Connect and celebrate Youth Day at Iziko

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To commemorate 40 years since the Soweto Uprising, Iziko Museums of South Africa has granted free entry to nine of its museums in and around Cape Town on Youth Day, Thursday, June 16.

The Youth Day programme will take place at the Iziko Slave Lodge, the focus of which is to commemorate, connect and celebrate the Youth of the Past, Present and Future and to reflect on the activism of youth in South Africa. Continue reading

Amandla Freedom Ensemble to mark the 40th anniversary of the June 1976 Soweto Uprising

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Afrika Mkhize. Photo: Suzy Bernstein

2016 will mark the 40th anniversary of the historic June ‘76 uprisings that set to change the course of South African history; and on June 15 the Amandla Freedom Ensemble,The Resonance String Quartet together and critically acclaimed pianist and arranger Afrika Mkhize will observe a musical night vigil in honor of the momentous acts of the Youth of ’76 in fighting the repressive system of Apartheid and laying the foundations for a free and democratic society.

#TheMusicShallGovern will be staged at Joburg’s premier jazz venue, the Orbit, from 8 pm. Tickets cost R150.

With an abundant wealth of talent and creativity that exists. #TheMusicShallGovern offering will offer a unique assemblage of a string quartet, harp and four horn jazz combo of some of Johannesburg’s fiercest young jazz and classical exponents.