Bestos Nkanyiso Auto Biography

Nkanyiso Mduduzi Mahlangu a Pretoria based Kwaito artist, born in Kwa Bulawayo on National Youth day which is June Sixteenth in 1988 to a Christian and God fearing family. Given stage name “Bestos” by fellow producers as they felt his got the best touch to kwaito music genre.

Growing up in music, basically Bestos’ whole life has been a journey in song and dance. Although with its highs and lows, tempos have been the order of the day over years. First introduced to the beautiful Zulu sounds of Maskhandi by his all-time favorite radio station uKhozi Fm. He then developed the love of the urban groove kwaito music along the years, as he transuded from Boyhood to Manhood.

Gaining more exposure and knowledge of the genre by listening to the beat with a message from guys like Zola, Mashona, Mandoza, Brown Dash & Disc jockeys Phat Joe, Oskido, Khabzela on other radio stations such as Jozi Fm, Yfm & Metro fm after joining the Gravy Train to Gauteng 2006 to seek Gold.

Knowing very well in the Province of Gold nobody wants to go back home empty handed. The Highly motivated young man Bestos, found his sense of belonging, direction & calling within Kwaito Music. Bestos believes he chose well by marrying into this musical journey, which he has followed through the Old School Days of Mandla Spikiri till now into the now present Gqom led by Babes Wodumo, Destruction Boys & Busiswa to name but a few.

Not only does Bestos want to entertain but also seeks inspire upcoming acts just like himself. By studying music production part-time to perfect his skills, as well as majoring in guitar sounds, hopefully with time he will regarded one of the, if not the best kwaito producer and lyricist of his time. Not forgetting his dream of blending kwaito with a maskhadi feel to it.

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Zamani Ngidi Auto Biography

Zamani Ngidi better known as Zee is an artist from Johannesburg, South Africa. He started rapping in his early childhood years and continued to do so while learning to discover music producing in high school. During his high school period he was affiliated with various rap entities until deciding to pursue a solo career from 2008. In the period of 2009 and 2011, he worked on his music and collaborated with local and United States artists with placing on various mixtapes in the US. Following this period of what he would label as “A development phase in my musical journey which I deemed necessary, I made over 200 songs during that period and it’s all just putting in my 10,000 hours I guess, but I’m still pushing to be better.” He has released two mixtapes “Champagne & Heartbreak” in early 2013 and the more recent “Give It Time” released in late 2016, with latter dawning over 20,000 downloads
and 5,000,000 streams and with plans to release his the “Give It Time EP” in 2017 and debut album “All Good Things” in 2018. “Give It Time” spawned a single, charting on South Africa’s iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Top 200
in the form of “I Love You All”, a rhythmic, synth driven record with a captivating hook and mesmerizing flows, with his narration on his infatuation with the female sex.

A sense of mission and grandiose visions are what captivate audiences all over the
world to listen and eagerly follow Zee’s musical journey, in his words, “The music I
make is art, it’s the narration of the world through my eyes, I feel like I resonate with
people for the fact that the experiences I go through and theirs are similar, I just make
songs about it; Also I think what makes me Zee, especially my identity as a musician
is because music is art, the perception of who I am and the culmination of all the
intangibles of what makes a musician will always be interpreted differently, especially
by various individuals, ultimately I just want people to be entertained, that’s my
mission, I want to entertain the world, and make people feel great, not only about
themselves but in general”
Zee is a rising star, who’s eyes are set on superstardom, with the future looking
bright, his passion and drive have the world eagerly anticipating what is to come.

Joseph Ferrante

Joseph Ferrante had his first guitar as a Christmas present when he was nine years old. Since then he’s been learning all kind of music styles so as to apply them to his guitar playing. He is mainly a Rock musician.
He worked as a piano tuner and technician for Chappell, Yamaha and other firms, perfecting the art of making and repairing pianos.
Amongst his usual customers you could find The Royal Albert Hall, The Westminster Cathedral, The Royal Scots Guard Band, The BBC, The London Symphony Orchestra, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, etc., etc.
He stopped giving live performances with bands and is now exclusively dedicating himself to studio work. Ferrante uses real instruments, avoiding the use of electronic instruments, sequencers, etc., etc.
Three main reasons guided his life: God, Music and Romeo and Juliet. His major musical influences are: Yes, The Rolling Stones, Ten Years After, E.L.P., Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven and Bach.
His “Shangri-la” CD is a mixture of styles and tendencies including Pop, Rock, Ballads, Classic Choirs, Latin Music, Impromptus, Reggae Fusion, Tropical Bachata, Fox Trot, Swing, etc., etc.
The land of forever…”Shangri-La”…the magical dream place far away beyond the mountains…the Kingdom of eternal youth, gave the title for this work.

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See if cracking your bones is healthy.

Crack, Pop and Snap : When you crack your knuckles, what causes the crack? For a long time, we were told cracking our joints caused arthritis. So what is the real story here?

The Chemistry and Physics of Cracking knuckles : Inside the joint capsule of your knuckles is a lubricant, known as synovial fluid, which also serves as a source of nutrients for the cells that maintain the joint cartilage. In addition, the synovial fluid contains dissolved gases, including oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide.

If you take an x-ray of the joint after cracking, you can see a gas bubble inside the joint. This gas increases the joint volume by 15 to 20 percent; it consists mostly (about 80 percent) of carbon dioxide. The joint cannot be cracked again until the gases have dissolved back into the synovial fluid, which explains why you cannot crack the same knuckle repeatedly.

What about Arthiritis? : “It is a myth that cracking your knuckles will cause arthritis,” Dr. Greg Tchejeyan, orthopedic surgeon at Los Robles Hospital told Live Science. “Cracking your knuckles will not cause arthritis. What actually happens is that dissolved gases in the joint fluid are rapidly released, causing the cracking sound.”

Sources and References

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-makes-the-sound-when/

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