Special Youth Day celebrations planned for Cape Town

(Cape Town) – Youth Day on June 16 will be celebrated in Cape Town with a performance of special significance, featuring musical reflections on the youth of 1976.

GOOD NEWS: Oratorio of a Forgotten Youth will be performed at the Artscape Opera House on June 16, marking the 40-year commemoration of the Soweto uprisings.

The Soweto uprisings are regarded as one of the most important turning points in South Africa’s history, setting in motion a series of events that would bring forth the emergence of a new, democratic South Africa.

Marking the 40-year commemoration of the Soweto uprisings, the show will be directed by Mandla Mbothwe, who manages a star-studded cast, which includes: Thembi Mtshali-Jones, Bo Petersen and Celeste Matthews-Wannenburgh.

In addition, there will be segments from post 1994 young blood poets Koleka Putuma, Siphokazi Jonas and Janine Van Rooy-Overmeyer.

The production will also feature the well-known Mandla Mlangeni who will be providing a musical narrative journey of the piece. His band includes the legendary Dizo Plaatjies, Lesego Rampolokeng, Brydon Bolton, Mark Fransman and many more.

This story was sourced from SA Breaking News