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Here is The Full List of SAMA Nominees

And the nominees are...

The 24th South African Music Awards nominees were announced last night. And below is the full list of nominees:


Best African Adult Contemporary Album

Joe Nina Time II Time

Siseko Pame Ilanga

Serame Sediti Based on a True Story

Siphokazi Siphokazi

Tribute Birdie Mbowenu Tribute Birdie Mboweni


Best African Artist Album

Niniola This Is Me

Wizkid Sounds from the Other Side

Zoe Modiga Yellow The Novel

Simphiwe Dana The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience

Moreira Chonguica & Manu Dibango M&M;


Best Alternative Music Album

Loui Lvndn Your Princess Is In Another Castle

Jack Parow Afrika For Beginners

Francois Van Coke Hierdie Is Die Lewe

Josh Kempen The Morning Show

Bongeziwe Mabandla Mangaliso


Best Classical And/Or Instrumental Album

CH2 Insomnia

James Grace Chilled

University of Limpopo Choristers and The Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra Matimba Ya Vuyimbeleri

Kinsmen Window To The Ashramt

Charl Du Plesis Trio Baroqueswing Vol III


Best Contemporary Faith Album

Bongani Nchang Wonders of Mercy

Benjamin Dube Victorious In His Presence With Benjamin

Swazi The Alabaster

Sicelo Moya Solid Rock

Nqubeko Mbatha Heaven's Ways


Best Hip Hop Album

Riky Rick Stay Shining

Rouge The New Era Sessions

Shane Eagle Yellow

Emtee Manando

Fresh 2 Def Productions F2D Presents Hall Of Fame


Best African Indigenous Album

Believer In Christ Yala Nkosi

Vuma Zion Samson Aphi Amandla

Futhi Shongwe Bonke Abamethembayo

Amadodana AseWesile Soloko Intliziyo Yami

Barorisi BaMorena Ntjhafatso


Best Jazz Album

Simphiwe Dana The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience

The Blue Notes Tribute Okestra Live At The Bird's Eye

Zoe Modiga Yellow The Novel

Tune Recreation Committee Voices Of Our Vision

Nduduzo Makhathini Ikhambi


Best Kwaito Album

Mashabela Galane Bona That Rural Dream

Team Mosha Sofa Silahlane

Chomee Do More Squats

Busiswa Highly Flavored

Trendsetters Ska Ba Hemisa


Best Live Audio Visual Recording/DVD

Krone Krone For Live

Benjamin Dube Victorious In His Presence With Benjamin

Simphiwe Dana The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience

The Parlotones The Parlotones Orchestrated

Donald Red Mic Experience


Best Maskandi Album

Uqhosha Ngokwenza Kwakhe Miss South Africa

Shwi Nomntekhala Emkhathini

Khuzani Isixaxa Samaxoki

Abafana BakaMgqumeni 6 To 6

Mbuzeni Wavuma


Best Pop Album

Craig Lucas Restless

Connell Cruise Barely Breathing

Tresor The Beautiful Madness

Monark Monark

Shekhinah Rose Gold


Best Rock Album

Shortstraw Those Meddling Kids (TMK)

Prime Circle If You Don't You Never Will

Lost & Found Snakes & Ladders

Willim Welsyn Blitzkriek

Fokofpolisiekar Selfmedikasie


Best Traditional Music

Dinonyane Cultural Group Pitsi

Bomshell Uthando

Complete Isiqalo—The Beginning

Jessica Mbangeni Jessica Mbangeni Sings Igoli Live @Lyric Theatre Johannesburg

University of Pretoria Camarata Indodana Symphony


Best R&B;/ Soul/ Reggae Album

Cici Busiswe

The Nameless Band The Greatest Hits

Thabsie Songs About You

Afrotraction Relationships

Thami Never Lost


Beste Kontemporce Musiek Album

Saarkie Queen Van Die Toorbos

Die Heuwels Fantasies Okay!

Joe Black Skepe

Luna Paige, Nick Turner, Jamie Jupiter Korreltjie Kantel

Chris Chameleon Jy En Ek En EK En Jy


Beste Pop Album

Ray Dylan Uitbasuin

Karlien Van Jaarsveld Sing Vir Liefde

Brendan Peyper Hy Loop Oop

Kurt Darren Laat Die Danslover Brand

Lianie May Iemand Om Lief Te He


Best Adult Contemporary Album

Josie Field Indie Soul

Swing City Now Listen Properly

Wouter Kellerman Symphonic Soweto

Charlie Finch Life's Journey

Janie Bay Miscellany


Best Dance Album

DJ Merlon Pure Black Album

DJ Ganyani Ganyani's House Grooves 10

Lady Zamar King Zamar

Prince KayBee I Am Music

MiCasa Famila


Best Engineered Album

Kahn A Noise In The Void

MiCasa Famila

Mafikizolo 20

Nduduzo Makhathini Ikhambi

Distruction Boyz Gqom Is The Future


Best Collaboration

Distruction Boyz ft. Benni Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi "Omunye"

Kwesta ft. Wale "Spirit"

Heavy K ft. Bucie & Nokwazi "Inde"

SJava ft. Howard & DJ Maphorisa "Ngempela"


Music Video of The Year

Shane Eagle "Let It Flow"

Nadia Nakai "Naaa Mean"

Kwesta ft. Wale "Spirit"

Nasty C "Don't Do It"

Rouge "Arumtumtum"


Remix of the Year

"Faith Alive" by King Bayaa

"I Got You" by Mobi Dixon

"Free" by Household Funk

"Buy It Out" by Riky Rick feat. Youngsta CPT, KLY, Da Les, Frank Casino, J Molley & Stilo Magolide

"Lake By The Ocean" by Mobi Dixon

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(From left to right) Stéphane Bak and Marc Zinga in 'The Mercy of the Jungle.' Photo courtesy of TIFF.

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Centuries have passed, and Yoruba influences still continue to thrive in various regions of the country, as many Brazilians maintain a strong relationship with the language and religion. Its influence can be seen through the music, food and spiritual practices of various communities. Last month the Ooni of Ife—the spiritual leader of the Yoruba people—visited the country, where he was met by crowds of Black Brazilians who turned up to pay their respects.

This connection will likely remain strong for future generations, as the language has now become an official foreign language in the country.

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Telefunksoul, who happens to be one of the main promoters of Bahia Bass music, came up with the concept of exploring the rhythms coming out of Recôncavo of Bahia and showing how they can fit into bass music.

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