Sun, Jan 30 · 19:00
Archbishop Tutu was a critical voice in the new South Africa and called out black political elite. He was critical of the ANC leadership, the endemic corruption and the failure to deal adequately with the poverty and hardship across the country. He lived by the Christian teaching of loving your neighbour as yourself — to the exclusion of absolutely no one at all. First and foremost, he was a man of God but was also a figure for whom honesty and the truth were more important than almost anything else. His passionate activism for minorities, especially for the LGBTQ+ community and for those living with HIV/AIDS, earned him accolades on the international stage, especially artists. On Sunday 30th January 2022 at 7pm CAT | 7pm PST | 10am ET, a special tribute will be livestreamed to reach audiences far and wide. The 90 minute livestreamed event will reflect several creative genres, including music, song, dance, poetry, caricature, mural art, photography and videography, and cartoonists amongst others. South African artists on the line-up include satirist Pieter Dirk Uys, SA’s most loved puppet Chester Missing, comedian Marc Lottering, the songstress of the global hit song Jerusalema – Nomcebo Zikode, Bokani Dyer with Gauteng Choristers, jazz musicians McCoy Mrubata and Paul Hanmer, poets Mak Manaka, Busisiwe Mahlangu, Vus’umuzi Phakathi, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers accompanied by music from Ariel and Juana from Argentina, Neo Motsatse (violin) and Teboho Motsatse (keys), percussionist Tale Makhene, Concorde Nkabinde, Solidarity Express Quartet , Kamva Jazz String Quartet and many others. Leading South African cartoonists Zapiro and Nanda Sooben are joined by Brazilian Carlos Latuff and Palestine’s Mohamed Sabaaneh. The Palestinian line-up includes award winning Palestinian author Susan Abulhawa, Khaled Juma, soloist Nai Barghouti, Bashar Murad, from Gaza 13-year-old singer Zain Abu Daqqa and the acclaimed Palestinian American comedian AmerZaher, who will join us live to co-present. The event will also feature Angelique Kidjo from Benin, Kwabena Churchill from Ghana, Zimbabwean Mazuruse, Kenya’s Ndungi Githuku and Paul Kelemba, Eritrean Mikal Yosief, Italian maestro Maurizio Capone & Bungt Bangt, Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie, Nicki Wells from the UK, German dancer Nadja and Dignidad Rebelde with Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes from the USA. Organisations involved in the tribute event include the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and the Joburg Theatre. For more information/Media enquiries:- Contact: Buz Consulting: Bridget van Oerle buz@buz.co.za cell: 0832636991/0114770923 Contact: JtComms: Contact: Dees Harilal media@jtcomms.co.za or call 011 788 7632