Live music performances are back in Braamfontein

Urban jazz singer, Ato Song, kick-started the ‘Play the city’ music event at the J&B Hive in De Korte street, Braamfontein on Saturday, September 28.

29-year-old Lerato Moiloa popularly known as Ato Song first performed two songs from her new album Fabric, then gave the audience stirring renditions of songs by  Miriam Makeba and Letta Mbulu followed by more of her own music.

Song describes herself as a revolutionary, humanist and a lover. She told Wits Vuvuzela, “The messages I want people to get from my music are those of unity and humanity, and also messages of love in different forms. That is how we can define Ubuntu in a context of love.”

Thabiso Mohare, a strategist and organiser of the event said, “Play the city’ revives music in the city because these are artists who are reflecting in the city and telling the narratives in the city. They live and work in the city and are able to connect with the audiences.”

J&B Hive is situated in the former space of The Orbit jazz club.

FEATURED IMAGE: Ato Song performs at the J&B Hive for the Play the city event. Photo: Jabulile Mbatha.