Thandiswa Mazwai or “King Tha” as she’s affectionately known, is set to bring the Africa Month celebrations to an end with a virtual concert commemorating Africa Day this Saturday on May 30th. The “Play Your Part Africa” concert is a collaboration between Brand South Africa, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture as well as Constitution Hill which has hosted major cultural and historic events over the years.
Speaking about the upcoming event and some of her own personal anxieties during this unprecedented time, the South African musician Mazwai says, “So many historic events have happened at the Con Hill, this is undoubtedly also one of them, as the world is changed by Corona (virus), I feel honoured to be able to share positive vibrations throughout the mama land and the world.” She goes on to add that, “Corona has had devastating effects of people’s lives around the world. I am afraid to leave home and do something so social, but we still require the same bravery today as we did before Corona. History is made by the brave, so as I prepare for this with my band I’m going to wear my mask, keep safe distances, avoid communal surfaces and wash my hands with soap. What a crazy way of being.”
The “Play Your Part Africa” virtual concert will be paying tribute to Africans united in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and celebrate Africa’s strength in a time of adversity.
The concert will be live-streamed from Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, all social distancing measures will be observed during the country’s continued national lockdown.