Buy a CD To date Buskaid has recorded 4 CDs, with a fifth, Crazy due for release later this year (2007). The first, A Sowetan Kid's Christmas, was recorded eighteen months after the Project's inception. The vibrant second album, Soweto Dance, recorded under the direction of Rosemary Nalden, is a very special contribution to South Africa's rich and diverse musical culture and highlights the extraordinary talent there is to be found in South Africa. The irrepressible spirit, found on our third CD 
Tshwaranang, is expressed by one of our members Jackey Masekela When Africans are happy; they sing. When they are sad; they also sing. Our Buskaid Live! (double album) is the album Buskaid fans worldwide have been waiting for - a compilation of extraordinary live international performances by the Soweto-based Buskaid Ensemble between 2001 and June 2005.
As Buskaid is an educational organisation, the CDs it produces demonstrate very clearly the development of the Ensemble from year to year. It is fascinating to hear the difference between those recordings made in 1998 and 2000 and those of the later live performances.


Live at the Linder 2012 (DVD)
Live at the Linder 2012 (DVD)
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Live at the Linder 2012 is the film of a concert given by the Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble at the Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg on September 8 2012. The programme includes works by composers as diverse as Rameau, Handel, Janàcek, Wirén and Bloch; a thrilling account by two Buskaid solo violinists of the Symphonie concertante by the 18th century composer Le Chevalier de Saint George (known as the ‘Black Mozart’); two classic pop songs, At Last and Ain’t No Mountain featuring two talented Buskaid vocalists; and the Buskaid musicians’ own high-spirited arrangements of township Kwela, Gospel and Afro-pop. The centre-piece of this concert was the world première of Soweto Suite for Strings by Karl Jenkins, an arrangement of movements from his Stabat Mater and The Armed Man made especially for the Buskaid Ensemble. Soweto Suite for Strings, with its haunting melodies and compulsive rhythmic energy, brought the capacity Johannesburg audience to its feet for a rapturous standing ovation.