AFRICA DAY eKapa’s City Hall show on Saturday 28 May offers a diversity of contemporary African sounds, in a flowing three hour spectacular.
Artists visiting Cape Town during Africa Month include Congo Brazzaville’s Fredy Massamba – on his debut visit to Cape Town, Zimbabwe’s Netsayi and Black Pressure, plus Mozambican vocalist Stewart Sukuma. Local performers featured are The United Nations of Africa – a band led and fronted by marimba player Bongani Sotshononda, acclaimed multi instrumentalists Dave Reynolds & Tony Cedras.
Presented by Making Music Productions as part of its ongoing ”ReConnection Africa” series, the show will also feature a collaborative work, which is being prepared thanks to Pro Helvetia’s ANT Funding.
Africa Day eKapa is supported by the Department of Arts and Culture of South Africa, concurrent with nationwide celebrations for Africa Month,
The mini season also offers two schools’ performances assisted by Concerts SA, and musicians will be bringing Africa Day song to a community clinic, inspired by the theme “Building a better Africa and a better world”. Community media partners include Cape Town TV and the Childrens’ Radio Foundation.
Saturday’s flagship event will start promptly at 8pm, and the show includes an interval.
Tickets are available from Webtickets.co.za and Pick n Pay, and include discounted options for students and pensioners. Priced from R100 to R150
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative housed under the auspices of the Stakeholder Hub within the SAMRO Foundation; it receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. The project aims to support live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create a vibrant and viable live music circuit. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.