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Sho Madjozi, Samthing Soweto and more to perform at The Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival 2018

2018-06-07 16:08
Samthing Soweto

Johannesburg – The youth art, music and lifestyle gathering called The Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival will take place for three-days from Thursday, 28 June to Saturday, 30 June. 

The festival not only showcases art, design, film and music, but it also provides inspirational workshops and entrepreneurial support programmes for young creatives. 

Opening on 28 June at 18:30 #i is a poster exhibition conceptualised by renowned photographer Jodi Bieber in collaboration with 45 young Joburgers, and designer and curator Brenton Maart.  A selection of objects from GALA’s archive - Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action - constitutes another exhibition that is also being featured. 

Also opening on 28 June at 17:00 is an art and design exhibition featuring four artists from the Nando’s Creative Exchange programme: Christo Basson, Ludumo Maqabuka, Nkoali Nawa and Nkosinathi Quwe opening at 17:00 on 28 June. While the various works exhibited show diversity in medium, technique and subject matter, the underlying thread of ritual ties the works together. 

This year, on 28 and 29 June from 10:00 - 16:00, the Basha Bacha creative conversations will evolve into a creative entrepreneurs’ programme supported by the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller. The event is free but registration on the festival's website is required.

The film element at 20:00 includes The People vs Patriarchy on 28 June and Five Fingers for Marseilles on the 29th. The 29th is also when Words of Freedom, curated by poet Sabelo Soko, will take place at 18:00.

The festival ends on Saturday, 30 June with a concert starting at 13:00 that will feature Black Motion, Sho Madjozi, Samthing Soweto, K.O, Skwatta Kamp, Blk Jks, Moonchild Sanelly, Prokid, Zoe Modiga, BCUC, Urban Village, Sun Xa, Radio 123, Muzi, Joshua The I AM and Big Zulu. On the decks expect iamPH, Speedsta, Akio, Sistamatic, Phatstoki, Rosie Parade, Deniece Marz, Coppashot & Bobotical, DJ Zero and Lubonk. 


Film Screening 28 June
The People vs Patriarchy
Date: 28 June
Time: 20:00 – 22:00

Film Screening 29 June
Five Fingers for Marseilles
Date: 29 June
Time: 20:00 – 22:00

Poetry: Words of Freedom (Curated by Sabelo Soko)
Date: 29 June
Time: 18:00-21:00

Basha Bacha Creative Conference (Curated by between 10 & 5)
Date: 28-29 June
Time: 10:00 – 16:00

The Music Festival
Date: 28 June
Time: 18:30 – 20:00


Early bird tickets are R50. Buy them here alternatively tickets will be on sale on the day for R75 at the Constitution Hill Box Office.

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