After 13 weeks of going through the Beyond Busking Skills Development Program – Beyond Busking Musicians will be performing their original songs for the first time on the main stage. They will be joined by the V&A waterfront buskers from 12:30 pm – 3 pm.
Luthando ‘Thando” Feni hails from Gugulethu, Cape Town. He is a drummer, marimba player, vocalist, traditional dancer, and actor. He began performing in 2008 with Vulindlela Arts Development and has worked with iKapa Dance Theatre where he was influenced by contemporary dance.
Morne is a singer-songwriter, who is an accomplished guitar player and pianist. He was born and raised in Elsie’s River, Cape Town. He began performing music at the age of 18 and developed his musicality by playing in many bands in and around the City as well as in Europe (Turkey and Greece).
Zanie is a songwriter and recording vocalist from Khayelitsha. She grew up listening to rap but found her passion in gospel and R&B music. She has worked as a back- up for singer Mthunzi Namba and reggae artist Mavo Mavericks. She released her single called “Higher” earlier this year.
Machawe Ndlovu is originally from Swaziland. His interest in busking developed for the first time when he and his friend busked on the train to perform in Cape Town from Johannesburg. He learned to play guitar, bass, and piano, and his guitar playing raised his popularity as a busker in Simonstown where he currently lives.
Laughing Abe started busking in South America while traveling with his charango, a Bolivian ukulele with 10 strings. When he returned to South Africa he continued busking at the Cape Town Waterfront doing his Hulamonichango act where he would play charango and harmonica while hula hooping.
Henry Jeane used to busk at Simonstown Waterfront where he performed for local and international tourists daily. He is a multi-talented artist and multi-instrumentalist. He plays a wide range of African instruments like Amakhondero Horns, Marimbas, and Kundi Harp. He has performed both locally and internationally with great success.