challenges itself on every project to push the boundaries and experiment to make every project more relevant and impactful in our South African context.
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Spha Mdlalose chats to Steve Dyer

The South African-born musician, saxophonist and composer Steve Dyer, is not only one of Southern Africa's most devoted scholars and disciples of indigenous African music; but a globally accomplished jazz musician & producer too. On the 2nd & 3 rd of Aug 2019 | Joburg Theatre | Steve Dyer brings Genesis of a Different World, a fusion of instruments to create a multi-textured soundscape.

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