Top acts at Ukhozi concert

2010-05-29 00:00

SOUTH African Music Award winners Big Nuz will be performing at this year’s Ukhozi FM concert at Pietermaritzburg’s Royal Show on June 6.

Durban-based kwaito group Big Nuz, featuring Mandla Maphumulo aka Mampintsha, Mzingisi Mkhwanazi aka Danger and Sibusiso Khomo aka R Mashesha, took home three Samas in April — Best Kwaito, Best Album and Song of the Year, as voted by South Africans.

The group, formed in 2002, moved from Durban to Johannesburg to hustle for a record deal.

Playing alongside Big Nuz will be Thokozani Langa, Lvovo, Teargas, Tholakele, Sifiso Ncwane and many more. This years’ musical genres will cover everything from maskandi, kwaito, hip-hop and Afro-pop to gospel.

There will also be demonstrations by Diski dancers to ensure that all concertgoers are ready to dance their way through the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Ukhozi FM, which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, has enjoyed great success at the Royal Show with daily broadcasts and the Ukhozi Cares Festival. The radio station has promised that this year’s concert will be no exception.

It will also be broadcasting from the Royal Show grounds from June 1 to June 6, from the breakfast show through to the afternoon drive show — and listeners will get a chance to be part of the shows and to meet their favourite presenters.

The Royal Show runs from 9 am to 12.30 pm on June 6 and the Ukhozi concert itself gets under way at 10 am. Tickets are R40 — the extra R5 will go to Ukhozi FM’s Ukhozi Cares initiative that gives back to the community.

Public parking is available on the Voortrekker sports fields at R15 per vehicle.

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