Bushfire – hotter than ever

Don’t make my mistake and let it take you 10 years to get to the MTN Bushfire Festival. If last year’s festival was anything to go by, the 11th edition (26-28th May) in Ezulwini Valley will be lit!

Swaziland may be small, but the BBC named its larger-than-life annual music festival the best in Africa. It’s a truly global event in terms of the performers and audience, and I danced – craft beer in hand – among 16 000 or so visitors from 58 countries. Whether you think you can dance or not, you’ll be tapping your feet, swaying or…
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Bushfire – hotter than ever

Africa Day Concert 2016

Songhoy Blues

Songhoy Blues will perform at the Africa Day Concert. Image courtesy Songhoy Blues

It’s almost Africa Day (25 May) and that means it’s nearly time for the Africa Day Concert, which takes place in Newtown on 28 May. The focus of Africa Day* is to celebrate diversity through unity and what better way to express this sentiment than with music from across the continent.

Highlights include Oliver Mtukudzi from Zimbabwe, Songhoy Blues (a desert  punk/blues band from Mali) and Vaudou Game (a retro-inspired groove-based funk band from Togo). Up-and-coming…
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