Jazz and picnic event at Taalmonument

Chadleigh Gowa and a group of South African musicians will entertain audiences at the Taalmonument’s Jazz Picnic Concert next month.

The rich South African and indeed African jazz tradition is the focus of the Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument (ATM)’s sunset picnic on Saturday February 24.

South African musician Chadleigh Gowar, brings together an incredible group of talented and experienced artists who will take the audience on a musical journey at the monument in Paarl.

Lady Felicity & The Trumpets, Richard Ceasar, Brent Cruz and Kinky Afro represent a variety of jazz genres, not to mention their energetic personalities and musical performances.

Mr Gowar is a recipient of the Gold Standard Bank Ovation award from the National Arts Festival 2021, and bass guitarist on kykNET & kie’s ‘Koortjies saam Jonathan Rubain’.

The evening’s jazz repertoire will include local, original and Afrikaans items, as well as dance music that will keep you on your feet throughout the evening.

The gates open at 5pm and the music will kick off at 6pm. Guests are encouraged to explore the surroundings and the monument – a free guided tour takes place at 5.30pm to explain the history and symbolism.

For the children, outdoor games, playgrounds and lots of space await. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics and drinks (no glass) or to order picnic baskets in advance at Suikerkan at 082 216 2510 or info@diesuikerkan.co.za

This bistro will also sell refreshments during the event. Picnic-goers are reminded to dress warmly and bring a torch along. There will be ample safe parking available at the monument.

No open fires or dogs are allowed. The event lasts until 9pm.

Tickets are available at Computicket and the Taalmonument at R180. If there are any tickets left, they will on sale at the gate from 5pm.

Visit www.taalmuseum.co.za for more information.