Kaya FM Soul and Jazz Cruise 2014

December 07, 2014


In its third year, the Spectacular Kaya FM Soul & Jazz Cruise returns for a third time bringing its Afropolitan listeners the best in music and lifestyle entertainment.

The three night cruise sets sails from the Durban Harbour to the Portuguese Islands on Friday 12th December and returns on Monday 15th December.

Aptly themed the Soul & Jazz cruise, Kaya FM who prides itself on its distinctive music positioning aims to bring its listeners music and entertainment which is relatable and current to its audience. Celebrating all things local, a popular South African comedian will be onboard the MSC Opera to have fun with the listeners.

The station is always looking for interesting engagement opportunities for its listeners so this year they can expect more music and many pleasant surprises for listeners.

For any queries please email: cruise@kayafm.co.za

Veiw photo’s from the 2014 Kaya FM Soul & Jazz Cruise


Judith Sephuma
Judith Sephuma is a South African eclectic singer. She is generally known for her multiple selling jazz albums. She grew up in Seshego, Polokwane , moved to Cape Town in 1994 to study as a jazz vocalist and now resides in Johannesburg.

She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1997 with an Honours degree in Jazz Performance.

Her much critically acclaimed debut album titled; A Cry, A Smile, A Dance was released in 2001. Adding to her 4 multiple award selling studio albums and a LIVE DVD & CD titled A LEGACY : LIVE IN CONCERT recorded at The Lyric Theatre, Johannesburg.

Judith Sephuma is a multi-award winning artist with highly versatile vocal and performance prowess. Evidence to that, she has collaborated on recordings with various equally highly successful musicians including the likes of Michael Bolton, Ringo Madlingozi, Oliver Mtukudzi; Pastor Benjamin Dube, Dj Pepsi, just to name a few.

She continues to share a stage with a host of great musicians and orchestras across the country and the continent and has recently released a full worship/gospel/spiritual- inspired album titled THE EXPERIENCE: Live in concert. A live DVD of the same recording hit the market on June 20th 2013.

Judith Sephuma continues to perform for various audiences including government and has recently performed for head of states at the recent AU summit and AU 50th Celebration in Addis Ababa. Judith is the first African Jazz artist to perform at the 3rd largest jazz club in Europe, The Marians Jazzroom.

Frank McComb
Frank McCombFrank McComb (born July 15, 1970, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.) is a soul singer and keyboardist. Often compared to Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, McComb has collaborated with many renowned recording artists including Prince, Chaka Khan, Teddy Pendergrass, Gerald Levert, and Teena Marie.

Frank McComb began his career in February 1983 when an aunt began teaching him piano at the family church. Though he did attend a school for the performing arts in the mid-80’s, he found more recognition playing Cleveland nightclubs with seasoned musicians. By 1988, McComb was in high school fronting his own trio.

After graduating from Glenville High School in Cleveland, OH, McComb was asked to be in the band for Atlantic Records male R&B singing group The Rude Boys, protégés of Gerald Levert. He was soon promoted to musical director and toured with them through the early 90’s. While touring, McComb met Jeff Townes of seminal rap duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince who invited him to record and tour with the group. Townes eventually convinced Frank to move to Philadelphia. Once settled, he was introduced to legendary songwriting duo Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. McComb was eventually put on payroll as a musician for Gamble/Huff and moved down the street from their headquarters so that he could walk to work every day.

Ralf Gum
Ralf GumThe DJ – Ralf GUM is one of the most respected figures in the house music scene for the distinctive qualities in his exceptional productions and DJ-sets. Since Ralf’s DJ career started in 1990 he always stayed true to his passion for cool and diverse house music. Harmony & Soul & Groove – are the main ingredients, but just some aspects of Ralf’s typical deep sound. With an instinctive feeling for the right vibe, he convincingly performed all over Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South- and North America. In autumn 2008 Ralf toured in South Africa for the first time with great response and was the first German house DJ who was booked in Botswana and Swaziland. In 2012 Ralf finally emigrated from his homeland of Germany to the world’s current hot-bed for Soulful House Music, South Africa…

The Producer – Ralf is creating music since 1993. He worked with notable artists as Inaya Day, Monique Bingham, Beate S. Lech, Robert Owens, Kenny Bobien or Caron Wheeler. Ralf released his first artist album titled ‘Uniting Music’ in 2008, which contained the hit-single “Kissing Strangers” a bestseller in its genre the same year. 2012 the follow up album “Never Leaves You” was released. It gained global critical acclaim and reached gold status in South Africa…

Monique Bingham
Monique BinghamMonique Bingham, has been responsible for some of the most poignant, soulful jazz infused house music of the past 17 years. Her career began with the acid jazz band Abstract Truth in 1995 at Francois K‘s legendary Axis studios. The first single, “Get Another Plan” received international critical acclaim and was picked up by Gilles Peterson for his UK imprint, Talkin Loud in ‘96. The follow up single “We Had a Thing”, penned and performed by Monique is an indisputable soulful house classic due in large part to Matthias “Matty” Heilbronn’s infectious house remix.

