In the wake of a successful Africa Month music event, The Liberation Concert, featuring acclaimed musicians from SA and across the world, the Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the Joburg Theatre, celebrates literature from the African continent and its diaspora.
Historically, literature has played a leading role in the formation of ideas and movements for change, just like the uprising of ’76. It is vital that we continue the dialogue about progressive change and development within South Africa and its relationship with the continent and beyond. The literature festival will feature relevant master class workshops and internationally acclaimed Jamaican born poet, Mutabaruka, famous propagator of Rastafarianism, and a black consciousness activist and orator, leading reggae poet, radio and TV host.
Mutabaruka will also hold a workshop on June, 7th at the Hillbrow Theatre at 15:00 and an evening of music and poetry on Saturday, 9 June 2018 at the Wits Theatre from 19:00. Secure parking is available at Wits University, Senate House basement, Jorissen Street.
Workshop with Mutabaruka (Jamaica)
Thursday 7th June, 3pm – 5pm
An Evening with Mutabaruka
Evening will involve music and poetry.
Wits Theatre, Jorissen Street, Braamfontein
Saturday 9th June @ 7pm
Secure parking at Wits University, Senate House basement, Jorissen Street
(Rsvp by 8th June)
Mutabaruka will also perform at the Lekkerbreek Primary School, cnr Doringdraai and Joe Slovo Street, Phagameng, MODIMOLLE, Limpopo on Friday 8th June @ 6.30pm
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