Saturday, August 7, 2021

Mwalimu Express on London's Soho Radio feat. special guest JOETT

It was an absolute honor to be invited by my friend and fellow Juror on AFRIMA, Rita Ray, to have a chat with her and her co-host Max Reinhardt on their radio show Mwalimu Express on London's Soho Radio

You'll get a chance to listen to the entire radio show via the widget at the very bottom of this blog post. But first, let me give you a bit of background on Mwalimu Express and Soho Radio.

From its grass-roots founding in 2014, Soho Radio has grown to be an influential voice and amplifier for music and culture, bringing together people from Soho, London, the UK and globally. They are an online radio station broadcasting 250+ shows a month live from Soho and from New York to the world, featuring two channels: Soho & NYC + Culture.

Mwalimu Express was created in 1997 by DJs Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt. Envisioned as a mythical train travelling the African continent, the original weekly sessions were based at the Bread and Roses pub in Clapham, blending live music, DJs, food and even board games. In 2000 they introduced a film programme, curated by the ScreenStation Collective, showcasing a mix of short films, documentaries and features.

Now held at Rich Mix on the third Sunday of every month from September to May, Mwalimu Express has built a loyal following of all ages and includes dance workshops, market stalls, street food, bar and a pop-up library.

It's always a free entry gig, it's always family friendly.....a splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Mwalimu means teacher in Swahili and it was the title given to the legendary Julius Kambarage Nyerere (13 April 1922 – 14 October 1999), Tanzanian statesman,  first President of Tanzania and previously of Tanganyika, from 1960 until his retirement in 1985.

Mwalimu is pronounced Mwah (as in a short kiss), Lee (as in Majors) Moo (a short one, not a moooo!)

Stream the Show NOW

To get to the Joett interview segment of the show,  just move the cursor forward in the widget to 27 minutes and 37 seconds. Enjoy!



Thursday, August 5, 2021

INTRODUCING the TSA “Smash or Pass the Track” Podcast

In the heels of our ongoing voice coaching initiative Vocals Quick Fix Africa, we’re just about to launch the very first edition of our brand new podcast “Smash or Pass the Track.”

Here’s how it works.

Talent Showcase Africa is inviting emerging African recording artists to submit their music for professional feedback by our panel of experts comprising radio curator, record producer and vocal coach. 

So, we’ll play 30 seconds of your track with the option to go extra time to 60 seconds and give feedback on the show. If we like your track and you make our pick-of-the-day playlist, we’ll play your entire track on the show. 

Initially, we plan to host a 15-minute podcast because we want to make it fast, exciting and easy for people to share with friends, family, fans via WhatsApp & Telegram. 

And what’s more, if you make the grade, you’ll be offered FREE vocal coaching by TSA’s resident coach JOETT, so you can record a deluxe version of your song for radio rotation and NOMINATION for the Djooky Music Awards.

Interested? Send your track and some information about yourself by email, to: podcast@TalentShowcaseAfrica.com 

Download the exciting new Smash or Pass the Track radio jingle here, or stream/ download from SoundCloud widget located bottom of this page.

So, until the next edition of our regular newsletter, stay safe, and we wish you all the best in the upcoming DMAs Summer 2021 Season.


Djooky Africa Team & Talent Showcase Africa 

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Call for Application: Professional Vocal Coaching FREE If Selected

 


Talent Showcase Africa (TSA) is offering you a chance to train your vocals through the #VocalsQuickFixAfrica edition. Get the opportunity to work with renowned Voice Coach & Author Joett, to give your voice an upmarket finish.

Do you have a song you think you could do better, given another chance? Get your 2nd shot at a good song by following these two simple steps.

STEP 1

Send a recorded track in mp3 format for evaluation to joett@TalentShowcaseAfrica.com

If you get selected, you get 10 Hours of a FREE Professional Vocal Training Program; that qualifies you for the next level.

Training will be conducted online via Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, and/or WhatsApp call.

HURRY! Limited space available.

STEP 2

You will re-record your song (or record a new song) after your training; submit your new song to Djooky Music Awards.

Once the new song is submitted, you will get FREE promotion on Nam Radio and Mdundo to help grow your fanbase and VOTES.

Simple, right?                          

