SAMRO Foundation Overseas Scholarships

Shisa nyama and ‘clazzy’ sounds make for a Kind of Cool feast of SA music

After an evening filled with dazzling performances of original South African music, two new SAMRO Overseas Scholarships winners were crowned on Saturday night – composers Andrew Hoole (Jazz) and Conrad Asman (Western Art Music).   University of Cape Town graduate Hoole and current UCT student Asman (who hails from Johannesburg) each won a R200 000 scholarship from the SAMRO Foundation to further their postgraduate studies, or professional development, abroad.   During a gala concert at Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium on Saturday 18 August 2018, a

In honour of our iqhawe Madiba – what is on the menu for the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Composers on Saturday Night (18 August)

In honour of our iqhawe Madiba – what is on the menu for the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Composers on Saturday Night (18 August)   Disclaimer: This article refers metaphorically to the concert event’s program as a menu and references to dinner should not be taken literally.   The SAMRO Foundation always does its best to create a vibrant and exciting platform to present its finalists at the concert evening and final round of the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition. On Saturday a fabulous

SAMRO stars shine in the Netherlands: Taking their seat at the global table

SA All Star Band at the 2018 Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Festival – left to right: Ntando Ngcapu, Thandi Nthuli, Keenan Ahrends, Benjamin Jephta, Darren English and Sphelelo Mazibuko   The Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Festival is regarded as one of Europe’s hottest open-air jazz events. And sizzling South African jazz has become a much-anticipated staple on the programme menu in recent years, with several SAMRO Overseas Scholarships alumni heading to the Netherlands to perform original material, network, collaborate and return home feeling creatively