The Afrikan Freedom Station and the Soweto Theatre will be presenting Beyond the Mind of the Oppressed – a music and cultural festival on 20 December 2014.
The Festival features a new generation of South African jazz innovators in a carnival atmosphere. The festival line-up features the Standard Bank Jazz Artist for 2014, Nduduzo Makhathini, , Sama nominated jazz drummer Tumi Mogorosi of Project Elo, Tutho Motsemme, H3, Sibusile Xaba of the Unlearning Project, Mandla Mlangeni of the Amandla Freedom Ensemble and the musical innovator Malcom Jiyane and his Trio. [GARD align=”center”]
The new generation will be collaborating with the piano master, Andile Yenana and Soweto based, internationally acclaimed percussionist, Thebe Lipere.
In addition to live bands, the festival will be featuring DJ’s and Selectors headed by the NTONE the editor of Chimurenga and the High Priest of funk. The festival will commence at 12pm with a market.
Artists and crafters living in and around Soweto and Johannesburg are encouraged to bring their goods to the market as part of the Soweto Art and Craft Fair. If you make it bring it! [GARD align=”center”]
There will also be graffiti, street painting and painting activities for children. The evening will feature the formal presentation of Beyond The Mind of the Oppressed – a jazz sermon by Kwena Mokwena set to the original compositions of the leading young jazz musicians and accompanied by award-winning poets, Mak Manaka, Natalia Molebatsi and Kgafela wa Mogogodi.
Entry to the festival and market is free but the formal presentation in the main theatre is R50. Tickets are available at www.sowetotheatre.com and at the door.