Maskhandi festival a delight for fans

Maskandi music singer Nkunz'emdaka
Maskandi music singer Nkunz'emdaka
Image: Lulamile Feni

Fans of Maskhandi traditional music in the Eastern Cape will flock at KwaBhaca Town hall on Saturday to see their artists showcasing their talents during the Maskhandi Music Festival.

The small town of KwaBhaca will be buzzing with activity, with about 40 groups from as far afield as Port Elizabeth performing.

Artists that will be featured include Inkunzemdaka, Umfeneziyavova, Inkunzimaguyani, 62.

The festival will start at 10am on Saturday.

It is being hosted by the sport, recreation, arts and culture department in under the theme “Siqhayisa ngengoma - the battle of Maskhandi”.

Maskhandi has grown in the Eastern Cape over the years and many community members have turned to love this genre due to the influence of the late Umhlobo Wenene multiple-award winning presenter Saba Mbixana’s programmes, “Lavuth’ibhayi” and “Siwel’uthukela”.

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