The 14th Annual Mzansi Fela Festival (MFF) is currently taking place at the South African State Theatre (SAST).

Since its inception in 2007, MFF has arguably established itself as one of the leading arts festivals in the Tshwane Metropolitan and Gauteng province, if not the country at large. The festival presents the most exciting feast of local music, theatre, dance, comedy, and poetry during festive season. It is renowned for showcasing Mzansi’s premium latent and giving platform to developing artists to grow.

The festival launched on 01 December under the theme: The Year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke: 16 Days of Activism – Moving from Awareness to Accountability,” to continue -under 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children- denouncing the rapes, domestic violence, women and children abduction and child murders that have increased in the country according to latest crime stats. Its launch also commemorated World Aids Day, themed “Working Together to End inequalities, AIDS, TB and COVID-19 – Get Tested. Get Vaccinated. Adhere to Treatment.” The SAST in collaboration with Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF) offered free HIV testing, covid screening, blood pressure, blood sugar monitoring, STI and TB screening to attendees at the launch.

Multi talented artists, Mandisi Dyantyis and Msaki will be performing live at the State Theatre, Pretoria on Friday 10th December and the 11th December 2021 from 19:00 pm. 

 

The Cape Town-based singer/songwriter Mandisi Dyantyis has just released his sophomore album Cwaka, following the huge success of his debut album Somandla. Aa celebrated trumpeter and singer, Mandisi’s shows are not just a joyous experience but a spiritual awakening.

 

Msaki is no stranger to the music world, an inspiring songwriter who has worked with the likes of Black Coffee, Kelly Khumalo, Prince Kaybee, Nduduzo Makhathini, Mobi Dixon and Tresor among others. A multiple SAMA nominee, Msaki has recently released her second album: Platinum Heart Open.

The concert series is a culmination of a call to action to re-live musical experiences centred on the urban African imaginary whilst celebrating stories of identity, social plights such GBV, and the much-needed healing for humanity because of Covid-19 and many other pandemics. Each concert costs R250 to R350.

All tickets can be obtained from Webtickets- available online, Pick n Pay stores nationwide, and at the SAST’s Box office.

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