Past Events

Luca Dimoon

10 Apr 20:00 - 23:00 10 Apr 20:00 - 23:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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LUCA DIMOON Multitalented singer/songwriter/producer, and director, Luca Dimoon, from Italy lands in South Africa after a world tour to present his second album, Telescope, with...   More info

Oscar Rachabane & Friends

11 Apr 20:00 - 23:00 11 Apr 20:00 - 23:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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OSCAR RACHABANE & FRIENDS Oscar Rachabane is a quirky hipster from Soweto of great distinction amongst his peers and fans alike. Part of a lineage of an illustrious family of...   More info

Sonic Bridges

12 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 12 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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SONIC BRIDGES Bridges (1995-2014) names a series of photographs by Andrew Tshabangu that focus on religious and spiritual rituals taking place in sacred sites. In these works...   More info

Thandi Ntuli: Exiled

13 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 13 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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THANDI NTULI: EXILED After a well-received series of performances in Switzerland, Mozambique, and Swaziland, Thandi Ntuli brings home her newest offering Exiled. The record has...   More info

The Orbit Vinyl Sessions with Zara Julius

13 Apr 23:00 - 14 Apr 01:00 13 Apr 23:00 - 14 Apr 01:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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THE ORBIT VINYL SESSIONS WITH ZARA JULIUS April is a music-mecca of month and, as we get into the thick of it, we bring you a magical music evening on Friday, 13 April with the...   More info

Zarcia: Therapy - Album Launch

14 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 14 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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ZARCIA: Therapy Album Launch Join Zarcia at The Orbit as she presents her long-awaited debut album Therapy. The band features Luyanda Madope (pianist and MD), Tlale Makhene...   More info

Window Sessions

15 Apr 17:00 - 22:00 15 Apr 17:00 - 22:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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WINDOW SESSIONS We're jamming with the music family again at the Window Sessions hosted by Banda Banda. We kick things off at 17h00 on the dot. Music, Food, Wine & Fire! A...   More info

To Be Continued: The Inspirations

17 Apr 20:00 - 23:00 17 Apr 20:00 - 23:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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TO BE CONTINUED: THE INSPIRATIONS Released on 6 April 2018, To Be Continued is vocalist Leon Hwacha’s first comprehensive body of work. It is an EP comprising of three curated...   More info

Kunle Ayo: Akojopo

18 Apr 20:00 - 23:00 18 Apr 20:00 - 23:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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KUNLE AYO: AKOJOPO Led by guitarist Kunle Ayo, Akojopo is a band that plays music from all across Africa, especially West and Southern Africa. The sound is a blend of jazz laced...   More info

Viwe Mkizwana Quintet

19 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 19 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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VIWE MKIZWANA QUINTET On Thursday, 19 April double bass player, Viwe Mkizwana, brings new compositions to be featured on his upcoming album. He will present this material in a...   More info

Louis Moholo-Moholo presents SONKE

20 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 20 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO presents SONKE Continuing to uplift the people, drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo hosts a doublebill in Jo'burg to build on the concert series earlier in the year...   More info

Louis Moholo-Moholo presents SONKE

21 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 21 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO presents SONKE Continuing to uplift the people, drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo hosts a doublebill in Jo'burg to build on the concert series earlier in the year...   More info

Window Sessions

22 Apr 17:00 - 22:00 22 Apr 17:00 - 22:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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WINDOW SESSIONS We're jamming with the music family again at the Window Sessions hosted by Banda Banda. We kick things off at 17h00 on the dot. Music, Food, Wine & Fire! A...   More info

Abbey Cindi's Afrika

25 Apr 20:00 - 23:00 25 Apr 20:00 - 23:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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ABBEY CINDI'S AFRIKA Malombo Jazzmen maestro, Abbey Cindi, returns to The Orbit for a first-time performance with his own band, Afrika, after a successful tour with UK educator...   More info

