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Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival Begins in Joburg This Week



The Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival, a highly anticipated event, is set to take place at Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill this week. In an interview with Dawn Robertson, the CEO of Constitution Hill, Bongani Bingwa discussed the upcoming festival.

The festival, which has been a gathering point for Gauteng’s youth for the past decade, aims to celebrate the freedoms enjoyed today and recognise the pivotal role played by the youth of 1976 in achieving those freedoms. Over the years, it has evolved into a platform for showcasing music and creativity as reported by 947.

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The festival kicks off with Creative Week from 21 to 23 June, offering a range of activities such as networking sessions, workshops, training programs, and music programs. It provides a space for young artists and creatives to showcase their talents and develop their skills.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Sounds of Freedom Music Festival, which takes place on 24 June. This year’s lineup promises to be exceptional, featuring renowned artists like DJ Zinhle, Kwesta, Samthing Soweto, Shekhinah, Thando Nje, Sol Phenduka, and many more. Attendees can expect an exciting and memorable musical experience.


The Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival continues to serve as a platform for artistic expression, cultural celebration, and a reflection on the significance of freedom. It provides an opportunity for young people to come together, connect, and appreciate the contributions of past generations while embracing their own creative journeys.

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