Lulu wants changes to 2010 lineup

Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana has finally taken a stand on the issue of the 2010 World Cup Concert.

Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana has finally taken a stand on the issue of the 2010 World Cup Concert.

After being silent for some time, Xingwana, who supports the outcry by local artists that the Fifa concert is dominated by international acts, will meet Local Organising Committee boss Danny Jordaan today.

The concert is to be staged on June 10 at Orlando Stadium.

The minister will be joined by local artists that include Don Laka, Oupa Salimane, Dorothy Masuka and Jonas Gwangwa when she meets Jordaan.

Xingwana yesterday met local musicians to listen to their grievances.

"They said that during the World Cup the artistic programme should reflect a holistic African experience and that the June 10 concert in particular should have 80percent representation from South African and African artists."

The concert is set to feature top overseas artists such as Alicia Keys, Angélique Kidjo and Black Eyed Peas.

Local talent is represented by BLK JKS, Parlotones and Vusi Mahlasela.

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