Thousands enjoy hot sounds on a chilly day

2009-06-08 00:00

DESPITE the almost two-hour delay, the Ukhozi FM concert at the Royal Showgrounds yesterday lived up to expectations. Thousands of fans packed the showgrounds as some of the most talented musicians in the country shared the stage.

The concert was scheduled to begin at 10 am, but started towards noon. However, the thousands of predominantly young fans did not seem to mind.

The show began with gospel heavyweight Sifiso Ncwane, who thrilled the audience with his music mixed with preaching. By the time he had finished, almost all the concertgoers were feeling the music and moving to the sounds.

The legendary Deborah Fraser was the second to perform. Fraser recently released an album with the hit song Abafundisi Abarongo.

The maskandi category failed to capture the audience, and at one point, the crowds seemed to be having more fun watching women dancing on the grandstands than the artists on stage.

Although let down by some of the performances, most fans thought the concert was a good event. One maskandi fan, Mlekeleli Ngcobo, conceded that the show had not lived up to his expectations, but said he was still thrilled by the maskandi performances. Ngcobo said Amageza Amahle had been his favourite. “I love the maskandi music, and the Amageza Amahle is great.”

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