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Musician’s quotations needed by end of June for Old School Jive concert

Artists who have been in the game between 1990 to 2009 called to apply for Old School Jive concert by sending through their quotations.


Old School Jive Concert is a musical concert made for old school musicians in honor and remembrance of their genuine contribution to the lively Namibian music industry.

The organisers have recently put out a call for quotations from artists who have been in the industry since 1990 to 2009 to be able to perform on 21 December at the Oshakati Independence Stadium.

The Old School Jive concert shall be one of the first of its kind in the country, to honor musical legends. There will be performances from the country’s prominent old school musicians as well as upcoming artists doing voice over for the late old school musicians. The old school musicians considered are the ones who have been in the industry as from 1990 to 2009, exactly celebrating these icons after 10 years of their musical services to the world.

According to one of the organizers Selma Sylvanus, in Namibia, celebrities are only celebrated or remembered when they are late and are not honored while they are still alive. Her team believes that musicians have a privilege of being honored in their presence for the massive contribution towards the Namibian music industry.

The team has also announced that legend Dad Sheehama as the official face of the event and shares details as to why he is the chosen one.

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We are pleased,humbled and honoured to announce that the living legend @sheehamaras is the face of Old School Jive Concert.Known by many as a living legend Ras Sheehama (born in 1966 in northern Namibia) is a Namibian reggae musician. He started his music career in 1979 in Exile,Zambia where he developed his love for the reggae music and begin to play guitar. In Zambia for the first time he got in contact with the Rastafari and Reggae culture where he played in several reggae bands. Since 1990 he has released several LPs and cassettes which are available country wide.From these tapes several hits were successful continuously in Namibia. Sheehama was able to win several national prices. The recording band of Ras Sheehama was composed of famous musicians from well-known South African bands Stimela and Bayete which was also of Lucky Dube. Ras Sheehama is an outstanding singer, who understands to show African joy of life and criticism of the political and social situation of past and future. Rastafari is always a central point in his songs without becoming pathetic at all. In the end of May 1999 Ras Sheehama celebrated his first show in Germany together with the former Lucky Dube's Band THE SLAVES at the Africa festival in Wuzerburg, Germany. Ras has performed in Germany, UK,[Cuba], Portugal and Switzerland. He also opened the show for the legendary reggae act Don Carlos in Johannesburg in 2001 and for Manu Di Bongo  in 1995 in Windhoek. Ras Sheehama won the Music Award Category for his song INOTILA in 1996 which led him to perform at the Music Festival Le Printemps de Bourgesin France in 1997 and thereafter to open for Ismael Lo at the Reunion Island the same year. In March 2005, Ras launched his fifth album PURE LOVE followed quickly in June 2006 by his 6th album TRAVELLING ON.. a blend of some of Ras's most popular songs spanning two decades. Ras will be honoured live as he will also be performing along side other musical legends on 21 December 2019 in Oshakati Independence Stadium.. Old School Jive Concert "Honouring Musical Legends"

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