The legendary Adziambei Band will perform at the Miengani Festival at Makhuvha on 30 March. Photo supplied.

Legendary Adziambei Band to headline Miengelani Festival


Residents of Vhembe, especially those from Makhuvha outside Thohoyandou, are in for a treat this Easter weekend. This follows the confirmation that the legendary Tshivenda traditional music group, Adziambei Band, will make their first major public performance since 2013. The show, dubbed the Miengelani Festival, will take place at the David and Alice Fountain Resort in Madzwarani Hamakhuvha on Friday, 30 March.

In addition to the legendary band headlining the event, a lineup of top-performing artists from various music genres has been arranged. Some of the performers include well-known names such as Alingo and the Babes, Asaa Tee, T Man Gavini, Black Face DJ Taki Pantsula, Burning Fire, and many others. The festival will be preceded by a Pantsula Fun Walk from Ngwenani Mapholi to the festival venue.

Mr Maele Sirwali, the founder of Adziambei Band, said that he was very excited about headlining such a significant show. “It’s great to return to perform at a venue like the David and Alice Fountain Resort. The last time we played before a large crowd was in 2013 at the Royal Gardens Festival. We’ll be there to showcase our skills and be with our fans. Many know our songs but haven’t had the opportunity to see us perform live. This is their chance, and we promise not to disappoint,” he said.

Festival organiser Mr Benjamin Makungo described the show as a family affair. “Easter is the time for families to get together and have a good time. We have gathered artists from different genres to suit the taste of revellers. With Adziambei Band and other groups in the lineup, we are sure of a great show. Even the kids will be catered for with entertainment,” he said.


Entertainment - Date: 31 March 2024

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Elmon Tshikhudo

Elmon Tshikhudo started off as a photographer. He developed an interest in writing and started submitting articles to local as well as national publications. He became part of the Limpopo Mirror family in 2005 and was a permanent part of the news team until 2019.