Creativity in the time of COVID-19
Rustenburg – This has been a week of well-known South Africans popping over to Rustenburg for a quick visit. Saxophonist and DJ George Sax who has performed in exotic holiday locations like Ibiza and Zanzibar gave time to Platinum Weekly before appearing at a private end-of-year function at Casa Bella on Thursday 26 November. On Sunday 6 December, fans will find him at Doppio Zero Bryanston Hobart in Gauteng province.
With his career being so focused on people gathering and enjoying themselves, we asked George how he had managed during the lockdown. “Luckily, I was in lockdown in my studio if it had been a few days later I would have been in Miami. Trapped in Johannesburg I produced music and edited video footage that I had accumulated on my trips. My afternoon radio show on www.muthafm.com helped to keep in contact with the public. During the hard lockdown, I delivered medical supplies, sanitiser, and personal protective equipment to charities. Lockdown was a positive experience for me as I was working out, eating healthy food, planting and caring for a food garden, and meditating. As a natural people’s person, I had to be busy to avoid thinking about how our freedom of movement had been impacted.”
He added: “As an artist, it is your duty to project a positive image onto the public despite what is going on around you.”
Apart from music, George is finishing hand illustrations on a children’s book based on a rural family living in Dwaalboom, a remote area just over the border between the North West province and Limpopo.
To hear George Sax go to www.youtube.com/user/MrSaxamillion or find him on Instagram and Facebook.
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