It features jazz, gospel, kwaito, hip-hop, R&B, rock and classical music, as well as dance, drama, cabaret, musical theatre, poetry, fine art and traditional arts and crafts.
First held in 1997 before an audience of 30 000, Macufe now attracts over 140 000 people from South Africa, Africa and the world.
Since its inception, directly or indirectly close to thousands of jobs have been created thus contributing to the GDP of the province millions of rands.
On the tourism side, Macufe has managed to attract Western and Eastern part of the Continents visitors.
Apart from that, through the South African Tourism which is the marketing agency for the country internationally, the numbers have escalated to 4, 7% which simply put equates to 10,000 jobs created indirectly pre-and-post the fest.
Attempts to obtain audited figures from Free State Tourism Agency once gain failed at the time posting.
Internationally renown artists and poets such as Ringo,Caiphus “katse” Semenya, Zahara, Lira, Angie Stone, Maleh, Myesha Rose Jenkins (USA), Natalia Molebatsi, Rampolokeng, Sheila Khala, Thabiso Afurakan Mohare, Hector S. Kunene, Lebo Eva Leisa, Napo Masheane, Serame Makhele, Nthabiseng JahRose Jafta, and Rita Chihawa, have made a promise to bring the Free State Province down to its knees!
From Gospel to Divas concert from arts to football, that’s the legacy which defines Macufe has been associated with some fifteen year’s ago.
Historically rich this has BECOME…
For tickets go to:www.macufe.co.za/tickets.asp or at any Computicket outlets countrywide.
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We’re giving away FIVE TICKETS to the 2012 Macufe JAZZ showpiece taking place on October 13.
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