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Tokyo — Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 53 next month, has renewed his contract with Yokohama FC to extend his record as the world’s oldest professional footballer. The veteran player, admiringly nicknamed “King Kazu” for his spirited onfield style, will kick off his 35th career season this year, the club announced over the […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Wednesday 15 January 2020, undertake a working visit to Maputo in the Republic of Mozambique to attend the inauguration of His Excellency President-Elect Mr Filipe Nyusi. Mozambique held Presidential, Legislative and Provincial elections on 15 October 2019. President-Elect Nyusi was the declared winner of the general election and will as […]

South Africa and Ethiopia have signed an agreement on the waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic or official/service passports. This, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali said in a joint communiqué, is expected to ease the travel of officials, which will contribute to further strengthening bilateral relations. President Ramaphosa and […]

The Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. of Nepal Mr. Ghana Shyam Lamsal launched ‘VISIT NEPAL YEAR 2020’ this week. The Diplomatic Informer Magazine Interview with The Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. of Nepal Mr. Ghana Shyam Lamsal on the launch of ‘VISIT NEPAL YEAR 2020’ Q: Why should people visit Nepal in the Visit Nepal Year 2020 […]

The creator of the hit US TV sitcom Ugly Betty, Silvio Horta, has died aged 45, his representative has confirmed. The show’s star America Ferrera said she was “stunned and heartbroken” after the TV writer and executive producer was found dead on Tuesday in Miami. Ugly Betty ran for four seasons from 2006 to 2010 […]

Dr Maponya was the first black man to secure a 100-year lease for land in Soweto in 1979 and 15 years later, after several attempts, acquired it outright in 1994. It’s on this land that he built Maponya Mall. In 2012, he went on to open Maponya Motor City in Klipspruit Valley Road in Orlando […]

Yas queen! Zozibini Tunzi and Trevor Noah ensured that black South African excellence dominated the American airwaves on Tuesday evening as the recently crowned Miss Universe appeared on The Daily Show. When Zozi met Trevor Tunzi, an all-natural beauty from the Eastern Cape, shared a few giggles with the Soweto-born funnyman. However, it wasn’t all light-hearted banter. […]

JOHANNESBURG – The Automobile Association (AA) on Wednesday said a litre of petrol may drop by up to 17 cents in January.The AA based its outlook on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.The decline would be welcomed by motorists as fuel prices were rising for the better part of the year.The association […]

Sho Madjozi visits Lofenste Girls High School in Orlando East, Soweto, today on Menstruation Hygiene Day (28 May) to make a surprise appearance at the school’s assembly. The singer and actress recently teamed up with Stay free as part of the brand’s global #OURMOVE campaign. The Stay free Schools programme has educated over a million girls a year on menstruation.  […]

Ghana’s record goalscorer Asamoah Gyan has reversed his decision to retire from international football after speaking to the country’s president. The 33-year-old, who has scored 51 goals in 106 internationals, said on Monday he had quit “permanently” after being replaced as captain. President Nana Akufo-Addo spoke to Gyan on Tuesday, prompting the Kayserispor striker to […]

Chances are, you are already ruining your potential to succeed in the music industry because you believe in one or more music career myths. How do I know? I am sent e-mail messages on a constant basis by tons of musicians (all seeking the answers to the WRONG questions). These are questions that may seem […]

You are about to learn the five critical elements that have fueled the success of all great musicians’ careers. Until you possess these key elements for yourself, it will be nearly impossible for you to reach your musical dreams and build a successful career in the music business. Read below to discover these five key […]

The Subways were kind enough to chronicle their North American tour for us, and we’ll be running their tour diary in several installments this week. Billy Lunn will be our guide, and as he writes, “Because so much usually ends up happening on our tours, we thought that this time round, whilst we’re on our […]

As festival season rapidly rolls in, we’re constantly being reminded of the continuing lack of diversity on our lineups. With a recent study indicating 86 per cent of the lineups of 12 major music festivals last year including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and Creamfields were male, it seems that the ears at the top are […]

A great gift to music entered into the world on 23 February 1685 in Halle, Germany. A life of great musical interest; one filled with an unbelievable talent that would become a beacon to many throughout the European continent and span centuries past its lifetime. It is a life that would become centered around a […]

Have you been thinking about starting a career in music for a while, but are not sure what you must do to begin? If the answer is “yes,” then you are certainly not alone. In fact, this is a common problem for almost every musician who wants to start a career in music and become […]

Music is a big part of civilization. Centuries had passed but music survived and even grew to greater heights every single decade. As a matter of fact, the demand of music has been rising very steadily in the past 10 years and it will continue that way in the foreseeable future. It comes along with […]

Music is a form of art that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. It is normally expressed in terms of pitch (which includes melody and harmony), rhythm (which includes tempo and meter), and the quality of sound (which includes timbre, articulation, dynamics, and texture). Music may also involve complex generative forms in time through […]

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia announces first wave of acts. The next Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia will take place from 23–24 September. Now in its fifth year, the festival describes itself as a “pan-continental celebration of audio-futurists, operating at the bleeding […]

We had some truly stellar photos come out of our photographers this week, as they attended shows from Vance Joy, Ball Park Music, Matt Corby and Groovin The Moo sideshows, with the common theme being some amazing light shows. As Forbes notes, in the missive, Sixx and bandmates James Michael and DJ Ashba implore YouTube […]