I’m quite a tough person to impress, but the Delicious Festival was definitely one of the most amazing experiences this year. Not only was the food great, but the performances were amazing.
Thousands of people came out to watch their favourite artists, including Black Coffee, Thandiswa Mazwai, American hiphop artist Common and TKZee. I’ve always been eager to watch Mazwai perform and I must say, she didn’t disappoint.
Having watched her live DVDs, I know how good she is, but she surpassed even my high expectations. Mazwai’s performance was definitely one of the highlights of the night. Common’s performance also brought down the house and took us back in time. The sad part of the experience was the news that Bra Hugh Masekela would not be performing, after he underwent emergency treatment for cancer. In a statement, Bra Hugh explained that he had been receiving treatment since 2008.
“I have been in treatment for prostate cancer since 2008, when doctors discovered a small ‘speck’ on my bladder. The treatment seemed to be successful, but in March 2016, I had to undergo surgery as the cancer had spread.
“In April 2017, while in Morocco, I fell and sprained my shoulder. I began to feel an imbalance when I was walking and my left eye was troubling me,” the statement reads.
A tumour was discovered in September and he had to undergo emergency treatment to remove it.
“It is a tough battle but I am greatly encouraged by the good wishes of family, friends and everyone who has supported my musical journey, which remains the greatest source of my inspiration,” he said.
Here are some images from the festival.