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Nubia Soul’s Up Coming New Single ft Proverb

Nubia Soul & Proverb

Nubia Soul will follow up her first single Back To Love by a new single entitled Rain Drops where she featured a noteworthy and frankly one of the pioneers of hip hop in South Africa, namely your boy Proverb.

Since Nubia Soul embarked on a nationwide radio campaign for Back To Love, the single has since been well received and has been play listed by the likes of Motheo FM, UCT Radio, VOW FM, Bush Radio, Inanda FM, Botlokwa Radio, Baberton Radio, Eldos FM, Tshwane FM, Emalahleni FM, Naledi FM and TransAfrica Radio just to mention a few. Back To Love is currently available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.

Recently Nubia Soul has been in the studio working on her follow up single. She has been in Studio with proverb cooking up a sound that some may inclined to classified the song as lounge house and some may classify it as mellow hip hop and poetry song, thanks to to Nubia Soul adding poetic lyrics on the song and obviously proverb rapping on the so called broken beat produced Kribow Mendez a Deep House DJ from Soshanguve; all these elements add to the confusion in classifying the genre of this song. Only time will tell how the public classify the song when it gets released very soon.

Before then you can purchase the already out Nubia Soul’s first towards her new album, the single called Back To Love f=by following the link: Latest Single

Market Theatre – Crepuscule Giveaway

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Nubia Soul is giving away 2 double tickets to a play at Market Theatre.

The lucky fans/supporters of Nubia Soul will have a chance to meet Nubia Soul by
attending with her the show Crepuscule. The giveaway shall be announced this upcoming Saturday, then
on the following weekend on 1 August 2015 Nubia Soul and the fans/supporters will be attending the show together.

To stand a chance to get Nubia Soul Giveaways, make sure to opt-in on Nubia Soul’s website:
www.nubiasoul.co.za/giveaways

CREPUSCULE DESCRIPTION

Director Dominique Gumede revisited an old flame in Can Themba’s ‪#‎Crepuscule‬, which is believed to be a fictional interpretation of Themba’s real life love affair with a white woman, Jean Hart, during the 1950s. Set in the often revered and romanticised world of Sophiatown, the play asks a range of pertinent and contemporary socio-political questions. Themba and Hart’s illicit relationship serves as a means to unpack how much of our identity is formed by our environment and how much is shaped by our choices as individuals.

Crepuscule is a story about human connection and a search for freedom and humanity in a world that sought to deny it.

Award-winning actor Leroy Gopal will play the role of Can Themba in his first appearance at the Market Theatre. The production also features a highly accomplished and internationally renowned ensemble cast of Kate Liquorish, Lerato Mvelase (Emmy Nominated), Conrad Kemp, Nhlanhla Mahlangu and Thami Ngoma.

Nubia Soul Giveaways

Nubia Soul Giveaways

Nubia Soul Giveaways

Weekly Giveaways.

Nubia Soul shall giveaway gifts every week announced every Saturday evening. The Weekly Giveaways shall be double tickets to watch any movie at Sterkinekor Cinema. The ticket vouchers shall be given out to one person the following day of announcement on Sunday. The tickets shall be valid from that Sunday until Saturday, after which the tickets will expire.

Monthly Giveaways.

Every fourth week of the month, there shall be a monthly giveaway, which consist of either of the following gifts:

  • Soccer match (4 tickets)
  • Rugby match (4 tickets)
  • Cricket match (4 tickets)
  • Market Theatre Show (4 tickets and attend the show with Nubia Soul)

Also look out for any special giveaways on Nubia Soul’s social media networks and website that will be added in the near future.

How to make sure that the giveaways come your way?

