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Renowned gospel band produces another star

Brenda grateful to Joyous MZANTSI’S number one gospel group Joyous Celebration has produced another soulful solo artist in Brenda Mtambo who wowed fans at the group’s Grateful Tour concert in Port Elizabeth at the weekend.

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DJ Blom to kick-start deep house music in the province

FOUNDER of the Mdantsane Ikas’lam and Mdantsane Native clothing brands in 2008, Malibongwe “Blomzit Avenue” Blom has turned his attention to developing deep house music in the Eastern Cape.

Simphiwe Dana

I’m not a renegade

Dana’s ‘new book’ leaves her off-key WHEN singer Simphiwe Dana premiered her new single Nzima from her upcoming fourth album on Thursday, she also revealed the much-anticipated Renegade Called Simphiwe was not her memoir. Nor was it an authorised biography.

Asanda Jezile

Sky’s the limit for EL’s Asanda who sings to her teddy bears

A FORMER East Londoner’s daughter who has made it to the finals of UK hit reality show Britain’s Got Talent has taken audiences by storm on both sides of the pond.

BRANCHING OUT: Simeon Goldblum strums a guitar at his new music school which forms part of the Lee Gold group in Old Transkei Road

EL school boost for musos

Lee Gold music store starts new initiative EAST London’s famous music store, Lee Gold Music, is taking things to a whole new level by launching its own music school.

JAZZ PIONEER: Stirling High viceprincipal Alan Webster, 46, is behind the construction in the school's parking lot of the best jazzspecific venue in South Africa

Stirling to lead jazz in new venue

200-seater breathes life into EC music PIONEERING jazz returns to its Eastern Cape roots with the construction of one of the country’s best jazz music venues at Stirling High School in Buffalo City later this year.

LOVE DOCTOR: Lwando Galeni works as a late night radio DJ on Mdantsane FM. His show, ‘The Couch’, focuses on love matters. Below, Lwando sees to his day job

DJ inspires love among listeners

Tough life fails to dull his spirit BY DAY Lwando “Mr G” Galeni does odd jobs around the city – but at night he becomes East London’s own “love doctor” on Mdantsane FM.

SLICK PERFORMER: Guitarist Sliq Angel performs in Soweto in 2005

Sliq Angel returns home with new album

DUNCAN Village-born music sensation Sliq Angel will launch his fourth album, Umngqusho Reloaded, in East London tomorrow.

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