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Celebrating Africa Month

Posted in African music, Jazz with tags , , , on May 20, 2009 by Rouvanne
May - celebrating Africa Month

May - celebrating Africa Month

The month of May was declared Africa Month, to further promote Africa Day (25 May) which commemorates the establishment of the Organization of African Unity. Still quite an interesting concept when you consider how much conflict we have to read about around the continent, but then it did take the EU decades, and a couple of wars, to get its story together – whether you agree with its formation or not, it has created an economic powerhouse.

Here, at the bottom end of Africa, there will be a celebration too, hosted by The Cape Cultural Collective & The District Six Museum featuring poetry, dance, music and art from the continent. Below is the invitation I received for the event this Friday (22 May) at the District Six Museum (25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town). Continue reading