Carlos Santana is in the country and ready to set the stage a blaze!!!

Making his return to South Africa, Santana will be performing in Johannesburg on the 14th April 2018 at the Ticketpro Dome with special guests Mango Groove.

Carlos Santana first became famous in the late 1960s with his band Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music.



To date, Carlos Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards including a record tying nine for a single project with 1999`s blockbuster Supernatural `Smooth`, `Maria, Maria`.

Among many honors, Carlos Santana received Billboard Latin Music Awards 2009 Lifetime Achievement honor as well as Billboards Century Award in 1996. Having sold over 100 million records to date Carlos Santana has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is listed in the top 20 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. In 2013, Carlos was the recipient of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors Award.

Currently, Carlos Santana is headlining at a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

From Carlos Santana`s earliest days as a ground breaking Afro-Latin blues rock outfit to mega chart topping collaborations, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world`s best known musical signatures.

Carlos Santana`s special guest will be Mango Groove, whose career has spanned an exciting and turbulent time in the history of South Africa. Since the iconic multi-platinum release in 1989, the band, together with its charismatic lead singer Claire Johnston, has gone on to become a household name in South Africa. To date Mango Groove have sold over a million albums.



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If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to join in on the festivities, you’re in luck because its Friday and theres three more exciting evenings to enjoy the spectacular Red Bull Music Festival. 


06 April 9PM to 4AM: AND CLUB | CLUB NIGHT


Johannesburg’s beloved no-nonsense dance music club, will host two true electronic music pioneers, Egyptian Lover and The Hacker. A member of Uncle Jamm’s Army, Egyptian Lover from the US helped crafts the blue-print for both West-Coast hip-hop and electro in the 80s and 90s, while the Hacker from France helped shape the sound of electro and techno in the 2000s and its subsequent breakthrough into the mainstream.





With so much throwback and reference to the past, Friday’s focus at two of the city’s busiest venues, will be on the millennial artists shaping the sounds and attitudes of today’s clubbing experience. From gender-binary challenging champions such as Angel-Ho and K-$, to Gqom pioneers DJ Lag and the Audioboyz to SA hip-hop emcees Moozlie and Rouge to Future Beats pioneers, Sean Munnick and Daev Martian, this is the sound of South Africa’s Generation Z getting down.

06 April 5PM: AND CLUB


Trompies helped define the crucial sound that was Kwaito in the 90s, in sound, aesthetic and cultural relevance. In this conversation moderated by music journalist Helen Herimbi, they will talk about the rise of SA’s beloved musical movement, in the post 94 election haze to the 2000s and how their music balanced celebration alongside social commentary.

06 April 7PM: AND CLUB


Egyptian Lover is a legend in certain circles but a mystery to most, an artist who was in deep with most of the west coast hip hop scene before the gangsta sound came along. Born Greg Broussard, Egyptian Lover was a rapper, DJ, and producer who was hugely influenced by the New York electro scene, as well as by the electro-funk of Zapp.

06 April 7PM to 2AM: REPUBLIC OF 94 | WAAR WAS JY?


Kwaito’s history goes back to the mid-tempo Chicago house sounds of Glen Lewis, the mixture of house, hip-hop and pantsula culture of TKZEE through to the 125bpm Afro-House sounds of Oskido and Kalawa Jazmee to the modern hip-hop excursions of Kid X and Cashtime Record’s “New Age Kwaito”. We trace and celebrate South Africa’s biggest modern music genre, its legacy and its continuing presence.




Feat. Skepta, 340million, Shekhinah, Langa Mavuso, Gina Jeanz, Kid Fonque, Gerd Janson, DJ Stingray and more.

Fox Junction hosts the Red Bull Music Festival main event on Saturday and will see the legendary South African band 340million share a stage with trailblazing youngsters such as Langa Mavuso and Gina Jeanz, while the second floor will see some of the best local DJs alongside deep-house stalwart, Gerd Jansen and dystopian techno challenger, DJ Stingray.




08 April 4PM to 2AM: ZONE 6 | Home Grown

Feat. Sjava, Sho Madjozi, AKA, RudeBoyz, Distruction Boyz, Da Capo and Jullian Gomes

A night in honour of artists pioneering sounds distinct to South Africa, rooted in tradition and elevated through millennial culture. From Sjava’s hip-Hop / Maskandi creations alongside Sho Madjozi’s balance of Tsonga and Turnup to the raw, complex rhythms and shapes of Gqom to the distinct tone and soul of local deep house – modern and accessible and at the same time deeply-rooted in their heritage and the traditional music genres they grew up with.



Nachos Recipe

Nachos Recipe

Okay, so Nachos aren’t exactly the healthiest snack out there. But trust and believe that this is one of the best ways to eat your veggies, grate your cheese and eat it too and indulge in smooth delicious guacamole. Perfect as a party snack and even better for those at home family movie nights.



