Since a child, I have lived and breathed music, but never had the actual chance to live my dream of writing about all things music. Now I can! Hope you enjoy my ramblings about music!
Monday, 8 August 2011
Sweet strings are made of this....
If you are in the Johannesburg area on 27 August, why not pop at the Linder Auditorium, Parktown, for great performance by the Buskaid students. The concert is called Past, Present and Future features a record number of Buskaid students, many of them founder members. More importantly, the event will feature two of Buskaid's London students, Tiisetso Mashishi and Kabelo Monnathebe. The pair will be joined on stage by 10 year-old Mzwandile Twala, who will be performing in the Linder for the first time. Buskaid's youngest students, some little ones as young as four, will also make a brief appearance on the Linder stage at the beginning of the concert. The world renowned ensembleand was voted as one of the world's 10 most inspiring orchestras in 2008. The Buskaid Soweto String Project (BSSP) was established by Rosemary Nalden in January 1997 when she first came to work in South Africa in response to requests from the local Diepkloof community. Initially the BSSP consisted of some members of the original Diepkloof Project and a few new beginners. Since then it has more than quadrupled in size, and currently comprises approximately 80 students ranging in age from five to twenty-nine, all of whom are drawn from the less privileged local community. Tickets to the concert at are available from computicket at R110, 130 and R160, with concessions (students and senior citizens) costing R80.00