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Soweto Theatre to host Isandlwana lecture amid Africa month

The award-winning vocalist and a cultural and heritage enthusiast, Mbuso Khoza will present the 3rd live Isandlwana Lecture at the Soweto Theatre on 27 to 30 May. This follows another dry season for the creative industry, particularly those in the performing arts due to the Covid-19 resurgence.

African month is an opportunity to promote African unity, deeper regional integration and recommit Africa to a common destiny. Speaking about the upcoming cultural spectacle, Khoza said, “It is said that delay does not mean denied. We are excited that there has been some progress in containing the spread of the brutal Corona Virus.

“Which led to the Battle of Isandlwana Lecture being put on hold. Our safety comes first, and it is our responsibility as people to abide by the rules that ultimately save lives. It has been a challenging period in terms of maintaining our livelihood,”

Khoza was jubilant that they can bring the people together during the month of May to celebrate not just one milestone, but two.

“As we celebrate this momentous occasion, we thought it to be an opportune time to bring the biggest African victory to the stage of festivities and have our Isandlwana Lecture presentation during this month,”

“The Battle of Isandlwana is a story of pride not only for the Zulu nation of South Africa, but for the Continent as it marked a new era for us and its colonisers,”

According to him, art is the most influential channel to make the intangible heritage felt. He stated that in pursuit of reviving African unity it is very important to use it without dividing people.

“We continue to draw inspiration from our roots as we redefine our identity using the body of work bequeathed to us by our forebears in the arts, culture and intellectual disciplines.” says Khoza.

Khoza and The Afrikan Heritage Ensemble will give audiences an enchanting performance when they interpret Amahubo. To be part of this enchantment book your tickets for R150 at www.sowetotheatre.co.za or call 0861 670 670

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