Free Youth Concert at ISAM
Iziko South African Museum
30 November 2013
Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko), in collaboration with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF), will host a Youth Concert to commemorate World AIDS Day. The concert will take place at the Iziko South African Museum (ISAM), 25 Queen Victoria street, Cape Town from 12:00 (noon) on on 30 November 2013.
Visitors will be treated to performances by the Ulutsha Theatre Company; the award winning Masiphumelele High School Choir; the Marhoshi Gumboot Troup; Skinny & George; Song bird, Anelisa as well as Praise singer, Thando Silo. The concert will be presented by Cape Town TV Team Nicky Pagemat.
The Youth at the DTHF Youth Centre are committed to make healthy life choices and encourage their peers to do the same. One way to reach out to the youth is through music, drama and poetry to encourage a healthier and safer South Africa for all.
The concert questions “How do we break the silence to face the unspoken truth that we are all affected by HIV?”. Through this initiative, Iziko Museums and the Desmond Tutu HIV Founadtion aims to create a space for reflection, to create awareness and commitment to “getting to zero” infections.
South Africa has some of the highest numbers of HIV infections in the world. Statistics SA numbers reveal that over 6 million South Africans are living with HIV/AIDS.
Contact: Wandile Goozen Kasibe on 021 481 3804 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org for Iziko;
Alternatively contact: Lavinia Browne on 021 650 1942 or via email: Lavinia.Browne@hiv-research.org.za for the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
Notes to editor:
Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium, the Social History Centre and three collection‑specific libraries in Cape Town. The museums that make up Iziko have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections that reflect our diverse African heritage. Iziko is a public entity and non-profit organisation that brings together these museums under a single governance and leadership structure. The organisation allows *free access to all individuals on commemorative days, (*excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium). Visit our webpage at www.iziko.org.za, join our online community on Facebook (www.facebook.com/IzikoMuseums) or follow us on Twitter (@Iziko_Museums) for regular updates on events, news and new exhibitions.
COMMEMORATIVE DAYS – FREE ENTRANCE
- National Aids Awareness Day: 1 December
- Emancipation Day: 1 December
- Day of Reconciliation: 16 December
- Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium, free only on International Museum Day and Heritage Day.