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Anthony Hamilton to perform at the 2018 Mahika Mahikeng Music Festival

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Anthony Hamilton to perform at the 2018 Mahika Mahikeng Music Festival

Multiple award-winning American singer, Anthony Hamilton, is back in South Africa to perform at the 2018 Mahika Mahikeng Music Festival, before taking to the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

American RnB crooner, Anthony Hamilton, will be headlining the Mahika Mahikeng music festival this coming Sunday, 9 December 2018. The event will take place at the Mmabatho Stadium. Thereafter, the ‘Pass Me Over’ hit-maker will perform at the Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane, on Sunday, 16 December 2018.

The popular music festival kicked off on Thursday, 6 December 2018, and will run until Sunday, 9 December 2018. The main aim of the festival is to propel the province’s economic drive through the celebration of the arts, with the hopes of attracting audiences from around the globe to the province.

Anthony Hamilton is no stranger to South Africa, and has visited the country numerous times before, so much so, that residents have affectionately named him Skhumbuzo, as they now consider him as one of their own. Apart from the numerous shows and performances, the singer notes that he has plans of collaborating with local artists in the near future.

In a Cliff Central interview with Gareth Cliff on Tuesday, 4 December 2018, Anthony revealed that he would love to work with South African songstresses, Lira and Zonke. He continued to share what he believes makes authentically South African music so appealing to him.

“Lira and Zonke, we’ve been trying to work together, especially Zonke and I,” he said. “There’s a lot of great talent out here… I think the sound is organic, it’s not super commercial, it didn’t sound like it to me, maybe it’s because I’m coming from America where most music is commercial. It sounds like an honest sound coming from an honest place, here in Africa. When I hear it, that’s what it sounds like to me.”

Tickets for Sunday are still available for purchase from Computicket, retailing between R350 and R4 500.

Sanelisiwe Nkosi
sanelisiwe@justnje.com

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