THE SABC is hosting its own Thank You SABC Music Concert by local musicians at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.
Earlier this year, the SABC implemented a 90 percent local music offering across all its radio stations.
Chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said then: “This cross-pollination of music is very important for the public broadcaster because part of our mandate is to tell the South African story, and music plays an important part in ensuring the SABC fulfils this mandate.”
The SABC has welcomed the artists who will perform and those who have embraced the public broadcaster’s initiative to prioritise and support local music.
The line-up of 100 musicians for the concert, which starts at 10am, includes DJ Black Coffee, Trompies, Doc Shebeleza, Don Laka, Mafikizolo, Rebecca Malope, Stimela, Nothembi, Riky Rick, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jack Parow, Ihashi Elimhlophe, Deborah Fraser, Babsy Mlangeni, Candy, Johnny Clegg, Mango Groove, Kwesta, Emtee, and the Legends Medley with artists such as Dan Nkosi, Freddie Gwala, CJB, Condry Ziqubu, Blondie Makhene and Zizi Kongo, among others.
The SABC is giving away 1 000 free tickets to valid SABC TV licence holders to attend. If you can’t produce a licence, you’ll pay R100 for a ticket.