Fun-filled day at Folk Fest
It was a fun-filled Sunday for the Durbanites at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake. The Folk Fest, is a musical event presented by Old Mutual in partnership with East Coast Radio and Durban Tourism.
The outdoor event took place at the Durban Botanic Gardens, and saw some of South Africa’s biggest acts bring their hottest acoustic sets on stage. East Coast Radio’s Bongani Mtolo was the emcee of the day.
Bringing fire to the stage was the Durban’s very own soulful musician, Nhlanhla Majozi, better known by his stage name Majozi, Louise Carver and the South Africa’s biggest Afro-fusion band, Freshlyground.
Freshlyground left fans begging for more after performing some of their biggest hits such as Nomvula, Doo Be Doo and Waka Waka. The band also paid tribute to the late legendary musician, Johnny Clegg by performing one of his songs, Asimbonanga.
The festival was not only about music, but child friendly as they also got to play different games. Food and beverages were also available at the venue.
Laura Smith, a Durbanite said there is no other way to enjoy the last day of the week other than this.
“I came here with my family we are having so much fun. We are enjoying the music while also indulging on these delicious foods,” said Smith
Iziko DUT also got a chance to get up close and personal with Majozi.
“My experience was amazing, I really enjoyed. I am originally from here, so it’s just good to come back home and see my people having a good time,” he said.
This soulful musician also shared some of his future plans with us.
“I am currently in studio and trying to work on some collaborations and on my new project, because the project I have been running has been up for a year. It’s time to get the gears going on the new projects, so I am also going overseas to write a bit and get some experience that side,” said Majozi.
Pictures: Nkosenhle Sibisi