Find out more about how the vocal training program can change your music journey. Watch Tanzanian artist Japhy Ross Before & After story on video.

Listen/download the brand new single Bado by Japhy Ross on Mdundo; or watch the Official Audio video on Talent Showcase Africa YouTube channel.

This UNIQUE opportunity is brought to you courtesy of Talent Showcase Africa in partnership with the Djooky Music Awards, Mdundo and Nam Radio.

With best wishes, 


Djooky & Talent Showcase Africa Team

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Talent Showcase Africa Gives Away FREE eBook for African Singers

There are fundamental basics to improving your singing voice. I wrote an eBook about this a while ago and revamped it just recently in 2021, and now we've just uploaded it to the Talent Showcase Africa page on Nam Radio to make it available to African artists for FREE download. 

It includes voice training mp3 from my Learn to Sing with JOETT CD, which I released in the past, with instructions on how to use these mp3s included in the eBook.

So, to download the TSA FREE eBook for Singers go to the very bottom of the TSA page here and click on the tab: Download FREE eBook TODAY. 

DJOOKY NEWS  

Call for Application: FREE Vocal Training Programme 

For those of you who want to apply for our ongoing private voice training sessions’ initiative, please click our Nam Radio newsletter link and follow instructions here

Brain Malouf talks to Australian Television

Australia’s longest-running breakfast television show features Djooky and its co-founder Brian Malouf, who has helped create some of the biggest songs in the past four decades and is still on a mission to voice the upcoming music artists through the Djooky Music Awards.

Having an eventful career working with artists like Madonna, Freddie Mercury, and David Bowie, he explains the intricacies in song-making and shares some of the golden memories of working with the big shots!

How was it like working with them? Which track is he most proud of? Find the answers in this video here 

It is Summer Season of the Djooky Music Awards!

Your songs can take part in the weekly competitions and can win up to $300!

The weekly competition begins at 00:00:00 GMT Monday and lasts until 23:59:59 GMT Sunday. Shoutout to your fans to get more votes!

Here are the DMA key Summer Season dates:

Applications close: Sunday, 15 August 2021 at 23:59:59 GMT

National Voting Round: Monday, 16 August 2021, 00:00:00 GMT - Friday, 20 August, 23:59:59 GMT

Continental Voting Round: Saturday, 21 August 2021, 00:00:00 GMT - Wednesday, 25 August, 23:59:59 GMT

Global Voting Round: Thursday, 26 August 2021, 00:00:00 - Sunday, 29 August 23:59:59 GMT

Share this link with your fans so they can help you win: 

https://djookyawards.com/register/?as_music_lover   

So, until the next edition of our regular newsletter, stay safe, and we wish you all the best in the DMAs Summer Season.


With best wishes,


Djooky Africa Team & Talent Showcase Africa 

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

AFRIMA 2021: Submit Your Songs & Videos NOW

The first step to being nominated in any category of the biggest music awards on the continent of Africa @afrimawards is to submit your songs and videos before the close of entries on August 20, 2021.

Head over to submit your songs and videos at www.afrima.org OR the AFRIMA social media platforms @afrimawards Or the link submission form here

AU UNVEILS CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR AFRIMA 2021...

Call for entries starts on June 28 at 12.00 noon (CAT)

The African Union, in partnership with the International Committee of the All African Music Awards, AFRIMA, has formally unveiled the calendar of events for the upcoming 2021 edition of the awards ceremony. The unveiling event took place at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 23, 2021.

The unveiling activity marks the formal opening of AFRIMA 2021 and features a line-up of undertakings and events that would take place between June 20 and November 21, 2021.

Speaking on behalf of the African Union, the Director of health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Cisse Mariama Mohamed, noted that "The COVID pandemic resulted in multiple setbacks for the continent, but AFRIMA is commitment to uniting the continent through entertainment and honoring their tradition of celebrating the scintillating musical culture of Africa by featuring exhilarating Pan-Africa events through the lifespan of the calendar year in 2021 and we are looking forward to celebrating the richness of the African continent alongside AFRIMA in November this year".

According to a document signed by Mrs. Mohamed, the submission of entries, marks the first official event of the 2021 AFRIMA calendar and officially opens globally on www.afrima.org to African music professionals either living on the continent or in the diaspora from Monday, June 28, by 12:00noon Central African Time (CAT) and closes on Friday, August 20, 2021. Further details on entry submission guidelines are available on the AFRIMA website (www.afrima.org).

