Top SA Music with Carla Mackenzie

JACPOD  |  Podcast , ±15 min episodes every 3 weeks, 6 days  | 
This podcast, hosted by popular radio presenter Carla Mackenzie, takes an intimate look into the music and lives of South African musicians: where they started, what inspires them, what their dreams and ambitions are - as well as something they've never revealed before - until now.

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Die Tuindwergies' Ruiter Piet number 1 on the SA Top 20

Ruiter Piet is the solo project of Pieter de Jager. Former Bass player and songwriter for Karlien van Jaarsveld's Afrikaans Grunge Rock group “Revolusie” and “Die Tuindwergies.” After Die Tuindwergies' last performance at Jacaranda day in 2014, Pieter toured the world and wrote about his new Solo project “Ruiter Piet” with his new band “Die Partytjie”. Carla catches up with him.

New music with Wandile Mbambeni

Lockdown has been tough for most people. Wandile Mbambeni is keeping creative and keeping the shows going online as well as his collaborations. Carla Mackenzie sat down with Wandile, via Zoom, to chat about his new music, why he loves to collaborate - plus Carla chooses a vintage from her wine collection to pair with Wandile's personality and music.

The familiar in lockdown: Amanda Strydom

Carla Mackenzie speaks with singer-songwriter Amanda Strydom during lockdown ahead of her online Mother's Day concert on 10 May. Musicians help others during this uncertain time with their musical gifts - but what is their refuge during this time? Carla also selects a wine from her wine collection and pairs it with Amanda Strydom's personality!

Carla Mackenzie talks to aKing lead singer Laudo Liebenberg

Carla Mackenzie talks to lead singer of aKing, Laudo Liebenberg, about his first solo Afrikaans single ‘Ek Kan Nie Wag’ - while the band ‘Eet Kreef’ pays tribute to the iconic album by Johannes Kerkorrel and the Gereformeerde Blues Band with a re-interpretation of Johannes Kerkorrel and the Gereformeerde Blues Band - 30 years later!
* EET KREEF! herleef will be at the Atterbury Theatre on 27 March (on Johannes Kerkorrel’s birthday!)

Demi Lee Moore on her musical journey, special person

South African singer, songwriter and musician Demi Lee Moore has been doing what she loves, singing, since she was nine-years-old! Over the years, she's entered singing competitions but none that were quite like Die Kontrak, which she won in 2018. She looks back on her musical journey and tells Carla Mackenzie about the special person in her life.

Crash Car Burn on touring with Katy Perry and new music

Crash Car Burn has been around for 14 years and there're no plans of stopping anytime soon! Garth and Bugsy visited Carla Mackenzie to chat about their new music; to remember touring with Katy Perry (yes, that happened!) and Carla also reminds them of something they'd done 4 hours earlier!

Josh Middleton, 16, releases new album

The powerhouse, Josh Middleton has set his eye on the prize and is not looking back. Josh reveals incredible things are on its way in 2019. What's his favourite song to sing? What advice does he have for young musicians? Find out on Top SA Music with Carla Mackenzie!

Majozi has a new 'Darling'

Majozi visits Carla Mackenzie to talk about his brand new album, released a month ago; he gives advice to young artists on how to make their 'brand' as an artist stronger and he reveals something he's never said before. Could this be the inspiration behind his music?

80’s SA music gets new life in Afrikaans movie, Kanarie

Carla Mackenzie chats to Germandt Geldenhuys about his role as Ludolf in the new award-winning South African film, Kanarie. Germandt lets us in on why you should watch the movie, the great South African music theme and that it could be enough reason to watch the film! Kanarie is a love story; a film about finding individuality in a world of the oppression and uniformity. Germandt also lets us in on his music career plans.

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