Press Release – Black August Festival Tshwane 2016, Tshwane, 25 August & 26 August 2016
Black August Festival Tshwane 2016
In association with Unisa, Capital Arts Revolution & Philosophy in the Park
Black August Festival Tshwane is an annual cultural festival that is hosted in and around the City of Tshwane. The event looks at celebrating, honouring, empowering, restoring and preserving the history of black people for the betterment of black communities. Black August Festival Tshwane’s main objective is to create a future of excellence for the people community.
2016 will be the festivals 2nd year running, promising 2 days of pure fun in celebration of BLACK. The festival is structured that it shares alternative information regarding black people which in any other day wouldn’t be accessible. The information is shared through the Arts, Culture and Academic Scholars who have dedicated themselves to understanding black origins and black existence.
The Black August Festival Tshwane invites and welcomes all to the 2016 Black August Festival Tshwane. Come join us as we celebrate BLACK.
Program (25 August 2016) – Day 1:
Venue: Hucklebarry’s, Magnolia Dell
Address: 125 Queen Wilhelmina Drive, Groenkloof, Pretoria
Time: 12:00 – 21:00
Entrance fee: Free
Detailed Program: Film Screening & Panel discussion
Film Screening from 12:30 – 15:30:
‘Conversations of the World: De Sousa Santos interviews Mogobe Ramose’ – A documentary interview on African philosophy and knowledge production from the Global South.
Panel discussion from 16:30 – 19:30 Discussion title: ‘Black Resistance’.
Panelists: Mr. Steve Lebelo, Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu , Ms Zimasa Mpenyama, Mr Andile Mngxitama
Program (26 August 2016) – Day 2:
Venue: Malombo Jazz Lounge Address 12 Clara Street, Bosman, Pretoria (cnr Clara & Van Der Walt)
Time: 12:00 – 02:00
Entrance fee: Free
Detailed Program: Presentation & Performances
Organizations to present are:
Consciousness (online Magazine) from 18:00 -18:30
Capital Arts Revolution (Arts & Culture Movement) from 18:30 – 19:00
Philosophy In The Park (Philosophy Collective) from 19:00 – 19:30
The Wretched – 20:00 -20:45
Thabang Tabane – 21:00 -21:45
Naftali of the Royal Family – 22:00 -22:45
Mr. Melusi Mbatha
Mr. Sibusile Xaba