Date:12 September 2019 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Veteran musician Colbert Mukwevho will make his eighth appearance at the annual Phalaphala FM Royal Heritage Festival that is to take place at the Royal Gardens at Nandoni tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s festival will be preceded by a gospel music festival at the same venue Friday (today), for which many residents of Limpopo and its outskirts are gearing up.
The royal heritage festival and the gospel festival, which is taking place for the third year running, are two of the premier culture, music and lifestyle events in the province. The festival will host some of the biggest names in the South African talent pool, including some of the best artists that Limpopo has to offer.
Well-known gospel artists such as Rebecca Malope, Rofhiwa Manyaga, Worship House, Secret of Worship, and Rapson Rambuwani are among those to perform. The festival has become known as the prime place to be, often attracting more than 30 000 spectators. It has become part of life in Thohoyandou as it gives the audience a chance to experience some of their favourite musicians and celebrities.
On Saturday, music lovers will head to Nandoni for a festival to be headlined by, among others, AKA, jazz icon Ringo, Sho Majozi, Zero12 Finest, Zimbabwean star Leonard Zhakata, Makhadzi, Benny Mayengani, Zozo, Sengere, King Monada, Ms P, DJ Jones, and DJ Laguaga.
Speaking about his performance at the show, Mukwevho said that the show was very special to him. “I am very prepared for this event and I will rest before the big day. I will perform most of my music that has stood the test of time, and I will be dishing out many of my old songs, as well as some of the new favourites.”
According to one of the organisers, Shandu Nesengani, the festival provides the province with an opportunity to unify its citizens and the neighbouring countries to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and promote tourism in the province.
Tickets are now available from Computicket at R220 per person.
By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.