Talent galore at Mandela Bay fest

THE Nelson Mndela Bay International Music Festival will take place at the 2010 Stadium in Port Elizabeth on December 17.

THE Nelson Mndela Bay International Music Festival will take place at the 2010 Stadium in Port Elizabeth on December 17.

The razzmatazz starts with a gala dinner when Minister of Arts and Culture Lulu Xingwana will be the guest of honour.

The dinner will also serve to open the three-day music affair.

Vusi Mahlasela, a most talented but under-used musician from Pretoria, will deliver his fine sounds. He will be joined by brilliant US guitarist Norman Brown.

On Saturday they will host a youth music international festival that is split into three categories.

On December 18 PRO will be on the stage and Keri Hilson will also perform.

They share the stage with HHP, Ntando, L'Vovo Derango, Angola's Od Flow, Kelly Khumalo, Theo Kgosinkwe, Brickz, MXO, Lungelo and Jozi.

On December 19 there will be a battle of the DJs featuring such pros as Sbu, Naked, T-Bo Touch, Glen Lewis, Mozet, Superman , Sistaz, Da Vinci, Zinhle and Sindo.

On December 20 old-timers who might feel a bit left out will chill to the sounds of the stunning and vocally gifted Liz Wright, Hugh Masekela, Paul Hanmer, Simphiwe Dana, Selaelo Selota, Christian Scott, Nhlanhla Nciza, Norman Brown and Concord Nkabinde.

They will be hosted by trumpeter par excellence Feya Faku.

Tickets are available at Computicket and cost R200 for the youth festival, R200 for the battle of the DJs and R225 for the rest.

As for VIP tickets, contant Lineo at 071-859-7314.

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