Giveaway Terms and Conditions are as follows:

Participants should follow Nubia Soul on Twitter and Facebook (further following on Instagram, YouTube and Google+ will be advantageous) which is a minimum requirement to be considered. A gift shall be given at a discretion of Nubia Soul and her team, based on the level of participation as follows:

  • Original Posts including #BackToLove and tagging @Nubia_Soul on Twitter, Nubia Soul on Facebook and @NubianWorld on Instagram
  • Original Posts sharing Nubia Soul’s single audio “Back To Love” from various digital platforms such as iTunes, CD Baby, SoundCloud, Amazon etc
  • Listen to Nubia Soul’s single and leave a comment on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby etc
  • Like/Favorite, Share/Retweet, Comment/Reply on Nubia Soul Posts
  • Share an audio or video of yourself singing or if you hear the song “Back To Love” in a club or radio or in a car, #BackToLove and tag @Nubia_Soul on Twitter (Nubia Soul on FB and NubianWorld Instagram)
  • Be creative

The fist giveaway shall be announced on the 11th July 2015, subsequent announcements shall follow every Saturday.

To be considered please complete the form on the following link: Giveaways Form

Nubia Soul New Single

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Nubia Soul released her debut album in May 2013, the Album entitle “Love Chronicles”. Ever since has released her debut album Nubia Soul received a lot of exposure in the music industry, performing and rubbing shoulders with various people in the industry, from artist to producers and freelancers of the industry. She has received a lot of love and support. One of the best achievement for Nubia Soul was to form a band called “Polyrythmix” where she is now able to perfom live with a band instead of performing with with backing tracks.

Recently Nubia Soul has been in the studio contemplating another album release, she was working on her first single release towards her up coming album. The single is on the final stages and it will be ready to be released in the next couple of weeks. Nubia Soul and her team feels strongly about the new single release. The name of the single is entitled “Back To Love”, she featured Ocean Deep as producer and DJ.

Look out for the new single release, follow Nubia Soul’s social media for promotions, updates and more…

 

HISTORY LESSON

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Oh how have we_ the children of the soil
Oh how have we_ forgotten the sound of our names
Oh how have we_ despised the beauty of the sun
Oh how have we_ kept quite about our story
Oh how have we_ sang songs of strangers
Oh how have we_ slept under darkness

History has been captured by the sons of perdition
the sons who have stolen our heritage
hiding it in the deepest of a pit
day and night we forget about the history
that has been passed down from generation to generation
by our loving ancestors

Oh how have we_filled our eyes with dust
Oh how have we_altered our way of doing things
Oh how have we_ despised our own kind
Oh how have we_ sold our morality
Oh how have we_chased the vain teachings of our enemies
Oh how have we_been deafened by the charms of wicked men

History has become a lie to the modern fool
Only the curious irritates the sin out of a sinner
a mind not satisfied by what they are told
History sings her song from the grave
from the one who has driven it to the ground
History can still be saved by its own_if only they would listen

Oh have we_formulate conclusions with foolish tales
Oh have we_ looked in the mirror of deception
Oh how have we_turned our backs to their proverbs of art
Oh how have we_used religion to seduce our daughters
Oh have me_created systems that caused a great terror to traditions
Oh how have_ we dug up the graves our the dead to study their authenticity

Arise_spirit of the young prophets of Africa
Arise_ spirit of the great loin
History is asleep no more History is being resurrected
the chains of the sons of perdition have been broken
The children who hold the scepter of revelation
comforting the memories of their ancestors

Oh how have we_ the children of the soil
Oh how have we_ forgotten the sound of our names
Oh how have we_ despised the beauty of the sun
Oh how have we_ kept quite about our story
Oh how have we_ sang songs of strangers
Oh how have we_ slept under darkness

The Descendants of the warriors of Eden have awoken
The daughters are singing songs of triumph
History is being accompanied by the mothers of dignity
The stars can no longer withhold their gift of light
The deserts are flowing with waters of life
The history of Africa has come back to the children of the soil

MONEY BOUGHT YOUR OWN NOMINATION

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BUYING MY OWN RECOGNITION

I know most people will call me a liar for this and I also knkw that recording companies will deny and dismiss my words.  I am here to show you reality, whether you agree or disagree this truth is disturbing to the comfort of your illusion.

