His chommies will be out in full force when rapper Jack Parow takes to the stage at the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden on 3 June.
Thirty years ago Zander Tyler was born in Parow, Cape Town. Today he is known as Jack Parow, original donker dodgy Afrikaans rapper. It has been three years since his breakthrough in 2009 and since then he Parow has released his first self-titled full length album that struck gold within two weeks of its release and went platinum within a year; headlined at major festivals in South Africa; toured Europe and played before packed out shows there.
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Parow is no stranger to green awareness, having recently appeared on the cover of a female glossy for an environmental cause, "as a South African I need to do my duty, and where and how better than to do it in a beautiful surrounding with good solid SA music".
His music video for the hit Cooler as Ekke has over two million views on YouTube. His songs are hits on national radio stations and he has been on prime TV shows and on covers and centre-folds of publications in South Africa and in Europe. His second album, Eksie Ou, was released late last year.
Supporting Parow on the day is Black Cat Bones. These modern day storytellers have a collective of influences fused together in an audio diary made up of traditional, as well as modern blues, rock, folk, and country-inspired music. Their music pays tribute to the founders of these classic genres while maintaining a modernized presence.
The Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series presents live concerts every two weeks throughout the winter season at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden and is an extension of their sponsorship of the legendary Kirstenbosch Music series in Cape Town.
The Old Mutual Music in the Gardens performance takes place in the middle of the natural beauty of the botanical gardens and fans are encouraged to come early, bring picnic chairs and blankets and spend the day in natural splendour. There is a restaurant in the gardens, alcohol is on sale and there is a supervised children’s area.
For more on the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens music series go to www.oldmutual.co.za/musicinthegardens
We have five sets of double tickets to give away for the show on 3 June. Enter your details in the form below!
Tickets for all concerts are available at www.ticketbreak.co.za. R5 from every pre-sold ticket (tickets purchased on the website) is given to the Wildlands Conservation Trust for their Trees for Life initiative where community members grow trees to sustain their livelihoods.
Pre-sale at gardens: R90
On day sales at gardens and ticketbreak: R100
Children under 13 are free.
Gates open: 11h00
Opening act: 13h00
Main act: 14h00 (with a performance of 45 minutes to one hour)
Gates close: 18h00
Facilities available: Restaurant and tea garden available on site.
Alcoholic beverages are for sale at the restaurant and tea garden.
Everyone is welcome to bring picnic baskets and blankets.
Kids Zone available 13h30 – 16h30