S'Java is one of the acts that will be performing at the Tribute Concert
One of Pretoria's most loved musical celebrations of jazz and Afro-pop, the Moretele Park Tribute concert will be getting lovers of music on their feet on September 1 in Mamelodi, Pretoria.
Headlined by songstress and producer Zonke Dikana, who’s recently released album ‘L.O.V.E’ is a much-awaited offering for her fans, the bill will also see five-time Grammy isicathamiya vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Mafikizolo performing alongside veteran South African jazz luminary, the Oscar, and Grammy-nominated Dr. Jonas Gwangwa.
The BET award-winning rapper Sjava adds to the show with Vusi Nova, Tsepo Tshola, Don Laka, Ringo, Amanda Black and Drs Letta Mbulu and Caiphus Semenya.
The line-up of the Moretele Park Tribute concert in pictures. Photo: Supplied
Also honouring and paying homage to Dr Nelson Mandela who would have celebrated his centenary birthday this year, Sam Mangwane of Drakensberg Promotions, organisers of the concert says, “We are excited to be celebrating such a milestone as the concert and also take this time to reflect on and celebrate Madiba’s legacy through an exceptional line up of musicians.
"What’s also special is that one of his favourite music groups, Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be on stage. The internationally acclaimed five-time Grammy Award-winning group traveled with him to Oslo in Norway when he received the Nobel Peace Prize. They also sang when he was inaugurated as president, and enjoyed many special appearances with him.”
And it is also with that spirit, that the programming of the 20th edition of the concert characterizes the many facets of South African music. Curating a rich tapestry of diverse music, the line up truly reflects the many cultures and genres of music that we have come to love and embrace as South Africans.
As a head up to the concert, Drakensberg Promotions will host a music business workshop that is an invaluable tutorial for the independent music industry and its stakeholders wanting to know more about the business of music.
‘We look forward to providing access to some of the best musicians in South Africa through our specially curated programme and line-up while also contributing to the development of our cultural economy in the capital city, Tshwane, South Africa” ends Mangwane.
The show starts at 12pm and tickets cost R300. All ticket queries can be directed to the www.computicket.co.za website and Checkers and Shoprite outlets.