Swaziland’s highly acclaimed three-day music and arts festival returns for another year of true ‘art with heart’ celebrations. By promoting creative expression and social responsibility, MTN BUSHFIRE is the only festival that donates 100% of its profits to charity.
In 2013 over 30,000 people enjoyed three days of music, activism and cultural expression amidst the beauty of Swaziland. Day passes for the festival sold out leaving hundreds of disappointed fans – make sure you don’t miss out – as the 2014 edition promises even more diverse acts from around the world as well as a range of opportunities for YOU to make a difference and #BRINGYOURFIRE.
MTN Bushfire 2014 will continue with the international flavour of MTN Bushfire that has seen acts such as Bomba Estereo (Colombia), Stewart Sukuma (Mozambique), Joy Frempong – Oy (Ghana / Switzerland), Alhousseini Mohamed Anivolla (Niger), The Soil (South Africa), Nathalie Natiembé (Reunion Islands) amongst many others.
Some initial acts have already been confirmed and will be joined by dozens of other acts from South Africa, Swaziland the rest of the continent and further afield.
La33 (Colombia): Courtesy of the Colombian Embassy
Caribbean and salsa sounds fuse with street rhythms to create something truly unique. Inspired by the “calle 33,” a meeting place where young artists are experimenting, exchange ideas, find new ways to dress and where musicians come to play all common – the group is a true expression of this ethos.
Kadebostany (Switzerland): Courtesy of Pro-Helvetia
A striking visual identity and their infamously powerful live performances backed by an exclusive visual show perfect the experience. Bearing both a solid artistic credibility and an evident potential for broad appeal, Kadebostany are set to stand as undisputed heralds of a renewal in the pop music world.
Mokoomba (Zimbabwe): Courtesy of Pamberi trust/African Synergy
Exuberant youthful energy bursting with natural talent and contagious rhythm, the six young men of Mokoomba are Zimbabwe’s next generation of hope. Musically distinct, Mokoomba combines traditional and modern instruments with a rich blend of rhythms, creating a vibrant sound consisting of not only traditional Tonga music but embracing the diverse cultures of southern Africa
Qibho and Sands (Swaziland)
To a person who has never met them, the band Qibho & Sands sounds like a duet yet this is magical fusion of poetry, vocals and guitars is made up of three guys; Qibho, Sands and Bandile. Their music is not only deep, soulful and mesmerising; it also has a groovy vibe to it that can make any person sing and dance along.
Tickets can be bought online at http://www.bush-fire.com (from mid-December 2013). For more artist info, travel packages and the latest news: