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Bring Tha Noise is coming to Botswana


24 November 2004 No Comment

GABORONE ­ A group of young, vibrant South African disk jockeys and turntabalists, with an insatiable appetite for music are preparing to come and rock Botswana on December 9-11…

Group leader Que Lebatha told BOPA that they felt that they should give Batswana an early Christmas before going to other countries. 

” Our mission is a three-week tour of different towns and cities in Southern Africa, covering Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland and, of course, South Africa. The tour will take place over the festive season,” said Que. 

She said they would be at Mc Ginty’s on December 9, at Urban Brew on December 10 and at the Lizard Lounge on December 11. 

She said the performances would blend a number of music genres, as well as include a one-hour live turntablist show and MC performance. 

The turntablist show will include judging by the crowd, as well as a four man demo performed on two sets of turntables similar to the Technics DMC demos done overseas every year. 

The Durban MC Battle of the Year champion Raheem will perform the MC performance. This performance will include scratching and cutting from the turntablists, in the form of an MC led scratch session. 

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince in America a few years ago made this MC leading DJ show popular. 

The tour includes heavyweights such as Richard, a Hip-Hop DJ who has been scratching and putting on beat- juggling, beat-cutting and scratching for the past five years and is the only certified Stanton Scratch trainer in South Africa. 

He has played live with George Sax and his band, opened for Vadim in Russia, Westwood in London, and is one of the main attractions at the Flux Music Festival held annually in Kwa Zulu Natal. 

He also has had television appearances on Shiz Niz, on ETV, 30 Seconds to Fame on SABC 3 and One on SABC 1. 

Also there will be Kent, another Hip Hop DJ, born in Cape Town who has been doing his thing since the age of 11.He quickly mastered the art of scratching, beat-juggling, beat-cutting, flairs and combos. 

He has played with Cashless Society, who are one of the hottest local Hip-Hop acts in South Africa and Yonda, an upcoming MC. 

Raheem is a Durban MC who has performed at numerous clubs throughout South Africa, and is a regular at the Playhouse in Durban. He won the 2004 Durban MC battle of the year, and has performed with Pitch Black Afro and Cashless society. 

Also present will be DJ Papercut, who is currently an East Coast radio DJ, and has recently finished a South African tour. Obita is a Johannesburg-based MC, who was winner of 1997 Botswana Hip-Hop Bonanza. 

Que said they were also bringing a few upcoming scratch DJ’s to perform live shows and they would be marketing and selling a number of South African made clothing brands. BOPA 

SOURCE:  http://www.gov.bw/cgi-bin/news.cgi?d=20041124&i=Bring_Tha_Noise_is_coming

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