The Folklore Community, is a culture and heritage platform that seeks to use the technology of music fused with various artforms, to capture, document and preserve our folklore.
The community comes together for 2 kinds of events: Folklore For Kids and Folklore Firesides, the latter hosting indigenous knowledge share conversations for adults.
This year during heritage month, we are launching the Folklore Festival, which is the coming together of these two events headlined by a music concert, bringing together 7 artists from 5 different African countries to celebrate Heritage Month.
THE SOIL TO HEADLINE THE FEST
The Soil is a South African acapella 3-member group whose is a blend of contemporary township style and an eclectic mix of urban contemporary which fuses beat box and soul. The three members of the group are Buhlebendalo Mda, Luphindo Ngxanga, and Ntsika Fana Ngxanga. The Soil strives to fuse their voices to deliver melodic and harmonious messages that are aimed at uplifting and healing souls all around the world.
NICKY B TO CLOSE OFF THE FEST
Nicky Blumenfeld AKA Nicky B (South Africa) started the World Show in 1997, when Kaya FM 95.9 was launched as the first independent radio station in the newly democratic South Africa. She has been at the forefront of pushing folk music in South Africa for over twenty years.
NEWS: FOLKLORE FESTIVAL 2022 - 1ST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT
The inaugural Folklore
Festival is set to take place at the National School of Arts on Saturday 1st October 2022. The Folklore Festival is a celebration of African culture, customs and community and the creative force behind the project is none other than SAMA Award winning, indelible storyteller, Pilani Bubu.
The festival is set to celebrate & close off South African Heritage Month with a diverse Pan-African creative offering from North, South,East and West Africa. A perfect family day experience!
"Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared & preserved by a particular group of people, it is inclusive of the traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth, in the form of tales, sayings, dances, proverbs, jokes and music captured through various art
forms.” – Pilani Bubu (Founder)
The Festival is supported by the National Arts Councils and the SAMPRA Development Fund and is produced by Bupila
Pre-sale tickets between R80 – R200, on sale from Wednesday 27th July 2022 via Quicket.
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Something for the whole family
The festival is set to be a full day of activities for the whole family. Starting 10 am with the program in the Kids Kraal - from drummin workshops, to the Ethnikids book fair and edutainment with the moola maize from Nedbank
Folklore For Kids - Book Fair
Is brought to you in partnership with EthniKids Books. Come for the full day experience from 11 -5pm and be inspired by African authors of childrens books both young and older. The Festival ticket gives you a free pass in to the Kids Kraal.