Below is a list of some of the many big projects and companies we have been involved with. This should give the reader an idea of our general capability.
NOTEWORTHY MUSIC PROJECTS:-
2003/04: Invited by Jonas Gwangwa to collaborate on three projects:
¨ To produce a commercial song in praise of our President, Mr. Thabo Mbeki;
¨ To produce a commercial song for the South African Coat of Arms (These are both S.A. Government commissions) The CEO, Claude King co-composed the lyrics to both these works and they were performed live at the Union Buildings for the President’s 2004 inauguration.
¨ To Produce a commercial song in praise of another great South African Son, Oliver Tambo. Claude composed the English lyrics for this work.
2003: Contributions in the same capacity as above, for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, both for
which Caiphus Semenya was the composer.
2002: Collaborator, music-programmer & studio service-provider for the historical African Union Song, Unité
ADVERTISING JINGLES & COPY:-
2004: Coca-cola: (composer, arranger, producer for the song Coca-Cola Real!)
1997: SA Road Transport safety campaign: (copy-creator, producer, composer, arranger)
1996: SB-3 for Universal Pharmaceuticals, Klingshield Autotint, Dept. of Road Safety and Perskor. (copy-creator, producer, composer, arranger)
COLABORATIONS & ASOCIATIONS:-
Jonas Gwangwa (co-composer of the film “Cry Freedom”),
Anthony Farmer (of Sun City Extravaganzas)
Caifus Semenya (Roots)
Alfred Herbert (African Jazz & Variety)
Jimmy Rodgers, Chet Atkins, & Floyd Kramer (USA)
Michael and Joachim Schlote of Konzertdirektion-Schlote, Salzburg (Austria)
Dali Tambo (SA TV Producer)
Peter Blaikner (Austrian composer, collaborator, musicals creator & great friend)
Cambridge University of (On-site recording, supervision & production of
England / Government of Education Dept’s Examinations questionnaire Audio
Swaziland CD — 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Transtel & Neotel Voice-over recordings for Call centre system,
as well as training videos.
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Izidumo O' Africa (1999 – 2001
We composed and arranged 90% of the original music and lyrics, and Claude King was the Music Director. This show had its first season in February and March of 1999, doing 48 sold-out performances across Austria, Germany & Switzerland, to standing ovations. Due to the success of the musical, many more seasons are planned for the coming years, strictly for international consumption. The 2nd tour of this musical took place during February and March of 2001, and encompassed Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.
Vibrating Africa. 2003—2005
(Inthega Preis winner, 2003)
Similar details as Izidumo O’ Africa.
Zulus, doing their traditional dance (In the Ghetto)
In the Ghetto: (2006—2007).
(Inthega Preis winner, 2006)
Claude King wrote the script, the music & lyrics, and directed this musical. It premiered to thunderous applause in Siegen, Germany on the 8th February 2006, where-after it went on tour in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Denmark & Switzerland. All 38 performances were sold out and received standing ovations. It is due to repeat the same tour in Feb/Mar/Apr of 2007, with 50 performances planned. Read more about this at:-
Power of Africa: (2008—2009).
Claude King wrote the script, the music & lyrics, and directed this musical. It premiered to thunderous applause in Schlanders, Italy on the 10th February 2008, where-after it went on tour in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland & France. All 38 performances were sold out and received standing ovations. It is due to repeat the same tour in Feb/Mar/Apr of 2009, with 50 performances planned. Read more about this at:-
Internationally recognized creators of world-class African and western original music & video for the Film, Record, Musical-Theatre & Advertising industries
Road Accident Fund (2013/2014)
DVD production on how the RAF functions—this involved the filming and interviewing of past claimants and their current circumstances, administration systems and procedures, plus interviews.
DVD production in the form of a documentary. CATHSSETA has been a valuable contributor to the Comrades Marathon Association, in the form of sponsorship to 1000 runners per year (2007—2014). We were tasked to produce a documentary on CATHSSETA’s sponsorship, featuring 6 of the 1000 sponsored runners for the 2014 Comrades Marathon.
Public Service Commission of South Africa (2013)
In 2013 the PSC commemorated it’s 100th year of existence. Claude King Media was tasked to produce a documentary on it’s 100 year history.
Feedback interviews on in-house training program
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership & Governance (2012/13)
Video production of their 10th-year commemoration—involved interviews, filming of gala dinner and school environment.
The Power of Africa DVD (2009/10)
Video Production of our own stage production of this musical.
In the Ghetto DVD (2007/8)
Video Production of our own stage production of this musical. This was broadcast by DSTV a number of times.
Molofish (season 1) (a TV drama series)
as contributing composer, arranger, sound engineer and recording studio service-provider, for Kurira Films International (SABC TV1 and Canadian Broadcasting Corp, 1996)
Molofish (season 2) (Continuation)
Commissioned as Producer for the Soundtrack CD (August, 2003, airing August 2004 on SABC 1)
(Adaora, (Produced by Godfather Productions)
a full feature film which is a Nigerian/South African co-production) Commissioned as sole composer, recording-service provider, arranger, orchestrator, final music editor and music-producer (2004)
The Xhosa Wars: TV Doccy about the Xhosa’s history
for South African & International distribution. Commissioned by Renaissance Films/SABC. Commissioned as recording-service provider, sole-composer, arranger, orchestrator and music-producer.
Robben Island (A South African love story, about Walther & Albertina Sisulu:)
A TV documentary about this important political figure and his life-long partner & love, for Queststar Communications/SABC/BBC. Commissioned as recording-service provider, contributing-composer, arranger, orchestrator and music-producer. (2004)
Takalani Sesame, (the South African version of the American series Sesame Street) for CTW (USA) & Kwasukasukela Productions (SA), broadcast by the SABC, starting July, 2000. This is a children’s series of the Muppets, done South African style. CKM was 50% contributing composer & recording service provider. The title theme was also recorded & mixed by us, at our recording studio
for CTW (USA) & Kwasukasukela Productions (SA), broadcast by the SABC, starting July, 2000. This is a children’s series of the Muppets, done South African style. CKM was 50% contributing composer & recording service provider. The title theme was also recorded & mixed by us, at our recording studio.
The History of the South African Political Parties: A TV series for world distribution, for the SABC/BBC.
Commissioned as recording-service provider, contributing-composer, arranger, orchestrator and music-producer for this series (2003/04)
(a series on educating the youth about the South African Constitution) as composer, producer & engineer, for Top Stories Television & SABC TV1, 1998.
Life Ceremonies (a documentary series on South African cultures)
for sound-track re-editing, for Top Stories Television & SABC, 1998.
Badira Mmogo (a sitcom series)
as sole composer, for Motshabi Productions (SABC, TV2, 1998)
Kiddyfit, (a children's fitness series)
as contributing composer, for Framework Television & M-Net, 1997)
Jo'burg Blues, (a sitcom series) as sole composer, for Endemol International Productions (SABC, TV1, 1997)
Sexy: (1995). (a Sun City Revue) Created & directed by Anthony Farmer, sadly having died in May, 2006.
Claude King composed and arranged all of the original music and lyrics, and for which he was the Music Director. This ran for six months at Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa