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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!

Five SAMA Nominations for 2Feet

2 FEET MUSIC are very proud to announce that TAXI VIOLENCE, THE GRAEME WATKINS PROJECTand THE DIRTY SKIRTS have all been nominated for SAMA’s! Nominees were announced at this morning’s MTN SAMA 18 (South African Music Awards) Press Conference and we’ve received the following nominations:

TAXI VIOLENCE have received 2 nominations for their album “Unplugged: Long Way From Home” for “BEST ROCK ALBUM” and “DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR”. Says Jason Ling, bassist for Taxi Violence: “To receive SAMA nominations for ‘Best Rock Album’ and ‘Best Duo or Group of the Year’ is a great honour and we are very thankful. It’s a good feeling to be acknowledged as a band and for what we have been trying to achieve over the past seven years.

THE GRAEME WATKINS PROJECT, who released their debut album “Corridors of the Mind” last year, received a nomination for “BEST ROCK ALBUM” along with “BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR” for their hit single “Music Affair”, which was directed and co-produced by BRIAN MASON and GRAEME WATKINS. “It’s a huge feather in our cap to be nominated, but on our debut album, it’s just beyond words! We are so stoked to be recognized by our peers in this industry and feel very honoured.” Responds an elated front man Graeme Watkins, on the 2 SAMA nominations.

THE DIRTY SKIRTS received a nomination for “BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM” for their latest release “Lost In The Fall”, which has arguably been hailed as their best album to date! “The band is really happy about being nominated for Best Alternative Album. We were really satisfied with the work we’ve put into “Lost In The Fall” and we’re quietly pleased that it’s received this recognition,” comments front man Jeremy de Tolly.

2 Feet Music wishes the nominees all the best at the SAMA 18 awards on 29 & 30 April at Sun City.