Music At The Lake – SA Music Icons!

Music At The Lake Today Will Feature South African Music Legends Johhny Clegg and Ladysmith Black Mambazo!! There is no better way to enjoy this beautiful sunny Sunday than by enjoying great music amongst the natural beauty in Durban. Today at Botanical Gardens monthly Music At The Lake, music  superstars Johhny Clegg will be on […]

Music At The Lake Today Will Feature South African Music Legends Johhny Clegg and Ladysmith Black Mambazo!!

There is no better way to enjoy this beautiful sunny Sunday than by enjoying great music amongst the natural beauty in Durban. Today at Botanical Gardens monthly Music At The Lake, music  superstars Johhny Clegg will be on and he will feature Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

The music At The Lake series, which occurs throughout the year aims to generate funds in which proceeds from the performances go towards an innovative people and plant development programme, the Garden Window Project, within the Durban Botanic Garden.

Music At The Lake (picture sourced www.dogreatthings.co.za)
Music At The Lake (picture sourced www.dogreatthings.co.za)

People are encouraged to bring their their picnic baskets and blankets, and sit back and enjoy the uplifting music by these icons. No strangers to performing at Botanical Gardens, performing here means something special to them.

Johhny Clegg said about his performances at the gardens that,  “Living in the City, it is extremely important to reconnect with a living environment that lives and breathes independently of the cities artificial man-made character. We know from psychological studies that the colour green produces feelings of calmness and pleasure. Botanical Gardens remind us that within this space thousands of living trees, plants, flowers, and all the insects, birds and small mammals, have a place in our life. It is a wonderful thing to go to such a space and rediscover this fundamental truth.”

Johhny Clegg
Johhny Clegg

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the four time Grammy award winning group is set for a new era as Thami Shabalala, son of retired founding group member Joseph Shabalala will lead the band today. For the first time ever, Babuyile Shabalala, Joseph’s grandson, will represent a third generation of performers.

Both groups have just returned from tours of the USA and Canada, as New York dedicated the last month to artist of South Africa.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Details Of The Show

The gardens, which is at one of its best times of the year, is the ideal setting for such spectacular music. People are encouraged to get the family together with a great picnic and some comfy cushions and blankets.

Pack A Picnic
Pack A Picnic

Gates open at 12.30pm for pre-sale ticket orders and 1pm for on-the-day sales. First on stage is Ladysmith Black Mambazo at 3pm, followed by Johnny Clegg at 4pm. Pre-sold tickets R180. On-the-day tickets R220. Kids between 8 and 12 pay R50, kids under eight are free.  All children are welcome at the KidZone for some extra fun and games.