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The Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA), a development agency for the visual arts promoting connection and access in the industry will host a series of consultations to get input from the visual arts sector for the development of a norms and standards booklet. This proves to be a landmark moment for the visual arts which currently does not employ a universal best practice standard for professional work in the various fields of the sector.

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VANSA, which has been tasked by the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) to develop guidelines for the visual arts community, is calling for input into guiding principles of the sector from all stakeholders in the industry.

Norms and Standards are industry protocols, usually developed by an industry body, by which all stakeholders can or must operate. Guidelines are norms and standards that indicate best practice but are not legislated. The guidelines to be set up through this process will entail a wide range of best practices regarding exhibitions, sales, studios, residencies, insurance, taxes, copyright and freedom of expression.

Only four countries in the world have national norms and standards for the visual arts in place. Such norms and standards are usual industry practice for many other sectors in South Africa, and yet none have been established for the visual arts. Considering that visual arts are such a variant and complex sector, the norms and standards will need to take into account the range of practice and possibility across South Africa.

For this reason, VANSA is embarking on a consultation process to gain valuable insights and perspectives on the proposed norms and standards guidelines from the sector at large. Physical consultation sessions will be held in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town in April 2016. Platforms for comments and submissions via email and social media are also available.

Consultation Meetings will run from 9.30am for 10am until 12pm, details are as follows:
7 April 2016 – VANSA, 1st floor King Kong Building, 6 Verwey Street, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg
8 April 2016 – Durban Art Gallery, 2nd Floor, City Hall, Anton Lembede Street, Durban
15 April 2016 – Association for the Visual Arts (AVA), 35 Church Street, Cape Town

 

These meetings will serve as a first introductory consultation about the planned framework of the guidelines and to solicit comments and contributions.

A further consultation session will be held once a draft version of the document would be in place. This will be held on 27 May 2016 at VANSA, 1st floor King Kong Building, 6 Verwey Street, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg. These consultations and online submissions will give stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the content of the norms and standards directly. The intention is for the final Norms and Standards Handbook to be completed by July 2016.

Link to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FrdB9tZUmbnlDUWnchtDaGpMcjcdJKW2TaRHPl0fUVU/viewform?c=0&w=1
Email address: handbook@vansa.co.za

 

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  1. 50 shades of Fire: Croc E Moses, Bongiwe Dlamini , Werner Puttingham (Canada, Germany, Swaziland)

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  1. AKA (South Africa)

 

2 X Best Male at the SAMAS producer and song writer releasing his 3rd studio Album. South Africa’s most awarded Urban Artist and one of Africa’s musical powerhouses, we give you AKA!

 

 

  1. BEATENBERG (South Africa)

 

Handsome, young and intelligent, Matthew Field, Ross Dorkin, and Robin Brink, come through as South Africa’s Beatenberg!

  1. BHOLOJA (Swaziland)

A local favourite, this Swazi Soul singer is loved for his soaring vocals & his strength as a lyricist. Presenting Swaziland’s very own Bholoja!

  1. BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR (Ghana)

 

This Hip-Hop musician, composer and filmmaker was born in Accra, Ghana. Having Performed with The Roots, Sting and Public Enemy, to grace our stage is festival headliner Blitz the Ambassador!

  1. BOMBSHELTER BEAST feat. Pitch Black Afro (South Africa)

This group of renegades is wanted by Interpol’s jazz police for their eclectic genre breaking fusions. Featuring Pitch Black Afro, get ready for the phenomenon that is Bombshelter Beast!

 

  1. COLD SPECKS (Canada)

In a style describes as “doom-soul” this Canadian artist has worked with the likes of Moby and Joni Mitchell. We give you Cold Specks!

  1. ESTERE (New Zealand)

Hailing from New Zealand, this Electric Blue Witch Hop artist has performed at festivals across the globe and opened for artists including Erykah Badu, Morcheeba. Presenting Estère!

  1. FANAZA (Swaziland)

 

This local Maskandi musician can be counted amongst the number of Swazi artists who have ensured that the country takes pride in its indigenous talent. With his popular track KaLobamba, Fanaza!

 

  1. GHORWANE (Mozambique)

 

This Mozambican marrabenta band founded in 1983,  got its name after the lake of the same name in the province of Gaza and is the Shangaan term for “Good Boys”. Their style is a combination of traditional Mozambique music, Afro pop, and fusion. Welcome Ghorwane!

