Friday, May 28, 2010

Duo, BOMBA entertained us live in studio and we showcased a local production, 'Wa Was Djy' check it out .....

Entertainment, arts & culture
Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers to prevent them from drawing the renowned English longbow in the future. The famous weapon was made of the English Yew tree, and the act drawing the longbow was known as “plucking the yew,” or “pluck yew.” To the embarrassment of the French, the English won the battle and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers, saying, “Pluck yew!” The letter “F” later crept into the symbolic gesture known as showing the finger or the highway salute – the universal sign of disrespect – because of the difficulty in pronouncing consonant clusters.

What do we South Africans celebrate every Friday in support of the national team and 2010 World Cup?
Answer: Football Friday
The initiative aims to build support and enthusiasm as the countdown to Africa's first World Cup gains momentum, by getting South Africans to wear a football jersey – first choice being a Bafana Bafana jersey – every Friday until the start of the World Cup in June 2010.

Learn the 10 basic steps to change negative attitudes
1. Acknowledge Your Negative Attitude:
You can't ignore it and expect it to disappear by itself. Do not try to convince others that they should change and think like you think. Ask them for suggestions and help.
2. Model positive behavior:
Choose someone successful with a positive attitude and imitate them.
3. Look for and identify the positives in all situations:
We forget to find the positive in each situation and we are addicted in focusing our mind in the negative part of the events. We are quick to dismiss others' ideas. We should try to identify the effort while kindly discussing the idea.
4. Give positive recognition:
Provide positive recognition as soon as you find out about good performance. Acknowledge other's efforts and you will change their attitude and win their cooperation.
5. Refrain from gossiping:
It is easy to get caught in the general complaining especially in informal discussions. When faced with negative conversations, consider changing the subject. You could suggest the following: "Let's talk about something more positive", or ask "how the situation could be solved."
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A duo called BOMBA, two self-taught guitarist from Congo. Bienvenue Mambote and Eric Omba do African music with a jazzy pop feel in French, Swahili and Lingala. Although they perform in Cape Town, Capetonians have responded really well to their ‘colourful’ music.

Lastly we spoke to Sasha Eaglehof and Natalia Da Rocha two cast members of a local production called Wa Was Djy, Natalia Da Rocha being the trainer and director. Wa Was Djy is a project used to showcase talent from the Applauz arts initiative that develops new talent since 2002. Was Djy is a nostalgic look at an untold socio-historic phenomenon of the Coloured musicians circa 1960, throughout the duration of the 1970’s. These are people like Danny Williams, Jonathan Butler, Richard Jon Smith, Invaders, Flames, Rockets, et al. These entertainers succeeded, in spite of the trappings of apartheid and its associated obscurity, to become social icons of their communities. To find out more on Applauz Arts Initiative visit

The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.- Anonymous
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

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