UK Jazz/Hipop artist Soweto Kinch brings The Flyover Show to Johannesburg. The daylong music and arts festival is Kinch’s pet project that has taken place for five years in its unusual setting beneath a flyover in Birmingham.
This year the show goes global with an additional stage in the southern hemisphere. The Flyover Show will make its South African debut on the historic Freedom Square – also known as the Walter Sisulu Square of dedication in Kliptown, Soweto.
“Freedom Square is in many ways the most natural place to extend the concept of The Flyover Show. I have both a deep artistic and personal connection to Johannesburg and I’m really excited about expanding this concept there,” says Kinch.
The award winning alto-saxophonist brings big names with him. On the bill is Zimbabwean-born, London-raised and diva all around Eska. The super talented singer, songwriter, arranger, conductor and instrumentalist will have audiences in awe. (This video is taken from her performance at London’s premiere literary night Bookslam)
South Africa’s most travelled MC Tumi from Tumi and the Volume is also there. Jo’burg’s underground MCs Robo The Technician and Hymphatic Thabs will also make a rare appearance along with DJ Raiko, whose profile continues to grow with events like Kool Out Lounge. Bokani Dyer, one of the hippest young jazz cats will also be performing.
Tickets are free, so go to Flyover Show to get yours.
Date: 31 March
Time: 10am to 6pm
Venue: Freedom Square – Kliptown, Soweto