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SELECT ONLINE : NOVEMBER EVENTS

SELECT ONLINE : NOVEMBER EVENTS

Heat waves, thunderstorms, earthquakes …the weather is being super dramatic. And while heat waves are hot, second waves are not, hence we are keeping it tidy and staying indoors for now.
 
And so, for your viewing pleasure, the next installment of locally made, world class entertainment. From whichever room in the house you choose. Starting this Thursday - all shows air on PUMA South Africa’s IGTV.
 
Thursday 5 November - Select Sessions with ByLwansta
Lwandile Nkanyuza, known professionally as ByLwansta, is a South African storyteller, rapper, record producer, art director and multimedia designer born in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal.
Having begun his journey in music in 2008, 13 year old ByLwansta was writing and recording music from the backroom of his mother’s house, alongside his older brother, producer, and songwriter, Kimosabe. Under his mentorship, ByLwansta (then just Lwansta) nurtured his new-found interest, leading the brothers to record and release several demo mixtapes and that they would distribute independently in their local communities through CDs and bluetooth.
 
ByLwansta’s artistry, both in design and music, is heavily rooted in storytelling and establishing an overarching and coherent narrative that expands and evolves throughout his catalogue of
music.
 
Friday 6 November - Select Stories with Yanga Chief
Yanga Ntshakaza known professionally as Yanga Chief is a South African rapper, songwriter, videographer. He was born in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape but grew up in Komani.
 
The multi-talented Yanga has been doing a great job positioning himself as an influencer in Mzansi’s Hip Hop scene. Yanga is not just an ordinary artist, he is a creative with many talents through his music, production and video direction. Since he was first introduced to the world on AKA‘s mega hit Run Jozi he’s continued to create and feature on hits.
 
In 2017, he released his first EP titled Neighbourhood Genius and in 2019, he released his second EP titled Becoming A Pop Star.
 
Thursday 12 November - Select Sessions with Moonga K
Zambian-born, Botswana-raised, Johannesburg-based MOONGA K. encompasses a myriad of sounds including R&B, soul, electronic and alternative in his music. Raised in a musical family — his father pursued reggae and his mother loved gospel, both parents giving him the space to find his own sound with multiple genres explored in the household. Moonga was inspired at the tender age of 14 to develop his songwriting further after hearing Frank Ocean's “American Wedding”. He subsequently birthed his own take on Alternative Soul, taking an introspective deep dive into topics such as love in all its forms, depression, anxiety and social-justice issues. The latter is one he uses his platform to advance, in dealing with issues affecting minorities, more specifically women and children affected by gender-based violence. Having received a BA Hons in Sociology, Moonga’s studies focused on how to bring awareness to the issues affecting young people and his platform in music is used to create safe spaces for those marginalized, and those often misunderstood by the general public. Moonga’s soulful, honeyed tone finds a home in the intimate spaces of his 2017 six-track EP Free, a vivid fusion of introspective neo-soul, confessional alt-pop and elements of traditional R&B, that was selected for the Apple Music New Artist Spotlight. His debut album, Wild Solace was hailed for its abilities to marry the smooth musings of indie rock rhythms to soulful piano drama, appearing on OkayAfrica’s 2018 list of ‘15 Best South African Albums So Far’. Moonga was featured on Zakes Bantwini’s 2019 single, “Freedom” showcasing the 23-year-old’s versatility wonderfully, as a singer and songwriter who is not bound by genres. His new record, “an ode to growth, pt. 1” gets even more personal with stories of his experience with unrequited love, and internal metamorphosis. Having performed at Rocking the Daisies, OppiKoppi, Splashy Fen Festival, and a number of other festivals in South Africa, 2020 sees more new music from MOONGA K. with a solidified sound and bigger live shows.
 
Thursday 19 November - Select Sessions with KA$HCPT
Ka$hCPT is a 20 year old singer, rapper and songwriter. Ka$hCPT spends his time travelling South Africa creating and performing music, coming from Cape Town Woodstock, he is a proud Capetonian, representing for the city and inspiring all Young artists from the city, being the first out of the new generation of hip hop from Cape Town to be able to travel the country & push his music to mainstream spaces.
 
Thursday 26 November - Select Sessions with Da Capo
Da Capo is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s best when it comes to producing house music. The self taught producer and DJ was drawn to music at an early age and quickly discovered his undeniable talent for creating hit tracks that blaze dance floors across the world.
 
If there is curiosity surrounding his name, it’s because of its origins. Da Capo’ is Italian for ‘from the beginning (literally from the head)’. The concept resonated with the DJ and became his stage name after realizing his initial selection was already taken.
 
Da Capo’s real name is Nicodimas Sekheta Mogashoa. He was born and raised in the small township of Seshego in Limpopo, South Africa.
 
The international touring producer & DJ has performed around the world with the best of them in places such as OUTPUT in New York, Hï Ibiza in Ibiza, Djoon in Paris, Jimmy’s Monte Carlo in
Monaco, Void in Mykonos, just to name a few.

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