Africa Day concert celebrates unity, women
JOHANNESBURG , (CAJ News) – AFRICA’S biggest celebration of cultural heritage returns to Newtown on Saturday, with a star-studded celebration that will see some of the continent’s biggest acts take to the stage to celebrate diversity through unity.
The artists are drawn from Egypt, Mali, Nigeria, Reunion, South Africa, Togo and Zimbabwe.
As with the previous editions, the Africa Day Concert 2016 is set to attract thousands of revellers.
Caroline Hillary, Chief Executive Officer of Redflag, the organisers, says the event has been running for 12 years and has always drawn a phenomenal response from the public ith crowds reaching 10 000-15 000.
“It is a celebration of our cultural diversity as a continent and a reminder to all Africans to be proud of who we are and to stand together in unity,” Hillary says.
The themes this year are “Celebrating Strong Women in Africa, as well as “Making a Better Africa for a Better World.”
In line with that, Zonke, a top South African songstress and producer, Waje, Nigerian superstar, Maleh and the Soil from South Africa, Haya Samir from Egypt and Maya Kamati from Reunion are some of the popular African female-based acts that will grace the Mary Fitzgerald Square stage.
Mali’s Songhoy Blues will also feature as will world-renowned Zimbabwean icon, Oliver Mtukudzi.
– CAJ News
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