Riky Rick, Msaki, Langa Mavuso, Thebe, Khuli Chana, & More.
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 the 26th until the 29th of 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.
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.
Basha Uhuru, the foremost urban, creative youth festival in South Africa, is brought to you by Constitution Hill in partnership with Nando’s, the Department of Arts and Culture, Brand SA, Gauteng Tourism, Gauteng Department Of Economic Development, Business Arts South Africa, Gauteng Film Commission and the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller.
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 who were developed at Bridges For Music a Nando’s supported non profit organisation.
All events are free, aside from the concert. Tickets for that are R75 off www.bashauhuru.co.za and R100 at the festival gates.
Check out www.bashauhuru.co.za for the full festival programme.