FOLKLORE FESTIVAL 1 OCTOBER 2022

The inaugural Folklore set to take place at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg on Sat 1st October 2022 as a celebration of African culture, customs and community . The festival is set to round off South African Heritage Month with a diverse Pan-African creative offering from North, South, East and West Africa. A perfect family day experience that features food stalls, a craft market as well as a kids kraal with Toys With Roots , Workshops and book Readings courtesy of Ethnikids Tickets are between R80 – R200 at https://qkt.io/FolkloreFestival

Performing on the main stage from SA will be The Soil, Nicky Blumenfeld and Pilani Bubu with her Folklore Ensemble;  from Kenya, Papillion Musa, one of the first Kenyan musicians in recent times to look at African musical instruments with an eye to redesign, combine and upgrade them for a new musical experience; A nova from the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, Leomile;  from Ghana, Stevo Atambire is a Frafra neo-griot and kologo (a two-stringed luth, often considered an ancestor of the banjo) and Wanlov the Kubolor a Ghanaian & Romanian award-winning music producer, performer and creative director. Kubolor plays the guitar and koshkas and speaks Pidgin, Ga, Twi, English, and Romanian.

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