SATMA 2023 Call For Entries

Satma 2023

The South Afirican Traditional Music Awards (SATMA 2023), in partnership with the Department of Art and Culture and the South African Broadcasting Corporation, are inviting artists to submit entries for the 2023 edition of the awards ceremony to be held at the Durban International Convention Centre.
This year’s awards will include three new categories: Best Traditional School Group/Artist, Best Traditional University Group/Artist and Best Traditional Influential Social Media Page.

Click here to Download the Nomnaton Form and send it via email to sends e-mail) before 31 July.

There is no limit to the number of copies one can make of this entry form. To nominate an artist, the public should fill out the nominees’ form and the following must accompany every application: biography, picture and audio of the nominated artist.

Below is the full list of categories SATMA 2023:

  • Best Afro Soul Song
  • Best African Jazz Artist/Group
  • Best Reggae Artist/Group
  • Best Traditional Praise Singer
  • Best Indigenous Poet
  • Best Upcoming Artist/ Group
  • Best Mbhaganga Artist/ Group
  • Best Traditional Acapella Artist /Group
  • Best Traditional Music Community Radio Presenter
  • Best Department of Art And Culture
  • Best Provincial Art and Culture Chief Director
  • Best Traditional Outfit
  • Best Traditional Social Media Influencer
  • Most Traditional Influential Social Media Platform/Page
  • Best Traditional Group/Artist of An Institution
  • Best Traditional School Group/Artist
  • Best Traditonal Digital Online Television/Podcast
  • Best Sepedi Artist/Group
  • Best Tshivenda Artist/Group
  • Best Nitsonga Artist/Group
  • Best Isindebele Artist/Group
  • Best Isixhosa Artist/Group
  • Best Setswana Artist/Group
  • Best Siswati Artist/Group
  • Best Indian Artist/Group
  • Best Sesotho Artist/Group
  • Best Boeremusiek Artist/Group
  • Best Traditional Khoisan Artist/Group
  • Best Maskandi Artist/Group (Traditional/Digital)
  • Most Voted Song of the Year
  • Best Traditional Music SABC Presenter of the Year

The nominees will be announced in August and the ceremony will be held later under the theme, My Culture, Your Culture, One Nation.



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