Arts and Culture supports the 5th annual Buyel’ekhaya Pan African Music Festival
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) supports the Buyel’ekhaya Pan African Music Festival 2013 together with Amathole Municipality and Buffalo City. The festival will be held on 22 December 2013 in East London at the Eastern Cape.
The festival aims to encourage migrant professionals to return to their home town in the Province to celebrate the festive season with their families and friends and this contributes to the local economy. As a well-attended music festival, Buyela’ekhaya is an important platform for the province.
This year, music lovers will be treated to the sounds of well-known artists such as Hugh Masekela Vusi Mahlasela, Ringo, Mafikizolo, Dj Zinhle, Dj Oskido and Candy, Khuli Chana, Phaphama and a Pan African offering by Angélique Kidjo from Benin.
Since its formation 4 years ago, Buyel’ekhaya continues to grow in size and popularity under extended support of the DAC, through the Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) strategy that seeks to upscale the contribution of the arts to job creation and economic development. Buyel’ekhaya is one of a number of national cultural events based in every province of the country supported by the DAC.
These include the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Joy of Jazz Festival, Marula Festival and MACUFE Festival, to name but a few.