SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS:
A FILM BY MICHELLE PRETORIUS
Thinking Owl Films, in association with Sony Music Entertainment Africa, have announced the release of an exciting new documentary film which will see The Springbok Nude Girls explode onto South African stage and screen for 2 exclusive film premiers followed by live performances.
The South African premier of Springbok Nude Girls, a film directed and produced by Michelle Pretorius, is set to happen on 4 June, 2016 at The Labia Theater in Cape Town and will be followed with a live performance by the band at The Assembly. The Springbok Nude Girls will be joined on stage at The Assembly by special guests, Retro Dizzy and Bam Bam Brown.
On 18th June 2016, there will be a second screening of the film, this time at The Bioscope Independent Cinema in Johannesburg which will be followed with a live performance by the band at The Goodluck Bar. The Springbok Nude Girls will be joined on stage at The Good Luck Bar by special guests, Art Snakes and Ruff Majik.
Through a series of serendipitous events in the early 90’s in the small wine making town of Stellenbosch, Arno Carstens, Theo Crous, Adriaan Brand, Arno Blumer and Francois Kruger became The Springbok Nude Girls.
Little did they know that they would go on to become one of the most loved rock bands South Africa has ever seen, known for their high energy stage antics and unique musical sound which combines Punk, Reggae, Scat, Metal, Funk and Jazz.
The film tells the story of these early beginnings, touching on the crippling censorship of that time, and then the liberation of 1994 and how, for these kids, there was finally freedom in music.
Springbok Nude Girls uses archived performance & interview footage from the last two decades to illustrate the band’s compelling story & includes interviews with a range of contemporary South African musicians, commentators, journalists & music industry insiders to tell the story of this roller coaster ride. The film was made possible through generous donations from the fan based crowdfunding website Thundafund as well as investment from Mount Gay Rum SA and The National Film and Video Fund of South Africa.
“As one of the new South Africa’s first original rock bands, the Springbok Nude Girls are a legend to this day. Theirs is a story of breaking boundaries and carving the way for others to follow, and it’s no exaggeration to say their unique and original sound inspired a generation. So it was only fitting for Mount Gay rum to get involved in both the film and the launch events – the original and oldest rum, handcrafted in Barbados using the finest ingredients, and the rum that also carved the way for others to follow. We’ll be telling both of our stories in some pop-up events over the next few months, so watch this space.”
Phil Voget, Marketing Manager, Mount Gay Rum South Africa
Tickets for the Cape Town film premier are available directly from The Labia Theatre Tel 021 424 5927 or email@example.com
Tickets for the live performances at The Assembly are available at www.webtickets.co.za
Tickets for the Johannesburg screening are available directly from The Bioscope Independent Cinema Tel 011 039 7306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets for the live performance at The Good Luck Bar are available at http://www.tixsa.co.za
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Arno Carstens is terug, maar die keer met sy eerste Afrikaanse EP, Die Aand!
Die Aand se oorsprong kom van Die Aanblom 13, wat die titel is van sy afrikaanse album wat later in 2016 vrygestel word.
Die Aandblom 13 is die adres waar hy groot geword het, en is vir hom simbolies, dis waar sy Afrikaanse wortels ontspruit het.
Die Aand het steeds Arno se kenmerkende en unieke klanke waaraan sy aanhangers gewoond is, en hierdie EP is absoluut uniek and baie persoonlik, aangesien elke lied self deur Arno geskryf is.
Die voorafbestelling van die EP maak die 22ste April oop op iTunes en Ontwaak sal dan onmiddelik beskikbaar wees.
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South African alt. rock duo Arno Carstens and Darkstar have teamed up on various projects over the course of the past decade. About Your Body is their first single release.
With over 20 years experience as a multi instrumentalist, live performer, composer and producer, Kevin Leicher (Darkstar) has played an iconic role in the SA music scene, both on stage in bands like Plum, Henry Ate, Odball, Bird Tribe, Diesel Whores and Even Flow and offstage, behind the desk in his sought after recording studio Darkstar Productions.
Platinum selling, award winning, singer-songwriter Arno Carstens has released 11 albums; 5 as lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as part of Electronica project Bhelltower and 5 as a solo artist. He’s had over 20 top ten singles, won 5 SAMA Awards and performed at some of the most legendary international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, V Festival and Hard Rock Calling.
Arno Carstens – Die Aand
23 April 2016
Kom geniet ‘n aand saam met Arno Carstens
waar hy sy langverwagte Afrikaanse EP “Die Aand” sal bekendstel.
Gedurende sy loopbaan as die hoofsanger van Springbok Nude Girls en toe as ‘n solo kunstenaar, het Arno Carstens reeds 10 studio albums vrygestel. 5 daarvan as hoofsanger van Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as The Electronica Project Bhelltower en 4 as ‘n solo kunstenaar.
Arno Carstens se eerste Afrikaanse album, ‘Die Aandblom 13, sal in Julie 2016 vrygestel word.
“I’ve been writing and performing English rock music for 22 years, so it’s an unusual but exciting experience to rediscover something I know so well, in a totally new way. It is with great pleasure that I would like to introduce to you my first Afrikaans EP as an introduction to the soon full length album which will be available mid 2016. So kom deel met my asseblief, hierdie spesiale aand by die Atterbury Teater in Pretoria vir ietsie ouds, ietsie bekend, en iets heeltemal nuut.” Arno Carstens
Arno Carstens – ‘Die Aand’, Saterdag 23ste April 2016 – 8pm.
Atterbury Teater, 4 Daventry Street, Lynnwood, Pretoria.
Kaartjies R140 – R160 at Computicket or 012 471 1700