24 entertainment Friday, December 08 2017 | NEW ERA MUSIC Photos: Contributed Salute cast… Some of the actors in the play, Salute, Desmond Kamerika (Bulm), Adriano Visagie (Carlito), Sakanombo Kasoma (Skete Bon), Monray Garoeb (The General) and Dawie Engelbrecht (Obnoxious), of which the DVD is premiering in Swakopmund at the Cosdec Hall next Wednesday. ‘Salute’ to salute the Coast Staff Reporter Windhoek Carlito, Adriano Visagie, the winner of the Best Male Actor in a Theatre Play at this year’s Namibia Theatre and Film Awards (NTFA) on 24 November, is a young Namibian man who imprisonment because of fraud. Nothing can prepare Carlito, for his new life in custody. Naive, he gets lured into the group of the General (Monray Garoeb), a dangerous criminal who rules over his cell. The video of the play, which premiered in October at the Warehouse Theatre here, is billed for a coastal premiere next Wednesday at the Cosdec Hall at 19H00. Tickets are N in advance online at Events Today is rated ‘Parental Guidance 16’ (strong language, nudity, sex) and no children under the age of 16 will be allowed for the premiere. The production is an all- Namibian star production, also starring Odile Muller (winner 2017), Dawie Engelbrecht (winner best male actor in a Film Awards), David Ndjavera (winner best male actor in a theatre production, NTFA 2012), Desmond Kamerika, Sakanombo Kasoma, Jeremiah Jeremiah, Dennis !Kharuchab and Bruno Caldeira. It is directed by Philippe Talavera (‘Pap and milk’, ‘Panado girl’, ‘Now that I can talk about it’) with Bernd Curschmann as director of photography and Haiko Bold as editor (winner best editor, NTFA 2014). The video has been produced by the Ombetja Yehinga Organisation Trust (OYO). Last NAMJAMS a divas’ night out MUSIC Staff Reporter Windhoek ‘A Divas Night Out’ featuring three accomplished ladies with extraordinary voices is on offer at the Kalabar tonight to wind down NAMJAMS for the year. Esme Katjikuru, Johné Louw and Gaby Louw take you on a musical journey with the `divas` of the past and present, from Ella Fitzgerald to Gloria Estefan, from Zahara to Miriam Makeba, from Jennifer Hudson to Whitney Houston. Esme, a vocalist in a class of her own, leads the band throughout the evening. Her vocal range remains unmatched in Namibia, managing deep notes like a Sarah Vaugh would, and the highs with ease and reminiscent of Anita Baker. A singer in the prime of her life, originally from a gospel music background, crossing over to soul and afro-soul and sounding best when doing – jazz, she is accompanied tonight by two remarkable vocalists with `Diva’ credentials, Johné Louw and Gaby Louw. The pianist of the Fujazz Band, Kali Kasinda, accompanies the ladies throughout their journey. NAMJAMS is a regular live music event, now three years in existence. Over the years, well known artists like Tequila, Berthold, Floritha, Adora, Erna Chimu and many others have entertained revellers at Kalabar with live music. The title – is an event where artists meet and homegrown music celebrated. Hotel guests and walk-ins alike gather at the Kalabar, in the heart the Hilton Hotel, enjoying a snack and a good wine or a cocktail, and revelling in the music - until 21h30 or later, provided there are encores. A Diva`s Night Out is above all an invitation to those ladies who like to be at the centre of attraction every once in a while. The good news is that, like all NAMJAMS shows at the Hilton Kalabar on Friday evenings – this one is also free of charge. NAMJAMS resumes early February 2018.
Friday, December 08, 2017 | NEW ERA ARTS COTA artworks amaze entertainment 25 Ocrhain Sampaya Windhoek College of Arts (COTA) students have been hailed for their unwavering commitment in making this year’s annual ArtSplash lively. Education director in the arts department of the Ministry of Basic Education, Arts and Culture, Evaristus Mutota, had nothing but praises for the arts students of COTA during an annual event at the Katutura Community Art Centre (KCAC). “We gave them nothing at all, but to me this is the best ArtSplash I have ever seen, they improvised themselves, by picking up pieces here and there to make their work so perfect, I’m really happy,” says Mutota. This year’s event presented artworks made in the Visual Art Department including a diversity of styles and materials. Hand-stencilled textiles, innovative objects created using re-cycled materials, ceramics and prints were exhibited alongside paintings, sculptures and drawings, while students were encouraged to use sustainable materials, and to make work that is thoughtful and meaningful to the Namibian context. The exhibition also included work made in the Media Art Technology Department, including photography and graphic design work, while performances were added to the list of entertainment by the African Performing Art department. For Henry in the Visual Art Department, who made a sculpture of himself built from car bearings, it was not a common event just to come showcase, but a mirror of appreciation. “I’m a has already taught me on what to expect in the future, I see success because people do really appreciate our work.” Visual Art Department’s head, Nicky Marais, reiterated the importance of the event saying: “This is our 4th ArtSplash exhibition, where all the different departments of the College of the Arts are represented at the end of the year, showcasing their work and celebrating their success.” Pure genius…Henry Shinyange standing on his art piece “The Mechanic” during the College of the Art annual exhibition at the Katutura Community Art Centre Nothing but art… Some COTA students artwork on display MUSIC A feel good song for the season Staff Reporter Windhoek Kudos, composed and performed by award-winning singer Lize Ehlers, and produced by Alughodi Kanyama, DJ Alu, is an uplifting Afro electronic feelgood single. It is perfectly carrying the spirit of Namibia well onto the international scene this festive season and straight into 2018! Produced from the Nautilus Studios in Swakopmund, Kudos is a fusion of electronic beats and ballad singing, melting two worlds into one. It is a tribal sound likely to have Collaboration…Lize Ehlers and DJ Alu as they feature on the cover of their feel good electronic single, ‘Kudos’, their offering for the festive season. people singing “again, again, again, again! Kudos, to those who never give up!” Motivated by many Namibians who do not give up on their dreams, Lize penned Kudos after being presented with an inspiring beat by DJ Alu, who has gained momentum and respect on the deejaying scene, especially among young clubbers in Windhoek. “The experience has been incredible. Alu is a brilliant deejay-turned-producer and to have had the opportunity to record at Nautilus Studios was mind blowingly inspiring,” says Lize. Pinehas Nakaziko Windhoek Rumours of Dillish Matheus and acclaimed international footballer, Emmanuel Adebayor being involved in a romantic relationship, which has been circulating on social media for the past days are said to be untrue. Dillish’s manager and social media consultant, Thomas Iitula, denies the fake news, saying it’s also new to them. He, however, in Turkey, but on business as she will soon launch her new cosmetic range, and there is someone she is currently working with in Turkey. “As long as this did not come from Dillish’s mouth herself, then there is no truth to these rumours. Previously she was accused of being involved with Diamond Platinumz when she travelled to Tanzania, which is also not true,” he says. The rumours went viral when Dillish and Adebayor posted photos on their Instagram and Snap Chat accounts. Dillish shared a photo of herself in a car, and also one watching a live match where Adebayor was playing, while Adebayor then let it slip as he posted a photo of his and hers (Dillish) Balenciaga shoes on Snapchat, and then CELEBS NEWS Dillish and Adebayor not dating? No strings attached… Dillish Mathues and Emmanuel Adebayor have been rumoured to be romantically involved but rumours which Dillish’s media consultant, Thomas Iitula, have denied. of himself on a live match. Adebayor plays as a striker Talking about Dillish business, Iitula says the date of the launch of the new Dillish Cosmetic rage will be announce in due course.