Arts and Culture Minister Mthethwa launches the Anti-Racism Song

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will on Wednesday 29 June 2016 at the Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg deliver a keynote address on the role of the performing arts particularly music in advancing the anti-racism agenda.

Minister Mthethwa will also at the launch unveil the Anti-Racism Song tackling the continuing salience of race and racism and the negative role social media has played in spewing the racial bigotry.

The role of performing arts, particularly music during the anti-racism struggle gained the world’s attention by reflecting the important role it played in conjuring global human solidarity which exposed apartheid’s atrocities and gross human violations.

The launch will culminate into a conversation on the role music can play to fosters social cohesion and nation building in order to bridge the past that has for so long been stained with historical divisions premised primarily on race.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Venue        : Serengeti Conference Room, Birchwood Hotel and O.R Tambo Conference Centre Boksburg

Date          : 29 June 2016

Time          : 09h00

RSVPs:  Mthuthuzeli Nqumba MthuthuzeliN@dac.gov.za; cell: 074 478 7681

Madimetja Moleba, MadimetjaM@dac.gov.za; cell: 072 842 6594

For enquiries, contact Lisa Combrinck at 082 821 4886 / LisaCo@dac.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Arts & Culture

 

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