Sisters with guitars

Award-winning Singers/Songwriters Zahara, Berita and Msaki are performing at the Sisters with Guitars concert at Emperors Palace on Saturday 15th February 2020.

The first of its kind, the concert promises music lovers a good time, an exceptional experience with this incredible line-up, celebrating women in music.

Saturday, 15 February 2020 at 18:00 – 21:00.

Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Elsburg Road, Brakpan, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Tickets are R220 – R300 per person, get yours here

For more information, click here.

South Africans and Canadian Artists Collabo

SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF BC continues to look at better ways to improve collaborations between the South Africans music Artists and the Canadians.

An example of this was a production of a double album CD sampler that was compiled and distributed to CMW delegates, eight South African artists of diverse musical backgrounds showcased at CMW MAY 2019.

Among these artists is Nono Nkono, a young gifted South African jazz artist who showcased live with a Canadian ensemble of musicians she had only met and rehearsed with overnight Her performance became one of the highlights of CMW, a historic first collaboration of South African and Canadians on stage.

Mahlathini and the legendary Mahotella Queens is another South African traditional coral group that performed to a standing ovation at Dundas Square as part of the CMW showcase, May 2019.

Booked by Habari Africa, a Toronto-based multicultural festival. Zahara, a multi-platinum award winning South African artist also performed with a Canadian band at the July 2019 festival.

The successful spotlight of the South African music industry at the May 2019 CMW has ushered in a new era of opportunity to further strengthen cultural and bilateral ties between the two countries music industries.

Today, we remember Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Madikizela Mandela dedicated her life to the struggle for Social Justice. She kept her then-husband, President Nelson Mandela in the public eye until he became the first President of a free South Africa.

 

She served the people of South Africa with unwavering tenacity. Her extraordinary difficult life has to be recognized especially as no other person could have been put through what she suffered and remain steadfast and focussed on effecting a change for the greater good of many.

Lala Kahle Mother of the Nation

Today, we remember Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Died: 2018, April 18

Winnie Madikizela Mandela dedicated her life to the struggle for Social Justice

postpone VSAFF

VSAFF Postpone

Dear Friend of the Vancouver South African Film Festival,
This is to inform you that, sadly, we have decided to postpone VSAFF.

It will not take place as scheduled on March 27 – 29.

 

You are no doubt aware that the public health situation with respect to COVID-19 has become increasingly acute. The Health Minister and the Provincial Officer of Health have directed that events with more than 250 participants not take place. We support that decision though we, like many of you, are very disappointed – especially as this was to be our 10th Annual Festival. We will monitor the health situation carefully and will re-schedule VSAFF at the appropriate time. We’ll be in touch with you to let you know the details as soon as we can.

 

If you have already purchased tickets for the Festival you can choose one of the following by emailing us at info@vsaff.org :
1. Cancel your tickets and we’ll refund the full cost.
2. Keep your tickets and use them when the Festival is rescheduled.

3. Make the cost of your tickets a donation to Education without Borders – where all proceeds of VSAFF are directed each year. We’ll send you a tax receipt if your ticket cost was over $20.

 

Our program this year was really terrific and we can’t wait for the opportunity to screen these outstanding films for you.
Hopefully, that will be soon!
Thanks for your continued support.
The VSAFF Committee

Life Is Wonderful

Life is Wonderful features the surviving defendants and lawyers of the Rivonia Trial.
Denis Goldberg stood trial in the Rivonia trial with Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, Walter Sisulu and others.

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Louis Moholo Quartet 2015 Slide

Louis Moholo Quartet 2015 Slide