ROOTS OF HUMANKIND Music Festival at Nirox 22 May

ROOTS OF HUMANKIND Music Festival is set to take place on 22 May - come out for a day in the Winter Highveld sunshine


We’ve been to a couple of ROOTS OF HUMANKIND events and what we’ve come to learn is that it is a musical take on our contemporary presence in this ancient place – the Cradle of Humankind – interpreting indigenous sounds and rhythms through modern allegories. A real chance to cast your back to our formative days where human life as we know it is believed to have started.

Musicians on the day include Bongeziwe Mabandla, BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness), The Urban Village, Skorokoro Ensemble, Qadasi & Maqhinga and Pops Mohamed. Their sounds range from maskandi and afro-folk to afro-psychedelia, using an array of traditional and home-made instruments, guitars, concertinas, percussion and voice.

As usual, exceptional cuisine will be offered by the Epicurean Emporium together with a full bar. Gates open at 10am and Music begins at 11am. There is ample secure parking inside the venue and concert goers are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the full day of music and to tour the Sculpture Park’s exhibition: A Place In Time which showcases over 40 sculptures by local and international artists.

CALEO Wealth Management is the anchor sponsor for the NIROX Foundation’s on-going concert programme.
MINI is a partner of the Roots of Humankind Concert.

More information availble from

Tickets are R300 per person, or R320 at the gate – subject to availability.
Children under 12 pay half-price.
Infants aged 2 and under enter free of charge.
No food/drinks/pets through the gate.

GPS: S25°59′ 09.56” E27°46′ 59.17″

10h00 – Gates open
11h00 – Skorokoro Ensemble
12h00 – Pops Mohamed
13h00 – Qadasi & Maqhinga
14h00 – Bongeziwe Mabandla
15h00 – The Urban Village
16h00 – BCUC

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