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL DJS – DAWEE, FELIX LABAND, JULIEN LEBRUN, TOBY 2 SHOES (France/Germany)

From South Africam, France, and Germany please put your hands together for our international djs Toby 2 Shoes, Julien LeBrun, DJ Dawee, and Felix Laband!

 

  1. KINGFISHA (Australia)

 

This 6 piece reggae/dub band from Brisbane, Australia has taken Jamaican rhythms and a love of song craft to the UK Holland and Canada. This year they bring their fire to Malkerns Valley. Let’s welcome Kingfisha!

 

  1. LIVING ROOM – MANU DELAGO & PEPE AUER (Austria)

These Austrian performers wow us with their unique hang drum and clarinet styles. Their crooning sounds will have you grooving in your seat.  We give you Living Room with Manu Delago and Pepe Auer

  1. MAFIKIZOLO (South Africa)

One of South Africa’s hottest acts,  whose 2014 comeback made waves across South Africa and beyond with their smash single, Khona.  Mafikizolo!

 

 

  1. MAYA KAMATY (Reunion Island)

 

All the way from La Reunion, this artist was the first woman recipient of the Alain Peters Prize at the Indian Ocean Music Awards. Please give a warm MTN Bushfire welcome to Maya Kamaty

  1. NATIVE YOUNG (South Africa / Spain)

Formed in a garage in Gugulethu, these are the new kids on the block are blurring lines and breaking cultural barriers through their own distinct brand of ‘African psychedelic pop’. We give you Native Young!

  1. NOMADIC ORCHESTRA (South Africa)

This five-piece instrumental dance band based in Cape Town creates an infectious kind of high-energy dance music. Influenced by traditional music from Macedonia, Romania and Serbia we give you Nomadic Orchestra!

  1. NOMZAMO DLAMINI (Swaziland)

 

This artist has been featured on SAMA Award winner DJ Sdunkero’s House album and DJ Steavie Boy’s album. She is also a member of South Africa’s most successful gospel singing group, Joyous Celebration, please welcome Nomzamo Dlamini!

  1. OLIVER MTUKUDZI (Zimbabwe)

Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is arguably the most powerful creative force to emerge from Zimbabwe in the last three decades. Tuku has built a vast body of work that is politically and socially relevant, yet entertaining and accessible to a worldwide audience.

 

  1. PABLO NOUVELLE (Germany)

A filmmaker and musician from Switzerland who takes soul “back to the future” with a combination of new sounds and old samples. Presenting Pablo Nouvelle!

  1. SIBUSISO NKAMBULE (Swaziland)

One of Swaziland’s new generation of artists, the sweet sounds of his guitar will have you grooving all night. Put your hands together for Sibusiso Nkambule!

  1. SONGHOY BLUES (Mali)

Their music bears elements of contemporary rock and hip hop, with roots in the home-grown songs and dances of the Songhoy people.  Taking influence from West African guitar heroes Baba Salah and Ali Farka Touré. We give you Mali’s Songhoy Blues!

 

 

  1. SWAZI DJS – DJ DOPE DEEP, DJ LOLO, KUNJALO, SPEECH UMLANGENI, ZIYAWA KAZITHA

 

Please put your hands together for the amazing local talent. Ziyawa Kazitha, DJ Dope Deep, DJ Lolo, Kunjalo, and Speech Umlangeni!

  1. THE RUDIMENTALS (South Africa)

This 13 piece line-up is South African Ska Legends. With a five piece vocal section, fashion model MCs and an eclectic array of instrumentalists. We welcome The Rudimentals!

  1. VAUDOU GAME (Benin/France)

Among the fruits of the convergence between African and Afro-American musicians, there is one lesser-known genre that hails from the cradle of vaudou culture in Togo, Benin. Let’s welcome this unique sound, Vaudou Game.

 

  1. Vukazithathe (South Africa)

 

 

  1. Za! (Spain)

 

(I believe that you received folders of this artist from Suzan, could you kindly write out the biogs in the normal long format and we will edit for the website and programme)

 

 

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The latest installment of the Kaya FM Live @ The Bassline series sees top music stable Native Rhythms hosting the finest night of Afro-pop on the 2 April 2016.

 

kayaOne of the trendiest nights out in Jozi, the Kaya FM Live @ The Bassline series has seen some of the countries most established performing artists rock the stage, including Zonke, Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana, Ringo, Nathi and many others.

