Multiple South African Music Award-winning guitarist Guy Buttery returns to London for two concerts. Steeped in the tradition of South African guitarists Tony Cox, Nibs van der Spuy and Madala Kunene, Buttery will be playing at Putney’s The Half Moon on Tuesday 19 August followed by a performance at The Green Note in Camden on Wednesday 20 August.
A powerful and disturbing documentary, beautifully shot, sensitively told and featuring a haunting soundtrack, ‘Miners Shot Down’ paints a disturbing picture of the mechanisms of power in South Africa, where corporations make profits by exploiting the poorest.
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Dance with South Africa’s flamboyant and energetic duo Mafikizolo and a full band in London, Coventry and Manchester this August
Dust off your ethno-gypsy garb and get ready to Jive to ‘Shadows’ – eVoid are back on tour!
Catch Trevor Noah’s “The Racist” on BBC’s “Live at the Apollo” next month
We would like to welcome Petrus Madutlela, our resident chef who will be sharing lots of yummy South African recipes with us in his new food column!
Meet Zimbabwean music, dance and theatre group Siyaya, who entertained the crowd with their exhuberant performance at Womad over the weekend
Conrad Brand chats to Theuns Jordaan, one of the South African performers in the London Goes SA concert on 1 and 2 August.
Last year Capetonian band Goodluck performed a sold-out gig at Half Moon Putney as part of their UK tour – this August they’re back with another show at the iconic music venue and performances at several Holi One festivals. We chatted to them about their chart-topping success, international fame and recording their new album in the Namib desert
Claire Johnston will join Bok van Blerk, Theuns Jordaan, Juanita Du Plessis and Riana Nel on 1 and 2 August for this 100% South African musical production in London
Freshlyground’s energetic performance at the Jazz Cafe on Sunday had the crowd jumping like teenagers at Glastonbury. Songs such as ‘Nomvula’, ‘I’d Like’, and ‘The Man Moves’, ending with 2010 World Cup hit ‘Waka Waka’ had us singing, dancing and clapping from the balcony to the front row.
Conrad Brand chats to Bok van Blerk, one of the South African performers in the London Goes SA concert on 1 and 2 August.
Soundscapes of South Africa is a musical journey that celebrates our country’s diverse cultural heritage, its natural beauty and its story of political liberation. Upcoming London performances at the International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston and Camden Fringe Festival
The Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble is internationally renowned for its stylistic approach to baroque, classical and romantic repertoire, as well as for its own vibrant and original arrangements of South African Kwela and Gospel music. Made up of 30 young musicians drawn from less privileged communities, the Ensemble will showcase their musical versatility in a London concert on 16 July.
Conrad Brand gesels met Juanita du Plessis, een van die beroemde Suid-Afrikaanse kunstenaars in die London Goes SA konsert op 1 en 2 Augustus
Nicky Schrire performed in the Songsuite Vocal Festival 2014 at the Pheasantry on 28Â June. Nicky holds her own as a contemporary jazz singer, veering between a Norah Jones and Esperanza Spalding sound, yet bringing us a South African flavour as someone passionate about the music of other cultures.
Choir Invisible, The Desmond and Leah Tutu Peace Choir, with South African singer Luyanda Jezile will present two massive regional concerts at Lincoln’s fabulous ‘Engine Shed’ on Friday 18 July and at Nottingham’s top venue, the Albert Hall, on Saturday 19 July.
The 50th Anniversary Gala Screening of ‘Zulu’ was held in London recently in the presence of HRH Prince Harry to raise funds for three charities, walking with the Wounded, The David Rattray Memorial Trust and Sentebale. It was very fitting to have one of South Africa’s great son’s Prince Mangosutho Buthelezi MP who played his maternal great-grandfather King Cetshwayo in the film as a guest of honour at the screening.
Award winning South African musician Nicky Schrire has recently returned to live in London after five years living and performing in New York, where she graduated from the Manhattan School of Music.
Father Trevor Huddleston, priest, human rights activist, and leader in the anti-apartheid movement, provided Masekela with his first trumpet as a 14 year old pupil in South Africa. In this special event in London, Masekela reflects on his life and Huddleston’s legacy and plays music from his outstanding career.
In ‘Mata Hari’, South African cabaret artist Aletia Upstairs tells the story ofÂ World War One’s most famous courtesan and exotic dancer, who was tried on charges of espionage and sentenced to death by firing squad. Her last hour is spent reflecting on her life.