Root Music Concert at NIROX Sculpture Park
Sunday 17 June 2018 - Father's Day
Cradle of Humankind
Enjoy a relaxed, outdoor family excursion in the Cradle of Humankind this Father's Day for the annual Roots Music Concert at NIROX Sculpture Park.
Settle into a casual day of acoustic songs performed beneath a warm winter sky. Delight in the delicious cuisines on offer and wander through the collection of contemporary art on exhibition throughout the sculpture park.
A collection of South Africa's finest musicians will perform their musical compositions in this ancient place – the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site – interpreting indigenous sounds and rhythms through modern allegories, including:
- Bongeziwe Mabandla
- Sibusile Xaba
- Pops Mohamed
- The Urban Village
The musical programme will draw on historic African sounds from Marabi (township music), Mbaqanga (traditional Zulu), Umgqashiyo, Isicathamiya or Mbube (Zulu a capella), sakkie sakkie (Afrikaner music), Goema (Cape jazz), Kwela (pennywhistle-based street jive), Xhosa Folk and even African meditation.
It is a shared stage of young and emerging artists performing beside their musical elders, resulting in an entirely unique sonic landscape, and the passing on of musical knowledge from one generation to the next.
Music for today – rooted in our rich past.
The Roots Music Concert is set amidst the NIROX 2018 Winter Sculpture Exhibition: NOT A SINGLE STORY which features 24 artworks by predominantly female artists including Esther Mahlangu, Mary Sibande, Yoko Ono, Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi, Jane Alexander, Bronwyn Katz, Ayana V Jackson, Lugiswa Gqunta, Sethembile Msezane and other contemporary artists.
Further information is available from www.niroxarts.com
Gates open at 10h00 on Sunday 17 June.
All ages welcome.
Tickets are available online from www.niroxarts.com
Adults: R330 online; R360 at the gate – subject to availability
Children under 12: R165 online; R180 at the gate
Infants aged 2 and under enter free of charge
25% discount for pensioners and students with a valid student card - available for sale at the entrance on the day of the concert