MTN BUSHFIRE 2017 line up
Introducing the MTN Bushfire 2017 line-up. More acts to follow.
Fans of 90’s Kwaito can rejoice in the return of arguably one of the original Kwaito acts - TKZee helped to define the era. Made up of three school friends who have all made a name for themselves individually, Zwai Bala, Kabelo Mabalane and Tokollo Tshabalala are BACK with all of their 90’s hits including Take it Eezy, Palafala, Shibobo, and more. Its time to get retro and groove to this distinctly South African sound.
Congolese performer Baloji, is a poet, composer, lyricist/beatmaker, scriptwriter, actor, and video artist. His genre busting music is elegantly poised at the crossroads of African music, rap music, American music (soul, funk, jazz) and even deep house that has its roots in part in the region of Belgium where Baloji grew up. The French singer places his resilience at the center of his work, reconciling all of these influences to enrich his projects. He has achieved international acclaim since the release of his debut album Hotel Impala (2008) and has gone on to perform across the world in over 200 shows.
Taureg music and culture has captured the world’s attention in recent years, and one of its most successful sons is Bombino. His first internationally released album, Agadez, was produced by Ron Wyman and released in 2011 receiving worldwide acclaim. His follow up, Nomad, debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music album chart and has earned rave reviews from top media outlets around the world including BBC World Service, which calls it “utterly, utterly fantastic” and Rolling Stone, which calls Nomad “a perfect match of sound and soul that introduces a new guitar hero.
Petite Noir is a young South African of Belgian and Angolan descent and is a songwriter, producer and musician who defies description. Petite Noir was one half of Popskarr with Spoek Mathambo and was also a member of the music collective Capital of Cool. Since his recording debut in 2012 Petite Noir has created what he describes as "noir wave" or "new wave with an African aesthetic." Petite Noir is one of the most exciting new electronic music artists to emerge from the thriving Cape Town scene.
Afro soul singer SANDS is a celebrated Swazi artist who is now developing a strong profile regionally. Sands’ hit ‘Tigi’, which is currently used as a theme song for Isibaya, a telenovela on DSTV; is topping most Southern African radio station charts.
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