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                 [  African Jazz, Hip Hop Kwaito Reggae & more...  ] 26 November 2014   SA Time:     
 
 
 
     
Links  
  some useful web references.
note that links to Artists' homepages or websites are carried on the relevant biographies in the ARTISTS A-Z, and not on this page.

Awards  
Music awards - annual and occasional  
South African Music Awards (SAMA)
      annual music industry awards for SA. Glitz & bling.
Festivals  
annual music festivals  
Oppikoppi
      Oppikoppi and OppiAarde festivals
Jazzathon
      in CT V&A Waterfront, normally 2nd weekend of January
Joy of Jazz
      prolific series of festivals, sponsored by Standard Bank
Splashy Fen
      premier Folk music festival in KwazuluNatal midlands
National Arts Festival
      Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. June/July annually.
Arts Alive International Festival
      hosted by City of Johannesburg in September, includes music component
Cape Town International Jazz Festival
      formerly the North Sea Jazz Festival, Cape Town
ObzFestival
      held in the Cape Town suburb of Observatory on the first weekend of December.
Government Departments  
Government structures and Departments active in music  
Department of Arts & Culture
      the national Arts & Culture dept.
ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of SA)
      incorporates Independent Broadcasting Autority (IBA)
Magazines, Journals & Newspapers  
hard copy  
Chimurenga
      Pan African perspectives, fresh writing
Mail & Guardian
      weekly South African newspaper - see the "Out to Play" section
IOL (Independent On Line)
      Independent Newspapers group - refer "Tonight" section
Music & Tourism  
for visitors  
Coffee Beans Routes
      Cape-based, tourism and label.
Music Industry Associations & Bodies  
copyright societies, collection agencies etc  
SAMRO
      SA Music Rights Organization - (Copyright)
Recording Industry of South Africa
      RISA (Industry Body for SA Record Companies)
SARRAL
      SA Recording Rights Association Limited - established 1963
AIRCO
      Association of Independent Record Companies of SA
Music resource organizations & institutions  
Non Governmental Organizations and bodies with special interest / focus on music  
MMiNO SA - Norwegian Education & Music Programme
      the South African-Norwegian Music and Music Education Progamme. Facilitated by the National Arts Council (NAC), and the Norwegian Concert Institute.
International Library African Music
      ILAM - based at Rhodes University, Grahamstown
Freemuse - Freedom of Musical Expression
      FREEMUSE is an independent international organization advocating freedom of expression for musicians and composers worldwide.
Musicians Union of South Africa
      established 1994, based in Johannesburg
District Six Museum
      Museum and Sound Archive with special focus on the legacy of District Six, Cape Town
3rd Ear / Hidden Years Archive
      some of SA's hidden Musical History, especially Rock, Folk and Jazz...
Moshito Music Conference, South Africa
      annual Music Conference
Record Labels (South Africa)  
labels which originate southern African music  
Sheer Sound
      Music from Southern Africa
Gallo
      established 1926
Mountain Records
      leading exponents of Cape Jazz
African Dope
      dope from Africa
Ghetto Ruff
      featuring Kwaito, Hip Hop and R'nB
CCP Records
      CCP Records - EMI subsidiary, specialising in South African artists
Shifty Records
      Pioneering independent label, formed in 1980's apartheid years
SADC Region music sites  
music websites from the Southern African Development Community  
Mozambique Music Magazine
      news and downloads from Mozambique
Zimaudio
      news and downloads from Zimbabwe
Sheet Music  
South African compositions  
Sheetmusic.co.za
      scores and notation for many SA compositions
Venues  
South African venues platforming original live music  
Bassline
      est. 1994, now located in Newtown Joburg
Kippies
      Jazz venue - Market Precinct, Newtown Joburg. Est. 1985
The Crypt - Cape Town
      located beneath St George's Cathedral, the venue and restaurant offers live music nightly.
The Orbit
      the venue offers original live music with a strong jazz representation. Open Tues to Sundays, six nights a week. 81 de Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Straight No Chaser - Cape Town
      Intimate venue offering live music at 79 Buitenkant Street, central Cape Town. (venue previously home to the Mahogany Room)
The Rainbow - Pinetown, Durban, KZN
      iconic music venue since 1981
Websites (South Africa)  
recommended websites with original SA content  
Rage
      South African Street Culture Online
SA Rock Digest
      A weekly, free subscription e-mag about South African rock music:
Afribeat
      content on the music of Africa and its diaspora. Also archive.


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