Music lovers of Port Elizabeth are in for a treat next Sunday, 24 May, as the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) are collaborating to create an inner city culture by filling the streets of Central with the swinging sounds of big band jazz and other music to be enjoyed by all.
Trinder Square, situated directly across from the PE St George’s Club in Bird Street, will come alive with this free, picnic-on-the-grass style event, which is set to start at 12pm and continue until approximately 5pm.
MBDA Marketing and Communications Manager Luvuyo Bangazi said the agency aimed to use the arts to “bring the people of the city together to enjoy its regenerated urban spaces”.
“The MBDA has invested significantly in upgrading public spaces to create a vibrant inner city culture, so we are hoping that these public concerts in upgraded parks will become a regular item on the city’s entertainment calendar. Everyone is welcome to come and relax and enjoy the music together.”
Bangazi said that, “particularly after the discord that’s been felt in some parts of the country recently, this event offers an opportunity for social cohesion, and to bring the harmonies and flavours of Africa together.
“A variety of Central vendors will have their food for sale – local as well as from places like Ethiopia and Somalia. People are also encouraged to bring their own picnic baskets and camp chairs or blankets to make
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