 

The series is fast becoming known as one of the better choices for a night out and the forthcoming event is a triple-billed all-star lineup featuring award winning acapella-group The Soil as the headline act, sensational jazz vocalist Jobie Clarke, Neo-Soul singer and performer Tribute ‘Birdy’ Mboweni for this vocal treat of a night.

 

In line with last month’s Muthaland Entertainment celebration, featuring Nathi and Vusi Nova, Kaya FM have booked according to music label and this month offer Native Rhythms the chance to showcase their incredible talent.  The label has long been known for hosting the best in Afro-pop and Jazz and has always been one to break new talent.

 

The lineup is a true celebration of vocal prowess.  The Soil is one of the countries hippest young acapella groups and with almost 12 years under their belt, they are without a doubt one of the best vocal talents around.  Having just replaced their female lead voice Buhle Mda with Theo Songstress Matshoba, the group has wasted no time in getting back out there and wowing audiences with both original material and famous cover versions.

 

Book your tickets now at www.webtickets.co.za for R200 or R220 at the door and come join us for a celebration of vocal jazz and pop.

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It’s an all-star line-up for Cape Town’s favourite free concert that will take place at Greenmarket Square on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 (5-11pm).

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Grammy-nominated jack swing trio SWV (USA), Laëtitia Dana (France), pop reggae band Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels (SA), local Cape Town jazz artists TopDog (SA), and the Arts & Culture Focus Schools All Star Band (SA), selected from a talented array of former participants from the CTIJF workshops. Adding to the glamour is the winner of the inaugural espYoungLegend talent search, Lana Crowster (SA), who will help entertain the assembled crowds in 2016 for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) free community concert.

 

The week leading up to the festival itself is packed with a host of jazz-inspired events, including the Duotone Photographic Exhibition that is also open to the public free of charge. This year however, it has moved to a new location at the Artscape Theatre in order to accommodate the demand. Add to this the variety of free Master Classes, debates and workshops, it’s no wonder that the CTIJF continues to grow in support, helping it maintain its status as ‘Africa’s Grandest Gathering.’

 

However, the undisputed star of the week’s public events is the community concert held at Greenmarket Square. According to Billy Domingo, Festival Director for CTIJF, “This event has always been a true highlight for me on the CTIJF festival calendar. Developing from a small community concert to the incredible event that it is today, the free community concert truly captures the essence of inclusivity. It reflects the goals of togetherness that our communities strive for, regardless of prejudice surrounding gender, race and our historical background. I want to thank Cape Town and its people for allowing us to host such a remarkable event!”

 

Helping to make sure that as many of Cape Town’s music loving residents get to experience the event, the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa (PRASA) will once again provide free trains* for concert-goers, on certain lines.

 

The official sponsors for the 17th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2016 are: the Department of Arts and Culture, Independent Media and PRASA.

 

* The following routes will operate free train services departing between 3-5pm and returning from

Cape Town at 11.30pm:

Cape Town – Heathfield (Cape Flats)

Cape Town – Khayelitsha via Kapteinsklip (Central Line)

Cape Town – Bellville

Cape – Bellville (Northern Line)

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11 SAFTA nominations for The Puppet Nation!

Posted by radio On March - 14 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

ZA News: Puppet Nation has secured 11 nominations at this year’s South African Film and Television awards (SAFTAs). – the most of any South African TV programme.  It is the second year that the show has been nominated for as many awards with the team behind the scenes being acknowledged in various categories.

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With such a large number of nominations, there is high anticipation that Puppet Nation ZA will take home many awards at this year’s SAFTA’s scheduled for 18 March 2016.

 

Iconic cartoonist, Jonathan Shapiro, better known as ‘Zapiro’ and French producer, Thierry Cassuto brought their creativity together to produce their first puppet, Madiba, for ZANews. Over the years the cast has expanded to include many more celebrity puppets, with the result being the all-star series Puppet Nation ZA.

 

The highly entertaining satirical show doesn’t hold back and takes the mickey out of politicians, newsmakers and celebrities – a winning formula that has proven successful across the globe.

