Arts and Culture supports Africa Motherland Festival

WeAreAfrica_BlogThe Department of Arts and Culture supports the Africa Motherland Festival as part of the programme of activities for Africa Month under the theme, ‘We are Africa – Opening the doors of learning and culture to promote peace and friendship from Cape to Cairo’.  The festival will take place from 22 to 25 May 2015 at Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre in Kwa-Mashu, Kwazulu Natal.

The Africa Motherland Festival is an annual event which brings together communities to celebrate their African culture through a range of arts programmes that promote social cohesion and heritage preservation. The festival is also in line with the Department of Arts and Culture’s Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) strategy, whose objectives include creating jobs as well as optimising the economic potential of the arts sector.

The festival is celebrated through unique festivities of theatre, diverse music, dance, poetry, food, craft and film will encompass the participation of different African countries such as Ethiopia, Egypt, Mali and Zimbabwe.

Media is invited as follows:

22 May 2015

Exhibition

18:00 – Official Opening

23 & 24 May 2015

Exhibition & Indigenous Games

12:00 – Screening

14:00 – Poetry / Hip Hop

15:00 – Theatre Production

25 May 2015

12:00 – 17:00 Concert

For RSVPs: James Mathibeng: Cell: 0788028851/ Email: Jamesma@dac.gov.za

Media Enquiries: Teresa Magidela 072 222 3169

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