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Africa Day Celebrations Around The City

Africa Day Celebrations Around The City

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Africa Day takes place on Wednesday, 25 May 2022. Join in on the celebrations at these major events happening in Joburg - the Africa Day Celebration at Constitution Hill,  Africa Day Groove at Soweto Theatre or The Comedic Flip at the Market Lab. Whichever event you choose to attend you're sure to have a joyous time reveling in all things African and proud. Don't miss out! 

Africa Day is celebrated around the world annually. The day commemorates the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union). The organisation was founded in 1963, amidst aims to ended colonialism in Africa and apartheid in South Africa. Africa Day celebrates the massive achievements of the AU to end oppression in Africa and deliver social and political freedom for all. The day also has a cultural significance as it celebrates African music, food, performance art, and much more. Join in on the celebrations this May by participating in some of Joburg's biggest Africa Day events.

Africa Day Celebration at Con Hill

Constitution Hill is one of the most culturally and politically significant sites in Johannesburg. This Africa Day, Locrate Market will be hosting a celebration of all things African and proud at Constitution Hill. Come and enjoy the very best of African culture at this event. There will be various live music performances, workshops, talks and fashion exhibitions on show. You can also indulge in some delicious food and drinks at the market. The Africa Day Celebration at Constitution Hill serves to create a platform for local artists and makers to showcase their best work. Show your support for local businesses by booking yourself a ticket to the event now. At only R150 per person, it's an absolute steal for a full day's entertainment.

When Is It?

Saturday, 28 May 2022 from 12:00 - 00:00.

Where Is It?

Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R150 on Quicket.

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Africa Day Groove

Soweto Theatre proudly presents their annual Africa Day Groove celebration this May. The theatre has been unable to host this  popular event since 2019 due to lockdown restrictions. Africa Day Groove is now back, bigger and better than ever. Join them for an epic day of live music performances by some of the top artists on the continent. There will be eight headliners including, Sjava, Peanut butter and Jam with Malcolm Jiyane, The Brother Moves On as well as Soweto’s BCUC. This amazing line-up will be topped by a performance from the one and only DJ Mofaya.

The event intends to highlight our nation's diversity to unite us, promote creativity, and allow participants to celebrate their heritage and stand proud as Africans. The festivities will include a colourful arts, craft and food market with local exhibitors showcasing a variety of delicious cuisines. Book your tickets now to avoid missing out!

When Is It?

Saturday, 28 May 2022 from 12:00 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

Soweto Theatre, Cnr. Bolani Rd and Bolani Link, Jabulani, Soweto, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R200 - R250 per person. Get yours here.

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Flipping the script

This May, the Windybrow Arts Centre presents an exciting lineup of Africa Day events. Throughout the month, they will be hosting workshops, seminars, and shows. Join them from the 20th - 21st of May for A Comedic Flip - three stellar comedy shows set to flip the comedic lens on what it means to be African. The event includes a fun game night, workshop and discussions about the African diaspora and the grand finale which features an eclectic lineup of proudly African comedians. Book your tickets here!

Close out Africa Month with a bang at the Windybrow Arts Centre's Music Flip event on Saturday, 28 May 2022. This is a family-friendly event so bring the little ones along for the celebration. There will be an exciting array of local music acts, as well as food and craft stalls to enjoy. The day will see the hottest up and coming African artists take to the stage, including acts such as The Friendly Drummers, The Brother Moves On, Emmanuel Paul and Femi Koya. This is one you certainly won't want to miss, so get your tickets ASAP.

Visit the Market Theatre Foundation website for more information.

Do you know of any other Africa Day celebrations happening in the city? Let us know about them in the comments below! 

 

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