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Sheer Sound recognises its SAMA Award Nominees

Adam Glasser – nominated in the “Best Jazz” category for the album “Mzansi”

An album which The Sunday World proclaims is ‘an inspired record that captures the essence of South African jazz’. That Gwen Ansell says “deliberately confronts listeners’ perceptions of musical categories and what does and does not belong in the box. Glasser wants us to sit up and acknowledge the validity of the South African jazz heritage”. An album that may well earn Glasser repeat SAMA honours, having scooped a previous award in 2012 for his debut album: ‘Free at First.’

Glasser has recently performed at the prestigious Cape Town International Jazz Festival [30th March] with a lineup including Khaya Mahlangu, Pinise Saul, and Bheki Khoza. The outfit is scheduled to perform at “Bushfire Festival” (Swaziland, 27th May) & “Hilltop Live” ( 2nd June). Adam Glasser has also managed to secure sponsorship from Honer mouth organs – and has recently conducted successful harmonica workshop at the Trevor Huddleston Centre in Sophiatown, as well as in Gugulethu (29th March).

Joe Shirimani Na Vana Va Ndoda – nominated in the hotly contested “Best Traditional Music” category for the album “Banana”.

The undisputed King of Shangaani disco is now back to music after a noticeable gap – where he studied and became a fully fledged traditional healer. Joe goes head to head with various big names, from divergent cultures and musical backgrounds, to fight for top honours on the night. Sheer Sound wishes him well!

Sheer METRO FM Award Winners!

METRO FMCongratulations to MADODA & KUNLE AYO on their recent Metro FM Awards!

MADODA took“Best Afro Pop” Award at the 11th Metro FM Music Awards for the album “MZIZI”.
MADODA upset Afro Pop veterans, and multi-award winners, Ntando and Theo Kgosinkwe (also Lira and McKenzi) to take this year’s crown! Much talk! Most definitely the ‘upset’ and point of discussion around this years awards…

If you are not aware of exactly who Madoda is, and what he does – please do listen to his album – feel free to interview him and discover some more about this man that is destined to change the face and sound of current Afropop in South Africa with his unique blend of Gospel, pop, R&B, and soul. MADODA’s album “MZIZI” is freely available in all good record stores.

KUNLE AYO took “Best Contemporary Jazz” Award at the 11th Metro FM Music Awards for the album “BEST OF BOTH WORLDS”. KUNLE AYO is one of the most underrated talents in South Africa presently, and undoubtedly. Pipping multi-award winners, and massive sellers, Judith Sephuma and Jimmy Dludlu (also Vusi Khumalo and Swazi Dlamini) to this post – true proof of KUNLE’s pure and abundant quality.

As with the above – please do pay attention to this deserving artist and his amazing album “BEST OF BOTH WORLDS”. His fifth album, after 10 years working in the SA music industry.

New release from Phinda

PhindaAcclaimed “Adult Contemporary African” SAMA award winner Phinda is back with another resounding album !

A strong follow up to “Yithi Paha” and the amazing “Mbheka Phesheya” albums, the new release ‘Heaven can wait’ promises more of the same inimitable Phinda style, but this time with some added spice in the form of gospel tracks and some retrospective flavours … in stores June 2011.