South African music in Beijing


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At left you can see the hit South African band Mafikizolo. You can catch them live in Beijing next week Wednesday August 20.

They are in Beijing to participate in South Africa’s Ekhaya Olympic hospitality center in Beijing. Ekhaya is the Zulu word for ‘home’.

All Ekhaya events are free of charge. Activities in the next week include:

Sat 16th from 8pm

Live Tri-Nations rugby, SA vs. New Zealand rugby, Afro-Jazz DJ General Sbusiso

Tue 19th from 7pm

Live Hip-Hop Brasse Vannie Kaap

Wed 20th from 7pm

South Africa music fest — Mafikizolo; CAFCA Band & Moretheto, Afro-zee dance troupe

Sat 23rd from 10pm

Live Tri-Nations rugby: SA vs. New Zealand

All events are in the Jinmao Ballroom at the new Westin Hotel in Chaoyang District, just opposite the Kunlun Hotel. For more information, contact 139 1005 6141 or, or read the full press release below.

In the meantime, get a taste of Mafikizolo:


South Africa Olympic Hospitality “Ekhaya” Centre Events Diary

The Government of the Republic of South Africa would like to invite you to visit its Olympic Hospitality “Ekhaya” Centre in Beijing. Ekhaya – the Zulu word for ‘home’ – is a venue where all visitors to the Olympics will be treated to a full-sensory experience of South Africa, right in the heart of Beijing.

The Ekhaya Centre is located in the new Westin Hotel in Chaoyang District, open Monday to Friday between 09h00 -17h00 and allows for visitors to learn about South Africa and its hosting of the FIFA 2010 World Cup Football as well as enjoy national snacks and drinks.

The Ekhaya Centre would like to invite you to attend the following live events open to the public:

Saturday, 16 August, 2008

19h00 – 22h00 Live Tri-Nations Rugby: South Africa versus New Zealand

22h00 – 00h00 Live Afro-Jazz DJ: General Sbusiso

Tuesday, 19 August, 2008

19h00 – 21h00 Live Hip-Hop Performance: Cape Town’s Brasse Vannie Kaap

Wednesday, 20 August, 2008

19h00 – 21h00 South Africa Music Festival: Featuring renowned Mafikizolo; CAFCA Band & Moretheto featuring Afro-zee dance troupe

Saturday, 23 August, 2008

19h00 – 22h00 Live Tri-Nations Rugby: South Africa versus New Zealand

Events Location:

Jinmao Ballroom, Westin Hotel

No. 1 Xinyuan Nan Road

Chaoyang District

5922 8888

For more information please contact:

139 1005 6141

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