Category Arts

Urban Poet Stephan Dante hits home with Powerful and heartfelt ‘Grenfell Lament’

The UK is still reeling from the events of Grenfell Tower.  Several artists have produced tracks in tribute to those who lost their lives in this tragedy.  The latest artist to wade into these sensitive waters is urban poet, singer and songwriter Stephan Dante.  Her song ‘Grenfell Lament’ is a powerful yet heart-wrenching poem come song with a classical background sweetened with a smidgen of gospel. 

For the love of books – Amahle Zondi, Jurie Junior Peterson and Owethu Mpanza

Open Arms Project promotes reading among children at Centre in Empangeni along with mayor and celebrities.

IT was all promoting reading and storytelling to young children during the official opening of the Siyafunda with Sanlam Centre in Empangeni on Tuesday. The kids’ corner is aimed at encouraging reading in young children and spearheaded by the centre in a joint venture with local businesses as well as Zululand teen Claudelle Botha. The […]

Why England Fans singing ‘Swing Low’ Negro spiritual should not bother anyone!

We live in an age where you need to little to cause offence to someone else. In fact one would almost be forgiven for thinking that there is little one can honestly say that will not offend someone somewhere in the media or even in everyday life. You can blame this on the fact that we become a more clued up and aware society, or you can put it down to the simple fact that people these days are far more fragile take almost everything to heart and cannot stomach any type of critique or disagreement, so everyone has to stay in the safe zone of ‘Political correctness’. Whatever your thoughts I believe that England rugby fans chanting (As they do) Swing Low sweet Chariot’ to spur on the England Rugby team at games is no reason for anyone to get their ‘Knickers in a twist’ about.

The Great Al Jarreau dies.

Another musical great passes as Al Jarreau dies at 76. We have had to get used to great talents falling away in the last few years, but in truth we have to wonder if any of these great ones can even remotely be replaced.

Golden Globes. What did you miss? and how did our favourite ‘Fences’ do?

Awards season is upon us and the Golden Globes got the ball rolling. The Hollywood foreign press sparked several interesting story-lines that we will be talking about all the way to Oscar night. It was a fun night will a few surprises and a few disappointments. Here are a handful of random thoughts:

Top 10 movies of 2016? You choose.

This year has been an exciting year for film check out our top 10 movies and let us know what yours are!?

Rising star Stephan Dante shines on first TV interview

Rising star stephan Dante shines on first UK TV interview

We are happy to bring you the full unedited Stephan Dante interview.  We recently did an article on Stephan Dante when we we were asked along with several other members of the press and blogging community to listen to tracks from her forth coming album – working title ‘Hummingbird’ It was clear to us all […]