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Music

Day 1 - 19 March 2022 

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VUSI

Mamelodi’s Vusi Mahlasela is an internationally acclaimed icon of South Africa’s struggle for liberation. Through is unique body of work stretching back to the early 90’s this singer, songwriter and self-taught guitarist - known simply as ‘The Voice’ to his fans - has consistently preached a message of hope, reconciliation, love and Ubuntu.

In 2021 Vusi recorded his latest studio album at the newly built Flame Studios at Constitution Hill. Fittingly, the album is entitled ‘Umoya/Spirits’ and is an uplifting, emotional and powerful return to form by one of South Africa’s national treasures.

The recipient of no less than three honorary doctorates, and countless other accolades during his storied career, Bra Vusi will perform at the Human Rights Festival at. Institution Hill for the first time. He is looking forward to showcasing his new material, as well as his better-known classics at this important festival.

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SOLACE CAN

Solace Can is a jazz musician, singer, motivational speaker, composer, music teacher, actress, and voice over artist from Soshanguve who is ready to take over stages around the country and the world. She describes her style of music as a combination of African music styles, and has shared the stage with top musicians, and performed at top events such as the Joy of Jazz.

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TSHEPANG RAMOBA

Tshepang Ramoba first gained acclaim as the drummer for the internationally

recognized, award winning rock band the BLK JKS. The band shot to stardom after

landing on the cover of Fader which was followed by a global tour.

 He embarked on his solo journey and released his debut solo Project Sešate in 2019, followed be the single Bana Baka. His next singles are coming in April and June and his EP in August.  His solo debut has taken the market by storm!

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TEEDO LOVE

Noluthando Rotwane has sixteen years’ experience as a DJ along with six years’ experience as an Event Coordinator, with extensive Project Management skills. With her experience, she’s been able to incorporate her artistry into not just corporate spaces but too music festivals including the likes of SoulCandi Spring Fiesta, Smoking Dragon Festival, Pan African Rum Festival, Arts Alive Joburg City NYE, Arts Alive Culture Clash and Oppikoppi Music Festival. She too has won multiple awards including SA Dancehall Dj Clash and Best Reggae and Dancehall Female DJ (Reggae Mzansi Music Awards). She has also done the Opening & Closing DJ Set for Damian Jnr Gong Marley.

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TOPNOTCH

Topnotch is a Johannesburg creative and eclectic dj. His creativity comes from always challenging the boundaries of the norm, this is done through his perception of life and challenges he has overcome, and the continuous knowledge he gains with everyday living. 

He plays a spectrum of genres that combine well with his versatility and taste for ear-gasmic music, this allows him to be able to infuse various genres and flavours to bless his audience with niche experiences, 

To him its about expressing himself, sharing his exceptional energy and evoking feeling.
He utilises platforms as an opportunity to explore new sounds, this culminates from his track selection for every dj set played

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MS PARTY

Olwethu “Olwee” Mlotshwa, better known by his stage name, Ms Party, is a South African DJ. Born in Diepkloof, Soweto, the DJ has garnered popularity for his zeal on the decks, playing catchy tunes & every now & then leaving the dance floor to show off his dance moves & party with the crowd. Ms Party burst into the industry in 2011, as one half of the DJ duo, The Tanktop DJs, founded with Roger Sivuyile. After going their separate ways, Ms Party went on to DJ as “DJ Olwee”, later changing the name to the more edgy “Ms Party.”