NAF to feature world renowned saxophonist

2017-03-08 13:05
World-renowned saxophonist, Andrew Young.Photo:SUPPLIED

World-renowned saxophonist, Andrew Young.Photo:SUPPLIED

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OVER the last 10 years, the organisers of the annual Northern Arts Festival (NAF) have worked hard to put together a world-class festival and have always found meaningful and interesting ways to involve the community in all their endeavours.

The NAF continues to bring a diverse offering of music to Nelson Mandela Bay and this year will be no exception.

World-renowned saxophonist, Andrew Young from Liverpool, England, will be the main attraction at the Tramways Building on March 24.

“Andrew Young is one of the most prolific saxophonist’s that has ever performed in South Africa. Last year, we had the opportunity to host him and he promised to come back for a second time to perform for us here in Port Elizabeth,” said Billy Paulson, director and founder of the Northern Arts Festival.

“Nandile, the winners of last year’s Sky’s The Limit Talent Search, including two other local acts, will have the opportunity to share the main stage with our featured guest,” said Paulson.

“NAF continues to build the cultural component of the festival. We look forward to giving a platform to the Eastern Cape traditional arts and crafters to display and sell their works. We will also have different food stalls selling traditional foods before and during interval on the night of the event. We plan to have an unforgettable international night of food, fun and music.”

With this event, the organisers also aim to attract tourists to the city.

“We believe the immediate economic impact and sharing a positive experience will make the NAF Celebration Concert an important event to remember for years to come,” said Paulson.

A community’s overall health can be judged by how successful the arts are and the festival attracted people each year from the Nelson Mandela Bay area, as well as visitors from across South Africa and beyond.

Young will perform at the Northern Arts Festival’s 10th Anniversary Celebration on March 24 in The Tramways Building from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are R150 per person and are available from Billy Paulson on 082 443 2209.

For more info, contact the organisers at info@northernarts.co.za. – REPORTER

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