A classical string ensemble from Soweto is taking the world by storm, with a unique blend of classical, pop and township sound.
Buskaid, which is based in Diepkloof, has now entered its 22nd year in the music industry. The group has travelled the world 26 times to huge international acclaim.
Founded by British viola player Rosemary Nalden, Buskaid offers expert string tuition to impoverished youngsters at its music school in Soweto.
It’s the only South African orchestra to have played at the BBC Proms and was subsequently named as one of the world’s 10 most inspirational orchestras by the UK’s Gramophone Magazine.
Now Gauteng audiences have the chance to hear and see this remarkable group of highly talented young musicians, many of whom battle with difficult circumstances in their everyday lives.