 

“A show like ours is not possible without a huge amount of teamwork, and these nominations recognise every single person who puts their time, sweat, and tears into making this show happen, week after week. Thank you to the judges and to you “bloody agents,” for your support, and for inspiring us to keep on bringing you the laughs every week,” said Thierry Cassuto, the show’s executive producer and creator.
The team is especially excited that the un-sung heroes of the show, the puppeteers themselves have also been nominated along with the celebrity voices.

 

Sometimes controversial, always funny, Puppet Nation is proud of the various SAFTA nominations for 2016.

 

 

The nominations for ZANews: Puppet Nation include:

 

Best Achievement by a Lead Actor in a TV Comedy

Aggrey Lonake

Nik Rabinowitz

 

Best Achievement by a Supporting Actor in a TV Comedy

The Puppet Nation Puppeteers

 

Best Achievement in Art/Production Design in a TV Comedy

Franci van den Heever, Roxanne Hand, Matthew Sanna

 

Best Achievement Costume Design in a TV Comedy

San-Mari Compton 

 

Best Achievement in Cinematography in a TV Comedy

Tonga Isango

 

Best Achievement in Editing in a TV Comedy

Aurora Drummer, Alex Fynn, Nicolai Groudev

 

Best Achievement in Sound Design in a TV Comedy

Lyle Bennet

 

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting in a TV Comedy

The Puppet Nation Writing Team

 

Best Achievement in Directing in a TV Comedy

Alex Fynn

 

Best TV Comedy

ZANews: Puppet Nation

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Pride and Unity are the name of the game as the Obed Mlaba Foundation (OMF) pays tribute to continent with a new festival

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IN 7 days’ time, history will unfold in Durban when the first ever eThekwini Pride of Africa Festival takes place.

The streets of the “warmest city” in South Africa will be awash with a kaleidoscope of colour when the carnival takes over Durban. Floats, dance troupes and other groups will parade around the city of Durban to the heartbeat of African drums, celebrating arts and culture not just in the city, but the entire country and continent.

“It’s going to be a spectacle of music, dance, art and all things creative,” says the head of the OMF Ms. Thabiso Mandaba Mlaba.

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The foundation by former Durban Mayor and the current South African High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, His Excellency Mr Obed Mlaba, put together the festival as a show of tolerance and unity in response to last year’s xenophobia attacks.

“We are facing one of the most difficult and challenging times in post-democratic South Africa, with tension within us as South Africans and also with our fellow Africans. This festival will serve as a uniting force for us all. As someone who has dedicated his life to serving the people, His Excellency Mr. Obed Mlaba believes this platform will provide just that,” adds Ms. Mlaba.

March 19th will be a day of celebration when the carnival commences at Albert Park from 11am and finish off at the New Beach. The fun will continue at the Moses Mabhida People’s Park with a musical spectacular featuring some of the best acts Africa has to offer.

Five-star Mzansi talent such as Mafikizolo, Mbongeni Ngema, Thandiswa Mazwai, Thokozani Langa, Shwi NoMtekhala Thobekile Mkhwanazi and Dream Team will share the stage with continental giants Solomon Willy (Nigeria), Unity Band (Mozambique) and Hubert & Band (DRC). Others on the bill include DJ Wobbly, DJ Menace, DJ Cndo, DJ Happygirl, J Ross, Top Virus and a host of others.

Tickets available at Computicket for R65 general and R300 for VIP.

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Pearl and D’Banj in sync

Posted by radio On March - 4 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa announced the hosts for Lip Sync Battle Africa, the first localised format of the multi-platform, pop-culture phenomenon to air on the continent.

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South African entertainment superstar Pearl Thusi and Nigerian music legend D’Banj will host Lip Sync Battle Africa. Pearl Thusi will serve as all around host and “master of ceremonies”, while Koko Master and Oliver Twist star D’Banj will step up as the “colour commentator”, adding his lively observations to the proceedings.

 

Lip Sync Battle Africa will premiere in April 2016 on MTV Base (322).

 

The critically acclaimed and award-nominated Lip Sync Battle, originally created for Spike, features celebrities going head-to-head, lip-syncing the song of their choice, battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet.

 

Multi-talented actress, radio DJ, model and television personality Pearl Thusi is a fixture on the South African entertainment scene.

 

Musician, wit and virtuoso harmonica player D’Banj, best known for his mastery of the contemporary Afrobeat genre, first catapulted to fame in 2005 following the release of his debut album, No Long Thing, and has subsequently enjoyed success with global hits such as Oliver Twist, Fall in Love and Suddenly. His latest release, Emergency, is grabbing headlines and notching up radio airplay around the continent. Among his many accolades and awards, D’Banj has won Best African Act and Artist of the Year at the MTV EMAs and MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) and was named Best International Act (Africa) at the BET Awards.

