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JAZZ & HIP HOP - RIKY RICK & HUGH MASEKELA: A trans-generational musical collaboration!
August 9, 2017

This spring, Standard Bank brings you an out of the blue ground-breaking meeting of musical minds. Two South African mavericks will collide for a never before seen exchange on the road to the 20th edition of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.

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First-ever Singularity University Summit to be held in Africa 23-24 August 2017 to foster Innovation For Good
July 17, 2017

The two-day SingularityU South Africa Summit (#futureproofAfrica) is being hosted in collaboration with Standard Bank, and with key strategic partners, including Deloitte, MTN, 702, and SAP and is being produced by Mann Made Media. SingularityU South Africa Summit will convene exponential thought leaders, SU faculty, and organizations from around the world to provide participants with insights into emerging exponential technologies and how they can be used to create positive change and economic growth in the region.

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The Jazztown hills are alive with the sound of music
July 3, 2017

The Jazztown hills are alive with the sound of music thanks to the world’s biggest jazz innovators who are currently performing at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown, which takes place until Saturday July 8 as part of the National Arts Festival.

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The series starts tomorrow – Elgar
June 28, 2017

The Standard Bank Proteas amp up their Test match preparation with a three-day warm-up match against the England Lions starting at New Road in Worcester on Thursday. Dean Elgar will captain the side in the absence of Faf du Plessis, who is awaiting the birth of his first child.

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Kuhn’s patience pays off
June 27, 2017

Standard Bank Proteas opening batsman, Heino Kuhn, plans to keep the same mindset and approach that has brought him success in the upcoming four-match Test series against England starting next week. Kuhn’s debut Test call-up comes on the back of two successful seasons for the Multiply Titans and more recently for South Africa ‘A’ against the England Lions, where he finished as the standout performer in a disappointing series.

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Media Advisory: AB de Villiers video and audio | Training and media schedule in Taunton
June 19, 2017

Standard Bank Proteas T20 captain, AB de Villiers, spoke to the media following the nine-wicket loss to England in the first T20 International at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. The squad travels to Taunton on Thursday ahead of the second T20I at The County Ground on Friday.

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IRONMAN – Durban Race: Spectacular race expected at Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban
June 19, 2017

Johannesburg – With the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship fast approaching, the stakes are high for the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban due to take place on June 18, and where 35 slots will be up for grabs for qualifying athletes to represent South Africa in Chattanooga, Tennessee USA.

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Media Advisory: Russell Domingo video and audio | Training and media schedule 8- 11 June
June 7, 2017

Standard Bank Proteas coach, Russell Domingo, spoke to the media following the 19 run (D/L) loss to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy Group B match at Edgbaston on Wednesday. The Proteas travel to London on Thursday for their final group match against India at The Oval on Sunday.

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Media Advisory: Training and media schedule 30 May – 3 June
May 30, 2017

The Standard Bank Proteas face Sri Lanka in their opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy on Saturday, June 3 at The Oval in London. The training and media schedule for the week is as follows:

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Media Advisory: Hashim Amla video and audio | Training and media schedule ahead of 2nd ODI
May 24, 2017

Standard Bank Proteas opening batsman, Hashim Amla, spoke to the media following the 72-run loss to England in the first One-Day International (ODI) at Headingley in Leeds on Wednesday. The Proteas travel to Southampton on Thursday ahead of the second match at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday. 

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De Villiers returns for England series opener
May 23, 2017

AB de Villiers returns to captain the Standard Bank Proteas in the first One-Day International (ODI) against England at Headingley in Leeds on Wednesday. De Villiers missed the two warm-up matches due to a respiratory tract infection, but has made a satisfactory recovery for the series-opener.

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Opportunity to hone skills against England: Amla
May 22, 2017

Standard Bank Proteas batsman, Hashim Amla, says the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against England starting on Wednesday is the perfect platform to ‘hone their skills’ ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy starting on June 1.

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Rampant De Kock gives Proteas warm up win
May 19, 2017

Quinton de Kock signalled his intent for the season with a 78-ball hundred in the Standard Bank Proteas’ 50-over warm-up match against Sussex County Cricket Club at Hove on Friday. De Kock’s century, which included seven sixes and five fours, led the Proteas to a 66-run win in the rain-affected 32-over match.

