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THE Buyel'Ekhaya Annual Beach Festival in East London will make the city come alive on December 20.
The festival will take place at the Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium from noon.
South Africa's golden couple of showbiz Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu, who have proved their staying power in both music and in romance, will weave their music magic for the Eastern Cape community.
They will be joined by Jonas Gwangwa, a longtime friend from days of the Union of South Africa, their former band in the US.
Also on hand to showcase her roots when most of her peers are blinging their way into the Americanism that they are not all that familiar with is Thandiswa. With her is Ringo, the balladeer who melts women's hearts with Xhosa lyrics, Freshlyground with their cosmopolitan sound that seems to be on the wane though their music is fantastic.
Then there is Ntando, the traditional singer who has moulded his peers into taking pride in their beautiful sounds; Siphokazi, whose voice was created to do Xhosa traditional music in a soulful and melancholic way, and Malaika, whose great music makes them anchors at any festival worth its salt.
This great line-up fills mature artists with hope though they are often left by the wayside.
Tickets are available from Computicket for R150, while VIP packages go for R1000.