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Youth Orchestra fund raiser concert at Botanical Gardens

Eighty three of SA’s best on stage in epic collaboration

TO the Roots hosts South Africa’s best loved music and artists, performing together in aid of the National Youth Orchestra’s Bursary Fund, at the magnificent Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden on 11 December.

Shortstraw, Bombshelter Beast, Goliath and Goliath and the National Youth Orchestra are all in the line-up and it’s the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon.

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.

Multi award-winning Jozi indie rock band Shortstraw, who’ve 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 said, they’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.

National Youth Orchestra concerts are made possible by the National Lotteries Commission, the Department of Arts and Culture; the SABC Foundation; the Academy of Sound Engineering and the SAMRO Foundation. Gates open at 12:00 on Sunday 11 December and tickets are available now on www.Plankton.mobi, as well as at Computicket for R150 or R170. For more information please visit www.sanyo.org.za

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. There’s an on-site restaurant where alcoholic beverages can be purchased.


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