EVER WONDERED what is Musangwe - a Venda traditional boxing (bare-knuckle fist fighting) then start preparing for a long haul to what is called the Land of a Hundred Streams or a Land of Legend as Venda is known, historically.
You’ll see it live as men or boys with
six packs- some- exchange blows, resulting in blood splattered on the ground, broken and jaws disfigured. All in the name of manhood and FUN…
Being a proud MoTswana born, and always taken vast interest in other cultural experiences, your’s truly will be descending in one of the hottest areas in the country Thohoyandou (Elephants head) as part of pilmgrage to the fifth edition of the Royal Heritage Music Festival, scheduled from September 8&9 2017..
Vhavenda people, will open their arms to welcome thousands of local and international tourists, thus continue to improve tourism and economic spin-offs anticipated pre and post the fest.
Again you may ask yourself why hasn’t the tourism agency in the province not taken advantage of the numbers? Your guess is just good as mine!
Making its maiden appearance will be Gospel that replaces Kwaito on Friday (08) at Nandoni Dam.
It features Gospel greats such as Joyous Celebration, Lebo Sekgobela, Winnie Mashaba, Worship House, Sipho Makhabane, Rofhiwa Manyanga, Lebo Elle Tisane, Naphy M, Rudolf Mabasa, Lufuno Buda, Bishop Roxley Masevhe, Secret of Worship, Ndivhuwo Matuba, Mercy Masakona, Lufuno Dagada, Lwei plus a Surprise Act.
With over 20 000 revelers expected on both days, talk of the town is mother of all parties line-up on Saturday.
It boast Cassper Nyovest, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Lira, Alick Macheso, Amanda Black, Thomas Chauke, Lira, Sjava, Sands, OkMalumKoolKat, Dr Malinga, Colbert Mukwevho, Phuzekhemisi, Benny Mayengani, Lady Zamar, DJs Fresh, Lerato Kganyago, Distruction Boyz, Maphorisa, Malwela, Miss Pru, Mobi Dixon, Thuli P and many more.
“The Phalaphala FM Royal Gospel and Heritage Festival has been the apple of our eyes, seeing it’s growth and how it has placed Thohoyandou on the map has been fulfilling.
Nothing beats the unity of the people of Venda as they have been welcoming and enjoying with us all these years. This year promises to be bigger and better with a solid line-up and over two days some of the greatest artists that our country has to offer.
A big thank you to His Majesty King Mphemphu Ramabulana, Phalaphala FM and SABC 2 for allowing us to reach our full potential,” says Royal Gospel and Heritage Festival organizer Shandukani Nesengani.
Talk of King Ramabulana- whom I’ve had a privilege to meet- will also host his annual Fun Walk and Musangwe. Entrance FREE. MAHALA. GRATIS!
Oh, in case accommodation runs out for visitors (drawn from SADC States) locals are encouraged to offer their households for a special rate, or kanjani?
Tickets for the main fest on Saturday: R190 for general, R1000 for VIP and R250 general access at the gate.
Yes, I look forward experiencing or partaking in the Musangwe, anyone up for a challenge?