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It is seldom that an entertainer, over a span of decades, continues to capture the imaginations of not only audiences but also that of other entertainers in a diverse variety of fields and still somehow continues to remain relevant while always evolving.
Not only was and is the originator of the Bruin Man Funk continually evolving but by all accounts Ameen Levy still manages to stick to his core identity as an artist, an entertainer and more importantly, as a person.
Sadly Ameen Levy and his family were struck by the devastating tragedy of losing their home in a fire on 22 September 2021. To help them through this difficult period, and help get the Ameen Levy Foundation back up and running, Band Aid along with Uncle Cal and P-Fore Online are hosting a benefit event for the entertainer who has not only worked with, influenced and paved the way for so many of his contemporaries and those young artists who he has given a platform to, but who has also given joy to audiences and fans all over the country.
Nowadays well produced Christmas albums by South African artists are by all accounts a rarity and very few among those have that something special that would set them apart from the average offering. Somehow locally produced Christmas albums never seem to make it as alternatives to the ubiquitous age-old Boney-M album or the much loved Mariah Carey Christmas album played everywhere every year.
However... Carmen Xclusive has never been your average singer and this is not an average album.
One of my friends called me the other day to ask what is going on with me and why am I not saying anything on facebook anymore - not even commenting on stuff.
Well, I am not in a very good socialising space over-all right now, so I am not really focussing on the stuff that are making everyone run to the toilet over the last few weeks.
I have no opinion. As far as the 'Junk' status is concerned, I told him - "It's happened before and went right over the heads of the majority, including mainstream media, but the thing here is - I grew up like that - many of us come from 'Junk'.
It’s Been A While, an intimate, semi-acoustic, stripped down collection of sensual songs, as they were originally composed, sees Claire Phillips return to the stage challenging herself to recollect moments of creativity when it was just herself and her guitar, sitting in a room, or under a tree at music school, writing songs that would eventually make their way onto stages and into people’s hearts.
Hosted by and featuring the charismatic Afrikaans Rap extraordinaire, Jitsvinger, they will perform for two nights only at the Garden Court Theatre on 6th and 7th August 2016.
A Port Elizabeth artist whose expansive musical gift has earned him accolades in the R&B, Contemporary Jazz and Gospel Music fields grabbed the attention of Los Angeles based music awards organisation, The Akademia.
We at bruinou.com took some time out to listen to some of Creshwell October's music and watch a few of his videos. We immediately noticed some influences of other great South African Jazz Guitarists like Ernie Smith, Jonathan Butler, Jimmy Dludlu and Allou April but those influences are subtle and understated, which we think is great, because that means Creshwell has evolved a style of his own.
We think Creshwell is definitely on par with some of the best around the world.