imibala |i:mi:i:ba:la:| n.

1. many colours

2. a variety of

The 3rd Imibala Festival commences in:

"Our objective is to unite all cultures of the world together, in the spirit of Ubuntu through music."

The Imibala festival is proudly brought to you by Pachamama Project Productions. The festival was founded by CEO and world musician, Tarynne Swarts, who obtained her Bachelor of Music degree from Nelson Mandela University and her masters in education from University of Leuven, in Belgium.
The inaugural festival was hosted on 01 April 2017, Port Elizabeth, and since then we have successfully hosted a variety of Imibala Unplugged sessions as buildups for the 2nd annual festival.

The festival has since grown to include a movement of artists who are passionate about growing the local music industry in Port Elizabeth.

The Main Event

The Imibala festival is a music and Arts festival based in Port Elizabeth with the aim of developing emerging artists from the previously disadvantaged Northern and Township (favela) areas of Nelson Mandela Bay.

Our mission is to grow the local music industry to create a viable industry for the local artists.

We started this initiative to make a change in the landscape of how music is perceived in our city. Artists work hard for their craft, and deserve to have a thriving industry that allows them to sustain their craft and livelihood.

We are currently in the process of organising our 2nd annual festival taking place on the 24th of November 2018 at the Grand Hotel in Port Elizabeth.

The Early Bird Ticket


Available: 14 Sep – 04 Oct 2018 at

The Umculo Ticket


Available: 05 Oct – 23 Nov 2018 at

The Vuka Ticket


Available: 24 Nov 2018 at the door

The VIP Ticket


Available: 14 Sep – 24 Nov 2018 at & door. Includes: • 2x Complimetary entry drinks • 1x Mini snack platter • Meet & greet with artists

Capacity Development

The Imibala Arts program is an all encompassing initiative with the aim to make a positive change in our community through music and the Arts. We are an NPO foundation with the aim of giving back to the youth and investing in the Arts especially for the youth. Youth unemployment is currently at a high rate and we see the Arts as a potential vehicle for job creation.

We have established our capacity development programs targeting high school students from previously disadvantaged areas, to give the youth the opportunity to learn skills that would enable them to further develop their craft and assist in job creation.

We have a vision to make a positive social impact in our communities through the Arts. We are a progressive movement with the vision to see the landscape of music and arts thrive in Port Elizabeth.

Highlights of 2018 Imibala Festival

Here are some highlights of our 2nd annual Imibala Festival hosted at the Grand Hotel, Port Elizabeth.

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