Our UK-South Africa season, Connect ZA, are joining forces with The Arches Culture 2014 programme in Glasgow to bring together the musical talents of UK-South African supergroup, Fantasma; featuring acclaimed rapper and producer Spoek Mathambo, and in-demand beatsmith Auntie Flo. Combining afro-futurist rhythms, the vital sounds of the distinctly African strain of house music named ‘township tech’ by Spoek Mathambo, and a celebration of the legacy of Nelson Mandela, this is a one-off event in Glasgow that will form part of a worldwide series of events championing the values of the late South African president, activist, and champion of human rights.
Celebrated every year on 18 July – Mandela’s birthday - Mandela Day seeks to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately, it seeks to empower communities everywhere through its mission statement: “Take Action. Inspire Change. Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”
Date: Friday 18 July 2014
Venue: The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL, United Kingdom