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The deep African science of Smiles Makama

The eSwatini maestro who plays the smilerphone is making a comeback after years spent in Amsterdam

Clash of the cultures: The absolute monarchy and the music festival

The Bushfire festival is one place where Swatis can let their hair down and be themselves, and it is slowly sowing the seeds of change

Playing the Fool at eSwatini Festival

Setumo-Thebe Mohlomi explores the strides the Bushfire Festival has made now that it's in its twelfth edition

Alade sets bush festival on fire

Bushfire is just one of the festivals burning up Africa this month

Zolani Mahola on how to stay grounded and fresh

Zolani Mahola talks about 'Sing-Off SA', how her band keeps on experimenting and her future plans.

Bushfire Festival Competition

MTN Bushfire is Swaziland's international world music and arts festival, that ignites a collective response for social change.

Bushfire 2014: Festival with a conscience

Despite the country's political issues and a cultural boycott, Swaziland's Bushfire organisers put on a good show in hopes of promoting social change.

?DON’T MISS THIS: MTN Bushfire, Swaziland

Bring Your Fire: MTN Bushfire will feature a host of international artists, including Bongo Maffin, Oliver Mtukudzi, and Imperial Tiger Orchestra.

Bushfire Festival gets a continental shift

Swaziland is gearing up for its annual Bushfire festival, which boasts an eclectic line-up from all corners of Africa – and beyond.

Getting high on a feast of Southern African festivals

The Harare International Festival of the Arts is otherworldy, the Azgo festival in Maputo is enticingly chaotic and Bushfire in Swaziland rocks.

Musical mix a trial by Bushfire

Although featuring a chaotic mix of upstarts, greenhorns and veterans, the programme was in tune with the audience.

Bushfire ignites boycott calls

Soaking in the crowd singing the chorus to his hit <i>Neria</i> at Swaziland's Bushfire festival, Zimbabwean artist Oliver Mtukudzi paused...

Bushfire Festival boycott called off

Swazi democracy campaigners have called off their planned boycott of the Bushfire Festival, due to take place at the end of this month.

Swazi festival boycott call

Swazi democracy activists are calling for artists and fans to boycott the country's world-renowned Bushfire Festival later this month.

Burnout at Bushfire

SA's corporates pour a lot of funding into the arts, but this can become a double-edged sword, as was the case with Swaziland's Bushfire Festival.

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