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2016

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Also see Holidays observed by the South African Consulate General


January

Monday, 18 January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (US)


February

February is Black History Month (US)
Monday, 15 February is President's Day  (US)


March

Tuesday, 8 March is International Women's Day
Monday, 21 March is Human Rights Day (SA)

25 March is Good Friday
Monday, 28 March is Family Day


April

Wednesday, 27 April is South Africa's Freedom Day (SA) 


May

Wednesday, 25 May is Africa Day
Monday, 30 May is Memorial Day (US)


June

June is Youth Month
Thursday, 16 June is Youth Day
(SA)


July

Monday, 4 July is Independence Day (US)
Monday, 18 July is Nelson Mandela International Day (SA)


August

Tuesday, 9 August is National Women's Day (SA)


September

September is Public Service Month and Tourism Month (SA)
Monday, 5 September is Labor Day (US)
Saturday, 24 September is Heritage Day (SA)


October

October is Mental Health Awareness Month (SA)
Monday, 17 October is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


November

25 November to 10 December is 16 Days of Activism (SA)
Thursday, 24 November is Thanksgiving Day
(US)


December

Thursday, 1 December is World AIDS Day
Friday, 16 December is Day of Reconciliation (SA)
Monday, 26 December is Day of Goodwill (SA)


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.

Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of Dada Masilo’s Swan Lake provided by Kerry Clayton and Paige Royer, and Amit Wadhwaney of Moerus Capital Management LLC. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance. Support for The Joyce’s community outreach and inclusive programming provided by The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. The presentation of Dada Masilo’s Swan Lake was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Special support provided by South Africa’s Department of Arts & Culture.


Fashion Roars

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/.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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

Tickets are available through: bit.ly/ladysmithTIX or bit.ly/ladysmithTIXtm


Starfish USA Gala 2016




Johnny Clegg at BB King Blues Club and Grill in New York

31 March 2015 and , 1 April 2016
237 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 997-4144
Showtime: 8:00 pm, Doors open at 6:00 pm
Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 day of show

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