News: September, 2007

South African Music Day: Manhattan School of Music, New York

Four Colonizations will receive its US premiere as part of this celebratory day of South African music, presented at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

The day will include: video conferencing between panels in New York and South Africa discussing new South African music; workshops on traditional instruments and musics with leading South African musician, Dizu Plaatjies; and concerts of a very broad range of South African musics - from traditional Zulu and Xhosa vocal music to contemporay music by some of the best-known South African composers, including Kevin Volans, Peter Klatzow, Hendrik Hofmeyr and Paul Hanmer.

This event is a must for anyone with an interest in musical and creative activity in South Africa and Africa in general.

12pm Video Conferencing Event (Miller Hall)

1.30pm Lunchtime Concert: South African Vocal Works (Greenfield Hall)

3pm South African musics explored with Dizu Plaatjies (Miller Hall)

6.30pm Pre-concert talk with Kevin Volans (Greenfield Hall)

7.30pm South African Chamber Music Concert (Greenfield Hall)

Manhattan School of Music, New York

Sunday 23 September 2007

South African premiere of Solitudes

Jill Richards performs a solo recital, including the South African premiere of Solitudes, at the Northwest University in Potchefstroom.

Conservatory Hall, Northwest University, Potchefstroom

13 September 2007

Kosmos @ The Vortex

Kosmos perform a set - including uMadosini, umama wam - in support of  Basquiat Strings at The Vortex, one of London’s premier jazz clubs. DJ Finn Peters will also be performing.

Saturday 1 September 2007 at 8:45pm

The Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Street, London N16 8JH

www.vortexjazz.co.uk