Ekurhuleni takes people back to their roots

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pretoria – A star-studded line-up of local musicians is set to entertain crowds as the Ekurhuleni metro takes its residents back to their roots through song, dance and food.

Ihashi Elimhlophe, Mahotela Queens, Malik and African Music Bombers are some of the famous musos that Ekurhuleni residents will be celebrating their heritage with on Saturday, September 21 at KeDitsilane Cultural Village in Katlehong.

They will share the stage with Bholoja, Mohato and traditional dance groups from all over Ekurhuleni in what promises to be a colourful cultural feast.

The day will begin with a carnival parade, which will see about 2 000 performers taking to the streets of Vosloorus and Katlehong, showcasing their costumes and floats of splendor, singing, dancing and just plain entertaining the crowds.

The 4km procession will begin at Vosloorus Stadium at 10am, heading for KeDitselane.

An exciting element that has been added to the parade is the honouring of Ekurhuleni struggle icons. Performers adorned in caricatured masks of the faces of the icons are to lead the procession and, upon arrival at the venue, they will be acknowledged by praise singers.

It is then that the cultural food and dance fest will begin at midday, followed by the concert at 3pm until 6pm.

On Sunday, September 22, Heritage Day commemorations will take a slightly serious turn to address the matter of male circumcision with traditional leaders. This will be done through an Indigenous Knowledge Systems dialogue at KeDistalene from 10am to 4pm. – SAnews.gov.za

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