Umzumbe community indigenous music treat

2017-06-22 06:01
PHOTO: omega moagiPhuzekhemisi and his Umasikandi musicians.

PHOTO: omega moagiPhuzekhemisi and his Umasikandi musicians.

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THE Umzumbe community was treated to a dose of their favourite indigenous music at the Ugu Jazz Festival Indigenous programme on Saturday.

The event was the first build-up event to the Ugu Jazz Festival taking place in Saturday June 24 at Ugu Sport and Leisure and organisers said they were impressed with its success.

Indigenous music lovers converged on the Ntelezi Msani Complex in Ward 10 for the two-fold programme of Isicathamiya and Umasikandi music.

A selection of the artists, including Phuzekhemisi, Mbuzeni, Babuhle, Chwanele Lebhaca and Nyoni Emhlophe kept the crowd entertained.

An Ischathamiya competition was held where prizes worth up to R45 000 were up for grabs.

“We’ve been asked why the indigenous programme has been a part of Ugu Jazz and the answer is simple, indigenous music is an important part of our KwaZulu- Natal heritage and we could not have such an iconic festival and not include an indigenous music programme,” said organiser and CyaSound Holdings CEO Siyabonga Msomi.

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