Powerhouse songstress Judith Sephuma will deliver some sweet harmony to her lockdown fans from 8 to 22 August.
A UCT graduate, a Cape Town-based publicist and music supervisor, Martin Myers began his career in the music industry by running UCT Radio at the University of Cape Town back in 1985. It was then that he decided that his future lay in the music business. Martin’s break came that same year when he organised a gig for the legendary Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse. The personal and professional relationship that was established then remains solid 32 years later. Together they have worked on numerous projects, including the 46664 Mandela Day Concert in New York in July 2009 and, most recently, the acclaimed Anthems of Democracy in Johannesburg. He also manages RJ Benjamin and Siphokazi Jonas. For 16 years, Martin was BMG/ Sony Music's Cape Town publicist and marketing person working closely with local and international acts, including Vusi Mahlasela, BLK Sonshine, Shayne Ward, Just Jinger, SSQ and John Legend amongst the many artists. He was also partner in leading technical company SMD Technical for 15 years and co-founded the crew agency called Crew U. In 2009, Martin founded Music Exchange, a non-profit body which organises an annual music conference designed to empower people in the music industry, especially young artists, with the knowledge necessary to turn their passion into a sustainable livelihood. Music Exchange has grown significantly, and now hosts regular workshops across the year with leading figures from the world of music. It is recognised as South Africa’s leading independent music conference www.musicexchange.org.za The conference which takes place during September, is now in its 10th year and has brought to South Africa many highly respected international speakers to Cape Town.