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Media Advisory: Standard Bank Proteas departure press conference
May 15, 2017

The Standard Bank Proteas One-Day International (ODI) squad departs for their tour of the UK from OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday, May 16. The squad will play three ODI’s against England followed by the ICC Champions Trophy from June 1 in England and Wales.

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Mohau Modisakeng: Lefa La Ntate
May 4, 2017

The Standard Bank Gallery is pleased to announce that Mohau Modisakeng’s critically acclaimed body of work, Lefa La Ntate, will soon open in Johannesburg.

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Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Celebrates 20 Years
April 20, 2017

The 2017 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz marks the 20th Anniversary of a leading brand on South Africa's jazz calendar. Whilst the festival itself celebrates two decades of brilliance, the dynamic team that makes it possible, T Musicman, will be celebrating 30th years of excellence in the industry.

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National Arts Festival to offer a ‘curious, furious and poetic’ dance line up
April 13, 2017

Bringing together different aesthetics, contexts and languages, the dance programme at this year’s National Arts Festival interrogates and celebrates questions of identity, culture, spirituality and sensuality.

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Expect the unexpected at this year’s National Arts Festival
April 3, 2017

South Africa’s artists, theatre makers and musicians are responding to the challenges of living in a country in flux with genre-busting work that is provocative, innovative, engaging and entertaining. Some of the best of these productions will be showcased at this year’s National Arts Festival, to be held in Grahamstown from 29 June to 9 July this year.

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Standard Bank Jazz festival celebrates 20 years
March 21, 2017

Standard Bank is celebrating two decades of sponsorship of one the most unique and credible jazz festival’s in SA, and for 10 days every year turns Grahamstown into “Jazztown” during the National Arts Festival. Its 20th anniversary edition from 30 June to 8 July this year features over 150 musicians from 14 countries across a diverse range of styles and collaborations.

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How To Make This The Year To Get To The National Arts Festival
March 20, 2017

To avoid a big dose of Festival #FOMO, it’s time to start planning for a trip to the country’s biggest bucket-list cultural and social celebration, The National Arts Festival. This year’s Festival takes place from the 29th June till 9th July.

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Grahamstown Set to Host 11 Days of Amazing in 2017
March 2, 2017

The world’s arts spotlight will fall once more on Grahamstown from 29 June – 9 July 2017 as the National Art’s Festival’s presents a ‘window into the soul’ of South Africa’s artists through a varied and exciting programme of performances.

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Live streaming details of Proteas warm up match
February 13, 2017

NEW ZEALAND CRICKET (NZC) has advised that tomorrow’s Twenty20 warm-up match between the Standard Bank Proteas and a New Zealand XI will be streamed on BLACKCAPSTV on www.youtube.com and at www.blackcaps.co.nz/live-streaming. Play is scheduled to start at 04h00 (CAT).  

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CSA terminates national contract of Abott
January 5, 2017

CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) announced today that the national contract of Kyle Abbott has been terminated by mutual agreement with immediate effect. This follows the recent confirmation by Abbott that he has committed to take up a Kolpak contract at the start of the forthcoming England season.

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De Villiers steps down as Test captain
December 12, 2016

AB de Villiers, has decided to step down as captain of the Standard Bank Proteas Test team with immediate effect.

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Proteas: Improvement needed if today's pride & joy is to remain
December 1, 2016

The Standard Bank Proteas need to continue improving if the sense of pride and joy that surrounds the team today is to remain in the long-term, coach Russell Domingo said upon the squad’s triumphant return from their Test series triumph in Australia.

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Standard Bank Proteas make the nation proud after historic series win Down Under
November 29, 2016

Despite the loss to Australia in Adelaide in the last game of the series over the weekend, the Standard Bank Proteas must be congratulated on their sterling effort in achieving an overall 2-1 Test Series win.

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Proteas play their first day-night test match with a pink ball
November 24, 2016

As attention shifts from the ridiculous ball-tampering charges laid against Faf du Plessis and on to the third and final Test between the Standard Bank Proteas and Australia in Adelaide from Thursday, it is the South Africans who will be approaching the game as the team in charge.

