Ushering the spring

2015-09-24 06:00

Nkumbuzo Nkonyana, Melikhaya Ndabeni, Mawande Mxunyelwa and Akhona Dudumashe.

Nkumbuzo Nkonyana, Melikhaya Ndabeni, Mawande Mxunyelwa and Akhona Dudumashe.

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The Look Out Hill is a place to be this weekend if you around Khayelitsha..

That is the message from the centre manager Xabiso Mzwakali.

Mzwakali said the centre was fast “becoming a magnet of entertainment and development”.

“Deals are concluded here, entertainers want to showcase their talents here. We have become a people’s pedastal,” he enthused.

On Friday morning the centre will host the anticipated launch of the Khayelitsha Travel spearheaded by Loyiso Mfuku and Mvuyisi Mbono.

The duo have joined forces with Bidvest Car Rental in a bid to take Khayelitsha tourism to greater heights.

The launch will be held at the exquisite Malibongwe Restaurant inside the centre.

“It has been a dream of ours to take Khayelitsha to the world, while bringing the world to Khayelitsha,” the duo said.

Meanwhile another Khayelitsha export Heavenly Quartez will be wowing their at the same venue at night.

These four male singers have shown a marked developed since they met in 2008 and formed this group at Harry Gwala Secondary School, where they were involved in school choral activities.

Their first widely acknowledged performance was at the Silulo Ulutho Technologies graduation ceremony in Khayelitsha in 2009.

This was followed by a steady flow of functions, including performances at the Queenstown Casino, at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha, at the World Cup Artists Stages (2010) and with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012.

The directors of HQ Productions are Nkumbuzo Nkonyana, Melikhaya Ndabeni, Mawande Mxunyelwa and Akhona Dudumashe.

Their first full album, following the single Mzali Wam, was Isiqalo (The Beginning), this was released in 2011 and proved a great success.

The focus of the group is on classical crossover music with a flavour of opera and choral music as well as Afro-classic fused with Jazz and Gospel.

The group aim to go much further than the production of albums and the offering of ad hoc performances or gigs.

The quartet’s HQ Productions (Pty) Ltd is a registered music-production company that aims to become active in PA sound system hire, music recording, Music lessons, events, merchandising and music consultation.

On this day the group will be launching their first live dvd and website. The dvd, which includes their Background stories and the two singles Sulila (Don’t Cry) and Sulirum, was filmed at the Look Out Hill early this year.

)For those of you who would love to pre order their copies, call them on 0735096131/0717180091.

Or simply visit our Facebook page or you can email tickets at Computickets and shoprite money market.

On Saturday Ladida Entertainment headed by Sizwe Batwa ushers in the season in style when it hosts Khayelitsha Spring Fair 2105.

Speaking to City Vision last night, Batwa, was optimistic that the event will be a huge success.

“It’ a first of its kind! We will have Chinese sushi chef, DJ Julz Sanchez ,Sakhile Baleni and Gifted DJ - all this for free,” he enthused.

Batwa said fashion designer Noncedo Yellowbone will be showing off her latest designs.

There will be an exclusive car show and fantastic wine tasting

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