Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival 2014

June is youth month commemorating the brave youth of 1976 and everyone around the country celebrates in different ways . On the weekend leading up to 16 June there were a lot of festivities taking place around the country celebrating Youth day. Most were seen wearing their school uniforms hitting clubs, social gatherings, and festivals.

One event that I got to attend was the Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival that was held in Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg. A venue that I thought was befitting of what freedom stands for.Constitutional Hill or Con Hill as it is famously known embodies so much history of our nation. On Saturday the 14th of June I managed to catch the last of the festival and on my arrival The Brother Moves On was performing as people started to flock in. I always say that where there is fashion there is music so it was not surprising to know that there was a clothing and food market at the festival. I bought myself a nice vintage clutch bag from the Ivintage Yakho stall, it shows how much of an impulse shopper I am.

Going back to the main stage I found a group of talented youngsters who go by the name “Undivided Roots” performing and they had summoned the attention of the crowd with their great reggae music. “Judgement” the lead guitarist KILLED IT on stage, he had people stand up and run closer to the stage to catch a glimpse of him and of course film him. I am not sure how old he is but I am guessing that he is not a day over 12. He was the highlight of my day, not taking away anything from the other band members. I love that they are well rounded, they are each good on the vocals as well as excellent in playing their different instruments.

In all the events I have attended I have never seen an artist leave the stage to go dance with the audience. It was something new to me when Moonchild danced with the audience and showed us how to dance like a girl. I thought I always dance like a girl but noooo… she schooled me proper , even had my male friend dancing like a girl. I finally found out what the fuss around Desmond and the Tutus was about. They are electrifying and I really did enjoy myself. I couldn’t have found a better way to continue my birthday celebration. It is always inspiring to see the youth initiating and engaging in positive projects.

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Published by Afrikan Princess

I am an avid traveler with a background in copywriting, social media management, art exhibition and music festival curation. I am a huge bookworm who not only enjoys getting lost in books, but I also enjoy writing on topics such as travel, art and fashion. I am interested in working in any projects relating to copywriting for small businesses, fiction writing, curating exhibitions for visual artists in Africa. I am also keen to work with small businesses in developing their social media strategies. Africa is my first love and I am currently having a great time exploring her.

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