Once injected into the veins of the underground, Ms. Bingham’s penchant for painstakingly crafted lyrics put her in a class by herself. In addition to her work with Abstract Truth she went on to solo performances with Blue Six (“Pure“/NakedMusicUS) Sir Piers (“Don’t You Love Me“/CuriousUK), Studio Apartment (“Flight“/KingstreetsoundsUS), Liquid People (“Glance Look Stare“/MN2SUK).

She has also worked with some of the house scene’s most respected dj/producers: Quentin Harris (“Poor People“/DefectedUK), Kerri Chandler (“In the Morning“/BiggasoundsUS), and Ralf Gum (Kissing Strangers/GOGO) named Traxsource’s #1 most downloaded song of 2008. Her writing also brought her to the attention of legendary dj/producer Jellybean Benitez who signed her to his NYC publishing house in ’08. In 2009 and 2010 she released songs with Karizma and Osunlade (“Good Morning“/R2US) as well as Phil Asher and Bah Samba (“Run“/Symple SoulUS).

In 2011, Monique completed her first self-produced single released on her own imprint Biggasounds! You.Me.World was received with glowing reviews and championed by veteran taste makers Danny Krivit, DJ Spinna and Black Coffee worldwide.

SkhumbaBorn Skhumbuzo R Hlophe the Tembisa Born comedian has blazed into the Comedy scene ..

With with his bold and Kasi related humor Skhumba has found himself performing in Big SA stages headlining shows like Blacks Only, 99% Zulu and other big shows in the country…

His Biggest Highlight for 2013 was performing at the Kaya FM jazz and Soul Cruise and he started the year by being part of Kaya fm breakfast team 180 with BOB…

Looking at the views about Skhumba one can say he is one of the most gifted comedians in the country….

Mpho Pops
mpho_popsMphoPoppsModikoane first came to national attention as a contestant who made it to the final of the 2009 local hit reality show, So You Think You’re Funny. After this initial exposure he became a regular on the Johannesburg comedy club circuit, sharing the stage with the likes of Trevor Noah and Marc Lottering.

This was followed by a spot on the line-up for David Kau’s national comedy tour: Blacks Only (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013), where his performances were invariably lauded with standing ovations. Other shows Mpho has performed in as a comic include: Just Because Comedy Festival at the Market Theatre (2009), a twelve week/forty-four show run at Gold Reef City’s Loads of Laughs (2011 – 2012), Bafunny Bafunny (2012), Mass Hysteria as the Minister of Youth (2013) and headlining The Comic’s Choice Awards™ Showcase (2013).

2010 was characterized by, in addition to performing to sold-out stand-up shows, a return to television with appearances on Mzansi Magic’s Opening Guys and Late Night with Kgomotso. Further TV appearances of note have included working as a writer and performer on the Mzansi Magic improvisational show, Laugh Out Loud (2011 – 2012), filling in for Trevor Gumbi with Minnie Dlamini on the talk show Headlines (2013), and appearing as a guest on Noeleen’s Three Talk (2013). Mpho, however, is not just a comedian, he’s also an accomplished dancer, having reached the quarter-finals of Strictly Come Dancing South Africa season 6 (2013).

The icing on the cake that was 2010, saw Mpho nominated for Best Newcomer at the first annual South African Comic’s Choice Awards. He was again honored as a final nominee for The Comic’s Choice Awards™ Newcomer award in 2011, a final nominee for The Comic’s Choice Blackberry® Breakthrough Act Award in 2012, and returned as The Comic’s Choice Blackberry® Breakthrough Act Award winner in 2013.

He is also an exceptional opening act, at both large-scale and more intimate sized events, having headlined various shows, being an experienced Master of Ceremonies and having a number of award show presenter engagements under his belt.

Kaya FM Personalities

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Bob Mabena

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Following the announcement of the new regulation put into place by the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding travelling with children in and out of South Africa, please take urgent note of the below summary and the extract from the Publication of the Draft Immigration Regulations 2014 in regard to documentation required when travelling with children under 18 years.

A brief summary: new travel regulations relating to travel with children

- Both parents travelling with child(ren) under the age of 18 years have to produce a full/unabridged birth certificate for the child   (both parents’ details must be on the birth certificate).

- One parent travelling with child(ren) must have consent from other parent in the form of an affidavit or custody agreement confirming permission to   travel with child(ren).

- One parent travelling with child(ren) and other parent passed away, must produce death certificate of deceased parent.

- Guardians travelling with child(ren) must provide affidavits from parents giving permission for child(ren) to travel.

Failing to provide these documents will result in being denied boarding.

Questions relating to any of these changes should be directed to the South African Department of Home Affairs.

MSC Crociere SA provides passengers with guidelines only and are not responsible for ensuring that Passengers have all necessary Travel Documents. All passengers are to refer to the South African Department of Home Affairs to ensure that they have the most current information in relation to travel documentation required to enter / leave South Africa. Passengers are required to present the necessary Travel Documents for inspection as required on entering and exiting any Port.

Click Here to view the extract from the Publication of the Draft Immigration Regulations 2014


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12 December 2014 -15 December 2014




MSC Cruise from Durban Harbour to Portuguese Islands


Harbour, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal

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