‘When Your Heart and Soul is African’

Karyn White is one of the international stars that will be performing at Macufe this year.

Hosted by the Free State Provincial Government, Macufe is upon us again for the 19th year in a row. This prestigious event, hosted in the very heart of South Africa, kicks off in the beautiful city of Mangaung on the 30th of September and will continue until the 9th of October.
The festival, which undoubtedly has grown from strength to strength over the past two decades, promises yet another world-class festival for art and music lovers coming from all corners of South Africa. The festival is still guided by its pay-off line, “When Your Heart and Soul is African”. Staying true to the theme, the festival promises to have a variety of acts from all over the African continent showcasing the flair of local and international artists alike. South Africans can expect various acts ranging from hip-hop, jazz, RnB, house and kwaito music. Other means of entertainment include plays, as well as soccer for the sport lovers who can expect to watch a riveting match between Bloemfontein Celtics and Kaizer Chiefs.
The 2016 edition promises to be an unforgettable experience as Richard Loring’s multi-award winning musical, African Footprint, will be returning to the Macufe Festival on 3 – 7 October 2016. Viewers can catch this exciting drama at the Bloemfontein Civic Theatre.
While some shows are unconfirmed, we can say with certainty that viewers will find thrilling and live performances from distinguished international acts such as Karyn White (USA), Andy Narell (USA) and Romeo Mputu (DRC).
Macufe aims to be the largest and most culturally diverse arts festival in the world. With the tourists it faithfully attracts year after year, it won’t be long before it really is the most diverse and celebrated arts festival in the world. – Pulane Choane