Nirox Sculpture Park has been home to an incredible mix of music this year.
Following the success of Don Giovanni in January, the Valentines Blues Concert in February, Roots of Humankind and GUITAR GIANTS, the Nirox Foundation and Acoustics NOW present Jazz in the Cradle to start off the spring season.
This year’s annual jazz celebration at NIROX Sculpture Park takes place on Sunday 3 September. The programme will showcase some of the best talent in South Africa’s contemporary jazz scene. Guests are invited to enjoy a full day of music, food, art and nature in the Cradle of Humankind – a World Heritage Site.
- KYLE SHEPHERD with SISONKE XONTI
- VIVID AFRIKA with MCCOY MRUBATA, GREG GEORGIADES, SIYA MAKUZENI, ASHISH JOSHI, MLUNGISI GEGANA and WYNAND VAN DER WALT
- BILLY MONAMA & THE GRAZROOTS PROJECT with THEMBA MOKOENA, MCCOY MRUBATA, STHEMBISO BHENGU, CONCORD NKABINDE, SYLVESTER MAZINYANE and GODFREY MGCINA
- THE URBAN VILLAGE with LERATO LICHABA, TUBATSI MOLOI, SIMANGALISO DLAMINI and XOLANI MTSHALI
Epic festival cuisine courtesy of the Epicurean Emporium will be on sale as well, including:
Che – Argentine Grill
Tutto – Spanish paella
Soul Souvlaki – Greek-style wraps
Leafy Greens Café – Valhalla of veganism
Li Kitchen – Chinese cuisine
Tradition (Isintu) – South African cuisine
The Cook’s Table – fish & chips
Dig Inn – Kasi home-style cooking
The Wing Republic – sticky chicken & ribs
Full of Beans – coffee tuk-tuk
JHB Culinary & Pastry School – desserts
Knickerbocker – homemade ice-cream
Yswara – precious African teas
Bombay Sapphire – G&T botanicals
Bernie’s Bar – champagne, cocktails, craft beer
Happy Coconuts – rum optional
Tickets and information are available from www.acousticsnow.org
Online: R330 per person; R360 at the gate – subject to availability.
Children under 12 pay half-price.
Infants aged 2 and under enter free-of-charge.
No food, drinks or pets allowed into the event.
GPS: S25°59′ 09.56” E27°46′ 59.17″
Gates open at 10am with music from 11am. There is ample secure parking inside the venue and concert goers are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the full day of music and to tour the Sculpture Park.
CALEO Wealth Management is the anchor sponsor for the NIROX Foundation’s on-going concert programme.
For more information or to arrange interviews, kindly contact Bronwen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1698947283747448/
THE NIROX FOUNDATION
The NIROX Foundation Trust is a registered non-profit trust established and run for the benefit of the arts. NIROX comprises an artists’ residency; studios and workshops; a sculpture park; outdoor concert venues; and related function facilities. It is located on15 hectares of landscaped gardens and waterways within an extensive private nature reserve in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, 45 minutes from the centers of Johannesburg and Tswane. NIROX is committed to excellence in all disciplines of contemporary arts.
CRADLE OF HUMANKIND
The Cradle of Humankind comprises 47,000 hectares of rural and wilderness land, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site on account of its extraordinary palaeontological treasures and unique landscape. The Cradle is a highly active scientific research area where more than 40% of all of the world’s hominid fossils have been discovered. 3 million years of human activity have taken place in the Cradle, including the earliest known mastery of fire and human’s becoming bi-pedal.
THE PARK & NATURE RESERVE
The sculpture park comprises 15 hectares of cultivated landscape and water-ways designed to showcase sculpture and give comfort to private and public visitors. The beauty and tranquility of the park are tributes to its sensitive design and fastidious upkeep.
It is located within the Khatlhampi Private Reserve, a privately owned nature reserve which has more than 40 kilometres of walking, cycling and game driving trails through unspoiled grasslands, ancient dolomitic valleys, natural fountains, discovered and yet to be discovered caves, indigenous forests, ridges and kopjes. It is a bio-diverse environment, populated with indigenous game, moving freely in their natural habitat.. Many of the resident animals, from hedgehogs and otters, through carracul to eagle owl, have been rescued and released on the reserve by Free Me Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, hosted by the Reserve.