Bulwer Park Glenwood: Sat 3 Feb

The first day-long Imbumba Fiesta will take place in Glenwood’s Bulwer Park on Saturday 3 February with a summer themed market, food stalls, info stands,  an open mic and (ticketed) sun-downer concert – all with an underlying message of encouraging good neighbourliness, supporting underprivileged children and showcasing local artists and crafters.

The Imbumba Fiesta is a project of Pietermaritzburg-based Mzala Nxumalo Centre for the Study of South African Society. The KZNSA Gallery will be open – inviting visitors to visit the gallery and shop, and also inviting visitors to enjoy their licensed restaurant and coveted coffee! Entry to the day is free and all are welcome. There will be a sun-downer family-friendly music concert alongside the gallery from 3pm until 7pm which will be a ticketed event. The afternoon music line up boasts an eclectic mix of Durban musicians including Scelo Gowane:  Afro-soul and R&B artist, a self-taught producer, guitarist and composer; Sosha whose music crosses the boundaries of  kwaito / hip-hop / rap / dance and electronic; Thee Legacy:  a distinctly South African contemporary isicathamya acappella group who rose to stardom as a result of winning the inaugural Sing Off South Africa 2015 a cappella music competition; singer, songwriter and performer Holly Wasserfall who has carved out a place for herself in the country’s flourishing Afro-house music scene becoming a fixture at major live events;  hip-hop / rap / kwaito star, Bullistic; Nina Mkhize:  a jazz trained vocalist and composer and two-time winner of the Old Mutual Jazz Encounters Awards from Durban whose repertoire includes original jazz and African music compositions and renditions of art songs standards; Sandile D.V. Sithole AKA J Sabali – local Skandihop / hip-hop artist, and The Name on the Drum: local alternative / indie rock outfit.

There will be children’s activities;, there will be interactive non-competitive chess demos, games and lessons encouraging non-chess playing children to develop a love and understanding of the game; and Colgate, will be bringing their events truck to the Fiesta staffed by dental care professionals offering free dental check-ups and handing out complimentary toothpaste and toothbrushes to children.   .

Entry to the day is free and all are welcome. The music concert takes place from 3pm until 7pm in Bulwer Park. Tickets (R80 for adults / children R20) are available at the gate or on the Facebook page using Zapper. For more info: Gabriella Peppas on gabriella@ilifindo.com / 0785835517 – WhatsApp is best.