The Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival is back. Now in its sixth year, the 2018 edition is brought to you by Constitution Hill in partnership with, Nandos, the Department of Arts and Culture, Gauteng Tourism, Gauteng Film Commission and the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller. This year the three-day, annual festival takes place from Thursday 28 June until Saturday 30 June.
June 2018 marks 42 years since the 1976 Soweto uprisings.Through this flagship festival, Constitution Hill commemorates the youth of ’76 who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.Each year the festivalshowcases contemporary art, design, film and music. It is a celebrationof young South African creatives and their artistic freedom of expression.
Constitution Hill is a National Heritage Site and provides a space for us to remember our past, understand our present and imagine our future. Like Basha Uhuru all programmes implemented at Constitution Hill aim to ensure that the constitution becomes a living, interactive and demonstrable shared experience.
Provoking and inspiring, Basha Uhuru, the highlight of Constitution Hill’s calendar has grown into one of the foremost urban,creative youth festivals in our country.At the heart of our philosophy and approach is the curating of unique experiences that bring young people together, while breaking new ground in the culture and the arts.
“Constitution Hill is not a static space stuck in time but rather a movement that connects the past, the present and the future through sparks of experiences like Basha Uhuru.Through this festival, we preserve the past and the sacrifices make by the youth of ’76 making it accessible to young people today whilst transforming the future through real inspirational engagement atmultiple creative intersections” said Dawn Robertson, CEO Constitution Hill.
The festival music lineup on 30 JunefeaturesBlack Motion,Samthing Soweto, BCUC, a reunion of Skwatta Kamp, ShoMadjozi (South African mentor for the 2018 Nando’s Music Exchange programme), as well as MUZI and Joshua The I AM (previous Nando’s Music Exchange artists).