Trace showcases local talent with three fresh shows

October 3, 2022

Trace is set to showcase local talent while empowering young creatives to produce great local content. They have announced three diverse new locally produced Trace Original Shows – Future Maskandi, Afro Tech is Life and The Re-Introduction.

Hosted by seasoned presenter and musician Zulu Mkhathini, the FUTURE MASKANDI show will air on Monday evenings at 19:00 CAT from 3 October 2022 and repeats on Wednesdays at 14:00 CAT and Sundays 19h00 CAT on Trace Africa. Features on the show include artists like:

  • Mzukulu
  • Mnqobi Yazo
  • Lwah Ndlunkulu Thee Legacy
  • Big Zulu

Trace showcases South African talent


A fiery 13-part studio-based, insert-driven variety show, Future Maskandi will introduce you to the backstories and music of new entrants into the Maskandi Music space. It will celebrate artists who have fused traditional Maskandi music with a fresh contemporary sound. The show is by Trace Studios, South Africa, and launched in October with much anticipation for creating audience impact.


The show will feature ambitious South African up-and-coming DJs and a selection of A-list Afro Tech DJs. They will play a set for a select group of in-studio partygoers. The show will be mixing it up as the ultimate platform for the next wave of DJs. The next generation of ambitious and super-talented DJs will get a chance to shine and show their capabilities. Being more than just about the music – it’s about seeing and being seen as a tastemaker and early adopter of this exciting new African music movement.

The show will air on Saturdays on TRACE Urban at 19:00 CAT. It launched on 1 October 2022 and repeats on Thursday evenings at 20:00 CAT.


THE RE-INTRODUCTION – coming in November – is an exciting 24 min long music doccie series. It will retell the stories of icons such as Fela Kuti and Brenda Fassie to a new audience of music lovers. Each episode will focus on one music legend. Their stories will be anchored by present-day music stars, such as: 

  • Zoe Modiga
  • J’Something
  • Langa Mavuso
  • Rouge
  • Sarkodie
  • Moozlie

The show will air on Sundays at 18:00 CAT and repeat on Tuesdays at 18:00 and Saturdays at noon CAT on TRACE Urban. It will also be shown on TRACE Africa on Saturdays at 15:00 CAT and repeat at 13:30 and Wednesdays at 22:30 CAT.

 “With our on-going commitment to empower, direct and nurture young local artists to create quality local musically content, we are ecstatic about the three new offering onto the channel. These Trace originals aim to propel further growth within the younger audience segment offering not just music but edutainment, fashion and lifestyle,” shared Trace’s Managing Director – Southern Africa, Valentine Gaudin-Muteba.

Stay tuned to Trace Urban (DStv channel 325) and Trace Africa (DStv channel 326) for your best local, International and African content.

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