CueTV is an annual production put together by television students from the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies, and covers the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Please see below some of my productions made with some of my classmates in 2009. (Please note these are low-resolution versions of these videos – hi-res available upon request.)
Kesivan Naidoo is the winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz for 2009. But not just that. He’s pretty AWESOME with a pair of sticks and a set of drums. We spoke to him about his gig Kesivan Naidoo & the Lights with renowned jazz musicians from around the globe. If there’s any reason to watch this video, you have to see Kesivan’s drummer face.
The Standard Bank Jazz Festival was the place to be on Saturday night to witness a fantastic fusion of Jazz and Indian music, in the form of the Cape Town-based band, Babu. The original and highly experimental sound of Babu filled the DSG Hall to the delight of the capacity audience. cueTV caught up with Kesivan Naidoo to find out about the band, future prospects, and why playing live on stage is just so damn cool. Grab your lager and check out this raga!
aKING have got to be one of the top bands in South Africa at the moment. With several number one singles under their belts, they have been around the country promoting their second album, Against All Odds, and for the first time Grahamstown was included on their schedule. Performing to an intimate but dedicated crowd, aKING rocked the socks off everyone in the Cuervo Music Room and cueTV was there was chat to the band in true rock n roll fashion.