Sho Madjozi Along Other Amazing South African Artists Are Set To Perform At The Folklore Festival In Johannesburg This 2023

The first set of artists announced for the second annual Folklore Festival 2023 are extraordinary performers who will ignite the stage and captivate souls. They include; the electrifying poet, rapper, and Afro-centric talent Sho Madjozi (SA), who will showcase her remarkable skills. Also, 'The Voice' Vusi Mahlasela (SA), releasing his eighth studio album "Umoya" in September, will also be there.

Sho Madjozi Along Other Amazing South African Artist Are Set To Perform At The Folklore Festival In Johannesburg This 2023-TSZ Mzansi
Sho Madjozi Along Other Amazing South African Artist Are Set To Perform At The Folklore Festival In Johannesburg This 2023

Sho Madjozi along other amazing South African artists are set to perform at the Folklore Festival in Johannesburg this 2023.

On the 16th of September 2023, The Folklore Festival makes a highly anticipated return, celebrating African identity, culture, customs, and heritage at the National School of the Arts in Braam Park, Johannesburg.

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As part of Heritage Month, this year’s festival promises an immersive and unforgettable experience featuring various pan-African offerings such as music, literature, crafts, and food for the whole family.

The event will be brimming with activities, including a captivating music concert on the main stage, engaging workshops, a fascinating book fair on the storyteller’s set.

There will also be a delightful kids area where children can participate in drumming circles, playtime, singing, and safe learning activities.

Additionally, traditional dancers will grace the event, enhancing the overall cultural experience in Johannesburg.

The first set of artists announced for the second annual Folklore Festival 2023 are extraordinary performers who will ignite the stage and captivate souls.

They include; the electrifying poet, rapper, and Afro-centric talent Sho Madjozi (SA), who will showcase her remarkable skills. Also, ‘The Voice’ Vusi Mahlasela (SA), releasing his eighth studio album “Umoya” in September, will also be there.

Moreover, the enchanting Thandeka Mfinyongo (SA) and the percussive trio Ancient Voices (SA), featuring Sis Lungiswa Plaatjies and their unique instruments like shade and mbira, are set to delight the audience with their performances.

This year, The Folklore Festival eagerly presents an artist from Kenya who skillfully merges traditional Nyatiti music with modern sounds, accompanied by the eight-stringed Luo lyre.

Makadem (Kenya) and the visionary and trailblazing jazz and fusion artist Eddie Grey will enthrall the audience with their unique collaboration in the East and Central African music scene.

Representing the rich heritage of Zimbabwe, Josh Meck will present a project that pays tribute to the music icons of his homeland, immersing the audience in a symphony of cultural richness and musical heritage.

And not to be missed, South African World Music advocate, DJ Nicky B, will grace the festival with an infectious daytime set, filling the air with irresistible beats and melodies.

Sho Madjozi Along Other Amazing South African Artists Are Set To Perform At The Folklore Festival In Johannesburg This 2023-TSZ Mzansi
Sho Madjozi Along Other Amazing South African Artists Are Set To Perform At The Folklore Festival In Johannesburg This 2023

To secure your spot at this remarkable event, early bird tickets are available at https://qkt.io/FolkloreFestival2023. Kids’ tickets start at R80, and adults can enjoy a 50% discount until the 16th of August, 2023.

Curated by the founder and Festival Director, multi-award-winning storyteller, and creative artist Pilani Bubu, The Folklore Festival celebrates the vibrant tapestry of human expression known as Folklore.

This intricate web weaves together the soulful essence of a people, preserving traditional wisdom, customs, and captivating tales cherished by generations past, truly encapsulating our collective existence.

“Whispers travel through the ages, where words gracefully transformed into dances, proverbs resound in harmonious melodies, and laughter reverberating in the guise of jokes.

This artistic expression, manifested through various mediums, mirrors the heartbeat of life within a community.

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Folklore encompasses this collective archive of art forms, passed down through generations via oral tradition,” she explains.

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Sho Madjozi Along Other Amazing South African Artists Are Set To Perform At The Folklore Festival In Johannesburg This 2023

“At the core of this festival lies the pride of serving as a bridge for inter-generational dialogue, the sharing of indigenous knowledge, and the vital preservation and documentation of African Folklore as it evolves. It seeks to nurture a profound identity within ourselves as Africans.”

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