Carnival Street Parade to get Mpumalanga Cultural Xperience underway

November 15, 2017 at 09:37 a.m

MBOMBELA – The Second Annual Mpumalanga Cultural Xperience will start in earnest on December 1 with a Carnival Street Parade in the morning and a Traditional Music Xperience in the afternoon.

As per usual, the Carnival Street Parade will get things underway and will bring together a myriad of cultures that make South Africa a colourful nation and this year will see the Mpumalanga House of Traditional Leaders being part of the carnival. The Carnival Street Parade will start at 9:00 at Sitruscresent Street (behind SARS) and finish at Bergvlam Hoërskool in Mbombela. “The parade will pass through Spruit, Anderson, Paul Kruger, Brown, Samora Machel, Nel, Rood, Piet Retief, Madiba, Koorsboom, Figtree, Kremetart and Geelhout streets,” says the department’s mouthpiece Sibongile Nkosi.
Nkosi added, “The department is excited about the Carnival Street Parade, especially with the Mpumalanga House of Traditional Leaders coming on board. It offers us an opportunity to start the summer celebrations in a carnival atmosphere.” After the conclusion of the Carnival Street Parade, will see the start of the Traditional Music Xperience at Bergvlam Hoërskool.

The Traditional Music Xperience lineup is a stellar one with the likes of Ihashi Elimhlophe, Nothembi Mkhwebane, Make Shelangubo, General Muzka and many more. The entrance is free. Ligwalagwala FM’s Stanford “Magidza Eludzakeni” Mhlanga and Rise FM’s Dave will emcee the proceedings.“The Traditional Music Xperience provides a platform for the people of Mpumalanga to enjoy the best traditional music performers in the country and also to celebrate our diverse cultures,” explains Nkosi.

The programme for day one will conclude with a Gospel Music Xperience at Nelspruit Rugby Stadium, starting at 18:00. The likes of Mpumalanga Praise, Rebecca Malope, Bathabile, Sipho Makhabane, Donny and Lebo Sekgobela will be on the bill. 

The Mpumalanga Cultural Xperience is aimed at bringing together the diverse people of the province to celebrate in song, dance and also attract visitors from outside to revel in the beauty of the province.  This year’s programme is designed to bring the whole family together and also the different racial groups under one roof to celebrate the best that the province has to offer.

Entrance for December 1 events is free.


Enquiries: Sibongile Nkosi 082 492 4886 or