Chuckles, Giggles and Lols

Chuckles, Giggles and Lols

The home of premium Township comedy. Ghetto laughs has been bringing you nothing but quality laughs for the past 5 years. At the majestic Soweto Theatre, every last Thursday of the Month some of the South Africa’s funniest comics gather to bring you chuckles, giggles and lols. Come witness some of the greatest comedy talent in the continent.

GHETTO LAUGHS Comedy Show, happens every last Thursday of the month in partnership with Soweto Theatre.

For more info

Cell: 0737911071 (Tshepo)

Email: ghettolaughs@flipnflap.co.za

#GhettoLaughsComedy

 

 

 

 

 

Source: sowetotheatre.com

Recipe: PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE FONDANT CAKES

PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE  FONDANT CAKES

Your sweet tooth is going to Love you for this one…Its chocolate adventure time.

Makes four

 

INGREDIENTS

• 200g dark chocolate, chopped

• 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped

• 2 eggs

• 2 egg yolks

• 1/2 cup superfine sugar

• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted

• 8 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

• Cocoa powder, for destining

Special equipment:

4 x 1-cup baking molds

 

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 205C.
  2. Place the chocolate and butter in a glass bowl over a pot of hot water over low heat and stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  3. Place the eggs, egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Add the chocolate mixture and flour and whisk until well combined.
  4. Spoon two-thirds of the mixture into 4 (1-cup) well-greased baking molds. Spoon 2 tablespoons peanut butter into the center of each mold and spoon the remaining chocolate mixture over. Place the molds on a baking sheet and bake for 16–18 minutes or until puffed. Gently turn out the cakes immediately and dust with cocoa powder to serve.

Serve these immediately to ensure they have a lovely, molten center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: epicurious.com

Back To The City Festival

Back To The City Festival

There’s no question about what to get upto this Freedom day. @backtothecityfestival is back at the Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Featuring artists representing the pinnacle of artistic expression from South Africa and abroad, this unique annual youth event has grown into the largest public display of both commercial and underground Hip Hop in Africa, presenting a day of live music, street art, break-dancing, art installation, skateboarding, film, street fashion, gaming, speakers and panel discussions.

From the daytime events to the nightly performances, this is one time that the inner city comes alive with true freedom of expression providing a destination for hip hop fans, artists and industry related individuals to converge and celebrate the experience today’s youth culture.

The day begins with an educational Hip Hop Summit offering an exchange of knowledge from industry gurus working within the media, advertising and music business arenas.

The aim of these workshops was to effectively empower the artist with as much knowledge to enable her/him to efficiently administrate their career and brand growth. Back To The City Festival wants  to utilise the culture as a tool to encourage critical thinking, social change and unity while empowering communities through media, arts, education and independent initiatives.

Topics such as Publishing, Distribution, Recording, Independent versus Mainstream, Funding, and Entrepreneurship are openly discussed allowing audience members a chance to actively engage speakers, facilitating access to resources as well as empowering the youth with valuable knowledge.

Live performances and DJs entertain throughout the day while graffiti artists utilise the surrounding street walls as their canvasses, creating colourful masterpieces in the city. The Second stage is reserved for competitions for rappers, beatmakers, dancers, and alternative Hip Hop performances.
The 3rd stage is strictly for the live bands.

 

 

 

 

Source: backtothecityfestival.com

Cant Stop – Freshly Ground

Cant Stop – Freshly Ground

Afro-fusion band Freshly Ground has released its brand new album, ‘Can’t Stop’. This is the band’s seventh release and marks 16 years of the group being together.

Zolani Mahola, lead singer of Freshly Ground, explains the secret to the band’s longevity, “It’s a lot to do with curiosity. We like to see what we can get out of each other. I love being part of a unit”.

When you think about how long the band has been around, their album title almost serves as a reminder of how far they have come — and that they are far from calling it quits.

“It’s our 16th year in music and we’ve had changes in the band, with members no longer playing instruments,” said Zolani Mahola.

“So, even though we haven’t been at the forefront and that (only) some of our albums were successful, we’re still doing what we love and that is what the album represents”.

The title of Freshly Ground’s new album can also symbolise the changes in the band, with the addition of a guitarist from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the absence of one of their former members, violinist Kyla-Rose Smith.

The band was last seen after the release of their single, Banana Republic, in 2017, which also had a video released on the same day. Banana Republic was more social than political, but the release of the band’s newest single, Blck Grls, has a more personal link to the band or, its lead singer and millions of South African Girls.

“The phrase ‘black girls’ looks so normal; by omitting the vowels, it creates a sense of uniqueness and grabs the attention of the listener”, she explained.

“The song has a link to me because of my childhood and how, as a girl, there were limitations as to what music I could listen to, because it was wrong to listen to rock music.

“I also was told what I could wear and at a certain age, black girls were given chores and tasks.

We just love Freshly Ground and are grateful for their amazing sound and contribution to the music industry. Judging from their latest album and singles, Freshly Ground are far from ending their journey.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: iol.co.za

Recipe: Chicken Curry Bunny Chow

Chicken Curry Bunny Chow

A South African explosion of flavours and textures. Perfect to keep you warm and the chills at bay.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 6 chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4cm piece ginger, grated
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups (500ml) Massel chicken style liquid stock
  • 400g can butter beans, rinsed, drained
  • 4 large round bread rolls
  • Olive oil, to brush
  • 1/3 cup (95g) thick Greek-style yoghurt

TOMATO & RED ONION SAMBAL

  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 long green chilli, seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch coriander, leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar

 

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Heat 1 tablespoon sunflower oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Season chicken, then in 2 batches, cook, turning, for 4-5 minutes until browned. Remove from the pan.
  2. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the garlic, ginger and spices, then cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add tomato paste and cook for a further 1 minute. Return chicken to pan and add stock. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Add beans and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is slightly reduced. Remove from heat.
  4. Meanwhile, cut the tops off the rolls and hollow out, discarding filling and tops. Brush with olive oil and bake for 5 minutes or until slightly golden, then set aside.
  5. For the sambal, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  6. Stir the yoghurt through the curry and season, then divide among bread rolls. Top with sambal, then serve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: taste.com.au