Musos Sing their Praises!


Local musicians can rejoice now that more SA talent will be included in the line-up for the 2010 World Cup kick-off concert.

Recently, a meeting was held to discuss allegations brought forward by a handful of disgruntled musicians who felt that the selection of acts was not representative of the country. Present at the meeting were Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Lulu Xingwana, OC CEO Dr Danny Jordaan and president of the Creative Workers Union of South Africa, Mabutho Sithole.

It was agreed that…

  • More artists would be included in the line-up to make it more representative and reflect gender and demographic concerns. Names will only be publicly announced once artists have signed contracts.
  • The concert is to satisfy BEE concerns. There will be further involvement regarding arts and culture at fan parks and Public Viewing Areas to make them a truly African arts and culture experience.

Minister Xingwana express positive views on the outcome of the meeting – “I’m satisfied with the outcome of this meeting. It is to the benefit of arts and culture in this country. I am glad that all stakeholders could agree on a way forward and on the principle of greater representation of South African and African artists on this major global platform to be held on South African soil.”

The 2010 World Cup kick-off concert will take place on 10 June at Orlando Stadium.

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~ by Thandie on April 16, 2010.

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