 

Pearl Thusi commented: “Lip Sync Battle is such an incredible social, cultural and media sensation, I am so excited to be a part of bringing it to African audiences.”

 

Added D’Banj: “It’s an honour and a privilege to be hosting Lip Sync Battle Africa. I’m excited, willing and ready to entertain the continent on such a great platform. I am looking forward to seeing how well my fellow celebrities battle each other and entertain the world.”

 

Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, VIMN Africa, commented: “We are thrilled to translate this global hit franchise to Africa for the first time. With huge personalities such as D’Banj and Pearl Thusi at the helm, Lip Sync Battle Africa cannot fail to emulate the success of the franchise in the United States, and spin-offs in other territories such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Chile.”

 

Speaking on behalf of MTV Base, Ifeoma Williams, said: “With great chemistry between our hosts and a fantastic line-up of contestants from across the cultural spectrum, Lip Sync Battle Africa is guaranteed to capture the attention and affection of our audience in Africa. Whether you are 15 or 55 years old, you’ll be “lip syncing” in the car, with your friends, or in the shower. We hope and expect that people will take to social media and tag each other to start battling each other with #LSBChallenge.”

 

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                             LAADISOL LIFESTYLE PRESENTS TOUCH OF RED PICNIC

  FT MORENA THE SQUIRE, ITU TSHABANE, MPUMI KHUMALO & NONDUMISO MABENA

 

At the back of Laadisol Lifestyle Market follows an electrifying lifestyle picnic movement that will see and attract a mix of urban social individuals for a day of fun. This picnic promises a day filled with local song birds, artists and great entertainment for all music lovers.

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Laadisol Lifestyle Picnic with the theme “Touch of Red” aims to uproot and expose young South African talent cross the country through music, food and lifestyle which Sunday the 13th of March   will see happening. Hot at the back of his performance at the Kaya Fm Live at Bassline where he opened for musical heavy weights Zahara and The Muffinz, Morena The Squire who is well loved for his explosive vocals and moves will entertain guest on the day with his well acclaimed single FAITH ALIVE. These being the last days of summer what better way to enjoy a cool Sunday afternoon, but with new and old friends enjoying drinks, food and some expensive music?

 

The day will also see star studded performances  from Castle Milk Stout Unplugged session 2014 winner Itu Tshabane, clash of the choirs 2016 contestant  Nondumiso Mabena, a song writer and performer from Mamelodi whose talent and vocals do not only amaze crowds but offer a captivating experience, which explains her track record with legends such as Ray Phiri, Afro Traction and Maleh,  Mpumi Khumalo whose passion for music is rooted from her early school days, born in Witbank Emalahleni,  Mpumi  is a young talent yet to blow the South Africa music  industry away. The line-up will also include a range of Dj’s who will grace the decks with soulful sounds such as Harmonic and LAADISOL DJ’s Sojamore and female dj Pheladi.

 

The picnic will take place on Sunday 13th of March 2016 from 11am, at the Zwartkops Lapa Resort, Centurion. Tickets will be sold at the gate at R50pp. For more info contact Lesole on:  078 341 2619 or email: Laadisol@gmail.com

 

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Watching paint dry has never been so exhilarating! Six of KwaZulu-Natal’s talented urban artists showcased their craft during an unforgettable afternoon at Durban’s iconic BAT Centre today.

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“Proudly KZN” was the theme of the day and who better to illustrate this than artists who flag the provincial flag high in terms of talent and creativity.

 

East Coast Radio created industry hype around local art when it featured a selection of urban artwork in its 2016 calendar that was distributed to the station’s key clients and stakeholders.  Today’s event provided a further platform to create awareness about the art form and the stories behind some of the province’s talented artists.

 

“East Coast Radio is a proudly KZN brand, and we see ourselves as being a catalyst in acknowledging some of our city’s unsung heroes,” says East Coast Radio’s Marketing Manager, Renée Burton. “The collective of artists that showcased their skills at the BAT centre today did just that. The role that the arts play in shaping both the city and the province at large, is often overlooked. We want to change that, starting today!”

