By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka
A COMBINATION of food and music will be the highlight at this year’s DStv Delicious Food & Music Festival scheduled for Sunday, October 9, at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in South Africa.
A series of events including barbeque, food and drink have been lined up and music lovers are spoilt for choice with diverse entertainment for the whole family.
Festivities will start in the morning at the main stage with performances by the Jacksons, Roy Ayers, Elements of Life, Lira, Judith Sephuma and Hugh Masekela.
Revelers will be delighted to see the Jacksons and Roy Ayers on stage while Masekela and Sephuma will also make their presence felt with their South African jazz flair.
Masekela is regarded as one of South Africa’s sought after trumpeter and a granddad of music.
As far back as 1954, Masekela or simply Bra Hugh to his fans has played music that closely reflects his life experience.
The agony, conflict, and exploitation South Africa faced during the 1950s and 1960s inspired and influenced him to make music and also spread political change.
He was an artist who in his music vividly portrayed the struggles and sorrows, as well as the joys and passions of his country.
Bra Hugh’s music protested about apartheid, slavery, government; the hardships individuals were living.
He reached a large population that also felt oppressed due to the country’s situation.
The festival marks DStv’s 30th anniversary and is attended by people from across the continent.