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8 ENTERTAINMENT Monday, October 16 2017 | NEW ERA Bones has revelers in awe Pinehas Nakaziko Windhoek Despite a poor turnout at this month’s edition of NAM- JAMs, one of Namibia’s leading musical prodigies, and jazz music guru, Solly Goodheart, aka Bones, proved once again he still has what it takes when it comes to live performance. He delivered a catchy and smooth act on Friday night at the Boning it…Bones on the right, and friends, performing at the Kalabar on Friday night, during this month’s NAMJAMs edition. Picture: NAMJAMZ Kalabar, and on Saturday night at the Sky Bar at the Hilton Hotel in the capital. On the small Kalabar ‘stage’, Bones played popular jazz covers from George Benson, the Average White Band, and Jonathan Butler, among others. He performed songs such as The Village, There Is Only You, African Queen, Mandela Bay and All the Way. He also combined original songs from his latest CD `Main Attraction` with beautifully rendered covers of the likes of Stevie Wonder and Lionel Ritchie, with the crowd in awe. He was accompanied by Bennie Rudolf on guitar and Anthony Goliath on percussion. Bones launched one of the most iconic musical groups of the time, the Weekend Band, some years ago. His musical drive and energy are hard to match. Bones is the incumbent lead vocalist and leader of Weekend Band, which has been performing live gigs around the country. Having been in the industry for three decades, Bones has thus far recorded three CDs – Brazzos, All the Way, and his latest album, Main Attraction, which contains smooth jazz songs. His performances over the weekend were part of the promotion of his latest album. Ees joins donkey preservation campaign Donkey preservation… A clip from the video, Namibian Donkeys, which has just been released by Ees with Gondwana Collection, showing donkeys pulling a cart. Picture: Music Video NAMCOR hereby invites appropriate and prospective firms to submit both financial and technical proposals for the following tenders. TENDER NUMBER: DESCRIPTION: TENDER NUMBER: DESCRIPTION: W/ONB/NC-03/2017 CONSTRUCTION OF THE FLAGSHIP RETAIL FUEL STATION FOR NAMCOR AT HOSEA KUTAKO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT W/ONB/NC-04/2017 CONSTRUCTION OF THE FLAGSHIP RETAIL FUEL STATION FOR NAMCOR AT ONGWEDIVA The information for the tenders listed above are defined in the tender documents which are obtainable at NAMCOR Petroleum House, 1 Aviation Road, Windhoek, Namibia. Kindly ensure to request for the correct tender document. TENDER DOCUMENTS Wednesday 4 October 2017 AVAILABLE FROM: TENDER CLOSING DATE: TENDER DOCUMENT COST: SUBMISSION ADDRESS: ENQUIRIES/CLARIFICATIONIS: INVITATION TO TENDER Friday 03 November 2017 @ 12:00 PM Namibian Time N$ 1,000.00 per document (non-refundable) Tender Box at Reception NAMCOR Head Office Petroleum House 1 Aviation Road Windhoek Namibia Procurement Management Unit Email: Tel: 061- 204 5000 / 204 5111 / 204 5054 Pinehas Nakaziko Windhoek Social media was abuzz last week when local kwaito musician Ees and the Gondwana Collection released a music video online about Namibian donkeys. The video was released last Tuesday and showcases Namibian donkeys and their role in Namibian history. According to Ees, the video aims to promote awareness of the plans by a Chinese company to erect a donkey abattoir in Outjo, and to keep it from opening. He says the ideas for the video came from the brand director of Gondwana Collection, Lüderitz to //Kharas Tuulikki Abraham Lüderitz Organiser Marry Amaambo says the main aim is to empower, motivate and encourage married women that marriage is not only about being a housewife. “As a married woman you deserve to have fun, look good and enjoy every moment that God has blessed you with. The pageant will try to inspire those women who are in the process of getting Manni Goldbeck, with the main aim of saving donkeys. “The donkey has been a faithful and useful companion to people for hundreds of years, hence we cannot let them be killed like that,” says Ees. He adds that the song is an old one by the South African artist Chris Blignaut, and they were granted rights to use it in the video. The video was produced by Coolbox Cinema and ProStudio, a video company based in Windhoek. Prostudio in Namibia. Photos were supplied by Gondwana. Ees says the reaction of the viewers is totally fascinating, and they have now re- nam-donkey. “I strongly feel that we as Namibians should take care of our environment and resources. Lately, there has been so much bad news about exploitation taking place. Something that should not continue, otherwise it will give children to come no opportunity to prosper,” says Ees. married that getting married is the right thing to do. Through this we can, or may, end the subject of passion killing. Married women, this is your time to shine, be proud of yourself, the sky is the limit,” encourages Amaambo. Entries are open to Namibian citizens residing in years, and 1.7m or taller. Entrants must be married women with one or more children. Amaambo explains that participants will catwalk attire; then a casual dress from one of the local stage by their husband or son. 727.

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