Milestone was given the challenge of writing, recording and producing ten songs to educate young people about the importance of road safety, and then produce them in a total of six languages for the DET’s “Street Smart” campaign. Cape Town singers covered English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho and Venda, showing again the depth of talent […]
Murray Anderson and Warrick Sony won the 2005 Gemini Award, Canada’s highest TV award, for best music in a documentary for their work on the CBC’s 2 part documentary, “Madiba: The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela”. Communicating with director Robin Benger only by telephone and email, the entire score was delivered electronically after the […]
Murray Anderson and Warrick Sony wrote the music for “Tall Horse”, an extraordinary collaboration of master puppeteers from the Sogolon Puppet Troupe of Mali, and South Africa’s famous Handspring Puppet Company. For details, see http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/html/tallhorse.html
Murray Anderson wrote the music for the movie “A Boy Called Twist”, based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist”, directed by Tim Greene, and shot in and around Cape Town. For the amazing story of how Tim got the finance for the movie, and other information, see http://www.twistmovie.co.za/
Murray Anderson and Warrick Sony were recently in Ireland to record music they had written for the movie “Country of My Skull”. Based on Antjie Krog’s book “The Country of My Skull”, the movie was directed by John Boorman, stars Juliette Binoche and Samuel L. Jackson, and was shot in and around Cape Town. They […]
Percussion legend Mabi Thobejane was in the studio, adding percussion to tracks by Zulu guitarist Madala Kunene. And Michael Ludonga, Simpiwe Matole and Mandla Lande of Amampondo were back at Milestone again, recording drums and percussion for Mabi’s own album with Thabang, to be released soon by Melt2000.
We were very privileged to host Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen, and Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics, for a four-day recording session. Visitors to the studio during this time included Anant Singh and Ahmed Kathrada. Here is the press release: “Queen stars Brian May and Roger Taylor – whose bandmate Freddie Mercury died […]
Johnny Clegg was in the studio, laying down vocals for a new track called “Geleza”, to be included in the forthcoming 46664 CD which is to promote AIDS awareness, and benefit the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.