The Annual Clap your hands gig in Palapye is the biggest festive event in the central region, catering for people living in and around Palapye. This year the event promises to be bigger and better as it slated for the 24th of December at the Majestic 5 Hotel. The show organisers, Flamboyant entertainment recently released a star studded lineup featuring 6 South African artist accompanied by locals. The lineup features SA’s KO, Shota, Mpumi, Bucie. Dj Guru and locals are Mapetla, Dj Khenzo, Ganda, Phouboy, Nix, King, Bunz, Ushe and Groovysouls. The show is co – hosted by Thato Melamu ( Nicholas from Generations) and T.H.A.B.O.
“This year the event has moved to a bigger space for the growing crowd and we have increased the number of international artists from 2 to 6 this time around. We decided to have more international acts because we realised they are crowd pullers and our local artists can always benchmark from these artists and raise their standards. The event promotes the arts, as local artists always have an opportunity to hone their skills as they interact with international acts. We have also prioritised up and coming local artists in the Palapye region to be recognised and grow,” said PRO of Flamboyant Entertainment Tshimologo Bonang.
Ntokozo Mdluli, popularly known as K.O, is a South African rapper who rose to prominence with the group Teargas in 2006. KO is famous for his first solo hit single Caracara featuring Kid X, released by Cashtime Life this year. Bucie born Busisiwe Nolubabalo Nqwiliso is a South African R&B and House singer and her latest single released this year Easy to Love peaked at number 9 on South Africa’s official music chart. Mpumi is a house vocalist who sings on Euphonik’s latest hot single Busa, taken off his album For the love of House Vol.5. Shota is famous for hit song Ben 10 taken off his latest album The Warrior.
The festival always brings life to Palapye as an economically viable and growing town that presents endless commercial possibilities. The event organisers also donate 10% of their proceeds to an orphanage in Palapye- House of Hope.
“Since 2011 people in this region look forward to this event every year, a bit of fun on Christmas eve as there was no form of entertainment in the central region before this event was created. During this time Palapye becomes vibrant as Lodges, restaurants and the transport system becomes busy. Tickets are priced at P120 and there are accommodation packages in Majestic 5 Hotel for people who would like to attend the event but do not live in Palapye,” Bonang said.