6th Annual Buyel’Ekhaya Music Festival 2014

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Buyelekhaya Festival 2014
Buyelekhaya Festival 2014

The Buyel’Ekhaya ANNUAL ultimate Pan African Music Festival returns for the 6th time.

The festival takes place on Sunday, 21st December 2014 at Buffalo Cricket Stadium; with electrifying performances by Africa’s greatest musical exports; Congolese born Papa Wemba; the inspirational Zimbabwean born; Oliver Mtukudzi and South Africa’s very own Ray Phiri & Stimela and the iconic groove-masters , Trompies.

Buyel’Ekhaya continues to showcase the best of our talent and this year by PUBLIC DEMAND; the most highly sought-after Mafikizolo, Zahara and The Soil returns from global stages to set Buffalo City on fire once again.The dust will not settle until the hypnotic new fresh talent; guitarist Berita and the energetic outfit; Uhuru takes on the stage.

Ten years after her tragic death, in 2014 we find it fitting to pay tribute to the gone but not forgotten iconic and legendary Brenda Fassie; a true shining star to ever emerge out of the rural village of Indwe, close to Lady Frere in the Eastern Cape, the Home of Legends. There has never been anyone like her. Catch the surprise performance by …!

Oops! We cannot let the cat out of the bag. It will surely be mind-blowing and memorable!

Legendary DJ Ganyani and prolific DJ Tira will blaze the decks and make sure the party does not end until we snap our shoe-laces. Buyele’Ekhaya Music Festival has grown in leaps and bounds and continues to be a contributing annual event to the economy through tourism growth, hospitality, job creation and development of local arts and culture in the Eastern Cape Province.

“In 2009, it started only as a dream to bring back people together in the Eastern Cape over the Christmas season. 5 years later, Buyel’Ekhaya has now become an important, attractive, highly-sought after music event on our national social events calendar; amongst all the prestigious festivals in South Africa. What sets us apart is our ability to bring and showcase the best of African talent. Our line-up tells that story once again in 2014.We look forward to celebrate our magnificent 6 years of existence. induku ibekw’ ebandla! We look forward to becoming an institution of celebrating African excellence through arts and culture .in so doing empowering our people; more so; contribute towards building and developing the incredible talent we have in the Eastern Cape .” says Hlubi Mazwai, Founder of Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Music Festival

Tickets are now available at computicket for R180.Cooler boxes and picnic baskets will be charged at R50 per person. No bottles, weapons and sharp objects will be allowed. For VIP & hospitality bookings and enquiries; contact vip@buyelekhaya.co.za

Full line-up:

· Papa Wemba

· Oliver Mtukudzi

· Ray Phiri & Stimela

· Trompies

· Mafikizolo

· The Soil

· Zahara

· Uhuru

· Berita

· DJ Ganyani

· DJ Tira

This musical sensation is brought to you by Buyel’Ekhaya in partnership with Buffalo City Municipality, the National Department of Arts and Culture and Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture.

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