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Stanbic IBTC hosts annual Fine Arts and the Acts Event
November 22, 2016

Deeper insights on the connection between arts and business will be on showcase in Lagos as Stanbic IBTC organizes its annual Fine Arts and The Acts event.

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CSA calls for strong vigilance during the T20 Challenge
November 14, 2016

CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today called for strong vigilance from all participants and advised that it will be monitoring strictly any suspicious activity in stadia during the upcoming T20 Challenge as part of its enhanced anti-corruption protocols.

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CSA Extends Russel Domingo's National Contract
October 28, 2016

The Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) has extended the contracts of Standard Bank Proteas Head Coach, Russell Domingo, and Team Manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, until the end of the Proteas tour to England next year.

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Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winners for 2017 are announced
October 27, 2016

The Standard Bank Young Artist award winners for 2017: Abel Selaocoe, Benjamin Jephta, Beth Diane Armstrong, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Monageng ‘Vice’ Motshabi and Thandazile Radebe join a pantheon of SA’s creative luminaries.

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SA whitewash Australia in ODI series
October 17, 2016

The Standard Bank Proteas’ amazing 5-0 series whitewash of Australia in the recent ODI series was all down to teamwork and composure, according to captain Faf du Plessis.

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Nelson Mandela Bay to be host city of 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
October 12, 2016

In a first for both the South African athletic and tourism scenes, IRONMAN recently announced that its 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be hosted in Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay, beating the European cities of Nice and Budapest for the international honour.

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Cape Town Fringe 2016 Signs Off with Fringe Fresh Awards
October 10, 2016

Seventeen days of theatre, dance, illusion, performance and music came to a close on Saturday 8 October, when the Cape Town Fringe named the winners of the inaugural Fringe Fresh Awards.

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It’s official: Art is alive and vibrantly kicking in Jo’burg – 30 000 art lovers visit The Standard Bank Gallery’s Henri Matisse Rhythm and Meaning exhibition
October 7, 2016

As the year draws to a close, Johannesburg can look back on an art renaissance anchored by a number of key exhibitions and events that have repositioned the city as an important artistic hub. One of those key exhibitions was the recent Henri Matisse|Rhythm and Meaning exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery.

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SA wins ODI series against Australia
October 7, 2016

The Standard Bank Proteas have claimed their first unilateral series win over Australia since 2008/9 and the outcome in the last two games will confirm and give perspective to the upcoming talent to remain in the higher echelons of world cricket.

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PAST takes its powerful messages of tolerance and unity to the UN
October 6, 2016

The Palaeontological Scientific Trust’s (PAST) clarion call for the promotion of unity and tolerance among humanity based on their shared common origins in Africa is to be heard in the hallowed corridors of the United Nations.

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SA is 2-0 up against Australia; potential series decider in Durban
October 5, 2016

The Standard Bank Proteas have gone 2-0 up against Australia in their five-match ODI series and they haven’t even used the likes of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers arguably the best 50-over batsmen in the world, yet. This is truly a Moving Forward approach that puts the sport of cricket a wonderful position when one looks at development of up and coming players.

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The Proteas setup the fire ahead of their ODI with the Aussies
September 30, 2016

As a warm-up for the series against Australia, the Standard Bank Proteas’ 206-run win over Ireland in Benoni over the weekend was as successful as could have been hoped for.

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AB de Villiers to undergo surgery
September 29, 2016

Standard Bank Proteas One-Day International (ODI) captain, AB de Villiers, will undergo surgery to repair a troublesome left elbow after failing to respond to rehab and treatment. De Villiers failed a fitness test on Tuesday morning, and will miss the upcoming home and away series’ against Australia due to the surgery. 

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Bokani Dyer and the Soul Housing Project to Jazz up Fourways Farmer’s Market
September 6, 2016

On Sunday, 11 September, market goers will be treated to even more cultural flavour when they participate in something extraordinary, as contemporary South African Jazz/Hip Hop/House band, Soul Housing Project take to the stage for the second installment of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Twitter Jam.

