The Birth - Darren English

Darren English’s National Arts Festival presentation comprises all original material.


"The Birth", originally a title for a composition on his debut album "Imagine Nation", has since been broadened into a larger work/s, including collaborations with musicians in the US, Europe and South Africa.

About the Artists

South African born recording artist Darren English is a celebrated, award-winning multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and designer.


A graduate of the National Arts Festival’s National Youth Jazz Festival, he is the winner of the 2023 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz. His other accolades include but are not limited to: 

  • Two-time winner (2018 & 2020) of the Global Peace Song Award (Jazz category - jury and public voted in LA, California), 

  • Two-time recipient of the Fine Music Radio (FMR) Award, 

  • 2012 SAMRO Overseas Award Winner. 


The jazz cognoscenti in the USA, Europe and South Africa are raving about his album Imagine Nation. Jazz times Magazine says "…he is a force and a voice to be heard and understood. His sound is heart-warming and pure."

  • Venue: Thomas Pringle
  • Location: Monument Building
  • Ticket price: ZAR 150.00
  • Programme type: Curated Programme
  • Genre: Music
  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Ages: ALL AGES
Thomas Pringle
June 24, 2024 20:30 - 21:30
Thomas Pringle
June 29, 2024 18:30 - 19:30