Johannesburg – The Summer Mania Reggae Concert will be staged at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on 21 December, hosted by US company Hubbering Inc.
In a statement the organisers of the show said the event, run under the theme Heal the Land, will feature Jamaican reggae star Luciano. The other reggae artisis to perform at the event are Lutan Fyah and Turbulence, Oneil David Lawrence and locals Zionruts Family and Skank & the Roots, together with Zimbabwean Don Dada and Don Franco.
The Hubbering Inc statement said: “If music can change the mood and feelings of one man, then it can change the mood and feelings of a nation towards each other. Recently, South Africa was thrown into turmoil. The impact reverberated throughout the international plane. Many viewed the matters with mixed feelings. Looking on, we saw the two strong reactions from people outside of South Africa. There were those who were quick to distance themselves from what transpired. Then they were ones, like us, who stood even firmer in seeing the necessity and believing more in now being the right time for the Summer Mania Reggae Concert to come alive as a much-needed event for healing to take place. Little did we know that the relevance of the theme Heal the Land would be amplified during the turmoil in the land that started in the early parts of September.”
The organisers said they wanted to remain in the background while the artists rise to the top. “This show is about South Africa, though using artists from the birthplace of reggae helps us to drive the genre to the top. We are pleased to say that they have joined in this endeavour and have expressed the same heart,” they said.
The Ticketpro Dome is situated at corner Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue in North riding,