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DStv: The DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival 2022

Posted On : September 24, 2022

Ann Mumbi


DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival, The seven-year-old event is geared toward fans of both music and cuisine.
The nation’s premier culinary and music festival is back after a two-year hiatus, bringing excitement to Gauteng’s Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit for the Heritage Day weekend.
The festival honors the biggest national and international acts as well as gastronomy and music. International musicians Burna Boy, Stereo MCs, Digable Planets, and Babyface will perform at the 2022 DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival took place on September 24–25.

The stage will be graced by South African superstars including Simphiwe Dana, Zenzi Makeba Lee, Msaki, and spoken-word master Lebo Mashile.

After a two-year break caused by the virus that paralyzed the planet, the much-awaited return of the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival is just days away.
The best in local and foreign cuisine will be served, and a match will be lit to ignite the dance floor, so there won’t be much time for standing still at this year’s event.

As “a music festival for food enthusiasts and the food festival for music lovers,” the event was introduced in October 2013 with the goal of showcasing both domestic and international culinary and musical talent.

A unique tribute to South African singer-songwriter and activist Miriam Makeba, whose music and work contributed to the campaign for black people’s freedom and equality, will take place at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit during heritage weekend.

There are many fun events over the two-day festival to keep you engaged. Here are five delectable festival foods to indulge in this year.

The Top Five Items Served During The Dstv Tasty Festival

It’s no accident that the festival is called Delicious. This year, there will be over 100 merchants delivering the freshest gourmet street cuisine as well as a variety of fascinating dinners. In Greenside, Johannesburg, one of these vendors is the recently opened Best Friend Street Bar restaurant. They have a wide selection of drinks that go well with their food, which includes everything from burgers, pizza, and prego rolls to beignets.

The ambassador lounge will include a tempting menu from celebrity chef Siba Mtongana. “Because it is at a racecourse, we have taken an effort to ensure that we curate an exceptional and personalized meal. The exquisite, sophisticated, and Sibalicious lounge cuisine for this year relates to the opulence of the ambassador lounge.

To recreate the gourmet dining experience, we’ve borrowed a few ideas from my restaurant in Cape Town.
However, we also recognize that this is a special occasion, so we don’t want to go overboard,” she adds.

The publication of the cookbook DStv: Delicious Festival: Our Story & Recipes, which can be purchased for R390 equivalent to Ksh 2642 Kenyan shilling online at That Food Guy Shop, is an exciting aspect of this year’s event.
The cookbook, which is devoted to celebrating South Africa’s variety via food and music, includes recipes and tales from regional musicians who discuss their favorite dishes and food-related experiences.

It’s the ideal collector’s item for any fan of a delicious festival, featuring dishes like Lorna Maseko’s stuffed leg of lamb with spinach, tomato, chili, and biltong jam, J’Something’s crispy Korean cauliflower with toasted cashew and cauliflower stem salsa, and the festival’s own chocolate cookie ice cream sandwiches.

The main stage of this year’s delectable festival is the best location to dance the night away on Saturday when Nigerian megastar Burna Boy performs. Nigerian singer Nissi, G Force, Stereo MCs, Major League DJs, and legends of kwaito including Mdu, Thebe, Arthur, Kabelo, Trompies, and Dino Bravo are among the other performers on that day.

On Sunday, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and renowned R&B producer Babyface and Brotha vocalist Angie Stone will serenade the crowd on the main stage. On Sunday, Msaki, Simphiwe Dana, Zenzi Makeba, and Lee will conduct a tribute to Miriam Makeba, who would have turned 90 this year.

Chefs who are kind
Why not support Chefs With Compassion, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against hunger, while enjoying the best food and music the festival has to offer?

You can do this by purchasing an R50, equivalent to Ksh 339 Kenya shillings plate signed by chef Nti or by purchasing a care package that includes non-perishable foods at any participating Sasol Delight garage store or the Sasol gazebo next to the non-profit organization’s stall at the festival. You have the chance to win a sundowner on the main stage as well as a magnum bottle of red wine.

According to Caroline McCann, co-founder of Chefs With Compassion, there is an increasing demand for food contributions as the nation recovers from the consequences of Covid-19, which has left many households without an income due to job losses.

“Through our cooperation with Delicious, we have already made slightly over 3.3 million (Ksh 22,240594) meals, and the only way we can prepare 4 million (Ksh 26,967,620) meals is by raising money. So, in order to continue till we reach our 4-million meal goal, we are seeking to raise R1 million (Ksh 6,741,905), the woman explains.

SuperPicks viewing area 
In addition, there are activities for all sports enthusiasts in advance of Saturday’s match between the Springboks and the Puma’s (which you can catch at the SuperPicks viewing area).

The Hollywoodbets Kings Park stadium in Durban will stream it live, and festivalgoers and sports fans will be able to witness the cricket and soccer games scheduled for the weekend.
You won’t have to worry about missing any athletic action this weekend because there is a bar accessible.

Viacom photobooth 
Bring your best stance to the BET Africa Viacom photo booth, which will be set up and ready to capture your outfit of the day.
A meet-and-greet with the cast of BET’s upcoming drama series God for Us All, Guluva for Himself, which was based on the lyrics of the 2000 kwaito musician Zola 7 song Ghetto Scandalous from his album Umdlwembe, will also be available at Viacom’s booth.

Kwanele Mthethwa, who plays Umbuso’s lead character on Mzansi Magic, and How to Ruin Christmas actor Yonda Thomas are two of the show’s famous actors.

Photo courtesy of Capital Fm Lifestyle 

Content courtesy of Mail & Guardian, NFH  

Ann Mumbi

An expert in style and image, Fashion Addict focuses on brands worn by showbiz stars who have large numbers of fans worldwide Member Of #NairobiFashionHub Team


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