Music will ring in Thapong Visual Arts Centre’s grounds on October 24, 2006. Members of a youth initiative named Musicians for Music have pooled together resources to host the first festival of its kind at the Arts Centre.
The initiative was formed after an impromptu jam session in Bokaa this July during the Presidents’ holidays, where the young musicians who participated realised the need to network. Their discussions sired the concept of ‘Musicians for Music.’
Thapong whom the young musicians consider to be partners in the arts and venue sponsors will open its gates for no charge to the public, while member artists perform from 1000hrs to 1800 hours.
Artists confirmed to perform on the day include Wrust, a heavy metal band, who recently recorded their debut album in South Africa, Dance Afrika, a nine piece jazz combo that often gigs at Satchmos Jazz Caf├® and has backed Puna and Shanti Lo and Lion Chant and Lion Paw, a Ramotswa based reggae/dancehall outfit.
Ntirelang Berman, a Alexander McCall Smith beneficiary who plays folk guitar and a poet who recently represented the country in Germany and Kayzee who has recorded an album titled Jazz Pantsula and has jammed with veteran musos such as Dave Bestman and Lekofi Sejeso.