Masekela has appeared in Assupol’s TV advertising campaign since last year and the event is a collaboration between the two. The festival will be staged at the Soweto Cricket Oval in Soweto, with a diverse line-up of supporting artists handpicked by Masekela himself.
The line-up will include Thandiswa Mazwai, Phuzekhemisi, Mi Casa, Desmond and The Tutus, Pu2ma, Khaya Mahlangu, Jeremy Loops and of course Masekela himself as the headline act.
“I’m really looking forward to this festival. I always love performing in Soweto and with this wonderful and eclectic array of talent on the line-up, I think it’s going to be a very special day,” says Masekela.
“For us this concert is a fitting way to celebrate 100 years of Assupol, with a legend in the South African music industry who like Assupol, has stood the test of time,” Annelize van Blerk, head of Corporate Affairs at Assupol said.
The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival aims to become an annual event moving forward, to celebrate Heritage month and to honour the people of Soweto.
– TEAMtalk Media