Standard Bank brings Virtual Reality to the National Arts Festival


Experience a live jazz performance recorded using world-class technology- A first in SA!

Standard Bank not only boasts in being one of South Africa’s big four banks but the financial institution is also one of the biggest sponsors of Arts and Culture in the country.  Having been a major sponsor of the National Arts Festival for a number of years, Standard Bank decided to spice things up this year by bringing Virtual Reality to Grahamstown.


According to Standard Bank Arts, experiencing a live performance is way better than listening or watching it.  This is why the organisation decided to bring something new to the table, allowing visitors to enter a virtual world and being part of a live concert.  Having experienced this innovation myself, I can definitely agree that it feels more personal than being merely part of an audience.

The Oculus Rift has transformed the way we perceive games and movies, now thanks to this technology- we get to be part of the concert, enjoying the soothing sounds of Jazz from all corners.  Standard Bank has organised a viewing booth for visitors which will set up until the last day of the festival.  Go and enjoy a live performance by jazz artist Nduduzo Makhathini.


Innovation in the arts! Way to go Standard Bank!


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