Old School Jive Concert is a musical concert made for old school musicians in honor and remembrance of their genuine contribution to the lively Namibian music industry.
According to one of the organizers Selma Sylvanus, in Namibia, celebrities are only celebrated or remembered when they are late and are not honored while they are still alive. Her team believes that musicians have a privilege of being honored in their presence for the massive contribution towards the Namibian music industry.
The one-day Old School Jive concert is targeted at promoting the importance of music as well as to honorary reward the musical legends who paved a way for the current artists in the Namibian music industry. Sylvanus says the aim is to honor and remember the fallen and standing musical heroes and heroines of Namibia.
“Seeing our legendary musicians sharing a stage together will be a life-changing and exhilarating experience. Music brings memories into our lives and we live by these memories forever. During the Namibian liberation struggle artist like Ras Sheehama, Jackson Kaujeua, the late Tate Kwela, Kangwe Keenyala, Willie Mbuande, sang about promotion of peace and unity among Namibians, hence we would like to honor and remember these legends as well as other old school musicians for their patriotic practices to the lively music industry and the Namibian nation at large,” she said.
The Old School Jive concert shall be one of the first of its kind in the country, to honor musical legends. There will be performances from the country’s prominent old school musicians as well as upcoming artists doing voice over for the late old school musicians. The old school musicians considered are the ones who have been in the industry as from 1990 to 2009, exactly celebrating these icons after 10 years of their musical services to the world.
“We aim to create a one-day platform where old school musicians will engage with the public for a day and night to showcase their talents by singing and performing to their old songs. This platform also aims to entertain the nation at large and for the public to meet or familiarise themselves with musical legends they have never seen live before,” she said.
The event is set to take place on 21 December 2019 at Oshakati Independence stadium. For more information on the concert, follow Old School Jive Concert pages on social media.