And the nominees are...

2004-05-27 12:10
Cape Town - It's that time of the year again, when South African artists are recognised for their contribution to the music industry.

The tenth South African Music Awards, the longest running music event in South Africa, will be held on Saturday at Sun City.

Nominees for this year's awards were announced at a glitzy event in Johannesburg. To view the full list of nominees click here.

The public can vote for nominees in three categories: song of the decade, song of the year and artist of the year.

Former Springbok Nude Girls frontman, heart-throb Arno Carstens, is up for best male artist, best AC album (English) and best rock album.

To find out more about Carstens' debut solo CD Another Universe read MWEB's review and listen to 30 second clips of each song on the CD.

Or catch up with the iconic South African singer and his fellow New Porn collaborator, guitarist Albert Frost in MWEB's exclusive interview with the duo.

Song of the Decade

The late Madonna of the Townships, Brenda Fassie, has her hit single Vuli Ndlele up against kwaito king Mandoza's Nkalakatha, jazz legend Hugh Masekela's Thanayi and SA diva Vicky Sampson's African Dream for best song of the decade.

Other nominees are:

  • Arthur: Kaffir
  • Bayete: Mmalo - We
  • Mafikizolo: Ndibhamba Nawe
  • Phuzekhemisi No Khethani: Imbizo
  • Ringo: Sondela
  • TKZee: Dlala Mapantsula

    To listen to song clips of nominated songs by the nominated artists and to post your own opinion of the song, click here.

    Best Artist / Song of the Year

    Popular group Mafikizolo, controversial kwaito star Mzekekzeke and others are competing for best artist / song of the year.

    Other nominees are:

  • Mapaputsi: Kleva
  • Kabelo: Zonke
  • Skwatta Kamp: Umoya
  • Revolution: Zim Connection
  • Malaika: Mhla Uphelamandla
  • Brenda: Ntsware Mo
  • Adilah: Ses'fikile
  • Mzambiya vs Chippa: Wonk'umuntu

    To listen to clips from nominated tracks or rate and review the songs, click here.

    Listen to or download MP3s by Sama Nominees Cofield Mundi, Amanda Strydom, The Narrow, Springbok Nude Girls, Arno and Breyton Breytenbach here.

    If you would like to purchase CDs nominated for SA music awards, visit Kalahari.net.

    Sama10 will take place at Sun City in the Superbowl auditorium on Saturday, 29 May. The awards event will be televised live on SABC 1 at 20:00.

    On the net:

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