SOWETO HERITAGE FESTIVAL (info)


  • Event is free of charge, but tickets need to be collected for entry
  • Tickets can be collected at Soweto Theatre or Jozi FM studios
  • 23 September – Jozi FM Maskandi Festival, 24 September – Soweto Theatre Music & Dance Competition
  • Marking the grand opening of the iconic Jabulani Amphitheatre on Saturday 23 Sept, the Soweto Theatre in partnership with Jozi FM will be hosting a Maskandi Festival featuring a number of Maskandi bands. Both the 23 and 24 Sept will include a Traditional Dance Competition with well-known guest judges. Hundreds of Sowetans are expected to come out dressed in proudly South African traditional garb to an event that celebrates all cultures in the most colourful ways. There will be sepata and kgabosereto dancing, singing, drumming, supporting music genres like marabi, mbaqanga and isicathamiya. Audiences and traditional groups within Soweto will be invited together with artists from outside of Joburg, including celebrity judges from the traditional music world. There will be a craft market, beer garden as well as the 7 Colours Soweto Food market. A special kids’ zone area will also be provided.

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