Entertainment Bites 4 September 2017

South Africa represented at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
A South African feature Five Fingers for Marseilles will premiere at the TIFF to be held from 7 to 17 September. Five Fingers for Marseilles is a Western movie set in the ‘badlands’ of the Eastern Cape and tells the story of how the young Five Fingers fought against police oppression and had to flee the town in disgrace. The film follows Tau who returns to seek peace and fight against new threats in the town of Marseilles. “A major motion picture of thisscale,complexity and intent has never before been made inSouthAfrica” says producer Asger Hussain in the media release. He goes on to say that “It’s the most complex, daring and ambitious undertaking that the local film industry has seen in a long time.”


Karen Zoid releas­es visual album on iTunes

On 25 August Karen Zoid became the first South African artist to release a visual album on iTunes. The visual album includes seven music videos of songs from her EP, Op Die Oomblik (Deel Een), that was released on 11 August. Zoid currently holds the third and fifth position on the iTunes top video chart for “Vonkelvrou” and “Vir Jou” respectively. Other South Africans on this chart include Bok van Blerk and Robbie Wessels.


Medicine Boy an­nounces spring tour
The psychedelic rock duo will go on a nationwide tour that kicks off in September. Medicine Boy released their debut album Kinda Like Electricity in 2016 and it was received well on iTunes and on South African music charts alike. Catch the band on 14 and 15 September in Johannesburg or on 16 September when they take the stage at Arcade Empire.


l Mercato: Italian street market

If you like all things Italian (think Pizza, Pasta and Prosciutto) head to Food4Four in Groenkloof on 9 September for Il Mercato, a food sharing experience. The market promises to create a uniquely Mediterranean atmosphere that shares Italy’s rich culinary history with the community. Bonus: merchants will teach you how to make an authentic Italian cappuccino.


Matthew Mole’s Run achieve gold status

The singer’s second album, Run recently achieved gold status in South Africa. “I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to all the music lovers out there who made the effort to support my dreams. Thank you for believing in my craft. I can only hope that my music makes all my fans as happy as it makes me to make it,” Matthew Mole said about the achievement



 Compiled by: Claudine Noppe

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