Ringo to rock Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden this weekend

Ringo to rock Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden this weekend

SA music star Ringo Madlingozi will be performing at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden as part of the fifth season of the winter series, Old Mutual Music in the Gardens, on Sunday, September 13.

The Cape Town born vocalist is no newcomer to the music scene, and has persevered through a succession of bands and session work which has had him recording with artists as diverse as Hugh Masekela, Simply Red, Teddy Pendergrass (‘The Power of One’) and Caiphus Semenya, as well as for the movie ‘The Lion King’.

Ringo’s sound has found its expression in several other releases, each one building on the success of the last. Among  these are ‘Sondelani’ (1997), ‘Mamelani’ (1998), ‘Buyisa’ (2000), ‘Ntumba ‘(2002), ‘Baleka’ (2004), ‘Ndim Lo’ (2006), ‘Qhubeka’ (2008) and ‘Jayva Sbali’ (2010). The artist’s albums have earned him several awards, including Best Male Vocalist in 1998 and 1999 at the South African Music Awards, as well as Best Male Artist (Southern Africa) and Best Male Artist (South Africa) and Best Male Vocalist (African Continent) at the 1998 and 1999 Kora awards, respectively.

The fifth Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series has again featured the hottest names in South African music since kicking off in June, and will continue until November. Held in the idyllic Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden and Pretoria National Botanical Garden, the series will ensure that you and your family welcome the warmer season in the best spirit possible.

From Jaziel Brothers, Simphiwe Dana and Freshlyground through to Shortstraw and South Africa’s best The Parlotones, concert goers can expect an afternoon of music that will entertain the whole family.

Concert goers are encouraged to come early, bring a picnic basket and spend a leisurely day in the early Spring sun.

* The concert kicks off at 1pm. Entry is R50, with children under 13 entering for free.

Visit www.sanbi.org/events for more information.

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