To close off Africa Month celebrations, Brand South Africa and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, in association with Constitution Hill, are proud to present the Play Your Part Africa Live Stream Concert featuring South Africa’s songstress supreme, Thandiswa Mazwai on the 30th of May 2020.
The Women’s Jail at Joburg’s Constitution Hill will become a significant place for Thandiswa and other legendary African artists, where their performances will be live-streamed from in the age of COVID-19.
“So many historic events have happened at the Con Hill, this is undoubtedly also one of them, as the world is changed by Corona, I feel honoured to be able to share positive vibrations throughout the mama land and the world,” shares Thandiswa Mazwai.
The legendary singer continues: “Corona has had devastating effects on people’s lives around the world. I am afraid to leave home and do anything social, but we still require the same bravery today as we did before Corona. History is made by the brave, so as I prepare for this with my band I’m going to wear my mask, keep safe distances, avoid communal surfaces, and wash my hands with soap. What a crazy way of being. When President Ramaphosa said kissing and hugging were a thing of the past I shed a tear. The healing power of music is needed now more than ever.”
The commemoration of Africa Day, this year, comes at a time when the world finds itself at the centre of a deadly pandemic that has made it essential for nations to stand together in the fight to curb the spread of COVID-19. Through the Play Your Part Africa Live Stream Concert, Brand South Africa and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture will, through artistic activism, pay tribute to Africans united in their plight against COVID-19 and celebrate Africa’s strength in adversity. This event’s significance is also augmented by South Africa’s assumption of the African Union Chairmanship. It is also indicative of the step the nation is taking to unify the continent against the challenges it faces.
The event can be watched for free here.