The SABC is is a media partner for the South African Traditional Music Achievement (SATMA Awards) taking place at the University of Zululand in Richards Bay – KwaZulu Natal on Friday and Saturday under the theme ‘I am an African’.
“The SATMA Awards offers an opportunity to the SABC to continue showcasing the countries music cultural diversity. Music occupies a central place in the SABC’s programming, be it traditional, Jazz, Gospel, Choral Music or any genre, music plays a crucial role in the promotion of the culture of South Africa’s people and the rest of the continent,” said SABC spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago.
The SATMA Awards founder, Dr Dumisani Goba promised, that the SATMA Awards would continue to “honour and preserve South Africa’s culture and heritage through its support of the arts”. He challenged government and associated arts and culture departments to put their financial muscles behind programmes that support the upliftment of traditional music, culture and heritage.
SATMA Awards promote, preserve, uplift, develop, stage multicultural exchanges, honour and award traditional musicians across racial and ethnic background.
Some of the SABC talent that will grace the event include, Bheka Mchunu (uKhozi FM), Ngizwe (Ukhozi FM). SABC will also support the SATMA Awards on Ukhozi FM as the host platform for the SATMA’s 2015. The station will broadcast from Empangeni on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October. uKhozi FM talent will engage and connect with its listeners and artist at the event.
On SABC 1, Selimathunzi and ROOTS will do the insert which will be broadcast later on the channel and will broadcast the whole show later in October.
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