Free State Arts and Culture hosts Mangaung African Cultural Festival, 30 Sept to 9 Oct

1 Sep 2016

“When Your Heart and Soul is African”

The 2016 Mangaung African Cultural Festival (MACUFE) edition is upon us. The Free State Provincial Government, through the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation is proud to host the 2016 MACUFE which is now in its 19th year.

Again the festival promises a week of world class entertainment that will enthral audiences expected to descend into the City of Mangaung from beyond the borders of the Free State and even South Africa. Building towards its 20th Anniversary in 2017 the festival promises to continue to provide world class entertainment to its solid patrons who have grown astronomically in numbers over the years.

As the 19th edition of MACUFE is staged the Free State Provincial Government is proud of the fact that the economic spinoffs from hosting of this festival have been borne out by research conducted in partnership with the University of the Free State. As a flagship programme of the Free State the festival undoubtedly continues to enhance the tourism value of the Free State.

The following arts and cultural offering will continue to be a showpiece in the festival: Still guided by its pay-off-line, “When Your Heart and Soul is African”, the 2016 MACUFE edition will be rolled out from the 30th September to 9 October. On the international front international artists of note will continue to feature as part of the programme. For the 2016 edition music lovers can expect to be enthralled by the likes of Karyn White (USA), Andy Narell (USA) and Romeo Mputu (DRC).

The 2016 edition will again feature a very exiting MACUFE Theatre programme. Due to incredible popular demand, Richard Loring's multi-award winning musical, African Footprint, will be returning to the Macufe Festival on 3 to 7 October 2016. African Footprint continues to be South Africa's longest running musical, and the cast are thrilled to be able to perform in front of local audiences once again, this time in Bloemfontein at the Civic Theatre.

African Footprint performs at the MACUFE Festival from 3rd to 7th October 2016 at 19h30 For the nourishment and revival of the soul the following gospel singers will be at hand during the MACUFE Gospel show: Solly Mahlangu, Deborah Frazer, Sello Malete, Siphokazi, Lesego, Rofhiwa, Dr Tumi, Teboho, Thoko, Paul Lechalaba and Free State Extravaganza.

For more details on the festival please visit:

Tankiso Zola Mario Sefo
Cell: 082 940 2392
Tel: 051 410 4742

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