Divas and heritage vibes thrill

What a weekend your Skinnerbek, enjoyed, from dancing to the tunes of Black Coffee, to singing along to some of Mzansi’s A-list singers at last Sunday’s Divas in Spring concert.

My weekend got off to an electrifying start last Friday, when I went to Centenary Hall for the Heritage Festival organised by Bay Swag.

The lineup featured Black Coffee, Idols finalists Lungisa Xhamela and Amanda Black, and many other artists.

All brought their A-game, especially the local artists.

Nelson Mandela Bay’s own Brenda Fassie – Zimsto Eroofini – had tongues wagging when she and her team rocked up wearing short pants made from initiation blankets.

Talk about taking fashion too far.

Shem maan, award-winning singer Asanda Mqiki was also there, but unfortunately she was asked to leave the back stage as she did not have accreditation.

Then there was DJ Biggs – the world should look out for this one since he gave a killer performance that saw people shaking what their mamas gave them.

Big up to the organisers for taking care of their guests.

On Sunday, I simply could not miss the Divas in Spring concert at Victoria Park. What a beautiful setting for a picnic with soulful music this was!

We were entertained by Liesl Grahams, Lira, Judith Sephuma, PJ Powers and Lilitha.

PJ Powers is aging so well and, while her performance was enjoyable, I would have loved to hear something new from her.

As much as I love powerhouse PJ, she did spend a lot of her time talking.

The organisers had said they would break the Guinness world record for the largest macarena dance. I waited and waited to see a judge from the Guinness world records, but nada. And I can’t imagine the record was broken because those who were there did not add up to 2 000.

There were a few people who did try to dance the macarena but others simply wanted to mind their own business, especially in the VIP area.

At first I thought we were watching rehearsals for the actual record attempt, only to be told by my sidekick that this was the actual dance.

Enough about the dancing – let’s talk about the singers. Wow, Judith looked absolutely ravishing in her red number. She is one of the few people who are aging very well.

Businessman Motse Mfuleni ditched his snappy suits for a dopper look.

Then there were the gals who came along in their heels – don’t they know a picnic means grass?

Lira’s performance was on fire and when things heated up she took off her shoes and danced like her life depended on it. Fun was had…

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