Award-winning musos develop young EL talent
Afro-soul artist Nkosinathi Mankayi and jazz maestro Nduduzo Makhathini are hosting the Buyel’Ekhaya Artist Development Workshop from Monday, November 25 until November 26, 2019, at the Miriam Makeba Eastern Cape Audio Visual Centre (ECAVC) in East London.
These two music industry experts are presenting talks and presentations on the music business - A Personal Case Study. Makhathini, an international award-winning jazz composer and musician is also the Head of Music at the University of Fort Hare will talk on the Recording Industry, Publishing and Management.
Sharif Baker, Artist Management and Production Specialist for the Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Festival will deal with stage etiquette and technical prowess. Siphelele Sixaso, former Group Head of Radio Marketing at the SABC will touch on Personal Brand Marketing.
Various members of the National Arts Council are also expected to do presentations.
The purpose of the two-day workshop is to empower and equip emerging artists with the tools and skills required to go out into the highly competitive music industry and establish themselves.
Emerging artists attending the development workshop will also be given an opportunity to audition on November 26 for a place to perform at the Buyel’Ekhaya Emerging Artist Stage at this year’s Buyel’Ekhaya Music Festival on December 15, 2019 at the Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium alongside Nathi, Sho Madjozi, Zonke, and Vusi Mahlasela among others. The young artists will receive performance fees.
Nomahlubi Mazwai, founder of Buyel’ Ekhaya said, “Young aspiring artists keep the entertainment industry alive in the Eastern Cape during the year. Thus, we host the artist development programme to equip these very artists with the necessary skills to find success on the national and international stage. We have to date featured amongst others Dumza Maswana, Berita and Msaki on our developmental stage and have seen them progress to greater heights.”
Acclaimed jazz musician Nduduzo Makhathini is pleased to be involved in what he is passionate about. “As an artist, my experiences over the years could possibly benefit the next generation of creatives. For this workshop, I’ll be sharing my personal journey, and using some moments as anecdotes that can be used by upcoming musicians and artists.”
Participants are to apply to take part on www.buyelekhaya.co.za