Sir X, Poetic X to attend international Music Festival
Hip-hop artists Sir X and the Poetic X are to represent The Gambia in the TribeOne Dinokeng Festival, slated from 26-28 September, 2014 in the City of Tshwane, South Africa, reports reaching What’s On reveals.
The TribeOne Dinokeng Festival will be a first of its kind, not just for South Africa, but Africa itself. With a line-up of featuring over 150 artists performing on three main stages, it is already being billed as Africa’s biggest festival, according to organisers. The festival will see the historic diamond-mining town of Cullinan, in the City of Tshwane in South Africa being taken over for the first musical journey of its kind on African shores.
International, African and local South African artists will perform for an expected crowd of over 100,000. Sir X and the Poetic X will join South African singers Karen Zoid, Tailor, Desmond & the Tutus, Shortstraw, Kwesta, Samuel Miller, Rouge, The Dollfins, David & Goliath, Veranda Panda, New Academics, Lacey May, Beatenberg, Gang of Instrumentals, MXO & The Peppercorns, Royal K, Beat Army, Ricardo da Costa, Mark Stent, Lady Lea, Tommy D, Roger de Lux, House Hold Funk, and Kyle Watson.
And also Keko and Naava Grey of Uganda, Slap Dee, Winky D and Zone Fam of Zambia, Daara J from Senegal, Stanley of Gabon, Redsan, Nameless, Xtatic and Jaguar from Kenya, Alikiba of Tanzania, Music Award winning stars Gazza, Erna Chimu, Elvis se Seun from Namibia, Ba’ponga of Gabon and Hope from Burundi.
Louw said music tribes from all over planet earth will come together every year as One Tribe, at the TribeOne Dinokeng multi-day mega music festival in the City of Tshwane. Four-time Grammy Award winning global megastars and the first of the TribeOne Dinokeng headline acts, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis from the USA, are expected to perform at the event. Macklemore and Lewis’s single “Thrift Shop” reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013.
American rapper, Kid Ink was the 3rd US international announced set to perform at the Diamond Fields main stage set for the Saturday, 27th September. Tribeonefestival.com reports that Kid Ink is an American rapper from Los Angeles, signed to RCA Records. In his career to date, Kid Ink released the independent album Up & Away, an EP titled Almost Home and his second studio album My Own Lane spawned the successful singles “Show Me”, “Iz U Down” and “Main Chick” with several smash collaborations including Chris Brown, Tyga, Trey Songz, Juicy J, 2Chainz, Meek Mill to name a few.
“This much incredible talent over three glorious spring days in the most glorious African setting is more than worth leaving home for. It’s epic.” Meanwhile, Tshwane City Manager Jason Ngobeni says, “Tshwane is a “smart city” – a leader in education, research and technology, electronics and information technology as well as defence design and construction so the City’s involvement in the project was a natural alignment.
“In our country’s 20th year of democracy, we are excited about the developments and possibilities that TribeOne Dinokeng presents as a long-term project”. Meanwhile, the capital city is proud to be hosting this three-day music bonanza in Dinokeng, outside Cullinan.
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