Equal Education will be hosting the “Say Africa! Say Education! A night with Vusi Mahlasela and Friends” concert on the 24th of August, 6pm, at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. Mahlasela together with local bands The Muffinz and Driemanskap will be performing at what will be a fundraising concert hosted by the education social movement organisation Equal Education. (Tickets here!)
Mahlasela who is known as a peacemaker, social commentator and freedom fighter, sings songs of freedom, equality and courage. His voice and contribution to South African music have earned him a SAMA Lifetime Achievement award as well as the Order of Ikhamanga. To put it in Nadine Gordimer’s words ‘Vusi Mahlasela sings as a bird does: in total response to being alive…’
The Say Africa! Say Education! concert will provide an opportunity for those attending the concert to learn more about the South African education system and Equal Education’s work. Before and after the show and during the interval concert goers will be able to visit exhibitions, donate money and speak to students who are involved in the movement.
Equal Education is a community-based membership-based organisation. Its members are predominantly high school students who meet weekly to discuss the challenges facing the world, the continent, the country and their schools. They take action to improve their schools, and their efforts have in the past secured textbooks, libraries, school infrastructure and improved teaching. The money raised from this concert will be dedicated to this mission.
We hope that you join us for what will be an explosive evening of music, activism and fun! Tickets are already available at Computicket at R140! Click here!
For More Information contact:
Lyndal Pottier (Concert Organiser)
Nombulelo Nyathela (Spokesperson)
060 503 4933