Neighborhood Festival



Join your neighbors in a celebration of Newhallville with performances by Thabisa Rich,  DJ Prime, the Wayne Brown Band, and KP On the Set.  In conjunction with this virtual festival there will be a mini health clinic on the corner of Shelton Ave and Ivy Street.

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Newhallville Chairs

  • Kenneth Powell
  • Joe Winters
  • Darry Robinson
  • Kim Harris

Thabisa Rich

Growing up in the dusty streets of Kwazakhele, raised by two implacable grandparents, Thabisa never once thought as an eight year old, singing outside of her four room charcoal house, where she would be lost in thought imagining herself singing in front of a big crowd to the actualization of her imagination halfway across the world. As Thabisa has always said “if you can dream it, you can be it.” Thabisa has been singing well over a decade, and her sultry and yet electrifying voice is known to soothe hearts and keep feet moving. Although life has taught her to be resilient she wants to herself, her stories through song, art, voice. This driven mother & wife calls herself a work of art. Thabisa music is not the only thing people love her for but her bright personality to match it. “Being brought up in a place where all odds are stacked up against you. With a wise grandfather Mr Humphrey Mhlakulwana, who advised me to live and make something of myself and not look back. I did just that. Carving my own path”. Thabisa with two albums under her belt - ‘Eyodidi’ (2015) and ‘The Journey’ (2013), she recently produced and released a new single ‘Sweet Sorrow’ in December of 2020. Thabisa is exploding with unrealized talent on and off the stage and is passionate about engaging in community programs that focus on youth mentorship, human rights, and empowering the voiceless using her voice. Thabisa is currently working on her 3rd album.

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