Eyes Wide Open

In the early hours of the morning I couldn’t sleep due to body aches and I turned on my TV, Noeleen’s show 3talk had a guest of honour DON LAKA. He was dressed modestly with a calm aura around him. My heart skipped a beat because he is one of the few legends of Jazz who understand the art of music. In the middle of the interview Mr Laka was asked a why he never entered any awards in South Africa let alone attend the award ceremonies in South Africa; I was expecting an answer that almost every South African musician would give i.e “I didn’t work hard this year” or “I was out of the country that week and couldn’t submit, or the classic one “I submitted late therefore couldn’t qualify. Don Laka simply said “I don’t enter awards in South Africa simply because the awards in this country do not open doors for you internationally, I have to pay a certain amount of money to be nominated and lastly the radio station that nominated me doesn’t even play my music therefore it is absurd for me to accept an award (if won) and yet my music is not played to the masses. That made my eyes pop out with shock.

Check On It

The South African awards were meant to be given to musicians who have worked hard to produced good music that has quality and substance and voted for by the people fairly but after Don Laka’s statement, I questioned as to why the award ceremonies in South Africa practiced such an act of dishonesty. People think that the musicians are nominated by the judges who decide who worked hard and reaped the rewards (which is airplay and etc.). Paying your way into a nomination is simply wrong and dishonest and then we as the community have to vote for you to win! where are ethics in that. This means that most if not all have paid their way to recognition, it is clear, most if not all did not deserve to win because the board did not nominate them but themselves.

As to radio stations in South Africa who play 90% of international music and 10% of local or African music yet have the audacity to give you an award. I would be insulted as an artist because it feels like you are giving me a consolation prize for not giving me airplay and letting people decide for themselves whether or not my music is worth listening to.

if you think that was worse then you haven’t heard nothing yet, winning an award in South Africa will not give you international recognition? SURPRISE! you are not worth a booking in United States, Europe or South America, why is that the case, well to me it seems like the organizers did not add value to these awards and create opportunities for thriving artist to break into the international market. For instance America introduces Lorde, they expose her to the masses nationally and internationally, she won a couple of awards and performed in some of those award ceremonies started travelling outside the USA for shows then finally she lands in South Africa to perform at the dome in front of a huge crowd, the South African media creates an enormous buzz around her to a point that it is part of your daily meal But when it comes to a South African artist like Simphiwe Dana You win an award and that is that; you remain locally with less publicity, less airplay, and a few performances in Africa yet you won an award.

Where Is The Virtue

As for me this industry was never clean and it will never be clean, Just like Don Laka I would rather win a Grammy or MTV award rather than a SAMA (South African Music Award), METRO AWARD OR MTN AWARD because I know I don’t have to pay my way to the awards. Indeed I say my music Is meant to last for years on end and yes it will be remixed and sampled and that for me defines truth in this art of song and rhythm LONGEVITY. Ask yourselves this my fellow South Africans- have we paved our way to success by our God given talents and wisdom or have we paved our way to success by money and short cuts.

I am awarded by the love and support of the masses and I am proud to say that I worked hard to get the kind of recognition I deserve and as I grow in this industry my music will grow along with me, and I will not pay my way into any nomination in South Africa or anywhere in the world. I don’t have to pay a music compiler for my music to be played on air, I will bring my music to the masses in my own way and get paid by the very same people at the end of each experience.

As Africans

What I am trying to say is that as Africans especially South Africans we don’t have to buy our way into the nominations because we were taught by our parents to work hard and smart.  We should thrive to be clean in a dirty unfair industry,  we can get international recognition it is not impossible at all. My African musicians are beautiful and they atill have to dig deep in themselves to find the jewel in their gift of which they are intrusted with. And we as the masses should be patriotic about our music just like the Americans and Europeans are