16 ENTERTAINMENT Monday, March 19 2018 | NEW ERA Poetic cultural extravaganza coming staff reporter Windhoek “She Poems”, a Spanish-Namibian cultural cooperation project comes to Windhoek, April 3-12. The contemporary art project, implemented in Africa with creative African women, has produced work- tographs and contemporary dance pieces (solos and duets). It aims at creating female African role models in dancing and drawing a Women- Poetry-Dance-African map. The creative process is based on poems written by women, universal realities transformed into poetry in motion. “She Poems” is a tribute to African women, the expression of their own identity, giving them a voice which is expressed through dancing: it is a female empowerment project connecting Afro-descendant women and women in general. “She Poems” was officially presented in New York, and it has also been released in Cape Verde, Cameroon, Niger, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Tanzania, Rwanda Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa. Within Spain, it has been presented in Periferias-Huesca, Francophone festival of Institut Français of Valencia, Centre Cultural Sagrada Familia of Barcelona (specialized in gender issues) and in San Sebastian during the European Culture City celebrations. Programme for the workshops April 3: A Masterclass Workshop takes place aimed at Namibian female artists. One of them will together with Aïda. April 4 -10: Rehearsals of Aïda and the selected artist. April 11: Outdoor short film shooting. April 12: Final presentation (07.30 till 09.30, College of the Arts, Fidel Castro St, free entrance until screenings, dance performance and exchange of views with the audience. uB40 are coming to sa Reggae trio will be back on stage in three South African cities in May UB40: They got you, babe. Image: Supplied “Red Red Wine” is just one of the many UB40 hits that South African radio stations play to this day – and now the band themselves are returning to South Africa as part of their 25th anniversary tour. Original band members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue are the most successful UK reggae band yet, having been at the top of their game since 1979. After a hiatus, the musicians got back together in 2013 and started touring again to perform their classic hits such as “Kingston Town”, “(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love with You”, “Homely Girl”, and “Cherry Oh Baby” alongside new songs. In 2014, they released their critically acclaimed Silhouette album, and there are plans for another new studio album later this year. UB40 have toured extensively in Europe and the Americas and played in countries as diverse as Nigeria, Dubai and Papua New Guinea. Earlier this year, they performed songs from their Labour of Love albums on a sell-out arena tour in the UK. “We’ve had an outstanding three years on the road,” says Campbell. “In America, we’re playing huge venues that we last visited 20 years ago. For me, it’s all about promoting reggae. At the end of the day, fans don’t care about what goes on behind the scenes. “They only care about the music, and that’s what we’re giving them. We’re having a great time and we’re doing it in style.” The tour, another Big Concerts Experience, is presented by CapeTalk, East Coast Radio, 702 and Channel 24. – Thisalive.co.za Tour daTes Cape Town: May 15, 2018, Grand Arena, GrandWest Tickets: R460-R860 durban: May 17 2018, Durban ICC Tickets: R290–R740 Pretoria: May 19, 2018, Sun Arena, Time Square Tickets: R460–R915 Nga-I gunning for global deals PROCUREMENT: REQUEST FOR SEALED QUOTATION BID NO DESCRIPTION CLOSING DATE & TIME NCS/RFQ/NCAA- 13/2017 NCS/RFQ/NCAA- 14/2017 NCAA: Cleaning Service at Eros Control Tower NCAA: Gardening Services at NCAA HQ & Eros Tower 20 March 2018 at 10h00 20 March 2018 at 10h00 The terms of reference and related documents of the RFQ as prescribed by the Ministry of Finance Public Procurement Guidelines will be obtained from: From: 1 st Floor Rudolf Hertzog Street 08H30 to 12H00 Standard Bank Account No: 042677068 proof of payment of N0.00 and will be available as from 08 March 2018. Completed proposal, may be Private Bag 12003, Windhoek, or may be deposited at, or registered with the Secretariat, in a bidding box situated at: Eros Tower, Windhoek, NOT LATER THEN 20 March 2018 For enquiries please call: Ms. A Strauss at tel: 061-702224/061-702285 Pinehas Nakaziko Windhoek Namibian rapper, Ngaihape Mupurua, known as Nga-I, is working on getting international distribution deals for his music, making more music videos and taking his music to the people in terms of performances. The rapper made headlines on social media with the release of his new music video, “Kurama”, recently. The video, which continues to attract more viewers on social media, stood at the time of penning this article this Tuesday at more more 5,000 viewers on YouTube, just a week after its release. Nga-I says the video, produced by Willy-G and shot by Reggie Films, talks about daily life problems distracting a person from achieving his or her goals. “People like my new video and the response is very good, with almost everyone talking about it and sharing it on social media,” he says. Nga-I has come out of nowhere to stake his claim as one of the leaders in the local hip-hop scene, with his self-created rap style, widely known as Ovi-trap. Explaining the Ovi-trap, Nga-I says it’s a fusion of enchanting Otjiherero vernacular lyrics, with what has become known as trap music. “Trap music is a sub-genre of hiphop that originated during the 1990s in the southern parts of the United lyrics and sound that incorporate double or triple-time, with heavy kick drums,” says Nga-I. The chief… Nga-I as seen on the front cover of his album, ovi- Trap, which is his own style of hip-hop In Namibia, Nga-I has gone one better, by mixing this emerging sub-genre with Otjiherero rap lyrics, while in the process carving out a niche for himself on the local scene. Nga-I started his music in 2004, and has released up to 100 songs on with his music in 2008 when he “Shame on Me” on some local radio stations. End of last year, he released his debut album, titled “Ovi-Trap” with 11 tracks. He says with the album, he wanted to introduce and present Namibian music to the African market. Nga-I’s Ovi-trap songs speak about his life, especially about him being a “farm boy” growing up in Windhoek. He tries to motivate young people, while also focusing on the fun elements of life, including partying.
Monday, March 19 2018 | NEW ERA ADVERT 17 Warmest Congratulations On the 28th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Namibia, and the 28th Anniversary of the Founding of Diplomatic Relations Between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Namibia Long Live the Friendship between Namibia and China On this joyous occasion the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China wishes to extend our warmest congratulations on the 28th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Namibia, and also the 28th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between our two countries. The Embassy wishes to express sincere gratitude to all friends for their long-standing support to China-Namibia friendship. China-Namibia friendship was forged during the years of Namibian people’s brave liberation struggle for independence and further enhanced during the following peaceful years of seeking social and economic development. Our friendship has stridden over radical changes of international situations, with continuously deepening mutual-beneficial cooperation and people-to-people exchanges. In 28 years we are blessed with our history and traditional cordiality, and now endowed with new tasks and responsibilities. Now 1.3 billion Chinese people are right on their way to the “China Dream” of national prosperity and rejuvenation, as well as the people’s happiness. Namibian Government, under the leadership of H.E. Hage Geingob, has also highlighted its goal of VISION 2030 and Harambee Prosperity Plan to aspire for greater nation development. As an all-weather friend, China is willing to join hands with Namibia, to score more achievements and create a new era of our all-round cooperation for the benefits of our two peoples. Let’s start another glorious March of mutual trust and beneficiation and work together for a community of shared future for mankind. Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Namibia