Bassline presents the all-new Bassline Fest, previously known as Bassline Africa Day Concert.
Now in its fourteenth year as the only Johannesburg-based festival that celebrates African unity and diversity, Bassline Fest is taking over three full days to platform music, food, and dialogue to promote social cohesion across the continent. The Bassline Fest hashtag, #Bethelegacy is inspired by a partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
With Constitution Hill as the host, the weekend festivities begin on Friday – African Union’s official Africa Day, with a closed day of dialogues in the Women’s Prison, involving key thought-leaders in a series of panel discussions. The main focus is on promoting social cohesion, the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the Constitution as well as a look at how music and arts continue to contribute towards the promotion of democracy.
The music and food festivities kick off on Saturday with two stages, both featuring artists from not only the African continent, but from across the globe. SABC2 is also broadcasting live from the festival. The artists that are confirmed so far are: Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Salif Keita (Mali), Dub Inc (France), Flavia Coelho (Brazil), Nakhane (South Africa), Nathalie Natiemba (Reunion Island), Ghorwane (Mozambique), Sipho Hotstix Mabusa (South Africa), Oki Dub Ainu Band (Japan), Sekou Kouyate (Guinea), Azah (South Africa) and Elida Almeida (Cape Verde).
Venue: Constitutional Hill, 11 Kotze St, Braamfontein
Time: Sat 3pm to 11pm | Sun 12pm to 7pm
Cost: R300 – R400
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