Rooted in Africa and packaged to the world, the Standard bank LUJU Festival line-up has always embraced the eccentric and unearthed the eclectic.

Music, dance, spoken word – all forms of creative expression engage and enlighten us with powerful messages and memorable performances.

In true Standard bank LUJU Festival style, our line-up this year will feature a wholesome mix of pan- African and international artists from across different genres who do more than simply entertain but use their art as a powerful form of creative expression.

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Music LINEup

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Maria McCloy [ZAR/LES]

Maria’s love affair with Afrobeats and Amapiano, 90s and 2000s Kwaito, Hip Hop, and Afro-Soul and traditional music create a danceable journey as lovable and cheeky as its curator.
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IAMSIWAS [AUS]

IAMSIWAS is a highly versatile DJ who moves effortlessly between the foundations of Afrobeat, Afro-Jazz, Reggae, Soul and funk with contemporary Cross-Cultural Dub, Electronica, Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop and Afrobeat’s to keep the dance floor vibe flowing. He has spent the last decade traveling the globe as an independent artist manager, booking agent, promoter, and creative producer.
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Shepard Brothers [SWZ]

The Shepard Brothers are a trio that performs a fusion of tribal dance music, supported by live percussion and visually stimulating fire dancing, they are a marvel to watch!
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Tlale Makhene [ZAR]

Tlale is a versatile Musician/Performer in his own right, Producer, Composer, Session musician, and Tutor. He draws his inspiration from traditional-, world- and jazz-music. There is no ‘boxing,’ nor hindering this talented gem, who has earned himself the title of “The Groove Master” among his fellow compatriots.
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The Hood Brods [MOZ]

The Hood Brods is a DJ/producer duo hailing from Maputo, Mozambique. Ayrton and younger brother Hélio have been working together since 2017, releasing many songs on international labels in South Africa, France, Dubai and Angola, and more, as well as establishing their mark on the Mozambican music landscape.
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DJ Cybos [SWZ]

Eswatini born, Dj Cybos has earned a reputable name for himself as a Soul, Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz and House Music DJ. His mixes often dive into an inspirational, entertaining, and cohesive set.
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Mandisi Dyantyis (ZAR)

Mandisi is an acclaimed vocalist, trumpeter and musical director known for his versatility in Jazz, Western Classical and African indigenous music.
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Dusty and Stones [SWZ]

Dusty and Stones is a Country music duo Vocalists, Guitarists and Songwriters from Eswatini. Among many other awards, they have won Best Duo of the Year at the Texas International Country Music Awards, and International Artist of the Year at the South African Country Music Artist Foundation Awards.
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Sarnilo [SWZ/MWI]

Eswatini-based Soul artist Sarnilo is best known for her captivating lyrics, versatility and eclectic music, delivered with her trademark smooth soul-filled raps, laid-back tone and New School African style. Her blend of Afro-Soul and Hip Hop incorporates both siSwati and Chichewa, reflecting her heritage, and is emotive, experimental and fun.
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DJ Bob [ZAR]

DJ Bob has long been an avid collector and spinner of Jazz, Funk, African and Rare Groove records. Dj Bob brings his special mix of Afrobeat, Trad Jazz, Mbaqanga, Acid Jazz, Maskandi, Samba, Township Swing and Funkadelic 70s grooves to every set.
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DJ Ohpis[SWZ]

DJ Ohpis a curator constantly inspired by people and places. He has a strong passion to connect people, brands and their stories with memorable experiences through music.
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Big Zulu [ZAR]

Starting out with rap battles in the streets and taxi ranks of South Africa, Big Zulu is a multi-Platinum-Award-winning rapper, actor, and TV music judge. His home-grown rap is infused with an authentic, indigenous cultural lyricism which speaks passionately to contemporary lifestyles and the Hip Hop scene in the rural areas and townships
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Lwazi Dlamini (SWZ)

With a baritone voice as bountiful and as glorious as the beauty of the Lubombo mountains from which he originates, Lwazi Dlamini returns to Eswatini fresh from Rome, Italy, keen to deliver a performance that will inspire the next generation of opera singers from Eswatini.
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Zoë Madiga (ZAR)

Zoë Madiga is a lively, transcendent performer who draws from the human experience, identity, and storytelling, and creates a distinct sound to communicate a modern, evolving African story without losing its essence.
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Lloyiso [ZAR]

Lloyiso is a South African singer, songwriter, and producer. His voice instantly tugs at heartstrings with a sound that conveys emotion at its purest form. Lloyiso notably came fifth at the South African Idols competition at the age of 16. His single ‘speak’ emphasises his powerful, passionate, and poignant sound while blending cinematic piano to accompany his robust vocals.
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Painted Flowers [ZAR]

