Back to our hu­man roots

CityPress - - Trending - GRETHE KOEN grethe.koen@city­press.co.za PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

Roots of Hu­mankind mu­sic fes­ti­val Nirox Sculp­ture Park, Joburg Sun­day, 10am Tick­ets R300 to R320 at acous­tic­snow.org Africa is the birth­place of hu­man­ity, so the Cra­dle of Hu­mankind World Her­itage Site is the per­fect venue for to­day’s Roots of Hu­mankind mu­sic fes­ti­val.

The or­gan­is­ers say the event is all about “in­ter­pret­ing in­dige­nous sounds and rhythms through mod­ern al­le­gories”. The fes­ti­val will fea­ture gen­res rang­ing from maskandi and Afro-folk to Afropsychedelia, and there will be an ar­ray of tra­di­tional and home-made in­stru­ments, gui­tars, con­certi­nas, percussion and voice to en­joy. The line-up will in­clude Bongeziwe Ma­bandla, Bantu Continua Uhuru Con­scious­ness, The Ur­ban Vil­lage, Sko­rokoro En­sem­ble, Qadasi & Maqhinga and Pops Mo­hamed. Bring a pic­nic blan­ket, and come and en­joy a day of sun­shine and home­grown mu­sic. No pets, food or booze al­lowed through the gates.

SPIR­I­TUAL SOUNDS Bantu Continua Uhuru Con­scious­ness

HOME-GROWN The Ur­ban Vil­lage is on the fes­ti­val line-up

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