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The stage is set for some fiery performances at Bassline this month, with a diverse range of artists. First on the bill is Judith Sephuma.
IT may be cold outside, but Bassline in Newtown plans to keep away the winter chill with hot performances by developing and established artists.

WaxIn May, the stage will feature a few music industry heavyweights, such as Judith Sephuma, Kunle Ayo, Jah Seed and DJ Kid Fonque.

First up, on Friday, 13 May, Mme Motswadi hit-maker Judith Sephuma and Nigerian jazz guitarist Kunle Ayo are set to light up the stage. Ayo has performed with artists like Jabu Khanyile and Jimmy Dludlu, as well as with other international artists.

Book a table or a seat on 081 376 6953 or 073 349 0480. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are R80 at the door.

Then, hip-hop artist Impozstah is on stage with his four band members on 17 May. The band’s sound is a combination of hip-hop and jazz, with a twist of rock. Impozstah released his debut album in 2009, followed by a mixtape last year.

Entrance is free, and the show starts at 8pm.

On 21 May, it is the turn of Hell Yeah Afrika, featuring deejays Bubbles, Kid Fonque, Bugs and Bob. And the music will be pure African. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm. Tickets are R50 at the door.

Tlale Makhene - Soul of Rhythms is on stage the next day, from 4pm. Tlale Makhene is known for his percussion work with the Afro-soul artist Camagwini.

Entrance for the show, on 22 May, is R50 per person.

And then, Wax and Malehloka, featuring Genevieve and Tshepo Motso, entertain the audience on 25 May. Entrance is only R60 at the door. Malehloka is known for working with deejays, such as DJ Kent. But this time she’s performing on her own.

Every Thursday is Ragga Night, with African Storm Sound System featuring Jah Seed, Admiral and Bobo Tical. Tickets are R70 at the door. Bassline is at 10 Henry Nxumalo Street in Newtown.

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