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STAR-STUDDED GLOBAL LINE-UP FOR STANDARD BANK JOY OF JAZZ
May 5, 2016

Bob James, José James, Houston Person, Kendrick Scott and Kahil El’Zabar join SA luminaries Jonathan Butler and Sibongile Khumalo in three days of not-to-be missed performances and collaborations

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PAST ‘All From One’ exhibition moves to the Iziko museum
April 11, 2016

The Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) and its key partners, which include the Department of Science and Technology and Standard Bank, are pleased to announce the move of the “All From One” exhibition to the Iziko museum celebrating our shared African origins.

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2016 Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship
April 8, 2016

More than 600 international competitors will be lining up with 1 243 South African athletes and 19 competitors from other parts of Africa at the start of the 2016 Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship in Port Elizabeth this weekend.

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Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown presents world renowned Jazz musos
April 6, 2016

JAZZ MUSOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD HEADING FOR STANDARD BANK JAZZ FESTIVAL IN GRAHAMSTOWN. Jazz innovators from 12 different countries will share the stage with top SA artists including Caiphus Semenya, Simphiwe Dana, Afrika Mkhize and Ringo Madlingozi.

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National Arts Festival unleashes feisty line-up for 2016
April 6, 2016

South Africa's visionaries, mavericks and disruptors headline this year's National Arts Festival, which runs from 30 June to 10 July in Grahamstown.

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Kemang Wa Lehulere: History will Break your Heart
April 5, 2016

When Kemang Wa Lehulere won the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for visual art, the accolade followed numerous prizes and residencies through which his work has been recognised and critically acclaimed.

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PAST’s All From One ‘99.9% alike’ exhibition heads to Soweto
February 9, 2016

The Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) and its key partners move their popular and thought-provoking “All From One” exhibition to the Zindala Zombili African music and dance festival at the Soweto theatre.

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‘Jazz is rhythm and meaning’ – Henri Matisse, 1947
January 25, 2016

The Standard Bank Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of works by the French modern master, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) from 13 July to 17 September 2016. 

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Tough battle expected at IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa
January 18, 2016

PORT ELIZABETH (January 18, 2016) - One of South Africa’s biggest international triathlons, the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa takes place in East London for the ninth time this year featuring once again some of the world’s best long distance triathletes along with South Africa’s best.

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Virtual reality comes to Standard Bank Joy of Jazz
September 17, 2015

"The Closer You Are, The More You Feel" - experience a concert performance as you've never seen or heard it before

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5,6,7,8…Giving new meaning to "traffic jam" - a first in South Africa
August 31, 2015

Johannesburgers just got a reason to drive home IN rush hour traffic. That reason is jazz, and it's coming to you live from a billboard.

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Standard Bank brings you a weekly dose of live jazz on 702!
August 31, 2015

With just a few weeks left until Johannesburg's biggest jazz festival, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, hits the Sandton CBD, Standard Bank together with 702 are bringing the excitement to listeners with a weekly live unplugged session with some of the top artists on the line-up.

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Life–Line–Knot: Six Object Biographies
July 20, 2015

Life-Line-Knot is both an exhibition and a book. The exhibition is centred on six objects from the Wits Art Museum (WAM) collection and the Standard Bank African Art Collection. These were selected and researched by postgraduate History of Art and Heritage students, in the context of a course on Object Biographies.

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Children take Centre Stage at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown
July 11, 2015

For families attending the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, the Children's Arts Festival (CAF), which runs concurrently from 2 -11 July 2015, offers a highly popular creative arts experience for young children.

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2015 Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band selected
July 8, 2015

Competition was fierce for a place in the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz band.

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Virtual reality comes to the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown
July 8, 2015

Experience a concert performance as you've never seen or heard it before thanks to the ground-breaking Oculus Rift Virtual reality comes to the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown as visitors will be given the chance enter a virtual world and experience South Africa's first live jazz performance recorded with cutting edge and ground-breaking technology that takes viewers "into" the concert.

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J.H. Pierneef: A Space for Landscape
July 8, 2015

The work of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886-1957) was a dominant presence in South African art for much of the twentieth century.

