The adolescent workmanship, music and way of life gathering called The Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival will happen for three-days from Thursday, 28 June to Saturday, 30 June.
The celebration exhibits art, outline, film and music, as well as gives moving workshops and entrepreneurial help programs for youthful creatives.
Opening on 28 June at 18:30 #i is a publication show conceptualized by eminent picture taker Jodi Bieber in a joint effort with 45 youthful Joburgers, and fashioner and caretaker Brenton Maart. A choice of items from GALA’s chronicle – Gay and Lesbian Memory in real life – constitutes another display that is additionally being included.
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.
HERE’S A BREAK DOWN ON WHEN EACH ONE OF THE ELEMENTS OF THE FESTIVAL ARE TAKING PLACE:
Film Screening 28 JuneThe People vs PatriarchyDate: 28 JuneTime: 20:00 – 22:00
Film Screening 29 JuneFive Fingers for MarseillesDate: 29 JuneTime: 20:00 – 22:00
Poetry: Words of Freedom (Curated by Sabelo Soko)Date: 29 JuneTime: 18:00-21:00
Basha Bacha Creative Conference (Curated by between 10 & 5)Date: 28-29 JuneTime: 10:00 – 16:00
The Music FestivalDate: 28 JuneTime: 18:30 – 20:00
Early bird tickets are R50 on the festival’s website. Alternatively tickets will be on sale on the day for R75 at the Constitution Hill Box Office.