The Kingdom of eSwatini culture experience at the Mantenga. Picture: Twitter
The Kingdom of eSwatini culture experience at the Mantenga. Picture: Twitter

#MTNBushfire Day 2, issa wrap

By Amanda Maliba Time of article published May 27, 2018

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Saturday was Day 2 of the MTN Bushfire. It's also biggest and busiest day of the three-day festivities. 

Apart from the screening of the award-winning documentary Liyana, other interactive activities included a Salsa dance session where attendees actively partake in dancing; an element the festival prides itself in beyond just being about music and food. 

Speaking of music, various stars graced the various stages, including local stars Soweto-born Akanamali sensation Samthing Soweto alongside Ngudu hitmaker Kwesta, the artistic trio Dear Rabane, Sho Madjozi and Nonku Phiri.

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While in Swaziland, among the many things one can do, is visit the Mantenga cultural village. The village is a real life museum of huts, kraals and cooking stations - showcasing the Swazi culture, and its history. 

While there, you also get to experience the Mantenga Cultural dancers, situated in the village - the village that is the only tourist facility in Swaziland with its own fully-fledged permanent troupe. It is said the dance group has over the years attained international acclaim with invitations to appear in international events in different parts of the world. 

Other places to visit are the King Sobuza Memorial Park, the Mantenga Arts and Crafts Centre and the wine boutique - while also presented with the option of interacting with locals at the markets too. A great exchange for cultural lessons. 

MTN Bushfire has managed to attract over 25 000 global festival lovers many streaming in from Mzansi.

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