JUNE 2019 marks 43 years since the 1976 Soweto uprisings.
Scores of youth arrested during the ’76 protests were incarcerated in the prisons on the Constitution Hill site in Johannesburg.
For the past seven years Constitution Hill has commemorated the youth of ’76, through a celebration of creative expression at its annual Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival, happening this year from 26 to 29 June 2019.
Basha Uhuru was created seven years ago as “June 16, 1976 is a day that is synonymous with South Africa’s struggle against apartheid. It is the day that symbolises the rising of our nation’s youth against oppression. It is the day that changed the course of our country’s history. It is the day that our country’s youth claimed their rightful place in our country’s narrative,” says Constitution Hill’s CEO Dawn Robertson.
The Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival not only showcases art, design, film, poetry and music, it also provides inspirational workshops and entrepreneurial support programmes for young creatives.
The festival ends on Saturday, 29th June with The Sounds Of Freedom concert starting at 13:00 and ending at 01:00 am that will feature hip hop, house, gqom, kwaito, amapiano and afro soul’s finest in the form of Riky Rick, Msaki, Langa Mavuso, Thebe, Khuli Chana, Mthuda & Njelik, DJ Kent, DJ Dimplez, The Brother Moves On, Urban Village, African Rhythm Productions, Ikati Esangweni, Coppashot & Bobotical, DJ Zero, Rosie Parade, Deniece Mars, Sistamatic, P Kuttah, Scott The Girl, Tha Muzik, Ace of Spades, DBN Gogo and FOSTA and The Charles Géne Suite
All events are free and concert tickets are R75 off at www.bashauhuru.co.za and R100 at the festival gates.
Image (Msaki, poet and guitarist from EC will perform at the Basha Uhuru concert).