Local musos DJ Zinhle, Ami Faku & Moonchild Sanelly are set to perform at the inaugural The Roots Africa Day festival. The festival is a 24-hour virtual event that will feature live performances, DJ sets, and conversations from some of the biggest artists across the globe.
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Other local stars who have been billed to perform include Micasa, DJ Tira, Sun-El Musician and Mafikizolo. Other African music acts like Sean Kuti, Mereba, D’Banj, Ayo, Makeda and Juls will also be part of the celebration.
The Roots Africa Day festival takes place on 25 May 2020 on The Roots’ YouTube channel.
DJ Zinhle, Ami Faku & Moonchild Sanelly to perform at the inaugural The Roots Africa Day festival. We can’t wait to watch it!
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The Roots’ production company, Two One Five Entertainment, and The Bridge, which is executive produced and curated by Tina Farris and Suede present: #TheRootsAfricaDay. The celebration on YouTube will feature 24 hours of DJ’s, performances, messages of hope, faith and powerful conversations from around the world and around the corner! Essence will host a Watch Party on their Facebook Page providing a peek into the 24hour experience on May 25th from 10:00AM – 1:00 PM ET. Special Thanks to Aya Chebbi Youth Envoy of the African Union, Ilwaad Elman of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center and Ndaba Mandela of the Mandela Institute for Humanity for your consultations and Nelson Makamo for the use of your paining “Modumokgole” Respect to the numerous DJ’s, Artists, Managers, Crew and everyone in the Diaspora who donated their time freely to this event in the true spirit of Ubuntu. AFRICA IS FOR EVERYONE See the full lineup below (in EDT): DJ Sets: 11:50 PM Sunday May 24th – 12:00 AM Tuesday, May 26th. Naomi Campbell Kicks off the event: 11:50 PM (Sunday May, 24th) Questlove: 12:00 – 2:00 AM @batida_apresenta_qualquercoisa : 2:00 – 3:00 AM @kkaybie : 3:00 – 4:00 AM @contactmakeda : 4:00 – 5:00 AM @jeunelio : 5:00 – 6:00 AM @boddhisatva : 6:00 – 8:00 AM @djzinhle : 8:00 – 10:00 AM @iamdjedu : 10:00 – 12:00 PM @djsoupamodel : 12:00 – 2:00 PM @djmalvado_oficial : 2:00 – 3:00 PM @djtira : 3:00 – 4:00 PM @poizonivythedj : 4:00 – 6:00 PM @julsbaby_ : 6:00 – 8: @djmohogany : 8:00 – 9:00 PM @nanakwabena : 9:00 – 10:00 PM @questlove : 10:00 – 12:00 AM The Bridge: A discussion in the Diaspora: 9:00 – 10:10 AM Co-Hosted by @blackthought and @tinafarristours Guests include: @tobenwigwe @mereba @nasty_csa @bobiwine Artist Performances: 10:15AM– 12:15 PM Artists include: @ami_faku @ayomusic @bezidakula @bigbirdkuti @blinkybillmusic @mafikizolo_africa @micasamusic @moonchildsanelly @owoofficial @sebastianmikael @sinomsolo @sunelmusician @thisiswurld And More To Be Added!
— #Umlilo #ERAbyDJZinhle #ZeeNation (@DJZinhle) May 25, 2020