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Ubuhle Bendalo Community Arts Festival

We are proud to announce the 2nd edition of Ubuhle Bendalo,“the beauty of creation/nature”,an annual community arts festival organised by multi-disciplinary artist Breeze Yoko in collaboration with pan-African arts platform Chimurenga from 16 – 18 February 2024. 

Consisting of exhibitions, talks, workshops, performances and more, this year’s edition aims to bring our arts community together by providing a platform for engagement, collaboration and play. It features some of the country’s leading radical creators, including Mzwandile Buthelezi, Loyiso Mkhize, The Ninevites, Falko, Anda Mncayi and more, working through visual arts, weaving, comics, storytelling, graffiti, performance, music, toy-making and many more unnamed forms.

The festival also features a live arts platform through the Pan African Space Station (PASS), Chimurenga’s roving radio project, which will broadcast live from the venue for the duration of the event. The PASS program features DJ sets, live music and discussion, book launches and more by local artists and musicians and international guests such as 16×16 Collective (Nigeria), Lynnée Denise (US), and more.

The live program also includes an art workshop for children led by the architect/artist Ilze Wolff and a collaborative weaving session led by Sibabalwe Ndlwana.

Information on all exhibitors and participants can be found here.

A bookshop is setup at the venue to present new books by the country’s leading independent publishers.

Join us for the free opening party on Friday 16 February, from 8pm, with live music and DJs.

Entrance to the festival is free all three days, with food and refreshments available for purchase, along with artworks, books and merchandise by the participating artists. For more information, do not hesitate to contact info@chimurenga.co.za or call us on 071 524 1788. And follow @chimurenga_sa and @breezeyoko via social media.

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