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

Music at #NAF16: Tuning in to the sounds of SA

Festival goers will be able to tune in to the soundtrack of South Africa when the country’s finest musicians and visiting artists from around the world take […]

By |May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Avigail Bushakevitz, Standard Bank Young Artist 2016 winner for music

Born in Jerusalem in 1988, Avigail Bushakevitz’s family moved to South Africa when she was one. Wanting to keep up with her older brothers, Avigail […]

By |October 28th, 2015|0 Comments

When a conductor has a sense of humour…

[IN THE NEWS] Richard Cock, South Africa’s most charming conductor, was interviewed this morning on internet radio station CliffCentral. […]

By |June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

TimesLIVE: Zulu Warriors – A white kid on my stoep

“In 2009, a teenaged David Jenkins made the 170km trek from Empangeni to Durban on a mission to find someone who could […]

By |May 20th, 2015|0 Comments

2015 Standard Bank Jazz Festival burns with spirit of collaboration

True to the open-ended, connected spirit of jazz, this year’s Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which runs in Grahamstown as part of the National […]

By |March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Next generation showcased at the National Youth Jazz Festival

The Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown 2014, incorporates a variety of disciplines into its programme. The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival is a regular […]

By |June 18th, 2014|0 Comments