Buskaid won an Impumelelo Platinum Award in November 2017. Rosemary Nalden and Sonja Bass travelled to Cape Town to accept this prestigious award.





We won!! Buskaid was declared the overall winner of the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award 2017. Thanks to all of you who voted for us!



Philharmonic Society Award for

Rosemary Nalden


We are delighted to announce that Buskaid’s Founder and Director, Rosemary Nalden was awarded Honorary Membership of The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) on 14th May 2013.



RPS Honorary Members- Desmond Neysmith (representing Aaron P Dworkin), Ricardo Castro, Ahmad Sarmast, Rosemary Nalden, Armand Diangienda at RPS Music Awards London 14 May 2013 photo: Simon Jay Price



Rosemary Nalden, Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society, with her certificate of honorary Membership presented at RPS Music Awards, London 14 May 2013 photo: Simon Jay Price



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Forthcoming Events in 2019




Our first concert of 2019 is in aid of the Early Care Foundation - the ASHA Trust - and will take place at the Linder Auditorium on Saturday 16th February at 6pm. The concert will last for approximately two hours, and will celebrate Valentine's Day with some beautiful love songs, such as All of Me, I will Always Love You, Thinking Out Loud, Love Me or Leave Me, How Insensitive and many more... plus some upbeat favourites and of course our trademark Gospel and Kwela. We'll be featuring our own popular singers - Mathapelo, Cecelia and Tumi - and DJ Fresh will make a guest appearance!


Please click on the link below to purchase tickets for this not-to-be-missed celebration of love and music!


Later in the year we are presenting our annual Linder Auditorium concert in July, rather than September. Please save the date: Sunday 21st July at 3 pm. It's a mid-winter event, so we don't want you travelling home in the dark!




Sunrise and Movies & More - OUR TWO BRAND NEW CD RELEASES! These two CDs are now available to purchase from the Buskaid office in Johannesburg tel 011 442 9676. If you are looking for an original South African gift then look no further.


Sunrise is a fantastic and unique compilation of township Kwela, Gospel and Afro-pop, all arranged by our very own Buskaid musicians. Recorded by internationally renowned producer, Nick Parker, Sunrise is full of wonderful musical surprises and also features four Buskaid singers on some of the tracks.


Movies and More was recorded live at a Buskaid concert in 2017 and is exactly what it says it is on the label - movie music (James Bond, Pirates, Pink Panther, Cinema Paradiso etc) and some pop and TV series tracks such as Uptown Funk, Game of Thrones etc. And don't forget - when you buy a Buskaid CD you also contribute directly to the Buskaid Trust. Buy both CDs and get a great discount!!


Both these CDs are now available for purchase via this website. Information on the history and origins of the songs on Sunrise will also be available on this website.





We apologise to those of you who generously purchased raffle tickets to support Buskaid. Sadly we sold far too few tickets, and as a result we shall be writing to all of you to arrange refunds. We tried... and failed!!




















The DVD of the 2015 Linder concert is now available to purchase from the Buskaid office at R150. To watch some footage of this concert please click on the link below


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