Highlights of Gcwalisa iMabhida Maskandi Festival

Thousands of Maskandi music followers converged at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durbanm for the Gcwalisa iMabhida maskandi festival.

More than 30 000 tickets of the star studded event were been sold out.

The concert, led by Khuzani ‘’Indlamlenze’’ Mpungose, was a meeting point for all the greatest maskandi musicians and the concept behind it was to uplift the status of maskandi music by taking it to the next level.

President Cyril Ramaphosa was also present, he arrived accompanied by the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development and Tourism, Sihle Zikalalaand Ethekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede.

Ramaphosa who was also in a bit of traditional attire, like the thousands of people attending the festival urged everyone one to vote on the 8th of May 2019.

He also expressed his feelings on how people are embracing their culture through music.

“This is my first time listening to Maskandi at the stadium and I like it very much. I am very happy that you have filled the stadium. I wish that next time you can fill up FNB stadium in Gauteng province. I call on all the traditional musicians to take this music to European countries and also win the Grammy Awards in the USA.”

The organisers expressed sincere gratitude with the progress they made and Mthokozisi Zuma said everything was under control.

Khuzani Mpungose expressed sincere gratitude to everyone that made the festival a success.

The event ended on a high note with the perfomance by Thokozani Langa and Maskandi enthusiasts were happy eventhough some artists could not perfom because of time constraints.

Highlights of the festival in pictures

By Mndaba Lindelani

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