Xhosa tradition promoted in music and seminar
Nqadu Great Place near Willowvale was the venue for the second Xhosa Carnival hosted by AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu.
The annual carnival is aimed at promoting Xhosa tradition and reminds South Africans of the role they need to play to develop themselves for the benefit of SA.
The event has two components – the Xhosa Carnival Concert and Xhosa Carnival Seminar – and this year the Xhosa Carnival picnic was added.
The line-up of performers who wowed the audience included Ringo Madlingozi, Ntando Bangani, Betusile Mcinga, Amawele KaMamTshawe and a string of local artists including Sweet Inspiration and Nomdakazana.
Actress Brenda Ngxoli, best known for her role as Vuyo in the SABC1 drama series Home Affairs, and Umhlobo Wenene FM BEE presenter Mafa Bavuma, were the hosts. It was also attended by culture and heritage activists Lizo Nqevu, Dr Nomvundo Mali, founder of the Widows Programme, and Nelson Mandela Metro University’s Dr Ruby Zauka and Inkolo kaNtu's Loyiso Nqevu, who presented talks on the role of women and men in Xhosa society.
The free-entry event aims to be the flagship of the Xhosa Royal household and the pride of the Xhosa people.
“The Xhosa Carnival will become a permanent fixture on the Eastern Cape calendar,” said Nandi Mtsokoba, organiser of the carnival...