AFRICA GATHERS THROUGH FESTIVALS

UHURU INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ARTS FESTIVAL

Uhuru International Community Arts Festival was launched in 2014 to celebrate South Africa’s 20 years of democracy.

“Uhuru” is Swahili for “freedom”. We chose Swahili to emphasise that our celebration is not only for South Africans, but it is also for the continent as a whole.

The festival focuses on where we come from, where are at present and where are we going. Arts played an important role during the Struggle. It made people beyond our borders understand what was going on and helped the oppressed to voice out their frustration and pain.

Uhuru International Community Arts Festival  celebrates the continent through theatre, crafts,
visual arts, dance, poetry, storytelling , book launches, workshops, seminars, lectures and
music.

BOTHO HERITAGE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Wushwini hosts an annual arts festival called Botho Pan African Festival every September.

“Botho” is a Sotho word meaning “ubuntu”. It is inspired by the Nguni expression “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu”, meaning a human being can only be completed by others.

The festival features a lively programme of acts by a strong line-up of groups, artists and arts
companies from the province, neighbouring provinces, neighbouring countries and overseas to
showcase dance, music, theatre, storytelling, craft, exhibitions, literature, film and praise
poetry.

TUCHEZE (ASIDANSE ) FESTIVAL

TUCHEZE (ASIDANSE) festival is an annual event that will be held for the first time, it is part of social cohesion, unity, celebrating diversity, sharing and understanding of different cultures, celebrating our roots, showcasing African pride and making KZN a tourist destination and making it the arts playground of Africa.

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