The month of June 2019 marks 43 years since the 1976 Soweto Uprising in which scores of youth were incarcerated at Constitution Hill. Created 7 years ago, the festival celebrates the creative expression of South Africa’s youth. It not only showcases art, music, film, design and poetry, it also runs workshops and entrepreneurial support programmes for young creatives.
This year the event, which takes place at Constitution Hill, will comprise the following: the Basha Bacha Creative Uprising which is a 3-day creative summit from the 26-29 June; the Word Up Poetry festival on 28 June; the Visions of Freedom Film Festival on 27 and 28 June, featuring 5 new South African films (including Sew the Winter to My Skin); art and design exhibitions on 27 June; the Local Makers’ Market is a curation of the best local food, drink, art and craft producers in the area; and the Sounds of Freedom Music Festival to wrap it all up on 29 June.
Some of the artists performing include Riky Rick, Khuli Chana, Msaki and The Brother Moves On.
For full details visit bashauhuru.co.za and to purchase tickets, click here.