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Global Jazz Maestro's heading to Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown
July 3, 2015

Star attractions Lionel Loueke, the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Yuri Honing & Peter Dahlgren will share the stage with top SA artists Some of the world's biggest jazz innovators are the headline attractions at this year's Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown, which forms part of the National Arts Festival from 2 to 11 July. Offering not only the opportunity to see some of the world's leading contemporary practitioners live on stage, the Festival also provides a platform for some unique collaborative performances with some of South Africa's foremost jazz musicians in a range of settings.

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Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival
June 22, 2015

Alumni of the country's best jazz development programme return while legendary bassist Concord Nkabinde will conduct the National Youth Jazz Band The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival - part of the Standard Bank Jazz Festival which takes place in Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival from July 2 to 11 - has become one of the country's most significant jazz development programmes.

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Unrest
June 20, 2015

Exhibition: Unrest Artists: Hasan and Husain Essop Venue: Standard Bank Gallery Dates: 21 April to 20 June 2015 Over the course of a decade, twin brothers Hasan and Husain Essop have grown from art school graduates to internationally recognised and multiple award-winning artists. Their accolades include the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art (2014), residencies in Hanover and Amsterdam, and invitations to biennales in Havana and Dakar.

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CROSSOVER SOUNDS AT 2015 STANDARD BANK JAZZ FESTIVAL IN GRAHAMSTOWN
June 17, 2015

CROSSOVER SOUNDS AT 2015 STANDARD BANK JAZZ FESTIVAL IN GRAHAMSTOWN This year's Standard Bank Jazz Festival is expected to draw music lovers from around the country, thanks to its mix of solid jazz and fresh crossover and contemporary sounds provided by the likes of Beatenberg, Mi Casa, Thandiswa Mazwai , Kunle Ayo, Ray Phiri and Oliver Mtukudzi

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Experiencing live jazz is far better than hearing about it!
June 17, 2015

Through a three-phased social experiment, Standard Bank proves that experiencing live jazz is far better than hearing about it! We all know that experiencing a live music performance is better than just listening, watching a recording, or hearing about it from a friend but, with music now mainly experienced digitally, it seemed an opportune time to test the theory that nothing can replace the magic of live performance.

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Top SA artists to appear at Standard Bank Jazz Festival
June 3, 2015

Former Standard Bank Young Artist winners share stages in international collaborations. Reprise of Kesivan Naidoo's acclaimed show from Carnegie Hall A number of previous Standard Bank Young Artist (SBYA) recipients - many in exciting collaborations with international artists - will be performing at this year's Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown, which forms part of the National Arts Festival from 2 - 11 July.

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African artists join hands on stage at National Arts Festival
May 21, 2015

Questions around African identity and belonging are woven into this year's programme for the National Arts Festival, with continental representation from countries such as Botswana, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

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Tickets now on sale for 2015 National Arts Festival
April 29, 2015

Tickets now on sale for 2015 National Arts Festival Bookings open on Monday, 4 May for South Africa's premier arts festival, which runs from 2 to 12 July in Grahamstown. Aiming to satisfy, provoke and thrill both the discerning and the curious, this year's National Arts Festival line-up showcases the best of what South Africa's artists have to offer, as well as an unmissable selection of international acts. Bookings for the Festival - which runs from 2 to 12 July in Grahamstown- open on Monday, 4 May.

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2015 Standard Bank Jazz Festival burns with spirit of collaboration
March 20, 2015

True to the open-ended, connected spirit of jazz, this year's Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which runs in Grahamstown as part of the National Arts Festival from Thursday 2 July to Saturday 11 July, will bring together the best of South African jazz today with some of the world's most exhilarating contemporary jazz innovators.

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2015 National Arts Festival keeps it sharp and fresh
March 20, 2015

Satire and freedom of expression will seize centre stage at this year's National Arts Festival, which runs from Thursday 2 July to Sunday 12 July in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.

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Deadline Reminder: National Arts Festival Calls for Fringe Proposals
January 14, 2015

Applicants are reminded to submit applications for the 2015 Fringe at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, by Friday 16 January 2015.

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