Asanda Mqiki is one of SA’s most breathtaking young vocal artists, and this Sunday 20th March, will perform on a prestigious international stage. Selected to perform on the Main Stage of the inaugural online Lovebusk Festival alongside a handpicked group of top artists from countries including Australia, Argentina and Singapore, Asanda will be sharing her music with listeners and viewers who will be tuning in from across the globe to watch her live stream from the roof of the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town.
Kicking off at 8am SA time, LoveBusk is billed as a low-fi net festival with a big heart, and Asanda joins the impressive lineup of musicians and inspiring speakers such as Kevin Johansen (Argentina), Ash Grunwald (Australia) and Emmanuel Jal (South Sudan) who will busk live from wherever they are in the world – their home, studio, on tour, anywhere with an internet connection. As with real life buskers, the audience will tip but the tips earned by the artists in fact go to their particular chosen charity or cause, and the festival’s “for purpose” project – building a home for and with abandoned children in Uganda.
Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, the multi-awardwinning Asanda Mqiki has been making waves in the music scene for the last few