This Youth Month Old Mutual Music is celebrating their 10th year anniversary celebration of the South African National Biodiversity Institute with the hottest line up including MI CASA, Donald, AKA, Reason and Tumi on 8 & 15 June at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens and Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens respectively.
Soulful deep house kingpins, darlings of the dance world and 2014 SAMA winners Mi Casa will perform with fellow soulful house sensation Donald at the picturesque Pretoria Botanical Gardens during a chilled Sunday afternoon of good vibes on 8 June, while the following Sunday sees multiple SAMA-winning hip hop supremo AKA, fellow rapper extraordinaire Reason, and the poet MC Tumi Molekane bringing their essential sounds to the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort. Both concerts start at 1pm with gates opening at 11.
“Part of SANBI’s mandate is to grow and develop the youth in the biodiversity sector,” says Dipolelo Moshe, Deputy Director: Marketing and Communications for SANBI. “This is done through various intern and student programmes, supported with structured mentoring and coaching for young biodiversity professionals. Over the past 10 years SANBI has hosted 114 of second and third year students and 361 graduates and post-graduates” adds Dipolelo.
Old Mutual sponsorship manager, Bandile Mngoma, says: “We hope these Sunday concerts will bring great entertainment to our audience and help raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding our natural diversity.”
• Arrive early, bring a picnic basket and blanket and choose a prime spot to unwind and enjoy the music
• Food and refreshments will be on sale at the venues
• A supervised kids’ zone offering a host of activities will keep the younger set busy at both Botanical Gardens
• The botanical gardens offer a variety of plants that concertgoers can explore to learn more about biodiversity
• Tickets are available in advance on the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens Facebook page or at the gardens themselves from R100. Tickets will cost R120 on the day
• Follow @OM_Concerts on Twitter for all the action on the day and ‘Like’ the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens page on Facebook for all the updates
Other artists lined up to perform at the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series are Johnny Clegg and Shortstraw in Pretoria on 6 July and Mango Groove and Josie Field in JHB on 24 August.
Written by Mbali Skosana