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Burton went on to say, “The emergence of street artists such Banksy has elevated street art on the international stage, shattering the pre-conceived view that equates graffiti to vandalism. This is not

just art – but a form of social expression that influences the narrative of popular culture. Street artists also draw attention to issues that need resolve on a larger socio economic scale.”

 

Cheered on by supporters and the curious, the artists – CJ, Sakhile Mhlongo, Robyn Perros, Silindokuhle Makhubo and Mook Lion – got to work, each serving up a unique visual feast, reflective of their individual personalities and techniques.

 

East Coast Radio’s Bongani Mtolo, who broadcast live from the BAT Centre between 2pm and 6pm, interviewed some of the urban artists on-air to draw attention to this vibrant slice of KZN’s sub-culture.

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MTN BUSHFIRE 2016: Family–Friendly Fun for All

Posted by radio On February - 26 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Lauded by CNN as one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see”, and most recently named as BBC’s Top African Festival, MTN Bushfire is Swaziland’s internationally acclaimed music & arts festival that celebrates creative expression whilst promoting social responsibility, stimulating the economy and drawing talent and tourists from across Africa and around the world.

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Whilst MTN Bushfire is well-known for its diverse and exciting musical line-up, the festival has also always been acknowledged as a holistic experience that includes the arts, food, culture and family-centric activities.

 

In fact, MTN Bushfire is one of the few major festivals in Africa to welcome families with its safe and warm environment that includes an array of child friendly activities, arts and crafts, performances and safe spaces.

 

MTN Bushfire will take place from May 27th -29th 2016.

 

KIDSZONE

An adventurous space for young fire starters to ignite their budding flames, the family friendly Kidzone takes a WILD turn this year! Set in a blooming wilderness of succulents and outlandish trees, the WILD invites you to come and share in the ways of the untamed.

 

The Kidzone offers a family friendly program with an array of adventure filled activities aimed to promote nature conservation themes. Kids can indulge in wildlife tales in the African storytelling hut, get creative in the craft teepee, loop a beat in the music den or get their adrenaline pumping on the obstacle course. These and many more stimulating activities are on offer throughout the festival weekend.

 

MTN BUSHFIRE invites kids of all ages to Bring Your Fire to the WILD side!

 

HANDCRAFT & DESIGN MARKETPLACE

More than simply a market, The MTN Bushfire Handcraft & Design Marketplace is an experiential space where creative curiosity is inspired and revived. Within this space guests can explore the handicrafts and artworks of over 40 of the finest artisans and Swazi craft businesses.

 

With the selection of regional crafters designed to inspire creativity and exchange, the focus is on ethical craft and emerging local design. The Marketplace includes artisans and companies that showcase a wealth of contemporary African handmade products from organic farm produce to fashion to home. The Marketplace is an ethical consumer’s dream, with each company or artisan contributing in a positive way to the environment and their communities.

 

2016 will also see the inclusion of a visual art element introduced into the Marketplace with an art exhibition featuring local artists exploring contemporary issues.

 

GLOBAL FOOD VILLAGE

MTN Bushfire invites guests to spice up their festival experience with the MTN Bushfire Global Food Village.  Presenting a tantalizing diversity of tastes, the space offers festival-goers an exploration of aromatic palates from around the world.

 

The food village offers a culturally diverse menu, with options for everyone from vegetarians to omnivores and everything in between.  The array of food stalls will take guests on a journey of the senses from East Africa to Asia, the Middle East to the sea-shores of Mozambique and back to Swazi soil.

 

Exciting new additions to the menu this year are sure to keep tongues wagging! Kumnandzi La!

 

VIP CAMPING

Families looking for a more secure camping option can also book into the luxury camping option; Glamping is the ultimate travel experience that pairs outdoor adventure with modern creature comforts.

 

Set in an exclusive forest-like setting, the Gypsy Outpost campsite just removed from the festival venue, but within walking distance, provides a relaxed VIP experience in a campsite set-up. This package offers a private chill out zone, camping fees for 4 nights, breakfast daily, toilets and hot showers, private security, and a high-quality double tent with 2 stretcher beds with mattresses and bedding, side table, and lamp.

 

VIP Camping is in the official MTN Bushfire 2016 VIP campsite operated by The Bandwagon.

 

For more information, email tess@festivaltravel.co.za | info@festivaltravel.co.za or phone +27 084-955-6810.

 

 

 

 

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