A series of top music nights are taking place at Pretoria’s South African State Theatre this month.

Anyone taking cheap flights to South Africa this month could check out a cycle of performances entitled Jazz and African Music Nights in Pretoria.

The first gig is due to take place today (August 5th), with Mofolo-born singer Gloria Bosman headlining and supported by Roses, a group of young, female students from the Committed Artists for Cultural Advancement school.

On August 19th, Asanda Bam will be top of the bill, with the venue remarking: “Her fresh face gives an impression of an upstart, but Asanda has been around as a much-sought-after backing vocalist and session musician.”

The warm-up act on the night will be Kwa-zulu Natal singer Sibongile.

In the final show in the series, seasoned performer Melanie Scholtz – who learned to play the piano when she was five years old – will be supported by Thope M.

Admission costs 80 rand (£7.10) in advance and 100 rand on the door at the South African State Theatre. To reach the venue, head to the city’s CBD district and find Pretorius Street.

Written by Erin Marshall

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