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CULTURAL EVENTS YOU CAN’T MISS THIS JUNE IN SOUTH AFRICA

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June is Youth Month in South Africa and it promises to be lit AF. South Africans are undeniably spoiled for choice as our exciting guide will show you. From comedy shows, powerful theatrical productions to performances by the country’s finest musicians, June promises to deliver a little bit of something for everybody. We know its going to be all fun.

The Crucifixion of Amaqgwirha

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At at time when South Africa is dealing with the terrifying rise in the abductions of girls, this theatrical production tells the story of four young friends–all girls–who are desperate to find one of their missing friends. They also have to confront the men who stand in their way. Using indigenous folk tales and shadow puppetry to bring the story to life, this promises to be a worthwhile show.

Will run from 14-16th June at Civic Boulevard, Johannesburg.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka and various artists for World Refugee Day

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Veteran musician and BET’s Global Good Star Yvonne Chaka Chaka along with jazz artist Sibongile Khumalo and a number of other artists will be performing to raise awareness for refugees. Partnering with organisations such as the Turquoise Harmony Institute and Nelson Mandela Foundation, this will definitely be a memorable evening in support of a worthy cause.

Will take place at Linder Auditorium in Parktown, Johannesburg on 21st June

The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston

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The talented Belinda Davids will be bringing Whitney Houston‘s musical legacy to the stage with mind-blowing performances of some of the late singer’s greatest hits. Nostalgic already? We don’t blame you. Do yourself a favor and go and celebrate the magical experience complete with a live band and dancers.

Will run from 05-28th June at Joburg Theater.

DJ Shimza’s One-Man Show

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If you’re looking to just turn the fuck up then DJ Shimza‘s annual one-man show is it. As in previous years, the musical event promises to be absolutely packed and full of good vibes. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of his show, the seasoned DJ promises to bring nothing but his A-game.

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Will take place at Zone 6 Venue in Diepkloof, Soweto on 29th June.

Soweto International Jazz Festival

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Who doesn’t love some good ol’ jazz? Take a walk down memory lane and enjoy African storytelling told through the mellow sounds of incredible instrumentals and vocals. Celebrate the beauty of music and both the veterans and contemporaries of the genre in the heart of Soweto.

Will run from 14-16th June at GOG Soweto Gardens in Johannesburg

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