The Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising Festival returns this October, bringing the hottest art, music, film, design, dance, theatre, poetry, a makers market, and conference sessions at The Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.
The festival will take place from 28 to 30 October 2021 and will be hosted both live (in-person attendance) with a limited number of tickets and online.
Last year’s inaugural Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising Festival was held in a hybrid format accommodating a small physical audience and full live streaming to virtual audiences globally, and this year, the format of the main events will be similar with a limited number of tickets for in-person attendance.
Highlights of this year’s edition include music from artists such as Langa Mavuso, Sun El Musician, Ms Party and MX Blouse, an art showcase by the Nando’s Creative Exchange artists, mosaic workshops, panel discussions as well as art and design collaborations.
The programme highlights of the 2021 Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising Festival include:
28 October 2021
The festival will kick off with a Creative Conference fired up by Nando’s – a full day of creative immersion of panel discussions, workshops and the Nando’s emerging talent showcase.
29 October 2021
The second day of the festival will feature the Eco-System Rising 2021 summit where local and international speakers will present the current Creative Eco-System case studies that contribute to growth, opportunities and livelihoods of creative entrepreneurs and the value chains they engage in.
The conference will also share the opportunities that the Creative Uprising Hub at Constitution Hill has already generated and the ecosystem it aims to build.
30 October 2021
The final day of the festival will start off with a Maker’s Market that will bring together a range of creatives who will have an opportunity to share their products and brands with the public. The market will include food stalls and a family area managed by cutting edge developmental play experts from Play Africa.
The Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising Festival will then conclude with a music festival celebrating the musical talent of some of the country’s best and new artists headlined by Langa Mavuso and Sun El Musician.
Tickets are R100 from Webtickets.
Check out bashauhuru.co.za for more info.