Zambian DJ El Mukuka to perform at Ultra Music Festival in SA

JOHANNESBURG, Zambian DJ and producer El Mukuka will be performing at the Ultra Music Festival in South Africa this month, sponsors said on Wednesday.

Mukuka will take to the BudX stage at the event on February 29.

He will perform alongside DJ Snake, Afrojack, Black Coffee, Da Capo and Jamie Jones.

Mukuka will be the first Zambian DJ to perform at the festival, opening doors and opportunities for many local artists to step-up to the global stage.

"I am very delighted that Zambian Breweries is pushing Zambian talent further, not only locally but internationally," Mukuka said.

"Sitting in my bedroom studio six years ago, on the verge of dropping out of Berklee College of Music for inadequate financial support, I dreamt I would some day play Ultra South Africa. I didn't know how or when it would happen, but I had a lot of faith in myself and in God.

"Today that dream has come true. A Zambian flag on the Ultra stage for the very first time! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who made this possible and to all of you for sticking by my side all these years and supporting my music," Mukuka said.

He urged those attending the festival to bring Zambian flags.

El Mukuka is known for his fusion of African musical elements with European house music.

Source: African News Agency