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SALIF KEITA, BLACK MAMBAZO, YEMI TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ESWATINI, MADIBA

By Ayanda Dlamini | 2018-05-17

THE MTN Bushfire Festival will this year bring an exciting pan-African collaborative performance that will take place  May 27 on the main stage.

Legendary African artists Salif  Keita and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, joined by one of Nigeria’s hottest talents Yemi Alade will perform an exclusively crafted set as a tribute to Swaziland, Madiba, and Africa.

according  to House On Fire/ MTN Bushfire  Communications Officer  Noncedo Dlamini, “to experience a performance from Salif Keita, known as Mali’s Golden Voice, who is, without a doubt, one of Africa’s most beloved Afro-pop stars and credited with being one of the founders of the genre, is in itself a rare opportunity.

However, in this extraordinary event, he will be joined on stage by South Africa’s legendary acapella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo,” Dlamini said.

 In musical history in the making, these iconic artists will be joined by Yemi Alade, who has shared stages with acts such as Mary J Blige, Wizkid, MI, Waje and many others.

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The set from these three artists has been especially created as a tribute to the region and specifically for Eswatini and South Africa in the spirit of MTN Bushfire’s ethos of cultural celebration.  “These artists are just part of a diverse MTN Bushfire line-up that reflects the festival’s identity as a uniquely African, and yet globally infused festival experience,” Dlamini added. The MTN Bushfire main stage has consistently played host to some of Africa (and the world’s) top artists, featuring well-known and loved favourites, as well as introducing crowds to international artists of the highest

calibre.

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