19 Jun Black Motion, Sho Madjozi, Samthing Soweto, K.O & more to rock Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival this month
Fired up by Nando’s, the Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival makes a return this year and will showcase contemporary art, design, film, music and also provides inspirational workshops and entrepreneurial support programmes for young creatives.
Now in its sixth year, the Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival will take place from 28th June until 30th June 2018 at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg.
Opening on 28 June at 18:30 – 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.
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 www.bashauhuru.co.za 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.
Early bird tickets are R50 on www.bashauhuru.co.za and tickets will be on sale on the day for R75 at the Constitution Hill Box Office.