Uplifting collection of gospel albums

FOR gospel music lovers planning to attend Sunday’s DStv iRock Emonti festival, the Daily Dispatch has put together a CD-giveaway to get you in the mood. We have six gospel CD sets to give away – all the CDs reviewed below as well as a Big Fish Worship CD featuring Denzel Erasmus, Esrial Mosehla and Tshepiso Motaung.


Where to hang out this Easter

WITH the four-day weekend ahead most of us are looking forward to the extra long period to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

DIVA: Popular singer Lira is among the top musicians who will perform during DStv iRock Emonti music
festival at Buffalo Park stadium on Saturday Picture: GALLO IMAGES

IRock Emonti music festival organisers allay noise fears

ORGANISERS of the much-anticipated DStv iRock Emonti music festival have assured neighbouring East London residents they will not be sound-blasted out of their homes.


Acclaim for Evita and her crafty creator

PIETER-DIRK Uys enjoyed standing ovations at the two shows he put on at the Guild Theatre, the Friday night being completely sold out.

SURF ‘STOKED’: Phumla Pakamile stitches worn wetsuits for her extended surfer family of teen surfers at their family
home in Chintsa East Picture: MIKE LOEWE

Xhosa surf mom shows kids joy of riding waves

Chintsa teacher cares for brood of surfer teens. XHOSA surf mom Phumla Pakamile, 45, coaches and cares for up to 11 teen surfers at her humble Chintsa East township home.  


Homeboy hits big time in rap freedom fest

A MDANTSANE-BORN man has been named one of five rap acts to perform at the eighth annual Back To The City (BTTC) Youth Festival in Johannesburg on Freedom Day.


Filmmakers to hit Ginsberg festival

ASPIRING filmmakers are in for a treat this Easter as a new festival which promises to educate and entertain people launches in King William’s Town next week.


‘Passion Play’ depicts the true Easter spirit

THE story of Jesus Christ will be brought to life next week when an East London high school opens its Passion Play production in celebration of Easter.

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