Music fans will be treated to the cream of South African Kwaito and Hip-Hop in September at a sensational concert with a higher purpose.
Top local stars Mafikizola, Mandoza, Pitch Black Afro, Gang of Instrumentals and Tuks Senganga are set to offer their fans a night to remember at the Johannesburg Stadium on Saturday, 1st of September 2007, when they join forces for 4 One Nation – a spectacular event aimed at raising funds for various HIV/Aids projects.
The financial aid raised by the concerts will go toward helping those orphaned in the pandemic and those youngsters living with HIV – specifically towards providing healthcare, housing and educational support.
The concert will open with a spectacular percussion performance by Twenty Thousand Drums – a youth development project that uses drumming as a tool for reinstating African heritage and rekindling the African spirit. The Twenty Thousand Drums team of drummers, together with youths who have been trained as part of a sustainable drumming programme, will unite the entire crowd in ‘one beat, one rhythm, 4 One Nation’, according to founder of the group, Samantha Skyring. “We aim to unite the crowd through the power of the drum and will set the stage for a night of celebration and healing,” says Skyring.
The rest of the 4 One Nation line-up is a dream come true for legions of local fans. “These artists epitomise the energy and spontaneity of SA music and they have taken the entertainment industry by storm,” says Lirschia Venter, producer of the 4 One Nation concert series.
5 FM’s dynamic deejay Elana Afrika will be the MC for the evening and will be introducing the performers with her usual flair.
Bookings can be made through Computicket.