Indigenous instrument maker and artist, Bavikile Ngema performs at the Bow Music Conference at UKZN on September 1

Durban - A diverse programme of presentations, workshops, musical performances and select documentary film screenings ends on Saturday at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

The activities form part of the second International Bow Music Conference which is being held in conjunction with the 12th South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM) Conference.

One of the conference highlights is a day-long programme which runs on Saturday at the BAT Centre, which includes free bow music workshops, demonstrations, a musical bow instrument mini-market, an Afro-Brazilian percussion workshop and a demo/talk performance by Colin Offord, the Australian mouthbow inventor and performer.

The likes of Madosini of Cape Town, Bavikile Ngema, Rafael Mathusi and Maneto Tefula of Mozambique, Cathrina Make Magagula of Swaziland) will perform.

Tickets for the closing concert are R60 and R30 for students. Tickets available at the door.

For the full programme and other information, visit

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