Arts and Culture hosts Mapungubwe Arts and Heritage festival, 5 to 13 Dec

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in partnership with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture in Limpopo is hosting the Mapungubwe Arts and Heritage Festival 2014 from 5 – 13 December 2014 in Polokwane.

Mapungubwe Arts Festival 2014 will enthral audiences with exciting theatre, comedy and stage performances at the Library Gardens Hall that will showcase the talent in the region. Also on the programme are a gospel festival and a Jazz festival.

The department has financially supported the Mapungubwe Arts and Heritage Festival for more than five years and currently does so through the Mzansi Golden Economy strategy which promotes job creation and seeks to increase the contribution of arts and culture to sustainable economic development, provides skills development for excellence and high performance in the arts sector and creates decent work for local artists.

The Mapungubwe Arts Festival will close with the Jazz and Heritage Festival taking place at the Polokwane Cricket Grounds. The line-up includes both South African artists and artists from the rest of the continent with, Hugh Masekela, Bhudaza, Jonas Gwangwa, Joe Shirimani, Thomas Chauke, Colbert Mukwevho, Jimmy Dludlu and Candy N’waingwane, Muzo Brothers, Ntsikwana Brian Bomba Malondolo, Innocent, Tyfenny, Mopedy, Lejekeje, Ricky Sekhale, Advocate Bongororo and Salif Keita, taking centre stage.

Media accreditation please contact JT Comms on media@jtcomms.co.za / 011 788 7631/2.

More details on the festival.

Enquiries:

Sandile Memela

Cell: 082 800 3750

E-mail: SandileM@dac.gov.za

Junior Ramusi

Cell: 084 733 4272

E-mail: ramusij@sac.limpopo.gov.za

SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS