Dope Saint Jude is without doubt one of the South African acts lined as much as warmth up the MTN Bushfire Competition stage happening in eSwatini from Could 24-26.
Identified for its afrocentric ethos and powerful deal with African music, tradition and the humanities, MTN Bushfire is about to boost the bar at this 12 months’s pageant.
The music extravaganza is quick promoting out with the total pageant tickets for the occasion, each Golden Lounge and Fundamental Enviornment, in addition to al the tenting on the pageant being utterly bought out.
Along with pageant headliners from West Africa; Asa and Mr. Eazi and Kenya’s Blinky Invoice, a spread of thrilling different artists have already been introduced and the total artist line-up is obtainable on the pageant web site with the ultimate programme to be introduced quickly.
The various music line-up, mixed with the spirit of celebration and tolerance that’s Bushfire are what make the pageant a living-breathing ecosystem that welcomes over 29 000 visitors yearly to the Malkerns Valley in Eswatini.
Performing on the occasion this 12 months is Cape City’s Dope Saint Jude, a hip hop artist who explores themes of gender, politics, race and sexuality in her music.
Born Catherine Saint Jude Pretorius, the rapper is an activist and a hustler utilizing music to unfold her message. She spoke to The Star about Africa and the music scene:
TS: What message are you attempting to get throughout along with your music?
DSJ: I’m attempting to make use of my music to empower me and those that take heed to it.
TS: How do you rejoice Africa?
DSJ: I imagine that every thing I do is a celebration of Africa as I’m an African.
TS: What’s your tackle the reception of African music throughout the continent?
DSJ: African music is experiencing a giant surge within the worldwide music business.
TS: Are there any specific artists from the continent that you just want to collaborate with?
DSJ: I might like to collaborate with Msaki, Mlindo the vocalist and Sjava.
TS: What’s in retailer to your Bushfire efficiency?
DSJ: I’ll current my present with a dwell band and it is going to be an explosive show of self-expression.
TS: What’s your recommendation to first-time festival-goers?
DSJ: Take your time to take heed to the totally different acts, as dwell exhibits develop over the course of some songs. Costume warmly and have enjoyable.
MTN Bushfire additionally has a pageant app scheduled to be launched this week consistent with the #BringYourFire “inexperienced” mandate, a dedication to environmental sustainability.
This 12 months, the pageant embraces the #GreenYourFire theme by way of delivering a paperless pageant.
For extra data, see: https://www.bush-fire.com/discover/lineup/