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- Dada Masilo's Swan Lake, 2-7 February
- Fashion Roars, 4 February
- State of the Nation by President Jacob Zuma, 11 February
- Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 19 February
- National Budget Speech by Minister Pravin Gordhan, 24 February
- Starfish USA Gala 2016, 2 March
- 60th Anniversary of South African Women's March Of 1956:
Sharing the Milestones of South African Women, 19 March
- Imagine Scholar Inc Fundraiser, 22 March
- "Reflection" A Tribute to Sara Baartman-The Staged Reading,
- Johnny Clegg at Ridgefield Playhouse, Connecticut, 30 March
- Johnny Clegg at BB King Blues Club and Grill in New York, 31 March
- Uhadi: All-Stars of Johannesburg Jazz, 1-3 April
- Johnny Clegg at BB King Blues Club and Grill in New York, 1 April
- Shared Interest Annual Award Gala, 7 April
- Second Annual South African Craft Show, 16 April
- Freedom Day Bring and Braai, 30 April
Dada Masilo's Swan Lake
2 - 7 February 2016
The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Joyce Charge: (212) 242-0800
Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m
Curtain chat: Wednesday, 3 February
Combining classic and contemporary dance that is strongly influenced by her African heritage, Johannesburg-born dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo creates explosive, passionate work. Her reimagining of Swan Lake is no exception as the dancers are not only propelled by Tchaikovsky, but also by Steve Reich as they turn the classic Swan Lake on its head to tackle issues of gender and homophobia in a country ravaged by AIDS.
For tickets and more information, please visit the Joyce Theater.
Thursday, 4 February 2016
7:00 p.m. to Midnight
Broad Street Ballroom
41 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
Generation Ubuntu’s second annual Fashion Roars is a one-night only theatrical fashion show with a life-saving mission. It offers a full night of performance, live music, dancing, and chances to win luxury prizes. All proceeds will go toward providing care services for children and teens living with HIV in South Africa. Amy Freeze of WABC will emcee, and 40 professional dancers will be donating their talent to the runway show produced by Katy Parnello of the Telluride AIDS Benefit.
Host: Amy Freeze - Meteorologist for New York City's TV station WABC
Auctioneer: Paul O'Reilly Hyland - Co-Founder and CEO of OCP Capital LLC
For more information and tickets, please go to: http://www.genubuntu.org/fashionroars/.
Friday, 19 February 2016, 8:00 pm
The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street
New York City
For over 50 years, South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifiting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. This year, the four-time Grammy Award winning group, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking collaboration with Paul Simon on his seminal album, Graceland.
This concert is part of World Music Institute's Masters of African Music Series
60th Anniversary of South African Women's March Of 1956: Sharing the Milestones of South African Women
Saturday, 19 March 2016, 5:30 pm
For My Sweet Garden and Event Space/Kalahari Gallery
1103 Fulton Street (at Claver Place), Brooklyn, NY 11238
Presentation by South Africa's Minister of Social Development, Ms. Bathabile Dlamini, with Executive Director of Ilitha Labantu S.A., Ms. Mandisa Monakali.
For more information, please call (917) 757-0170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imagine Scholar Inc. Fundraiser
Tuesday, 22 March 2016, from 6:00 pm til close
195 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Madiba Restaurant invites you to a dinner supporting education in South Africa through the charity, Imagine Scholar Inc.
Guests can look forward to an open bar cocktail hour, complimentary hor d'oeuvres, raffle prizes and a "Taste of South Africa" multi-course meal.
RSVP by confirming your dinner reservation with Madiba Restaurant at email@example.com. Dinner starts promptly at 8:00 p.m, and will cost $50 a person.
Thursday, 24 March 2016, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Grinton I. Will Public Library ...
1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710
This ensemble performance piece will explore the life of Sara Baartman.
Sara, a South African woman of the Khoisian people was put on display by Europeans as a freak show attraction in the early 19th century. Fascinated with her body and body parts she was a spectacle; exploited and degraded for all to see. Through 'Reflection' we will share our empathy for Sara and find out how she came to be known as the Hottentot Venus.
