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Grahamstown Arts Festival - stepping stone for local talent

Organisers of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival say it’s a stepping stone for young talent.

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CAPE TOWN - Organisers of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival says the event has once again proven to be a stepping stone for young talent.

The festival is currently on the go in the Eastern Cape and will be wrapping up at the end of this week.

Each year, the most promising young talents are given special recognition.

Some even grace the world stage later.

Festival CEO Tony Lankester said more young performers and entertainers are poised to make it big.

"If you look through the list of current young artists, those who won it this year and the last couple of years you'll see names like Afrika Mkhize on the jazz and Bailey Snyman for dance."

Lankester said an artist's success at the festival is recognised all over the world.

"Those artists are artists who are poised for really important stellar global careers."