The Old Mutual Music at the Lake Series presents a special Mother’s Day treat – South African music legend, Johnny Clegg will perform at the Durban Botanic Gardens on 13 May.
Johnny Clegg is a dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, activist and French knight. Whilst all of these tags are fitting, none of them can accurately describe the energetic, passionate human being who has become one of South Africa’s greatest musical exports. He has campaigned against the injustice of apartheid South Africa and been instrumental in putting the new South Africa on the map as a cultural ambassador.
Clegg will be in good company on the day as the brilliant Hot Water will be opening the show. The eclectic and unique band’s music incorporates elements of traditional South African music (such as Kwela, Mbaqanga, Maskandi and Kwasa Kwasa) with folk, blues and indie-pop rock.
The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series presents live concerts every month throughout the year at the Durban Botanic Gardens. Proceeds from the performances go towards an innovative people and plant development programme, the Garden Window Project, within the Durban Botanic Gardens. and the Wildlands Conservation Trust’s Trees for Life initiative which sees community members growing trees to support their livelihoods.
Tickets cost R130 from www.webtickets.co.za or R140 at the gate on the day.
Kids between 8 and 12 pay R50, kids under eight are free. All children are welcome at the KidZone for some extra fun and games. Drinks, cooler boxes and picnic baskets are welcome. Gates open at 13:00. First act starts at 14h30.
Secure parking is available on the Juventus ground. Entrance to all parking is off lower John Zikhale (Sydenham) Road, adjacent to the Botanic Gardens and the Munies Hockey Field also off lower John Zikhale (Sydenham) Road.
For more information about this and other events at the Durban Botanic Gardens, visit www.durbanbotanicgardens.org.za or call 031 322 4021.
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