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Announcing the 3rd Annual Mdumbi Green Fair Music Festival- 18th-20th May 2018

MDUMBI GREEN FAIR 2018 TO OFFER BUMBER LINEUP

 

TransCape NPO, Tata Waste and Mdumbi Backpackers have teamed up for the 3rd annual Mdumbi Green Fair Music Festival. The three-day music festival takes place on the 18th – 20 May 2018 in the picturesque Wild Coast village of Mdumbi. Mdumbi Green Fair is the perfect getaway for music lovers who prefer to experience live music in a nature-filled setting.

I don’t think the Eastern Cape has ever seen a music line-up this diverse, spanning genres like Folk, Reggae, Alternative and more. Headliners include The Kiffness, who will be bringing their signature brand of Soulful Electronic music to our neck of the (actual) woods. While Rock crooner Richard Stirton, who said: “We are thoroughly looking forward to being a part of the it and it seems like an epic cause” will be showing festival goers why he holds the prestigious title of “The Voice” season one winner.

There are several MGF newcomers included in this year’s line-up as well. Native Young will be serenading the crowd with their seductively compelling vocals and beautifully arranged instruments. Rolling in all the way from Cape Town is Trenton and Free Radicals, an AfroBeat collaboration between five musicians who represent the best of the fertile urban music scene. Reggae band Zionruts Family will be arriving with their signature rollicking, drum-based tunes. Zetina Mosia delivers an eclectic musical experience sure to ignite the dance floor with her unique brand of from jazz, funk and hip-hop fusion. Durban’s finest Electro-FunkSoul brothers Easy Freak will be bringing their waves crashing to our shores with their fresh and unique sound.

There are several MGF newcomers included in this year’s line-up as well. Native Young will be serenading the crowd with their seductively compelling vocals and beautifully arranged instruments. Rolling in all the way from Cape Town is Trenton and Free Radicals, an AfroBeat collaboration between five musicians who represent the best of the fertile urban music scene. Reggae band Zionruts Family will be arriving with their signature rollicking, drum-based tunes. Zetina Mosia delivers an eclectic musical experience sure to ignite the dance floor with her unique brand of from jazz, funk and hip-hop fusion. Durban’s finest Electro-FunkSoul brothers Easy Freak will be bringing their waves crashing to our shores with their fresh and unique sound.

Tickets as well as accommodation options for the Festival are available here.

Witness unforgettable performances and discover the engaging attractions nestled around every turn that makes Mdumbi Green Fair Music Festival.

Digital Platforms:

Website: www.mdumbigreenfair.com

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/mdumbigreenfair/

Instagram: @mdumbigreen

 

Mdumbi Green Fair festival The Mission – Not just a pretty face

Photography: Graeme Holliday

 

The festival is held for several reasons.

  • Rural economic development and job creation
  • Skills training and transfer
  • Tourism boost and marketing of the area
  • Local performers promotion and performances – Mankosi Community
  • Regional performers promotion and performances – Nyandeni and ORTD
  • Introduction to visual arts by local (Mthatha) artists for the benefit of the Mankosi Community
  • Fund raising to supplement the existing projects in the area like Early childhood development, education Centre upgrades, adult based education, scholarships programme, etc.
  • Invader species eradication and reforestation program

The main purpose of the festival is to raise funds for TransCape NPO which is active with development work in the area. This work addresses developmental challenges faced by the Xhosa communities living in the area. It covers development fields of Health, Education, Livelihood and Income. At the same time the festival provides an opportunity to initiate a reforestation program on the Mdumbi point area. Considering that this festival provides income opportunities as well as entertainment to the Xhosa people living in the area. Local performers participate in providing entertainment covering acts such as choirs and dancing. Other NGOs active in the area have stalls where they sell locally produced products from their area and market their projects. Other stalls sell products, mostly locally produced, such as djembe drums, crafts and solar utilities.

The festival also incorporates performances such as circus acts, fire shows and local Xhosa stick fighting. Introductory workshops for these acts as well as drumming will be available to visitors. Other activities will include surfing, kayaking, hiking and horse riding.

The festival will bring together cultures from all over the world considering that Mdumbi Backpackers is an international youth travel destination. Free shows will be provided to people from the local community. Visitors to the festival can each plant at least one tree. Not only does this create awareness of the important role forests play in the ecology of our planet, it allows them the opportunity to offset the carbon footprint of their travels to the festival.

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