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 2018

Buskaid's 21st Anniversary Year!


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 will shortly be available to purchase via this website. Information on the history and origins of the songs on Sunrise will also be available on this website.





As we have not yet sold sufficient tickets we are delaying the draw until Christmas. Here's another idea for an unusual Christmas present!!


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 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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