Lira’s take on heritage



Singer Lira recently shared thoughts on what heritage means to her and other questions relating to heritage.

What does Heritage Day mean to you?

I see it as a day to celebrate our diverse culture and traditions as South Africans. I absolutely love the fact that people wear their various traditional clothes- it often reminds me how beautiful our culture is. Some things have been lost with urbanisation but I remember as a child how there wouldn’t be dance festivals displaying the various traditional dancers and practices. Absolutely spectacular!

What is the one thing you consider uniquely South African, something that speaks to our heritage?

At the core of it, I believe it’s the spirit of Ubuntu. A care for your fellow man or woman.

Your favourite traditional meal?

I’m still a sucker for umnqoshu- samp and beans!

Which genre of music would you say embodies the essence of our heritage?

I always believed that Mbaqanga did this!

Days ago, the singer has revealed her participation in the event organized by DSTV delicious food -Womandla, on the 22nd and 23rd of September, in Johannesburg.


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@dstvdeliciousfestival Main stage on September 22nd #Womandla – See you there 💃🏾

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