First Thursdays at The Grand Africa Café & Beach

Grand Africa Rising is a series of expertly produced residencies created with the intention of highlighting not only the cream of Africa's musical crop, but also showcasing them in a beautiful setting and broadcasting this to the world. Featuring the hottest music talent in Africa, Grand Africa Rising is a celebration of all that we are, all things Africa.

Kicking off on the 5th of November, the series of carefully curated experiences will be celebrated on the First Thursday of every month for the duration of Summer, and what better venue to launch the concert series than at the V&A Waterfront's iconic Grand Africa Café & Beach?

A one-of-a-kind seafront venue and private beach, a favourite for locals and internationals alike, the Grand Africa Café & Beach is the perfect place to enjoy sundowners and launch your way into party-mode, all in full view of Table Mountain as a backdrop, and the Atlantic Ocean lapping away beside you.

A name to send shivers down musical spines in the know, multi-award winning DJ, producer, and TV personality and all-round party-starter Prince Kaybee will be leading the charge as the first of our hand-selected acts. Hot on the heels of his latest album entitled Project Hope, the mastermind behind dance-floor bangers like "Charlotte", "Fetch Your Life", and "Uwrongo" is especially in celebration mode since he won Male Artist of the Year at this year's SAMA Awards.

Prince Kaybee's most recent album, Project Hope, is more than a musical work of art, but rather an initiative directed at upholding women and taking a stand against gender-based-violence, featuring ten of SA's hottest up-and-coming female vocalists, some of whom will be accompanying this grand event.

In the spirit of partying for a good cause, Grand Africa Rising will assist Prince Kaybee in raising funds for the Heidedal Youth Mission Centre (House of Hope), a community-based child and youth care centre situated in Bloemfontein. A portion of the proceeds will go directly towards providing a safe, nurturing environment for children who have been abused, abandoned, neglected, and orphaned, providing them with a place to stay, and developing skills to allow self-sustainability in their futures.

The event will be inside the Grand Hall, which will be setup in compliance with COVID-10 regulations and safety measures, permits, and by-laws. Let's all play, safely. This is an exclusive limited guest event for over 18's only.

  • DJ Line-up:
  • Tanya Vee (4pm to 6pm)
  • DJ Liho (6pm to 7.30pm)
  • Sytec (7.30pm to 9pm)
  • Prince Kaybee (9pm to 10pm)
  • Siphe Tebeka (10pm to 11.30pm)

Online ticket sales only (very limited) here. No tickets available at the door.