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Line-up announced for Essence Festival Durban

Published:Friday | September 2, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Rev Al Sharpton
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NEW ORLEANS (AP)

Singers Kelly Price and Estelle will join comedian and television host Steve Harvey, civil rights activist Rev Al Sharpton and fitness expert Shaun T at the inaugural Essence Festival Durban in South Africa.

On Thursday organisers announced participants for the November 8 -13 event at the International Convention Centre and the Moses Mabhida Stadium. As the sister event to the annual Essence Festival New Orleans, Essence Festival Durban will also include local performers. They are record producer and DJ Black Coffee, actress and singer Nondumiso Tembe and kwaito group Big Nuz.

Harvey says he's participating to help bring more attention to trade and business opportunities between the US and African nations.

Price, Sharpton, Estelle, Shaun T and television personality Phaedra Parks are among the confirmed speakers for the festival's free, daytime Empowerment Experience.