Jeremiah Fyah Ises and his backing band Baak A Yard are heading to the National Arts Festival (Formerly known as the Grahamstown National Arts Festival) which gets underway on the 27th to the 7th July 2019. He will be performing at the Fringe Stage (Slip Stream) on the 30th June, 1st and 2nd July. In 2017 the Eastern Cape based Skank and the Roots band also performed at the Fringe stage.
The prolific performer who blazed on to the Mzansi Reggae scene a decade ago with his still widely popular project “Uhambo (The Journey)” he did with Composer, Producer, Arranger, Lead Guitarist, Sessionist Shamrock Guitor. Uhambo was written by Fyah Ises and produced by Shamrock Guitor and features hits like “Mama” and “Never go low”. He has worked with Blazing Fyah Studios from South Africa, AfrikanVybz Sound, Kebra Ethiopia Sound, More Life Productions from California, did a track on the Herb Family Riddim which featured the likes of Sizzla, Jabalance, Teflon, Khali Blaxx and many more. He is featured on Konfrontation Riddim by RiddimYuts Production, My Number One Riddim by Spitting Fyah Ink, and Piece by Piece Riddim by Maximum Stylez .
The “Never Go Low” Star promises to set the stage alight as he says he’s been looking forward to performing at the Fest: “It’s always an Honor to Perform on any stage. The team is very proud as it has always been one of our goals to reach that platform. As for myself, I’m happy and excited that I’ll be representing ikasilami (my hood) and bringing Reggae Vibes to a different audience. My fans know ‘we deliver more than the government, so this time they should expect the unexpected cause we are going all out to deliver a great performance.”- Jeremaih Fyah Ises
Fyah Ises (real name Bongani Madlanzi) has shared the stage with international stars like Nkulee Dube, Thandiswa Mazwai, Anthony B, Beenie Man, Jah Mason and many more.
The National Arts Festival Fringe, which runs from the 27th of June to the 7th July 2019, is the largest platform for creative freedom and expression on the continent. The Fringe, with is diverse mix of works across genres, is on an equal footing with the Main programme. Brand-new as well as seasoned performers and directors can just as easily be found on either programme, and a slot on the Main programme one year does not preclude a return to the Fringe the next. The distinguishing feature of the Fringe is that it is open to all and exempt from the selection and curation processes that apply to the Main programme.