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 Concerts and Events in 2018 - Buskaid's 21st Anniversary Year!


Exciting News!!! For the very first time, Buskaid is holding a Fundraising Raffle - with some magnificent prizes. To enter, please log on to Tickets are only R150 and are limited to a total of 2500.


Prizes are as follows:


1st Prize: A performance valued at R 20,000 by the acclaimed Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble for your function/event. Limited to two x 45 minute sets within a two hour period. The prize is valid for 12 months from the draw date within a 60km radius of the Buskaid Music School in Diepkloof, Soweto. The prize includes transport costs of the group to the venue.


2nd Prize: A two night midweek stay for two people at the luxurious at Walkersons Hotel & Spa, Dullstroom (Valid 1 October’18–31 March’19)


3rd Prize: A two-night mid-week stay for two people at the picturesque Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa,Knysna (Valid 1 May’19 –31 July’19)


4th Prize: A two night mid-week stay for four people at the tranquil De Hoop Collection, De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape (Valid 1 May’19 –31July’19)


5th Prize: A delectable three-course dinner for two at Flames Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg


The winning ticket will be drawn by
Melvyn Tan at our Linder Auditorium concert (please see below).








Our annual concert in the Linder Auditorium will take place on Saturday 29 September at 19:30. To celebrate our 21st Anniversary we shall be joined by internationally acclaimed pianist, Melvyn Tan. Bookings will open in August. Please watch this site for more information.







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


Buskaid South Africa - YouTube











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