Hansa Festival of Legends to rock Mzansi


FROM the tiny area known as Sophiatown came a community and a people without
equal.  Eclectic and colourful, vibrant and energetic, Sophiatown was a
multiracial melting pot of characters all giving rise to a rich pool of
creative talent. 
Now, the Hansa Festival of Legends invites you to step back in time to that
electrifying musical era of the 1940s and 1950s on Saturday, 23 March.
Experience South Africa’s dynamic jazz, blues, marabi and kwela jive legacy
from inside the Festival’s special Legends Tribute Lounge at live music
venue Bassline, in Newtown. 
For the evening, the venue will be transformed to represent the mood and
ambiance of the era, and guests will be entertained by artists such as Lilly
Million, Lulo Café, Nothende, The Muffinz, DJ Mphoza and DJ Kenzhero
performing their own music as well as tributes to the music of that time.
Discussing what music fans can expect, urban soul singer Nothende Madumo
said, “The energy around the entire Hansa Festival of Legends is good. The
artists are excited and we hope the public is too.” Lilly Million agreed,
“Who would not want to be part of such an awesome event? I’m very honoured
to be included in this.”
But the Legends Tribute Lounge represents only one part of the 10-hour
festival which will take place throughout the Newtown precinct, and which
aims to cater for all ages and popular music tastes too.  Some of the other
artists who will be performing during the course of the evening include
Teargas, Zakes Bantwini, Mdu, Arthur, Professor, Kelly Khumalo and DJs
C-Live, Oskido and Dimplez. 
Hansa general manager Khensani Nobanda has a message for younger music
lovers, “The Newtown precinct will be filled with non-stop action and all
popular music genres. Concert goers can see over 40 of the funkiest
musicians playing hip hop, kwaito, afro pop, and house beats.
“Visit any of the three tribute lounges, enjoy a meal at a Newtown pavement
cafe or the artisan food market, and relax at the open air gardens with the
beer that has the special ingredient!”
Running from 2pm until midnight, the evening will be hosted by popular DJs
Anele and Bob Mabena over three specially erected stages."
Tickets cost R150 at computickets”



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