Question

what's the famous music show or music open air in South Africa?

Hello, what's the famous music show or music open air in South Africa? is there a get-together music party like 1969 woodstock in New york. thanks for your help. Greetings from China. Angelia

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City: Cape Town

Province: Western Cape

Country: South Africa

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Hi Angelia
This year there is the Coca-Cola Zero Fest 2009. It's in Johannesburg on 10 April and Cape Town on 13 April. It features international and South African musicians. Check out the following sites for more info:website, website and website. There are other festivals like oppie koppie, you'll find details for that as well as other smaller concerts and gigs on the 5fm website.
Angelia, Greetings from South Africa!

Depending on your music preference there are many festivals throughout the year... Splashy Fen is an open air festival for nature lovers hosted in the Drakensberg Mountains in April, also Oppikoppi in the bushveld in August.

To check out all festivals in Sooouth Africa this year, visit:
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Warm regards,
Lou
The music of Africa is as vast and varied as the continent's many regions, nations and ethnic groups. Although there is no distinctly pan-African music, there are common forms of musical expression, especially within regions.

Some musical genres of northern and northeastern Africa, and the Islands off East Africa, share both traditional African and Middle Eastern features.

The music and dance forms of the African diaspora, including many Caribbean and Latin American music genres like rumba and salsa, as well as African American music, were founded to varying degrees on musical traditions from Africa, taken there by African slaves.

Relationship to language

Many African languages are tonal languages, leading to a close connection between music and language in many African cultures. In singing, the tonal pattern or the text puts some constraints on the melodic patterns. On the other hand, in instrumental music a native speaker of a language can often perceive a text or texts in the music. This effect also forms the basis of but none of drum languages (talking drums).

The treatment of "music" and "dance" as separate art forms is a European idea. In many African languages there is no concept corresponding exactly to these terms. For example, in many Bantu languages, there is one concept that might be translated as "song" and another that covers both the semantic fields of the European concepts of "music" and "dance". So there is one word for both music and dance (the exact meaning of the concepts may differ from culture to culture).

For example, in Kiswahili, the word "ngoma" may be translated as "drum", "dance", "dance event", "dance celebration" or "music", depending on the context. Each of these translations is incomplete.

Relationship to dance
Therefore, from an intracultural point of view, African music and African dance must be viewed in very close connection. The classification of the phenomena of this area of culture into "music" and "dance" is foreign to many African cultures.

Traditional music

A lot of African traditional music is or was performed by professional musicians. Some of it belongs to court music or sacral music traditions, therefore the term "folk" music is not always appropriate. Nevertheless, both the terms "folk music" and "traditional music" can be found in the literature.

Sub-Saharan African folk music and traditional music is mostly functional in nature. There are, for example, many different kinds of work songs, ceremonial or religious music and courtly music performed at royal courts, but none of these are performed outside of their intended social context.

Music is highly functional in African ethnic life, accompanying childbirth, marriage, hunting, and even political activities.

Influence in American music

African music has been a major factor in the shaping of what we know today as blues and jazz. These styles have all borrowed from African rhythms and sounds, brought over the Atlantic ocean by slaves. Paul Simon, on his album "Graceland" has used African bands and music, especially Ladysmith Black Mombazo along with his own lyrics.

As the rise of rock'n'roll music is often credited as having begun with 1940s blues music, and with so many genres having branched off from rock - the myriad subgenres of heavy metal, punk rock, pop music and many more - it can be argued that African music has been at the root of a very significant portion of all contemporary music.
Good day to you,

The Cape Town international jazz festival takes place in the Cape on the 3-4th April with artists from all over the world as well as lots of local talent. A definite must

There is also Splashy Fenn which takes place in the Drakensberg foothills in Mid April . A really social event with all the up and coming new artists from South Africa. There you will find solo acts as well as bands and reggae. Also a definite must

Oppie Koppie is a rock festival which takes place in early September and is an outdoor festival held in the bushveld outside of Pretoria in Gauteng

See website for all your travel and tour requirements

I hope this was informative to you

Have a great day

Troy
Good day to you,

The Cape Town international jazz festival takes place in the Cape on the 3-4th April with artists from all over the world as well as lots of local talent. A definite must

There is also Splashy Fenn which takes place in the Drakensberg foothills in Mid April . A really social event with all the up and coming new artists from South Africa. There you will find solo acts as well as bands and reggae. Also a definite must

Oppie Koppie is a rock festival which takes place in early September and is an outdoor festival held in the bushveld outside of Pretoria in Gauteng

See website for all your travel and tour requirements

I hope this was informative to you

Have a great day

Troy
Hi,

Have a look at these three open air concerts (website) (website) (website.) which can all potentially get as out of hand as the woodstock 1969!

There is also an africa burns burning man festival that is same format as happens in a number of other countries. Otherwise on a smaller scale Kirstenboach Gardens hosts an open air concert every sunday afternoon thru summer in Cape Town which rocks!!

Hope this helps!

Oh yeah to keep an idea of prices which you can find on above mentioned websites the conversion is currently $1= 10rand
OppiKoppi almost tripped over itself in the small bar in the middle of the South African bushveld where it started as an unassuming but hedonistic rock and roll getogether. From there, the company has expanded to initially host its own festival by the same name, and thereafter spilled out over the live music network of Southern Africa.

These days OppiKoppi is run as a fully fledged events company, with a very active booking and touring agency, sponsorship management divisions and a recently initiated Below-the-Line advertising agency: all more or less focussing on the live music scene. These activities keeps the company busy throughout the year all over South Africa and the world, with a host of its own annually repeatable events, combined with several other once-off events and tours. here is some shows: MARCH 2009
1 March: Oliver Mtukudzi, Vusi Mahlasela, Paul Hanmer @ Old Mutual Encounters Concerts, Emmarentia Dam, Joburg Botanic Gardens
4 March: Isochronous & Overgaze @ Zula Sound Bar, Cape Town
6 March: Ashtray Electric & Isochronous @ Mercury Live, Cape Town
7 March: Isochronous & Taxi Violence @ Klein Libertas Theatre, Stellenbosch
12 March: aKING, Zebra & Giraffe, Ashtray Electric @ MFM Party, Neelsie Student Center, Stellenbosch
14 March: Zebra & Giraffe @ Mercury Live, Cape Town
19 March: Ashtray Electric, Wreslerish and Fire Through The Window @ Tings an Times, Pretoria
20 March: Ashray Electric, kidofdoom and Middelklas @ Back2Basix, Joburg
21 March: Ashtray Electric and Isochronous @ Pablo's, Potchefstroom
21 March: Tidal Waves @ Meet My Neighbours Anti Xenophobia March and Performance, Peter Rhodes Park, Joburg
22 March: aKING @ Old Mutual Encounters Concerts, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town
Hi Most shows are advertised on a few websites. website features the bigger ones and live concerts. or website ticketing solution will feature events later in the year.
Hi there Angelina,
The annual Afrikaans (local language) music festival is held in Nelspruit, South Africa during the first week in July. This year promises to be a great one as the internationaly acclaimed local hero; Johny Clegg - known as the white Zulu, will also perform this year. This festival is known as Innibos - directly translated meaning in the bush.
Hope you'll have fun where ever you go.

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