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KKNK and Mothership Studios have joined forces for a unique online music series kicking off in July

The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) and Mothership Studios is presenting a new music series where music lovers will be able to enjoy the jols from the comfort and safety of their homes.

“We are very proud to present the KKNK Mothership Sessions. We consider it very important that, during these trying times, we continue to bring productions of the highest quality to our audiences. Each performance is a very unique experience filmed by the expert producers of, amongst others, the Republiek van Zoid Afrika television show.” These are the words of Hugo Theart, Artistic Director of the KKNK.

Theart continues that while the KKNK was not able to welcome festival-goers to Oudtshoorn this year, they will still bring the spirit of the festival into the homes of their audiences. “Music lovers, young and old, are in for a treat with the exclusive performances we have lined up. A variety of music genres, from rock to country, is included and promised quality entertainment for the entire family”, he says.

The Mothership Sessions shows are recorded in the studio of Karen Zoid. “Nothing will ever replace a live concert in a stadium, an arena, or in a theatre, but lockdown has made us reevaluate how we look at things. And this is not necessarily a bad thing – it’s just different. In all likelihood, live shows will not be able to be presented anytime soon, but that won’t keep us from making music for our people. Escape is necessary for survival, and for this reason my colleagues and I want people to sit back and forget about this pandemic that is dominating our thoughts,” says Zoid.

Shows are broadcast online every Thursday evening and will be available for viewing till that Sunday, with Karen Zoid’s show broadcast on Monday, 10 August. Music lovers from across the globe can tune in to enjoy the Mothership Sessions series in high definition.

Tickets are sold at a mere R150 – for the entire family to enjoy together – and are available on www.webtickets.co.za, where the shows can also be watched on a very user-friendly platform.

Donations toward the Tribuo Fund can be made with the purchase of any Mothership Sessions tickets. This fund was created to support those involved in the performing arts during the Covid-19 pandemic. More information is available on www.kknk.co.za.

Feature pic courtesy of Jacqui van Staden and graphics courtesy of Marilie Loubser.