Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition
Native Rhythms stand was an absolute hit at this year’s Moshito Music Conference at Bassline, Newtown. Pu2ma and Vuyo Tyolo, Native Rhythms’ newest artists spent two days at Moshito, meeting and building new audiences. A surprise visit by the Gauteng Province MEC for Arts, Sport and Recreation to the stand was the highlight, as well as that by Black Moses (Soul Brothers), iHhashi eLimhlope and Ebony, together with SAMPA members China and Morris Roda, Arnold Mabunda of Gallo Music Publishers.
Pu2ma makes her mark at this year’s Joy of Jazz Festival
As expected, Pu2ma made her footprint at the most revered jazz festival in Johannesburg, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz. Her performance on the same stage as Lalah Hathaway, Chris Botti, and Four Play, proved why as a debut artist with a debut album (released on the same day), Pu2ma deserved to be on that stage. It was a great day for Native Rhythms.
Pu2ma and Vuyo Tyolo at the Tribute Concert (Moretele Park)
Native Rhythms will never stop surprising South Africa’s music revelersand fun loving audiences. In front of more than 20 000 people, Pu2ma and Vuyo Tyolo performed like seasoned musicians and not to be outdone by the more established Mzansi artists who were schedule to perform later.
Pu2ma and Vuyo Tyolo pay homage to uMhlobo Wenene
They say charity begins at home. Pu2ma and Vuyo went home to the Eastern Cape to visit uMhlobo Wenene, the radio station that has been behind the success of most artists coming from that region, such as Thandiswa Mazwai, Siphokazi, Simphiwe Dana, etc. Pu2ma and Vuyo did a special showcase and a sneak preview of their albums to the stations music compilers, radio presenters, station and regional general manager as well as invited media and special guests.