Painted Flowers are Joburg’s new alternative six-piece who exude a rich vintage flare. Mixing a ’60s rock tone with a country and blues twang to their debut project. Their music videos are often as old-school as their antique sound.
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GranMah (MOZ)

GranMah is a Dub Reggae Fusion band from Mozambique who describe themselves as “a garage band inspired by bringing people together through music”.
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Emahlokohloko [SWZ]

Led by veteran conductor Mathokoza Sibiya, Emahlokohloko showcases classic choral music from Eswatini. Drawn from some of the best choristers in the country, Emahlokohloko empowers talented young voices.
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Master P [SWZ]

Master P, popularly known as 'The Phenomenal DJ', is a multi-award-winning Hip-Hop DJ who has stirred crowds with his performances in Eswatini, South Africa and Mozambique, to name a few. Passionate, unconventional, and magical are the words to describe him and he continues to spread the joy and love of music through his magic touch on the decks.
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The Joy (ZAR)

South Africa’s The Joy has become known for its ability to spread instant euphoria with a unique sound that has the ability to transcend genre and continents alike.
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Sun-El Musician [ZAR]

Sun-El Musician is a South African-based DJ & producer with an unmistakable brand combining Afro-House and Electronic Fusion.
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Vintani Nafassi [MOZ]

Vintani Nafassi is a choreographer, musician, songwriter, and composer. A professional dancer and musician for 10 years at the National Dance and Song Company of Mozambique, he now teaches traditional songs, drums and dance at the African Music Department at the University of Cape Town, where he is currently pursuing his Honours Degree in African Music and Performance.
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Mango groove [ZAR]

Mango Groove is under any description a great and much-loved South African institution: Having cut its teeth on the mid-80’s SA alternative music. Powered by Claire’s utterly distinctive, soaring vocals, and featuring the unique texturing of the Penny Whistle and Big Band Marabi horns.
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Dato Seiko [BWA]

Dato Seiko is a dynamic performer on the theatrical stage, a talented visual artist, a vocalist of note, and a dancer. She is a musical coach for youth bands and choirs with over 300K followers on her social media platforms.
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DJ Tibza [SWZ]

DJ Tibza continues to serve as one of the region’s finest collectors and spinners of Old School RnB/Soul, Acid Jazz, Lounge/Broken Beat as well as high-fidelity DEEP Soulful House music.
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Lenna Bahule [MOZ]

Lenna is a singer, songwriter, body percussionist, art educator and cultural activist born in Maputo, Mozambique. Her collaborations include a contemporary blend of sounds aimed to explore and exhibit folklores from different cultures.
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Vuma Levin [ZAR/SWZ]

Guitarist Vuma Levin's music is an attempt to interrogate conceptions of identity, nation, culture, power and being both globally and in the emergent, post 1994 South African Democratic project.

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DJ Tibza [SWZ]

DJ Tibza continues to serve as one of the region’s finest collectors and spinners of Old School RnB/Soul, Acid Jazz, Lounge/Broken Beat as well as high-fidelity DEEP Soulful House music.
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IAMSIWAS [AUS]

IAMSIWAS is a highly versatile DJ who moves effortlessly between the foundations of Afrobeat, Afro-Jazz, Reggae, Soul and funk with contemporary Cross-Cultural Dub, Electronica, Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop and Afrobeat’s to keep the dance floor vibe flowing. He has spent the last decade traveling the globe as an independent artist manager, booking agent, promoter, and creative producer.
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Vintani Nafassi [MOZ]

Vintani Nafassi is a choreographer, musician, songwriter, and composer. A professional dancer and musician for 10 years at the National Dance and Song Company of Mozambique, he now teaches traditional songs, drums and dance at the African Music Department at the University of Cape Town, where he is currently pursuing his Honours Degree in African Music and Performance.
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Dusty and Stones [SWZ]

Dusty and Stones is a Country music duo Vocalists, Guitarists and Songwriters from Eswatini. Among many other awards, they have won Best Duo of the Year at the Texas International Country Music Awards, and International Artist of the Year at the South African Country Music Artist Foundation Awards.
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DJ Teedo Love [ZAR]

Noluthando Rotwane, famously know as Dj Teedo Love is an experienced DJ, who’s career in the entertainment industry started at the tender age of 17. She currently holds a weekly Dj slot on Kaya FM with Thomas and Skumba on Last Call.
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Maria McCloy [ZAR/LES]

Maria’s love affair with Afrobeats and Amapiano, 90s and 2000s Kwaito, Hip Hop, and Afro-Soul and traditional music create a danceable journey as lovable and cheeky as its curator.