Spectacular Artists showcased in Sandton this Heritage Day

Spectacular Artists showcased in Sandton this Heritage Day
Heritage Day at Nelson Mandela Square 2020
  • Live music, dancers and fine art at Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City this Heritage Day weekend
  • New gallery opens at Nelson Mandela Square
  • City Drive-In provides a new stage for jazz

In celebrating and recognising the cultural wealth of our great nation, Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square are offering South Africans multiple vibrant events and unique experiences to celebrate Heritage Day on Friday, 24 September.

On Friday 24 September, the popular Live on the Square returns with a Heritage Day special. Between 12h00 and 15h00, the Amakhona We Sintu seven which are made up of; apiece choir, gumboot dancers, the Sifiso & Tap Crew tap dancers and the African Living Stages will enthral visitors to Nelson Mandela Square with their spirited performances. These vivacious live acts can be enjoyed by shoppers, passers-by or those dining at one of the Square’s many sumptuous restaurants.

For fine art purveyors, the Artyli contemporary African art gallery will open its doors on the day, introducing shoppers to fresh perspectives and hidden narratives through the artworks of emerging African artists. The gallery’s collection of curated art will provide intriguing cultural experiences, and offer heirloom pieces for any home.

If jazz is your beat, then head over to The City Drive-In at Sandton City, which will provide a spectacular new stage for African jazz at its best this Heritage Day weekend. From Friday 24 September until Sunday 26 of September, some of the country’s finest jazz musicians including; Steve Dyer, Bokani Dyer, Themba Mokoena, Vuma Levin, Nduduzo Makhathini, Thandi Ntuli and Mark Fransman will showcase their talent with an array of diverse performances. Additionally, singing sensation Gloria Bosman is set to pay tribute to the late singer and cultural campaigner Sibongile Khumalo.

In Good Company, the Exhibition by local visual artist Marc-Gregory makes its South African debut at Sandton City from 22 September, showcasing 32 prolific South Africans that have achieved extraordinary greatness in various fields. Profiling some of South Africa’s well known personalities including Pearl Thusi, Maps Maponyane, Minnie Dlamini-Jones, Prof Thuli Madonsela, Catherine Constantinides and Gert-Johan Coetzee among others, this unique story telling journey that includes an augmented reality component and online audio guide, will be on exhibit until 24 October, in aid of Reach for a Dream.

Nelson Mandela Square
Nelson Mandela Square

“Additional to our exquisite retail experiences, I am thrilled that our Heritage Day festivities will showcase an abundance of our country’s artistic talent. Diverse creativity is central to our unique cultural fibre” said General Manager Preston Gaddy. “Between the live music, dance performances, fine art and more, this weekend promises many memorable South African moments,” adds Gaddy.

Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City are COVID-19 compliant and have stringent safety and hygiene measures in place.