Wild, whacky week­end

Three-day fes­ti­val of com­edy, mu­sic and soc­cer

Daily Dispatch - - Front Page - SINO MAJANGAZA sinom@dis­patch.co.za

The sec­ond an­nual O R Tambo Cul­tural + Fes­ti­val (Or­cufe)takes place at Richard­son Park in Nor­wood in Mthatha this week­end.

The three-day event starts on Fri­day night with a com­edy show at the Nel­son Man­dela Mu­seum, where Ntosh Madlin­gozi, Ciera Ngcele, Primo Tun­y­iswa and Ndu­miso Lindi among oth­ers, will en­ter­tain the crowd.

Event or­gan­iser La­zola Jafta said day two would in­cor­po­rate a cul­tural and mu­sic show.

“Dur­ing the day we will have a cul­tural fes­ti­val which will fea­ture cul­tural groups around the O R Tambo re­gion.

“In the af­ter­noon we will have a mu­sic show that will fea­ture some of the top South African mu­si­cians,” he said.

Top­ping the long list of artists who will en­ter­tain hordes of mu­sic lovers is the Clap Your

Hands hit­maker Zakes Bantwini.

The show, which is hosted in part­ner­ship with the Daily Dis­patch, will also see the Mthatha-born sing­ing sen­sa­tion Bu­siswa re­turn to her home­town to per­form in front of her fans.

Pro­fes­sor, Naak Musiq, Dumi Mkok­stad, Butho Vuthela, Nom­dakazana, Mal­i­zole, Lu­sanda and her son Be­tusile are also ex­pected to take to the stage.

Jafta said the aim be­hind stag­ing the event was to pro­vide the peo­ple of Mthatha and those of the greater O R Tambo area with en­ter­tain­ment as is en­joyed by their coun­ter­parts in big­ger cities.

“We started it very small last year, 90% of the artists on the lineup last year were lo­cal artists,” he said.

pur­pose of the event was to cre­ate a sig­na­ture event for the O R Tambo re­gion.”

Jafta said the turnout for the event last year was big, “con­sid­er­ing the fact that we were do­ing it for the first time”.

Bu­siswa said she was ex­cited to be part of the line-up.

“I am very happy that I will be per­form­ing in my home­town; it is where I grew up.

Bu­siswa said she would be giv­ing peo­ple of Mthatha a taste of her new al­bum which is be­ing re­leased on Fri­day.

“I will be per­form­ing fresh stuff from the al­bum. I can­not wait for peo­ple of Mthatha.”

I am very happy that I will be per­form­ing in my home­town

Bu­siswa

Mthatha singer

Lu­sanda said: “I will sing songs from my old al­bums, but the per­for­mance will not be com­plete with­out sing­ing their favourite songs from my new al­bum.”

The com­edy show will start at 7pm and doors will open at 6pm.

Gates for the mu­sic show at Richard­son Part will open at 2pm and the show starts at 3pm. Tick­ets will be avail­able at the gate for R50 on both days.

Jafta said day three takes place on Novem­ber 17 at the Mthatha Sta­dium with Mamelodi Sundowns play­ing against a team to be an­nounced.

ZAKES BANTWINI

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