Laurika Rauch is returning to the Johannesburg stage for a benefit concert in support of education students at the University of Johannesburg. She will perform for one night only at the University’s Sanlam Auditorium, Kingsway Campus, Auckland Park on Saturday June 29 at 8pm.
Rauch, who is regarded as one of South Africa’s most iconic singer-songwriters of popular Afrikaans music, will perform a selection of Afrikaans and English songs. The programme will include a few new songs, as well as many of her most acclaimed and popular songs – such as ‘Kinders van die Wind’, ‘Op Blouberg se Strand’, ‘Jy is te dierbaar’ and ‘Stuur groete aan Mannetjies Roux’ – from her career spanning some 34 years. She will be joined on stage by classical pianist Wessel van Wyk.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit a group of education students to participate in a two week exchange programme in the United States in August 2013. This initiative is a direct result of an agreement between UJ, Miami University (Ohio), and Georgia State University (Atlanta). Under this agreement students get the opportunity to observe and teach in American classrooms, and compare education in South Africa with that of the United States.
* Tickets are R120 and are available Computicket.