Basha Uhuru Fetival

The Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival is an annual arts festival.

This year, the event pays homage to 30 years of democracy and heritage with the theme “Celebrating 30 Years Creative Freedom” The festival highlights young people's role and participation in creative and social movements.

It celebrates youth, freedom, and creativity and is organised by the Constitution Hill Trust in partnership with various cultural and artistic organisations. The festival is held at Constitution Hill, a site of historical significance that once served as a prison where many political activists were incarcerated. Today, it is a museum symbolising the country's journey to democracy.

The key elements of the festival encompass a range of cultural and artistic expressions, including:

- Music: The festival features performances by various musicians, spanning genres such as jazz, hip-hop, electronic music, and more. Both established artists and emerging talents take the stage.
- Art Exhibitions: Visual arts are a significant part of the festival, with exhibitions showcasing the work of contemporary artists. This includes paintings, sculptures, photography, and installations, often addressing themes of freedom, identity, and social justice.
- Film Screenings: The festival screens films and documentaries that resonate with the themes of freedom and youth. These often include discussions with filmmakers and actors.
- Theatre and Performance Art: The festival includes performances by theatre groups and performance artists, offering a platform for experimental and innovative expressions.

This year's festival is headlined by South Africa's biggest household names such as: Nadia Nakai, Kabza De Small, Sjava and Tamara Dey

Date: 27-29 June 2024

Time: From 10 am

Price: R150

Venue address: Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

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