The best of local and continental musical talents will descend on the Eastern Cape this festive season for a music event like no other.
Buyel’ekhaya Pan African Music Festival which marks its 5th year is a multicultural cultural event aimed at celebrating indigenous African expressions.
Buyel’khaya which loosely translates “return home,” does well to encourage and turn the national attention on the cultural wealth that defines the general African experience and much of our rural areas, such as those found in the host province of Eastern Cape.
This year, music lovers will be treated to the sounds of Grammy nominee Hugh Masekela (SA) Vusi Mahlasela(SA), Ringo(SA), Mafikizolo(SA), Zonke (SA) DI Zinhle (SA), DJ Oskido and Candy(SA), Khuli Chana(SA), DJ Pastor(SA), Ndingo Jawah (Botswana), LaPheefa(SA), Asanda(SA), Phaphama (SA).
Buyel’ekhaya Pan African Music Festival is growing to be a great economic driver in the city of East London and its surrounds. It has helped to stimulate tourism in the area with music lovers coming all the way from to enjoy the various attractions the Eastern Cape has to offer.
These include the Nelson Mandela Museum, the Addo Elephant Park, the Shamwari Game lodge and many others. The music festival makes over 50 million contribution to the city’s GDP. This is as a result of the number of visitors is draws into the city and the jobs it creates both directly and indirectly.
Buyel’ekhaya Pan African Music Festival takes place in East London on 15 December 2013.
Tickets are available through computicket and will cost between R180 – R300. The festival is powered by ECParks and Tourism agency the national dept of arts and culture Amathole municipality and Baffulo city.