Isisusa Jazz Fest ’20

Nelson Mandela University’s Department of Arts, Culture & Heritage founded Isisusa as a platform to showcase, engage and stimulate artistic activity among the youth. The concert has always been an important event on the University calendar, linking the institution to the broader community.

The word Isisusa, derived from Zulu, can be translated as incentive or motivation. Although Isisusa is primarily recognised as a jazz concert, artists active in the genres of pop, R&B, reggae, EDM and musical theatre have also been featured in recent years.

Ampersand was commissioned to design a new identity and marketing materials for the Isisusa Jazz Fest, which will be streamed digitally in 2020 due to limitations and regulations in place during the Covid-19 pandemic.