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Zakifo 2017 Festival: Durban, count yourselves lucky!

At first, you don’t believe it. A ‘Marley’ is coming to perform for the masses in South Africa. Then you hear Thandiswa Mazwai, Ray Phiri, Petit Noir, Bombino, Gangs of Ballet, Nova Twins, Kommanda Obbs, Lu Dlamini and Jojo Abot will all be gracing the same stage. Many of these names we just didn’t know. So you do a little research, dig into the biographies and then realise that the organisers of Zakifo have done something really special. A global collection of the some of the finest afro-soul, blues, jazz, reggae and maskandi traditional music.

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