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Monday, December 15, 2014


Marking a first for KwaZulu-Natal, the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Experience – International Arts Festival is running at Midmar Dam until December 21.

The Department of Arts & Culture KZN, in partnership with Durban Stars, will run this event on an annual basis.

The aim of this project is to promote the Business of the Art, with a special focus on Arts & Culture. This will be known as the Global Expo.

The programme kicked off with a concert on December 14 featuring Hugh Masekela, Prime Circle, Bongani Nkwanyana, Afro Soul, Pat Zondi and Starlight.

The Global Expo will feature exhibitors from all over South Africa, featuring paintings, fashion, performing arts, food, wine and more. This will also mark the start of the Festive Season for the KZN Midlands. Coming up are:

December 18: Church Bands & Gospel Extravaganza
December 19: Youth JAM Festival, Popular Music
December 20: Midlands Melting Pot: Maskandi, Isicathamiya, Choral & Classical Music; Dance Competition Finals; Popular Music, Kwaito, DJs and R&B.

The Global Expo runs until December 21. Midmar Dam is situated outside Howick, just off the N3.  For more information visit