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Entertainment - Date: 31 January 2019
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 1728
A whole troupe of reggae artists who originally come from Vhembe District is travelling to Gauteng to mesmerise their fans and other music lovers during the 2019 Bob Marley Earth Day Festival.
The festival aims to pay special tribute to the legend of reggae music, Robert Nesta Marley, who is popularly known to millions of fans as Bob Marley. The festival is to take place at Ha-Mukumbane (150 Third Avenue), at Tshwane’s Salvokop on 2 February.
“We are very excited about this historic event where we are going to celebrate the life of the great reggae musician, who is also among the godfathers of the genre,” said the festival's representative, Lufuno Munzhelele. “Reggae is the kind of genre which continues to stand the test of the time because of the quality sounds and meaningful lyrics.”
The festival is organised and hosted by Adziambei Music Academy, in association with the Deep Roots Club Band (known as the DRC Band). It features, among others, the well-known Kenny Murabi, Jah Soldier, Steve ‘Dubmaster’ Netshishivhe, Lutendo of ‘Musadzi wa vhoRasta’ fame, Dread Mash, Radical Dread, Toshman aka Vhafamaḓi Ṋevari, Ras Iso, Lufuno, and nine-year-old bass guitarist Murunwa and Sivhara Mulaudzi's band.
“Reggae has played a huge role in the liberation of the African continent and we just want to say thank you to the Jamaican people,” Munzhelele said.
Entry is free and the festival starts at 17:00.
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Lutendo and Jah Soldier.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.