Leeds’ youth folk music group, Roots Alive, to perform in Durban

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The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus in Durban hosts Roots Alive on Tuesday, August 30 at 6 pm.

Roots Alive is the City of Leeds youth music folk group. Its talented young musicians come from all over Leeds in England to play traditional dance tunes and songs from the United Kingdom and North West Europe.

Currently Roots Alive consists of 13 young people aged between 12 and 18. Three of its members play in the National Youth Folk Ensemble.

Roots Alive, which has performed in festivals throughout Europe, frequently performs professionally, delivering dances for people celebrating weddings, significant birthdays and anniversaries.

This summer Roots Alive is making its second trip to South Africa for workshops and concerts, sharing traditional song and dance with several schools in Durban.’

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) is on Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN’s Howard College campus. Doors open at 5.30pm and the show starts at 6pm. Tickets R60 (R40 pensioners, R20 for students). Phone Thuli on 031 2603385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za for more details.




Thulile Zama

Concerts and Jazz Centre Co ordinator

Centre for Jazz and Popular Music

School of Arts

(Performing Arts Cluster)

University of Kwazulu Natal

Tel: 031 260 3385

Alt email: thulilezama@gmail.com



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