The Roots of Humankind music Festival at Nirox

ROOTS 2017
ROOTS 2017

The Nirox Sculpture Park, together with sponsors Caleo Wealth Management, Mini and media partner KAYA FM, are thrilled to announce the ROOTS OF HUMANKIND MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Pops Mohammed
Pops Mohammed

The ROOTS OF HUMANKIND is a musical take on our contemporary presence in this ancient place – the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site – interpreting indigenous sounds and rhythms through modern allegories.

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This modern-traditional mix of music will be performed by music legends such Philip Tabane, Madala Kunene, Pops Mohamed, The Urban Village, Skorokoro Ensemble and Tabia.


This strategically picked, collection of performing artists will arrive at NIROX 3 days before the concert to engage, collaborate and rehearse, resulting in an entirely unique production, with artists performing each others’ original music, while creating a different, ecclectic sound of the music you know and love, and music you have never heard before.

Sounds will include an array of traditional and home-made instrumentation; guitars, bass, percussion and voice.

Dr Phillip Tabane
Dr Phillip Tabane

Music for today – rooted in our rich past.

The ROOTS concert will be presented amongst the NIROX Winter 2017 sculpture exhibition: ‘OPEN LABORATORY’, an exhibition containing the work of over 50 alumni artists from 6 South African universities: UJ, Pretoria, UCT, UNISA, TUT and Wits.

As usual, exceptional cuisine will be offered by the Epicurean Emporium together with a full bar.

Gates open at 10am and Music begins at 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’s Winter exhibition.

Tickets are available on-line via
R330 per person, or 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/pets through the gate.

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