UPDATE: This article has been edited to reflect a change in the concert’s line-up.
The DITSONG Museums of South Africa in collaboration with Concerts SA brings an exciting musical line up to their first Jazz Concert taking place at the picturesque Pioneer Museum on Keuning Street, Silverton, Tshwane this 30 May 2021.
The collaboration seeks to create a greater awareness for art, culture, and heritage, and bring artists and the public closer to South Africa’s heritage spaces. This partnership is aimed at establishing support for live music concerts at all DITSONG museums and with Concerts SA taking the model to other museums within South Africa.
‘Supporting the connection between living cultural heritage, intangible heritage, and heritage through culture and art will bring new life into our heritage spaces, new engagements with our exhibits, and most of all, new audiences.’Annabelle Lebethe, DITSONG Museums of South Africa CEO
The jazz concert will exhibit an intergenerational blend of South African musicians including renowned jazz guitarist Selaelo Selota, ‘Kwaai jazz’ founder Don Laka, Berita, Sol Shibambu, and Gina Mabasa
As part of a package deal, concert goers will be treated to a free tour of the museum and a host of traditional African games for children to enjoy. Families are encouraged to bring their picnic baskets and blankets. This concert is set to be the first of a series of concerts that are to be part of the DITSONG museums’ campaign to revive the declining support for the cultural institutions by promoting South African cultural heritage to people who would not ordinarily participate in museum programmes.
Tickets are available at Webtickets and Pick n Pay outlets. No tickets will be sold at the venue. Doors at the Pioneer Museum open at 10:00.