The KZNSA aweh! programme in association with The Nelisa Mzimela Legacy Foundation will be hosting a 'Youth Day Jive & Shisa-Nyama' at the KZNSA

  • 15 June 2014
  • General


This event is in commemoration of the Soweto Student Uprising of 1976 as South Africa celebrates twenty years of Democracy and Freedom, with Youth Day marking thirty eight years this year. It is also an extension of the exhibition now on at the gallery, titled 'what u say 'bout what', which looks at ways in which the youth can make their voices and opinions known through creative acts.
The day will be filled with a variety of activities for the enjoyment of the whole family and different age groups. The event will showcase young Durban talent in various disciplines of the creative arts, capturing our bustling city life with many colourful live performances and multiple cultural experiences.

The event opens at 2pm, with a family afternoon till 4:30pm, which includes open Mic sessions with storytellers, mime artists and a special appearance from learners from Ntuzuma Township.
At 5pm, it is student uprising time, and a small cover charge of R20 allows you to jive to isicathamiya, hip hop, electro hip hop, kwaito, pop and new experimental sounds, as well as watch theatre performances and live interactive fashion shows against a backdrop of film. As part of our entrepreneurship support, a ’Shisa-Nyama and quartz' combo will be on sale - the event aims to fundraise for the Ntuzuma based organisation.                      

Lovers of the visual arts can view the current exhibition of young artists from secondary and tertiary institutions in and around KwaZulu Natal.

For more information please contact Nelisa Mzimela on 0786095201 or

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