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INDEPENDENT MUSIC EXPORTERS SOUTH AFRICA: IMEXSA is is proud to offer its export-ready musicians, managers and company representatives export ready training and showcase opportunities: A moving trailer of hope, lead by passion to change lives and make dreams come true, this right here is a movement challenging perceptions of what it takes to be a successful independent musician in South Africa. 
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Tuesday, February 7 • 17:00 - 22:30
Showcase Day 2

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Showcase Acts:
  1. UrbanBeards, 
  2. Academie, 
  3. Mamickey, 
  4. Motsatsing, 
  5. Mabongi, 
  6. FingerPrint5, 
  7. Ozara, 
  8. Zwido, 
  9. PakuSel, 
  10. Asanda Bam, 
  11. Bluegum Jazz Band, 
  12. Simba Ci, 
  13. One Blood, 
  14. Ikati Esengxoweni,
  15. Faray The Great, 
  17. Movi M, 
  18. Kevin Maduna, 
  19. Mbijana Sibisi, 
  20. Tarynne Swarts, 
  21. Sibusile Xaba
  22. Nomfusi
  23. Yves
  24. Thembisile

avatar for Academie


Building on their success with their debut single Sulphur, Alex and Jean-Louise Parker of Academie have launched their first EP entitled Volumes in May 2016. Joined by Gerhard Geyser on sax and keyboard for live shows, the wife and husband duo, known for their performances with the... Read More →
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Asanda Bam

Hailing from the friendly city of Port Elizabeth, Asanda Bam started singing at an early age. At the age of 18 she joined one of South Africa's popular gospel groups, Joyous Celebration. She continued to cut her teeth as a backing singer before going solo, releasing her debut album... Read More →
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Bluegum Jazz Band

Artist, Independent Artist
Blue Gum Jazz Band believes in its own African music, and also the quality of music produced. We are hard working Band; this opportunity will also help us to grow in other business sectors such as online music distribution. Secondly we will be showcasing what has yet been showcased... Read More →
avatar for Faray The Great

Faray The Great

Faray the Great is a Jazz fusion singer songwritter and guitarist born on 9 March 1991.He is strongly influenced by african music,blues,jazz and rock.He believes music is more than just a sound but the energy and the liveness and tries to share this experience with his audiences all... Read More →
avatar for FingerPrint5


FingerPrint5 is a five piece band established in 2012 by Nkamogeleng Lebeloane. The band prides itself in its Afrikan indigenous meets neo-jazz sound, resulting in a genre called Root Soul. Our music is inspired by the African child, equal right and justice. We promote and stand for... Read More →
avatar for Ikati Esengxoweni,

Ikati Esengxoweni,

Ikati EseNgxoweni is an urban traditional, indie folk, world music band based in the Nelson Mandela Bay. The band consists of young, hip creatives, Lark Wantu on lead vocals and acoustic guitar together with Anam Manyati on lead vocals, percussion & acoustic guitar as well as Ludwe... Read More →
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Kevin Maduna

Kevin Maduna already building a name for himself as an emerging soul/ jazz artist was born in Diepkloof Soweto. Kevin was introduced to music at the tender age of Ten years, where he sang at church and got to grow and nature the gift of singing that he had.It never ended at church... Read More →
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Favor NT
Mabongi was born and raised in Thulamahashe (Bushbuckridge) where shestarted singing at the age of 4, after her matric she moved to Gauteng tofurther her studies at Tshwane University of Technology where she enrolledin Music (Majored in Jazz) in 2011 she completed her National Diplomaand... Read More →
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Mbijana Sibisi

Selected Artist, MIDEM
Short description of your act (suitable to use on our website):Mbijana Sibisi is a singer-songwriter, poet and guitarist from Durban. The music that he writes is influenced by the colors of life, both dark and light shade since in his songs you will find stories of hardship as well... Read More →
avatar for Motsatsing


Motsatsing (She of the Sun) is a Johannesburg based singer, songwriter, dj and voice over artist. This infectious performer was born in Soweto in 1984 and raised in Spruitview, Ekurhuleni. Her first taste of music performance came when she was living in Pimville, Soweto, when she... Read More →
avatar for Movi M

Movi M

I believe I am good at what I do and been looking for opportunities to be even better than what I am right now, I have been working so hard since 2011 as a solo artist and it has not been easy as I am an independent artist/musician, I have also released my debut album 2014 which I... Read More →
avatar for Nomfusi


Nomfusi is a South African singer and performer of Afro-Soul music. She was born in the township of KwaZhakele in the Eastern Cape. Her mother Kwazibani (“Who Knows?” in English) raised her while her father languished in jail for 21 years. A domestic worker by day, Kwazibani... Read More →
avatar for Ozara


Ozara Odé is an international soul/jazz artist who has graced the stage from the World Famous Cotton Club in New York City to the Jazz Cafe in London! Her sultry tone resonates through language barriers and touches your soul. Rolling Out magazine has called her a voice to be reckoned... Read More →
avatar for PakuSel


Paku Sel is a duet formed by Alex Odiekila and Rendani Mashau. The band was formed in 2008 and released its debut album "Continental Voyage" in 2009. The band plays cross-continental fusion and now working on the second album.
avatar for SCOTTY LLOYD


Tshepo Leshaba(born 29 September), is better known as Scotty Lloyd. He is a mercurial African soul indie singer, songwriter, producer & performer extraordinaire from the rich historical streets of Soweto. He lights up the stage with his great energy and continues to amaze the crowds... Read More →
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Sibusile Xaba

Sibusile Xaba (32) was born in 1984 in Emadadeni, Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal, eventually moving to Pretoria to study at Ochrim School of Music before enrolling in Jazz Studies at the Tshwane University of Technology. Sibusile’s recent achievements include leading the Continental Arts... Read More →
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Simba Ci

Simba ci is a versatile musician who is a singer song writer plays a variety of instruments including the guitar,a bit of keys, Marimba and djembe drum , which results in an African influenced soul blend of music.Simba Ci strives to change the face of African music by taking its audience... Read More →
avatar for SOL GEMS


 Sol Gems are a three-piece psychedelic sungaze band based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rising from the ashes of various prominent South African bands, the formation of Sol Gems was forged through the exploration of eccentric sounds, immersive grooves, floating melodies and a total... Read More →
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Tarynne Swarts

Tarynne Swarts(pachamama) is an Afro-World music artist who released her debut album entitled Pachamama meaning Earth Mother in 2016.The album was recorded in Andalucia, Spain with an international collaboration of musicians from Cuba, Spain, the Usa and Africa. Her music is an eclectic... Read More →
avatar for Thembisile


Thembisile started realizing that she has a singing talent at the tender age of seven. She started competing at Shell road to fame talent competitions at the age of 13. She did not make it in that competition, however she never gave up and started singing at social events in and around... Read More →
avatar for UrbanBeards


Somewhere in the heart of South Africa in a town called Bloemfontein 3 young african boys who grew up world's apart have connected to make the unique live music experience known as "Urban Beards" ; the first ever african boy band! Urban Beards is a musical phenomenon like no other... Read More →


Artist, Independent Artist
I've been in the music for awhile now and I feel that it is time to reach people all over the world.It will be of such great honor to represent my Xhosa heritage through my music and reach all walks of life.My music is ready to be heard by the world.
avatar for Zwido


Zwido was born in 1980 in Limpopo Vhembe where she grew and did her primary and high school. Her interest in music started when she sang and dance in school traditional groups and the passion grew when she sang at church where she received a lot of compliment. In 2008 she became part... Read More →

Tuesday February 7, 2017 17:00 - 22:30 SAST
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City