  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 400g can black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small red pepper, deseeded, chopped
  • 230g pkt lightly salted tortilla corn chips
  • 160g (2 cups) coarsely grated four cheese mix
  • 200g soft creamy feta
  • 90g (1/3 cup) Greek-style yoghurt
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • Pickled green chilli, sliced, to serve
  • Fresh coriander leaves, to serve



  1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Place the onion in a heatproof bowl. Pour over enough boiling water to cover. Set aside for 2 minutes. Drain.
  2. Combine the onion, beans, tomato and peppers in a bowl. Arrange a third of the corn chips in a round 28cm ovenproof dish. Sprinkle a third of the tomato mixture over the corn chips, followed by a third of the cheese. Repeat to make 2 more layers using the remaining corn chips, tomato mixture and cheese. Bake the nachos for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  3. Meanwhile, place the feta in a small bowl. Use a fork to mash until smooth and creamy. Add the yoghurt and use the fork to mix until well combined and smooth. Season with pepper.
  4. Serve the nachos topped with the avocado, whipped feta and sliced chilli. Sprinkle with coriander leaves.





Easter Magic


Easter Magic

Its finally Easter Weekend and thankfully theres lots to do in Johannesburg this weekend. We’ve put an event guide together for you, so don’t worry theres plenty of exciting entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.


The Nissan Easter Festival 2018

Date: 24 March – 01 April 2018

If you are looking for a nonstop fun-filled programme over the Easter weekend which includes an Easter Egg Hunt, dog agility show, Lipizzaner show, horse carriage race, fancy dress class and so much more, then you will not want to miss the Nissan Easter Festival 2018! There will also be a family market to wander through and a Kids Zone to keep the kids entertained – the perfect family event!


Easter Celebrazione at Montecasino

Date: Friday, 30 March 2018 to Monday, 2 April 2018 from 10:00 – 20:00 daily

Montecasino is celebrating all things family at Montecasino’s Easter Celebrazione! You can expect loads of fun for everyone! Test your fitness levels at the Giant Inflatable Park on the Piazza, tap into the wild side and try the Bungee Experience, taste delicious food from roaming vendors and shake hands with the Jelly Tots Man, or let the kids take part in some action-packed fun in the Nerf Gun War Zone. You can also hunt for Easter Eggs, have your face painted, meet the Easter Bunny, watch the latest blockbuster movies, and even make your own pizza! There’s something for everybunny and memories to be made around each corner – don’t miss it! And it wouldn’t be an Easter Celebrazione without a Treasure Hunt! Join one of the two speggtacular treasure hunts on Easter Sunday – and keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny!


The Rand Show 2018

Date: 30 March – 08 April 2018

Joburg’s biggest day out is back and promises to be bigger and better than before! The Rand Show is the perfect family outing, offering something fun and exciting for both young and old. Guests can visit the interactive Food Theatre for culinary delights and displays, the Science & Tech Laboratory for edutainment for all ages, and The Man Cave which offers men a sanctuary filled with plenty of gadgets, bikes, tools and whiskey!


Easter Folk Market & Fairy Festival

Date: 31 March 2018

Don’t miss the magical Easter Folk Market and Fairy Festival where you can spend the day meandering through a real forest, spot the fairies and see their little houses along the Faerie Trail. Make sure you put on your prettiest fairy outfit and fairy wings, as they will be taking photos of all their visitors – big folk and little folk, even four-legged friends dressed as fairies. Enjoy the beautiful craft stalls under the trees, treat your taste buds to delicious artisanal food stalls and trucks, yummy fresh baked goodies, fresh hot cross buns and home-made Easter eggs. Craft beer, pink gin cocktails and drinks in coconut eggs will also be available on the day.


Easter Egg Hunt At The Weekend Market JHB

Date: 31 March 2018

Easter isn’t Easter without an Easter Egg Hunt! So, if you’re looking to treat your kids, then don’t miss out on the Easter Egg Hunt at the Weekend Market JHB. There will also be loads of fun entertainment and rides to keep the little ones busy at Kids World. And for the parents, the Prawn and Food Festival will be running on the same day!





Trout with Macadamia Pesto and Bean Salad


Trout with Macadamia Pesto and Bean Salad

Its Easter! Which means we can all look forward to a long weekend, Easter eggs and fish! But we not deep frying or pickling our fish this year are we? Nope because this dish will have you out of the kitchen in no time so you can fully enjoy the holiday and relax.



  • 500g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 (about 180g each) Trout fillets
  • 300g green beans, trimmed, blanched


  • 75g macadamias, toasted
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves, firmly packed
  • 1 small garlic clove, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lime, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place potato on the prepared tray. Drizzle with 1 tbs of the oil. Season. Roast, stirring halfway, for 30 minutes or until golden and tender.
  2. Meanwhile, for the pesto, process the macadamias, coriander, garlic and lime rind in a food processor until finely chopped. Combine the lime juice, oil and water in a jug. Add to macadamia mixture, with the motor running, in a slow steady stream until well combined and smooth. Season.
  3. Place the onion in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Stand for 3 minutes. Drain well. Place the onion and lime juice in a large bowl. Season, then set aside to macerate.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Pat the skin of the Trout dry with paper towel. Season. Cook Trout, skin side down, for 2 minutes or until crisp. Turn and cook for 1-2 minutes or until just cooked through. Transfer Trout to a plate to rest.
  5. Add the sweet potato, beans and 1 tbs of the pesto to the onion mixture. Toss gently to combine. Divide among serving plates. Top each with Trout and a spoonful of the pesto.