SA’s oldest jazz festival incubates new music

Magical and creative musical collaborations will come into sharp focus at the 2018 Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which runs in Grahamstown from 28 June to […]

By |May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Three gems not to miss at #NAF18

The National Arts Festival is about so much more than ‘just theatre’. We highlight three shows we don’t want you to miss in Grahamstown this […]

By |May 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Music 2018: tribute to curiosity, collaboration

Artistic Committee Member for Music Samson Diamond says 2018 will be an important musical year for the Eastern Cape at the National Arts Festival, which runs from […]

By |May 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Suzanne Vega set for Grahamstown shows

The National Arts Festival announced today that it will be welcoming acclaimed singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega to Grahamstown, to present a series of ‘up close and […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Tuning in to Guy Buttery’s global language

It is the first time since 1981 that the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music has has been given to a non-classical artist, writes Estelle Sinkins
KEEPING the […]

By |January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Remembering Hugh Masekela, jazz legend

We mourn with the rest of South Africa the passing of one of South Africa’s greatest musicians – Hugh Masekela.

The images on this page were shot at […]

By |January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Ovation Awards 2017 – Special, Silver and Gold

More than two hundred productions premiered on the Fringe at The National Arts Festival this year, it was no easy feat for the Ovations Awards […]

By |July 9th, 2017|0 Comments

GALLERY: Music at the National Arts Festival

From packed-to-the-rafter houses singing every word to every song (The Soil – we loved you!) to sizzling hot collaborations at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival, […]

By |July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Festival’s music programme hits the right note

It’s an exciting year for music on the Festival’s Main stages as Featured Artist Neo Muyanga leads the charge through a programme filled with tradition, innovation and […]

By |April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Hitting top notes at the Fringe

Atiyyah Khan rounds up some of the most eagerly anticipated music acts on this year’s National Lottery Fringe

Around the world, fringe festivals exist as platforms […]

By |June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments