Cultural concert to promote human rights

The Cape Cultural Collectives Rosa Choir on stage.

The Cape Cultural Collective (CCC) and several organisations from Gugulethu, Tambo Village and Manenberg have joined hands to host two programmes this weekend aimed at promoting human rights and advancing social cohesion.

The CCC is a diverse cultural group that promotes social change through arts and culture.

The different parts of the upcoming programme include a unity procession from Gugulethu police station to the Khanyisa Community Church in Tambo Village, that starts at 1pm on Saturday November 9; and the United We Stand cultural concert at the Khanyisa Community Church, from 1.30pm to 5pm, also on Saturday November 9.

Entry is free and refreshments will be on sale.

A human rights workshop in Tambo Village, facilitated by the District Six Museum and attended by many community members from the three communities, was also held last Saturday November 2.

The Foundation for Human Rights is funding the programmes, which is part of CCC’s Community Voices for Human Rights series.

The procession on Saturday will include clergy from across Cape Town, board members of the Cape Cultural Collective, community leaders, young people, senior citizens, cultural groups and others.

The line-up for the United We Stand cultural concert includes the Likhwezi Arts Group; Women Unite; the Rosa Choir; Darion Adams; the Steins; Aziza Davids; the junior Rosa choir; Blackie Tempi and Charles Louw; Zami Mdingi, Ithongo Lethu, Bradley Pipus; Chanique and Men of Praise.

“We call on all community organisations to come on board and for groups across Cape Town who have similar aims, to give support to this effort,” said CCC co-ordinator, Mansoor Jaffer.

Most of the performers, transport operators, food stall holders and other service providers are from Gugulethu, Tambo Village and Manenberg.

The programmes are in collaboration with Gugs United, Manenberg People’s Centre, Fight
for Peace, Gugulethu Development Forum, Likhwezi Arts, Women Unite, Lerato Projects, Amandla Safe Hub, Ithongo Lethu, Shodz entertainment and promotions and Khanysia Church Centre.

For more information, email or contact Elizabeth Schutter on 084 616 2687 or or June Knight on 079 183 5170 or