Glenn Flanagan with the sign to the monument.
This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the establishment of La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon (The Route of the Prince Impérial, Louis Napoleon), a tourism initiative that follows the scenic pilgrimage route through KwaZulu-Natal, taken by a mother in mourning as she followed the footsteps of her son to where he was killed during the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879.
The Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon was killed in an ambush at uQweqwe, near Nqutu, on 1 June 1879. The following year on the anniversary of his death, his mother, the Empress Eugenie, spent the night in vigil at the very spot, which is now marked as a monument to him. Continue reading
FEMI Koya will be performing at Niki’s Oasis at 138 Bree Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, at 8 pm on May 20 as part of the Africa Month Celebrations. The gig is supported by Concerts SA. Entry is free. Phone: 082 448 6376. Continue reading
IN celebration of Africa Month, social cohesion, unity in diversity and heritage, The Playhouse Company is staging Africa Celebrates, a weekend of visual and performing arts on May 6 and 7. Continue reading
Heels Over Head. Photo by Vulane Mthembu
HEELS over Head and bassist, Ildo Nandja, will be honouring South African composers as part of their celebrations of Africa Month. The gig will take place at 7 pm on Saturday, May 7 at the Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana (ex-Goble Road), Morningside, Durban. Tickets are R70, which includes a free drink. Tickets at the door. Continue reading