Produced by Lyricsoulsproductions
Directed by Aixa Kendrick
For more information, please contact organizer Adrienne Lyric at (917) 721-5187 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1-3 April 2016
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Broadway and 60th Street, 5th Floor, New York City
7:30 & 9:30pm nightly
Late Night Session Tuesday-Saturday
Doors Open at 11:15pm
*unless otherwise noted
Uhadi, an all-star jazz band from Johannesburg, returns by extremely popular demand to set Dizzy’s alight with its joyful, high-energy brand of jazz. This time, the vocalist will be Jazzmeia Horn, winner of the 2016 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition. The multi-talented Horn has recently led her own group at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and performed before an awe-struck audience at New York’s historic Abyssinian Baptist Church. Now she further expands her artistry into this exciting new territory. Don’t miss this exciting collaboration. Buy tickets online.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 8:00 pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Tel: (203) 438-5795, Fax: (203) 438-4543
VIP Party Pass available! Includes priority parking and open bar from 6:30 – 7:15 pm. Available for $25 by calling box office (203) 438-5795. More information available at http://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/events/johnny-clegg-band/.
The Box Office is open Monday - Friday: 9:00 am-5:30.pm
Saturday: 12 noon-4:00 pm and 1 hour prior to a live performance.
Opening Act: Jesse Clegg
Johnny Clegg is a singer, songwriter, dancer, anthropologist and musical activist whose music has exploded onto the international music scene and broke through barriers in his home of South Africa. Clegg and Sipho Mchunu formed mixed-race Juluka in the late 70's and went on to record two platinum and five gold albums. In 1986 he formed Savuka and by the end of 1989 the band's debut album had sold over 1 million copies, their second reaching 700,000. Savuka received a Grammy nomination for the Best World Music Album in 1993 but disbanded shortly thereafter.
Three years later Clegg and Mchunu temporarily re-found Juluka and recorded Ya Vuka Inkunzi (also released as Crocodile Love). Since then, Clegg has recorded several solo projects including his last album One Life (2007), New Survivor (2002) and A South African Story (2003). The Johnny Clegg Band just completed a 32-city North American Tour. It was a celebration of his 30-year anniversary as a performer and Human (2011), his first release in North America in 17 years.
Johnny Clegg Band returns to North America again in Spring 2016 for a headline tour of PACs, clubs, and universities.
For more information and to buy tickets, please visit http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=5416
16 April 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street, New York NY 10001
Use 11th Street Entrance
Saturday. 30 April 2016, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Riverside Park, located on the Hudson River, Lower Deck
between West 145th and West 158th Streets
Manhattan, New York
Come and celebrate Freedom Day with the South African Consulate General and the South African community in New York on Saturday, 30 April 2016. Bring your children, brothers, sisters, wives, husbands, and friends from Africa and the Diaspora. Everyone is welcome.
Please note that the State Park and the New York City Park are at the same location. Our event will be held at the New York City Park which is located at the lower deck of the State Park.
BRING YOUR OWN FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
If you have a grill and charcoal, please bring them. Kindly note that smoking and drinking are prohibited at NYC parks.
You are encouraged to wear your favorite South African Gear: Springbok jersey, cap, South African flag, Bafana-Bafana t-shirt; whatever makes you a proud South African.
Catch A, B, C,D or # 1 trains to 145 Street (Manhattan) and walk westward towards Broadway and Riverside Drive. If you are driving, enter the park from West 158th Street. There is parking and restrooms.
New York African Film Festival: Cuckold
Thursday, 5 May 2016 at 8:30 pm
– followed by Q&A with Director Charlie Vundla
Tuesday, 10 May 10 2016 at 3:45pm
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Film Society Lincoln Center
144 W 65th Street, New York, NY 10023
Directed by Charlie Vundla, South Africa, 2015, 95m.
Synopsis: The second feature by Charlie Vundla (director of How to Steal 2 Million, a selection of the 2012 New York African Film Festival), Cuckold tells the story of a young African-American professor in Johannesburg (played by Vundla) who falls apart after his wife leaves him for another man. While trying to drink himself into oblivion, he has a chance encounter with an old schoolmate who is now a homeless life coach. Together (with a little help from the drug trade), the two men prop each other up, and things soon ease back into normalcy… until the professor’s wife reappears sobbing at his doorstep. An unusual ménage à trois arrangement follows, one that seems destined to wreak havoc on the fragile state of affairs.
Tickets available at: http://www.filmlinc.org/films/cuckold/.
New York African Film Festival:
While You Weren't Looking
Friday, 6 May 2016, 2:00 pm
Sunday, 8 May 2016, 9:15 pm
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Film Society Lincoln Center
144 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023
Tickets available at http://www.filmlinc.org/films/while-you-werent-looking/.
Directed by Catherine Stewart, South Africa, 2015, 104m.
Synopsis: The changing landscape of post-Apartheid South African politics and lifestyles is portrayed through two central relationships: a successful black real estate woman who is cheating on her white wife, and their bohemian daughter dating a gender non-confirming woman in the Khayelitsha township.