2021 marks the centenary of the legendary jazz composer, Alan Silinga.
Silinga is the original composer of the nationally renowned jazz classic, Ntyilo Ntyilo, internationally popularized by the talented Miriam Makeba.
To mark the occasion, the Second Annual Restoration in Jazz Tribute & Fundraising Concert will be held for one night only at the Guild Theatre on Saturday September 25 at 6.30pm.
All event proceeds will be donated to the Guild Theatre and the Artists in Schools programme which intends to bridge the gap of opportunity to the less fortunate children by granting them access to music education skills, such as performing, composing and arranging music.
It creates opportunities in the arts sector for educators, artists and learners and has worked with over 5,000 children in a number of different platforms since its initiation.
Saturday’s performance will include creative renditions of Silinga’s music and will feature award winning guest artist Dumza Maswana, as well as Artists in Schools pupils and their teachers Resti Pule, Vukile Mpatalala, Ally Sokatsi, Vuyolwethu Nyangwa, Siphokazi Ngxokolo, Sinethemba Bili, Sakhile Simani, Thulani Gardenz.
The Restoration in Jazz Tribute concert forms part of a series of projects that will honour great composers.
Other projects include a documentary titled Ntyilo Ntyilo which documents the life of Alan Silinga as told through the eyes of award winning jazz legend Resti Phule. It is produced by Sinethemba Gayiza and directed by Bongani Marala.
Tickets for the concert are available through Computicket at R100 per person. All Covid-19 regulations will be adhered to. Masks are compulsory.
Alternatively, click on the link below to enter the competition to win one of two sets of double tickets for Saturday night’s performance.
Entries close at 3.30pm on Thursday September 23, 2021
By entering, entrants confirm that they are able to attend the show on Saturday September 25, 2021.