The submission of songs and videos must be produced or released under the year in review i.e. June 1, 2020 to August 20, 2021. African music artistes, managers, producers, record label owners, recording companies, video directors, Disc Jockeys, Choreographers/dancers, and International acts are eligible to submit their works or submit on behalf of their clients via the official AFRIMA website www.afrima.org for a possible nomination in one or more of the forty (40) categories of AFRIMA.

Other activities slated on the calendar includes a 'Pre-Screening process, where submitted entries will go through screening carried out by the Screening Committee of AFRIMA. The screening process would be done within the period of August 21 to 28 2021, after which the International Jury of AFRIMA comprising a 13-man panel of experienced, respected African music experts and practitioners will carry out the AFRIMA Adjudication process from August 29th to September 6th.

The Adjudication process involves the International jury members carefully and painstakingly assessing and selecting the very best amongst submitted entries to occupy the AFRIMA 2021 Nominees' List. On completion, a 'World Media Announcement of AFRIMA 2021 Nominees' List' will take place on September 7th to publicly unveil the African artistes and works by Africans in Africa and the diaspora that have been nominated.

On September 8 the AFRIMA Academy as well as African music fans and followers around the globe begin to participate in the 'AFRIMA Public Voting' process to be conducted on www.afrima.org during which the 2021 nominees will receive votes that could lead them to emerging winners in the various categories of the awards. The voting process, which closes 24 hours before the main awards ceremony, would be monitored and audited by a reputable International Auditing Firm.

Finally, the main awards ceremony, set to hold from November 18th to November 2021 in the host city, features a three-day fiesta of music, glamour, Afrocentrism and entertainment. The event commences with the Welcome Soiree followed by the AFRIMA Music Village, the Host City Tour, the Africa Music Business Summit, and the exclusive Nominees Party and concluded with the live Awards Ceremony.

According to the Fans of African music globally can follow along and take part in the AFRIMA 2021 events on social media, live stream on the AFRIMA website, the AFRIMA App and by tuning to over 84 television stations which are AFRIMA partners.

In partnership with the African Union Commission, (AUC), All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, is the pinnacle of African music awards globally. AFRIMA is a music and cultural initiative developed to celebrate, reward and showcase the rich musical heritage of Africa, stimulate conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the globe about the great potentials and values of the African culture and artistic legacy for the purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty, calling attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the positive image of Africa to the world.


Friday, June 11, 2021

Djooky Music Awards Global Finals Voting Distribution

 


Congratulations to the Djooky Music Awards winners - Pablo from the Philippines DMP, and Mossa from the Solomon Islands!


You can find the distribution of the votes here.

See you in DMA Summer Edition! You can apply here.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Call For Application: Vocal Training, Your 2nd Shot at a Good Song

Talent Showcase Africa (TSA) is offering you a chance to train your vocals through the #VocalsQuickFixAfrica edition. Get the opportunity to work with renowned Voice Coach & Author Joett, to give your voice an upmarket finish. 

Do you have a  song you think you could do better, given another chance? Get your 2nd shot at a good song by following these two simple steps.

STEP 1

Send a recorded track in mp3 format for evaluation to joett[at]TalentShowcaseAfrica.com 

If you get selected, you get 10 Hours of a FREE Professional Vocal Training Program; that qualifies you for the next level. 

Training will be conducted online via Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, and/or WhatsApp call. 

HURRY! Limited space available.


STEP 2

You will re-record your song (or record a new song) after your training; submit your new song to Djooky Music Awards

Once the new song is submitted, you will get FREE promotion on Nam Radio and Mdundo to help grow your fanbase and VOTES.

Simple, right?  


                           

Find out more about how the vocal training program can change your music journey. Watch Tanzanian artist Japhy Ross Before & After story on video.


Listen/download the brand new single Bado by Japhy Ross on Mdundo; or watch the Official Audio video on Talent Showcase Africa YouTube channel.



This UNIQUE opportunity is brought to you courtesy of Talent Showcase Africa in partnership with the Djooky Music Awards, Mdundo and Nam Radio.


With best wishes,


Djooky & Talent Showcase Africa Team

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