Fingo Square rounds off 2016

Grocott's Mail - - ARTSNEWS -

News Year‘s Eve, 31 De­cem­ber 2016, brought un­for­get­table en­ter­tain­ment by Gra­ham­stown artists to Fingo Square. Back Again Events and Mul­ti­me­dia Mak­enik, both lo­cal SMMEs, saw – and took – the op­por­tu­nity to keep the peo­ple of Gra­ham­stown en­ter­tained dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son. Zolani Tshobo, Azlan Makalima, Siyanda Booi and Andiswa Ban­gani held their in­au­gu­ral an­nual New Year’s Eve Bash. The event is set to con­tinue every year, with aim of up­lift­ing Gra­ham­stown mu­sic – but with artists from out of town also in­vited. The events was funded from the pock­ets of the event or­gan­is­ers and sup­ported by Gra­ham­stown artists and res­i­dents, Around Hip Hop, Shizzo Manizzo and Kun­jani Sound Com­pany. Pho­tos: Azlan Makalima

Cape Town-raised and now Gra­ham­stown-res­i­dent rap­per, TG, left the crowd amazed. Bule­lani Mako­neni’ Steven sets the pace for artists. Gra­ham­stown po­ets col­lec­tive, Imin'es­is­denge, poses for the cam­era with Xo­lile Madinda (cen­tre) and Nqontsonqa. Azlan Makalima and Kay Kay per­form songs from their lat­est project. Ziyanda Kay Kay’ Booi couldn't hold him­self back and went on stage to per­form de­spite his in­jured wrist.

The Leg­endary Saba Mbix­anes’s son, DJ Sk­izo Mbizane on 1s and 2s, along­side DJ Mzi from King Wil­liam’s Town.

Njilo Dyongman opens the New Year’s Bash with a smash hit.

Gra­ham­stown Rap Nin­jas from Vukani turn up the heat with up-tempo beats.

Akhona Bhodlingqaka’ Mafani per­forms along­side Nqontsonqa, pro­mot­ing his up­com­ing al­bum,

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