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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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Wednesday, February 8 • 17:00 - 22:30
Showcase Day 3

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Showcase Acts: 
  1. Annabelle, 
  2. AyaZungu, 
  3. CIM, 
  4. Holly, 
  5. Akio, 
  6. Lpee, 
  7. Mpumi, 
  8. Roxy, 
  9. tsantjafam, 
  10. Solani, 
  11. TheCITY, 
  12. VeeDeshNee, 
  13. RADIO 123, 
  14. Ras Bahiru, 
  15. Bombshelter Beast, 
  16. Lana Crowster, 
  17. L-Avant Garde, 
  18. Ayanda Jiya, 
  19. Makoya kwaito, 
  20. Eden Myrrh, 
  21. Murumba Pitch, 
  22. Jackie Queens, 
  23. Thor Rixon, 
  24. Melissa Truebody
  25. Ntombi
  26. Terry

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Akio Kawahito, aka DJ ID, is an internationally recognized Hip Hop DJ and one of South Africa’s most influential contributors to the genre. Known for his diverse track selection, ID blends Hip Hop, R&B, Old School, Kwaito Jazz, Funk, and Swing. Having held resident status at clubs... Read More →
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Annabelle Hift is an aspiring singer/songwriter, born in a small town Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Her style of music is a unique fusion of old school jazz and blues. Annabelle is passionate about using her songs as a vehicle of self expression, to voice the realities of society that... Read More →
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Ayanda Jiya

Ayanda Jiya is a versatile songstress from Klerksdorp, North West. Born in 1987, she always had a burning desire for music and singing.From the age of 6, Ayanda was singing her heart out at any present opportunity.She is influenced by alot of genres, mostly Gospel, Jazz, Neo Soul... Read More →
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“Music is endless!” This is the belief of Ayanda Zungu, a vibrant young lady otherwise known as AyaZungu. AyaZungu has been a recording artist since 2010 recording with her group called Rhythm and Flow and recently decided to brave the solo route. She has perfected one instrument... Read More →
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Bombshelter Beast

Think Black Cat White Cat meets Brenda Fassie – add an opera singer, a polish refugee, a Manchester born kwaito star and SA’s most astute linguist, and you have half the picture. The other half should be experienced live. It’s a genre-busting music collective second to none... Read More →
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Released (3) single album and shared stage with likes of speedy/lundi/setjhaba/peter and many more . Partook in community radio like Mmabatho FM event weddings and churches. Part of South African Arts You Forum SAACYF in north west province.
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Eden Myrrh

What started as a narrative woven into song by a bright-eyed eleven-year-old girl was almost overnight, turned into the #ChroniclesOfADreamer; the slogan that Eden Myrrh adopted and feeds into all of her music after spending time performing on the streets of the Edinburgh for the... Read More →
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Artist, Holly
“House music is huge in South Africa, as you well know. It is also a predominantly black and male dominated scene, so we were intrigued when we came across the impressive first single off the forthcoming album of a very young and unmistakably white Holly” – thisisafrica.meAt... Read More →
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Jackie Queens

Zimbabwean born vocalist Jackie Queens has always found freedom in music. With an acquired taste for genre tectonics, Jackie's worldy wise influences have converged to form a versatile and sophisticated singer/songwriter. Although her voice is best known for house music, her... Read More →
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L-Avant Garde

L-Avant Garde (pronounced: elayvon-guard), a name that brands huge responsibility to whomever chooses it, a responsibility to the constant advancement of whatever form of art is linked to your soul and whichever society you were birthed into. L-Avant Garde is a Durban based singer... Read More →
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Lana Crowster

Lana Crowster is a singer, composer, arranger and vocal coach based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lana started singing at the age of 2 and began her career in performance at the tender age of 6. Armed with a Bachelors Degree in Music and a Post Graduate Diploma in Jazz Performance... Read More →
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Lpee is a Nigerian born south Africa based recording,performing artist and creative who has within the years independently produced several movies and music contents in south Africa for the south Africa market.
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Makoya kwaito

Artist, Independent Artist
We are pationate about music and we take ourselves serious, we are committed,dedicated and hard workers too,we strive to succeed, we did well in terms of marketing ourselves and would like to share and take our talent overseas,and meet up with other artists so we could learn more.we... Read More →
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Melissa Truebody

I am a Jozi Girl Born and raised. I grew up with the Blues and Pink Floyd and learned to sing in my baby-seat in the back of the car on long family road trips. I attended Michael Mount (known as the Hippy School) where a spent pre-school roaming around the playground belting out Disney... Read More →
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Mpumi now a renowned musician was born in Ndwedwe, rural of KwaZulu Natal, South Africain 19, January 1982. Born the forth of six children, she was given a name NompumeleloClaudia Mzobe. She grew up in her birthplace Ndwedwe and later in her teens relocated toNtuzuma Township, where... Read More →
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Murumba Pitch

Murumba Pitch is a musical group that originates from south Africa, Limpopo, Venda. It was established in the year 2012 by Venda music producer and rapper Chifo Charge who then handed it over to its current leader, Emmanuel Mathye, a year later. Murumba Pitch is mainly based on playing... Read More →
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Radio123 is a musical sensation that took form in the streets of Vosloorus a part of Ekhuruleni Metropolitan.The Band consists of Nyameko Nkondlwane(trumpet) and Simangaliso Mfula (vocalist). The two artists met in their previous Band Impande Core. Due to unforseen circumstances they... Read More →
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Ras Bahiru

i was born in Ethiopia in jimma city.i started singing when i was in primary school at the age of seven,i aws singing with my younger brother of six in the music class.after matric i went to study music & modelling in adissababa.i just released a house project titled viva mandela... Read More →
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Hailing from South Africa’s ‘Mother-city’ (Cape Town) the rising star, Roxy, is a true force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Although she may be an 18-year-old, she is an already accomplished singer, song-writer, musician and producer. Having performed at Rocking... Read More →
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Solani Simon Kubeka is a Director of Laydown Productions (PTY) Ltd which he established in 2012. Laydown Productions (PTY) Ltd is a production company that deals with music production.Mr SS Kubeka completed his tertiary studies at COPA (Campus of Performing Arts) with a qualification... Read More →
avatar for Terra


Independant Artist
I have been influenced by a very diverse range of musicians, which include a pool of both International and South African artists. It would therefore be a shame if my music were just limited to a South African audience, given the global roots from which it stems.
avatar for TheCITY


TheCITY is a Future Afro Band formed in Cape Town, South Africa. Guided by a strong belief in paying tribute to their musical heritage, they blend African rhythms and grooves with electronic sounds and soulful melodies. In 2015 They launched their self-titled, debut EP, which received... Read More →
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Thor Rixon

Artist, Independent Artist
Thor Rixon makes it his focus to experiment with live and electronic sound production as much as he can. His live performances are always visually entertaining and feature musicians varying in genres from anything to everything with an emphasis on deep and rolling dance music. Rixon... Read More →
avatar for tsantjafam


Tsantja Fam is a crew made up of kwaito and hiphop musicians who became a movement in 2014 to combat struggles of being independent artists in the South African music scene. The crew also brings together kwaito and hiphop sounds to create music that cater for both genres respectively... Read More →
avatar for VeeDeshNee


VeeDeshNee, a South African born Singer/Songwriter has been making cool and weird music for a while now. She is inspired by everyday life, love and hurt. She sings and creates melodies in the style of Soul/Alternative. "People are at the top of my hierarchy" she says, "without people... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2017 17:00 - 22:30 SAST
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City