May 1, 2011, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA.
Tickets: $20.50/adv, $22.50/door
Vukani Mawethu Choir invites you to celebrate their 25nd Anniversary as an all volunteer non-profit, community-based choir which has been singing freedom songs of South Africa for 25 years and raising funds for worthy projects, primarily those dealing with the devastating impact of AIDS/HIV, and also youth/education projects in Southern Africa as well as here in the Bay Area.
Vukani Mawethu Choir has performed for thousands of organizations, events and benefits in the last 2-1/2 decades, helping many other groups and organizations to continue their work as well.
This will be a very special event honoring Jon Fromer, and also posthumously, James Madhlope Phillips and Fundi (Josephine Austin), with our 2nd Ubuntu Award (“humanity towards others”). It will also be an evening of first-rate entertainment: in addition to harmonic sounds of Vukani Mawethu, we'll be hearing dynamic guest artists such as Raymond Nat Turner & Zigi Lowenberg of UpSurge!, Richard Linley & Q.B. Williams of Palm Wine Boys, E.W. Wainwright
of African Roots of Jazz, and Avotcja. The Hon. Jeanette Ndhlovu, High Commissioner and South African Ambassador to Ghana, Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde, former South African Prime Minister and current Minister of Public Works, and author/professor Dr. Boatamo Mosupyoe will also be present, along with other special surprise guests.
Proceeds will benefit youth and AIDS-related projects that Vukani Mawethu supports in Southern Africa as well as in the Bay Area.