Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival- A youth Festival
The Department of Arts & Culture, commemorates the spirit of the students of 1976 with the annual Basha Uhuru Freedom Fest.
The festival is a celebration and expression of artistic wealth among the youth of South Africa. As we approach the 21st Anniversary of the signing of the constitution, it is important that we reflect on this milestone in the history of South Africa, how far we have come as a nation and most importantly where we are.
Now in its 5th year, the Basha Uhuru Freedom Fest is focused on empowering youth in creative industries by affording them platforms for freedom of artistic expression. The event will feature a 5 day program which entails a contemporary group art exhibition titled Expressions of Freedom; Conversations of Freedom creative talks, Visions of Freedom is a film screenings sponsored by the Gauteng Film Commission and Rides of Freedom youth cycling tour which will link up various youth cultural hubs in the city. All these activities lead up to main attraction of the festival which is the Sounds of Freedom music concert featuring a diverse line-up of both emerging and established musical talent from across the country. The Locrate Family Picnic will be a fusion of food, fashion, and craft – providing trading opportunities for small businesses and micro-sized enterprises.
The music concert, funded and made possible by the Department of Arts & Culture, is set for the 24th of June and will be staged in two different venues within the Constitution Hill museum precinct. The main stage will feature a musical blend of contemporary South African musicians including live performances and DJs which will entertain the youth as they salute the youth of 1976 and celebrate the 21 years of the constitution and the second stage will be hosted by AFROPUNK who will be hosting the African edition of this influential international festival at Constitution Hill on the 30th and 31st of December.
It’s a free concert but tickets must be attained to gain entrance at http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1472018826
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