Solange to perform in South Africa

American artist Solange Knowles is set to perform live in South Africa later this year.

Solange will headline the AFROPUNK Festival taking place on December 30-31 in Johannesburg for the first time.

The global AFROPUNK events have taken place in New York, Atlanta, Paris and London throughout the festival’s 14-year history.

Tonight American TV personality Sal Masekela, at Constitution Hill’s Women’s Jail, announced the first batch of performers.

Among those names are Solange, Laura Mvula, King Tha vs. Blk Jks, Theo Parrish, The Brother Moves On, Spoek Mathambo, Black Motion, Gods Sons & Daughters, Manthe Ribane & OKZharp, DJ Lag, Urban Village, Nakhane Toure, Nonku Phiri and TCIYF.

Artists that have rocked past AFROPUNK festivals include Grace Jones, D’Angelo, Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz, Erykah Badu, Ice Cube and Janelle Monae.

More artists will be added to the AFROPUNK Joburg line-up leading up to the December event.

 

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