SAMA25 makes the circle bigger
For the first time ever, the SAMA will embark on activations aimed at informing musicians about its workings and to attract more entries in their different categories.
The activations target musicians who may not have access to social media platforms, channels and other communication facilities that have been used to announce developments around the SAMA.
The drive takes the SAMA to the people for a fair and more inclusive reflection of the vibrant South African music landscape in all its shades and shapes.
This weekend, the SAMA officials will visit a few shopping centres and malls in Gauteng where they will interact with musicians and educate them about the rules, regulations and processes that govern the SAMA.
Dates and venues
• Friday 25 January – Alex Plaza (Alexandra) from 15:00 – 17:00
• Saturday 26 January – Sontonga Plaza (Katlehong) 10:00 – 13:00
• Saturday 26 January – Maponya Mall (Soweto) 13:30 – 17:00
Nhlanhla Sibisi, CEO of RiSA commented: ‘As we start to get the ball rolling ahead of SAMA25, we saw it fit to spread our reach and bring out those musicians who may be in the periphery and often neglected pockets of our communities. There is so much talent there that needs to be celebrated and the SAMA as the ultimate music honour in the country has a place for them.
‘We are calling on all musicians who have released material that falls within our deadlines to come forth and submit their works for a SAMA consideration. As the SAMA comes of age, we are proud that we reach the grassroots and share this information critical to the growth and acknowledgement of musical talent.’
The milestone SAMA25 takes place at Sun City on a date yet to be announced
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