The Orbit Vinyl Sessions with AfroShezi

27 Apr 23:00 - 28 Apr 01:00 27 Apr 23:00 - 28 Apr 01:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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THE ORBIT VINYL SESSIONS WITH AFROSHEZI On Friday, 27 April The Orbit offers a fitting way to celebrate Freedom Day, and the long weekend that will follow it, with a party with...   More info

Abraham Mennen Quintet

28 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 28 Apr 20:30 - 23:30 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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ABRAHAM MENNEN QUINTET Multi-award winning South African saxophonist and improviser, Abraham Mennen, is back home from New York and stopping over in Johannesburg. Mennen has...   More info

Window Sessions

29 Apr 17:00 - 22:00 29 Apr 17:00 - 22:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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WINDOW SESSIONS We're jamming with the music family again at the Window Sessions hosted by Banda Banda. We kick things off at 17h00 on the dot. Music, Food, Wine & Fire! A...   More info

Comedy & Jazz Night

01 May 20:00 - 23:00 01 May 20:00 - 23:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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COMEDY & JAZZ NIGHT Comedy Tuesdays are back, and The Orbit and our host Kagiso Lediga, are bringing the funnies once again! Kagiso Lediga is a South African stand-up comedian...   More info

Afrika Month Experience with Volley Nchabeleng

02 May 20:00 - 23:00 02 May 20:00 - 23:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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AFRIKA MONTH EXPERIENCE WITH VOLLEY NCHABELENG African music at its best is improvisation without borders, reflecting on our roots, and showcasing some musical instruments that...   More info

Window Sessions

06 May 17:00 - 22:00 06 May 17:00 - 22:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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WINDOW SESSIONS We're jamming with the music family again at the Window Sessions hosted by Banda Banda. We kick things off at 17h00 on the dot. Music, Food, Wine & Fire! A...   More info

Window Sessions

13 May 17:00 - 22:00 13 May 17:00 - 22:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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WINDOW SESSIONS We're jamming with the music family again at the Window Sessions hosted by Banda Banda. We kick things off at 17h00 on the dot. Music, Food, Wine & Fire! A...   More info

Cameron Ward: DVD & Album Launch

19 May 20:30 - 23:30 19 May 20:30 - 23:30 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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CAMERON WARD: DVD & ALBUM LAUNCH Cameron Ward Live at The Orbit was recorded on 23 October 2016. During this recording, Ward had the late great Bra Hugh Masekela as his special...   More info

Window Sessions

20 May 17:00 - 22:00 20 May 17:00 - 22:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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WINDOW SESSIONS We're jamming with the music family again at the Window Sessions hosted by Banda Banda. We kick things off at 17h00 on the dot. Music, Food, Wine & Fire! A...   More info

Faku-Kordalewski Unit

25 May 20:30 - 23:30 25 May 20:30 - 23:30 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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FAKU-KORDALEWSKI UNIT ’Music has the has no boundaries, it has a power to connect people irrespective of colour, origin or language. Music is a language on its own, and it...   More info

Faku-Kordalewski Unit

26 May 20:30 - 23:30 26 May 20:30 - 23:30 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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FAKU-KORDALEWSKI UNIT ’Music has the has no boundaries, it has a power to connect people irrespective of colour, origin or language. Music is a language on its own, and it...   More info

Window Sessions

27 May 17:00 - 22:00 27 May 17:00 - 22:00 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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WINDOW SESSIONS We're jamming with the music family again at the Window Sessions hosted by Banda Banda. We kick things off at 17h00 on the dot. Music, Food, Wine & Fire! A...   More info

PlatinumB Heart: A Protest Album In Progress

31 May 20:30 - 23:30 31 May 20:30 - 23:30 - Johannesburg Johannesburg
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PlatinumB Heart: A Protest Album In Progess PlatinumB Heart is a protest album in progress, and a personal musical, poetic inquiry on identity. The project poses various...   More info


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