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2016-11-16 18:00
 


Cape Town - To the Roots will be hosting South Africa’s best loved music and artists, performing together in aid of the National Youth Orchestra’s Bursary Fund at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden on 11 December. 

Shortstraw, Bombshelter Beast, Goliath and Goliath and the National Youth Orchestra are all in the line-up. 

The National Youth Orchestra, the green and gold team of our most talented young musicians, is embarking on an adventure in cutting-edge South African performance in a new collaboration with Bombshelter Beast, a genre-busting music collective of some of SA’s most colourful and innovative musicians. Think Black Cat White Cat meets Brenda Fassie – add an opera singer, a polish refugee, a Manchester born kwaito star and SA’s most cunning linguist, and you have half the picture.

The other half is best experienced live! Be taken on a journey from baroque to boeremusiek, comedy to kwaito, and a lot in between – a new South African sound that’s best served hot! Bring comfortable shoes to dance in – your feet will thank you.

Multi award-winning Jozi indie rock band Shortstraw, who have just released their single T-shirt, are thrilled to play at To the Roots and contribute their talent in aid of the National Youth Orchestra’s Bursary Fund. As bassist, Russell Grant, shared: "We're always excited to support an organisation or initiative that brings more musicians into the world, and something that gives kids an amazing ability in their lives. Whether it becomes a career or just a passion, you always have this ability and music in your life and that’s awesome."

National Youth Orchestra concerts are made possible by the National Lotteries Commission, the Department of Arts and Culture, the SABC, the Academy of Sound Engineering and the SAMRO Foundation. 

Details:

Date: Sunday 11 December
Place: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Johannesburg
Time: Gates open at 12:00.
Line-up: Shortstraw, Bombshelter Beast, Goliath and Goliath and the National Youth Orchestra.

Tickets cost R150 per person online at Plankton.mobi or Computicket or R170 at the gate.

Other details:

Children under 12 can enter for free. Gates will open at 12:00 and the performances will end at approximately 17:00. Everyone is welcome to bring picnic baskets (no glass or alcohol) and blankets. An on-site restaurant and tea garden are available; both serve alcoholic beverages.

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