Shades of freedom in city museum

2017-04-20 06:01
Buya Afrika drummers

Buya Afrika drummers

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Internationally renowned ethnomusicologist Dizu Plaatjies, drag artist and SA’s got talent runner up Manila von Teez and accomplished blues guitarist Elton Goslett are among the line-up for the Cape Cultural Collective’s April programme, Shades of Freedom.

The event will take place on Friday 21 April 2017 at the Slave Church Museum in Long Street, at 7pm.

It is organised in collaboration with the SA Sendinggestig Museum (Slave Church Museum).

The audience will also be entertained by the awesome Blackroots Marimba, a UCT trained group and powerful vocalist Aziza Davids, from Manenberg. Aziza is a member of the Rosa choir who performed for six-months, singing in Spain in 2015.

The spoken word component of the evening will be represented by wordsmith Romeo Maasdorp, slam poet Siphosethu Phikelela and the youthful poet and rapper Vusumuzi Mpofu.

The Buya Afrika drummers from Langa will kick off the evening with their energetic rhythms.

There will be food on sale. Entrance is free and donations are welcome. The event will be livestreamed so that people outside of Cape Town are able to watch the programme.

CCC Secretary Elizabeth Schutter has called on Capetonians to head to the Slave Church Museum on 21 April. “These cultural programmes are growing in quality and attendance every month. It is a space to enjoy artistic creativity as well as to reflect on social challenges and opportunities,” she said. The Cape Cultural Collective is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and has an impressive list of projects under its belt, including: monthly cultural programmes; a poetry anthology; the Rosa adult and junior choirs; four major celebration concerts for UWC’s 50th anniversary; the Uhadi poetry production performed in Paris in 2013; Cultural tourism initiatives. The CCC works closely with a range of communities and is expanding significantly this year.

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