The South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards (Satma) announced nominees for the 17th edition and have included new categories.
Satma CEO Zandile Nzimande spoke about the nomination which held at the Ridge Casino Witbank in Mpumalanga.
“There is a massive growth on the awards, and with the introduction of new categories like best traditional social media influencer and bringing the fashion culture in, shows that we are serious about not losing our identity,” said Nzimande.
“As much as we are diverse as Africans, as South Africans, we have a responsibility that our heritage is passed on to the next generation unfiltered.”
“Traditional music has played a vital role in our lives as Africans and the Satmas in particular help us strengthen our cultural identities.”
“Mpumalanga is a province of cultural diversity because even though we are dominated by Swati- and Ndebele-speaking people, we still cater for all cultures. We hope to see everyone in Mbombela for the main event on the 1st of October 2022.”