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Interview on KayaFM with Bridgette Masinga!! - 29 June 2017
Before we left for Germany, we went on KayaFM to chat to Bridgette Masinga about the trip.
This is the link to the interview (alternatively just play it below) where you can tune in and hear a little bit more about our vision for the band & expansion into Europe.



Happy Youth Day!! - 16 June 2017
We wish all South Africans a productive Youth Day!

This day 31 years ago the history of this country was changed forever. Let us keep shaping the future of this wonderful country.
Go out and find yourself a youth-driven initiative to support and/or mentor.

Downtown Jazz Sessions - 9 June 2017
Yesterday we had the honor of performing at a show that aspires to document the contemporary Jazz scene in Johannesburg.

Thank you Aymeric for thinking of us (:
Do stay tuned for the broadcast details of the episode - 50 minutes of vocal afrojazz - it don't get better than that..

Sharing music with the Masakhane Youth Choir!! - 8 June 2017
Rehearsals have kicked off preparing for the grand day in July. We are sharing harmonies (and stage) with this fantastic Youth Choir from Soweto.

We will post details of the event very soon so that you can book your tickets now!! Stay tuned..

The last vlog on the Germany tour!! - 29 May 2017
It's always a bitter-sweet moment to talk about the last day in Germany - at least that explains just how much fun we had in Deutchland.

Our last stop was in Wilhelmshaven and although it's seemingly a shy town, it definitely surprised us on D-Day. Nevertheless, watch the video to catch at least a snippet of our time there. Enjoy..

From Halle to the Berlin Wall!!! - 18 May 2017
Did you know that if you stay in Berlin you're therefore called a Berliner? Well that's exactlyt how we were treated - as Berliners. We had such a fantastic time in Berlin, most of us felt that we left too soon. Enough talking, here's the link to the vlog about Berlin (and Halle).

It kicks off with the band at the Halle, Women's Jazz Festival and then moves on to exploring a bit of the Berlin fun. Enjoy..

Safely Landed in South Africa!!! - 8 May 2017
Yesterday we landed at the O. R. Tambo from Frankfurt (via Addis Ababa) after a very successful tour of Germany. We managed 7 performances in Germany and 1 incredible a cappella festival in Paffikon, Switzerland.

During the course of the next few days we will be uploading video blogs and written blogs to share with you moments of the tour. We had promised and hoped to upload the vlogs a lot more instantenously, but we must confess that it takes a lot of skill and finesse to manage such a feat, which we clearly need more practice on.

Nevertheless, we have uploaded 2 new videos to showcase the 2 bands we met in Switzerland, Frouwenzimmer & Pagare. Do check them out, we loved hanging with them. Here's one of them. Enjoy..

List of performances in Germany!!! - 24 April 2017
Very silly of us not to publish the full concert schedule on here, especially when so many of you have been asking. So to make mends here it is and hope to see you all soon..

- Frankfurt Internationale Theatre, Frankfurt, Germany, 21 April 2017, 20h00
- 8808 Pfaffikon, Switzerland, 22 April 2017, 21h45
- Women in Jazz Festival, Halle, Germany, 23 April 2017, 16h30
- (Workshop) Kulturwerkstatt, Hamburg, Germany, 30 April 2017, 16h00 - 18h00
- Bradendburg, Berlin, Germany, 26 April 2017
- Rudolf Steiner Haus (with Hamburg Voices), Hamburg, Germany, 1 May 2017, 17h00
- Pumpwerk, Banter Deich 1, Willelmshaven, Germany, 5 May 2017, 20h00


Landed in Germany!!! - 20 April 2017
Landed in Germany eventually after what has been a very exciting period of crowdfunding and fan support. We have also put together a first of our vlogs of the tour. As mentioned that we want to share with you every possible moment of our trip.

Here's the first video on the plane to Germany. Enjoy..

Over R45 000 received so far!!! - 12 April 2017
Friggin' NUTS!!! This is what we're talking about!!! SIYABONGA!! RE A LEBOHA!! THANK YOU!!! VIELEN DANK!!! MERCI BEAUCOUP!!

Thank you Standard Bank London!! - 7 April 2017
We are SUPER EXCITED for what you have been able to do for us. It is precisely your support, efforts and contributions that has elevated this campaign to a point where even Standard Bank London has also contributed EUR1 000.

The response has been absolutely awesome and we love it! However, we're not out of the woods yet. We still need you to #HUGG us as much as possible. So please keep helping us spread the message.

#HUGG campaign broke the R25 000 mark!! - 31 March 2017
We are overwhelmed by the support our fans have so emphatically shown!! It's one thing to have fans and supporters, but now and then a major test of commitment like this one shows up and you cannot help but be taken aback by such phenomenal support! Both directly & indirectly our fans keep supporting this #HUGG campaign and each day we keep drawing closer to a less stressful journey! THANK YOU!!

So far this has been an incredible adventure, which leaves us anticipating the tour even more!
You can see the progress and join in on the adventure on our crowdfunding page.

#HUGG campaign now over R11 000!! - 20 March 2017
The support for the #HUGG (Help Us Get to Germany) has been super AWESOME. In only 1 week we have received more than R11 000 from you our supporters. And we want to say THANK YOU!!

It goes without mention that we also need your help to reach many more people and increase the rate of contributions. Our target is R156 000 and we need to reach at least half of it in 2 weeks so that we can secure the flights.
So please contribute and share this campaign with at least 10 of your friends to help us reach more people and increase the contributions.

Remember to keep using the #HUGG hashtag to make the campaign trend.

Learn about Time Signatures video is OUT NOW!! - 18 March 2017
Continuing with our weekly releasees of music theory lessons, in this video Josh discusses the basics of Time Signatures in music.

Go on ahead and start learning the basics of music, which are the building blocks for understanding and making far more complex music.

#HUGG (Help Us Get to Germany)!! - 14 March 2017
We would like to send a HUGE Shout OUT to individuals who have come out in huge support for this campaign. We could never thank you enough!! Ngoni Radebe, Tazzy, Hêlène Raison, Deborah Rosanwo and Thabo Gama. You are too awesome for words. Thank you!! Thank you! Thank you!!

We are also using the hashtag #HUGG on social media to reach a wider audience. Please use it as well and let's make it trend!

To make you contribution, please visit our crowdfunding campaign page.

We NEED your help to get to Germany!! - 12 March 2017
We are launching a crowdfunding campaign tomorrow to enable you to help us raise funds towards the upcoming Germany tour in April/May. For more information on how you can help us realise this tour, please visit our crowdfunding campaign page.

Weekend Live - SABC 2, Sunday 12 March!! - 11 March 2017
Catch us live on Weekend Live, SABC 2. We will be delivering 3 sweetners to be sure not be miss it!!! We hope to see you all on Wednesday & be sure to book your table by sending The Orbit an email to info@theorbit.co.za or calling +27(0)11 339 6645 (or +27 (0) 81 53 42 867).



New music lessons channel launching TODAY!! - 3 March 2017
You will notice that when you subscribe to our newsletter, in return we give you a fairly expensive thank you gift. However, not all of us can consume this gift due for many reasons. So, we have established an online tutorials channel on YouTube focusing on music theory, lessons delivered weekly by the band members to help your music theory knowledge along. That way, we can start sharing you the inner secrets of our music which you can find both useful and enjoyable.

We invite you to watch, subscribe and share with you friends who may be interested in this type of thing.

The new video is going up after 09h00 (GMT+2) this morning (:

See you on 15 March..


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