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Marimba & Steelpan Festival 2016

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Education Africa in partnership with Tom Newby School in Benoni will present the 5th Annual Education Africa International Marimba and Steelpan Festival 2016 on Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July 2016 at Tom Newby School, 10 Master Street, Airfield Benoni, Gauteng.

Over 1600 performers from all over South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Nigeria will descend on Benoni where you will hear some of the world’s best marimba and steel bands perform at what is regarded as the largest festival of its kind in the world.

Bring your whole family to this outdoor/indoor event. Besides the hotly contested marimba and steelpan competitions which provides non-stop performances for two days, entertainment also includes a flea and craft market, opportunities to learn to play the marimba, djembe drum and steelpan, a massed djembe experience as well as a massed steelpan and marimba item. You can also learn to dance several African dances including Gumboot dancing.

You can book online for only R120 for a full weekend pass which includes entrance to ALL entertainment and activities visit

Alternatively, get your tickets at the gate on the day:

  • R120 per person for a full all-inclusive weekend pass.
  • R60 per person for a full all-inclusive day pass.
  • R30 entrance for adults for a limited day pass that includes admission to the competition tent only.
  • R20 entrance for school-going children for a limited day pass that includes admission to the competition tent only: all other workshops and activities to be paid for separately at the information desk.

Block bookings also available contact: Thami: 011 685 7300 or

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