On 25 May 2018, Zeitz MOCAA will join the global celebration of Africa Day.
The museum will be open and free to all public to join the celebrations and explore their own understanding of what it means to be African.
Zeitz MOCAA will also host a series of activities and events to reflect on the role of arts and culture to contextualize a diverse global community.
To celebrate Africa Day 2018, guests will receive custom designed African Unity ’63 badges. The badge design incorporates colours of the Pan-African flag that signify self-empowerment, economic growth, environmental sustainability and pride in our heritage. It also highlights the significance of the year 1963, the founding year of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), currently known as the African Union (AU). The OAU was formed to promote greater unity and solidarity among all African countries and people of African descent all over the world. The African Unity ’63 badge is a reminder of the strides that Africa has made to strengthen the bonds between the continent’s rich array of cultures and its diverse people.
Define your own narrative about what it means to be African for this year’s #AfricaDay. Share your story in our #OPENAfrica network space and museum lounge to ignite the conversation. To participate and have your reply appear in our Instagram live feed, send us an answer to the following question: “What does Africa mean to you?” with hashtags #AfricaInMyWords#AfricaInAPic #AfricaInOneWord. Follow us on Instagram – @zeitzmocaa – to make your voice heard.
9.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.
Cape Malay Koesisters served at the Silo Track Shed.
Africa is home to various cultures with different traditional cuisine. Celebrate and explore the flavours, tastes and food inspired by countries located in several regions of the continent.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Music programme in the BMW Atrium from local students.
12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.
Special performance by Dumama in the BMW Atrium.
The iconic, multi-instrumentalist duo Dumama, Found At Seacomprised of Qhawekazi Giyose and Gugulethu Duma are young, Xhosa musicians from the Eastern Cape who explore indigenous Xhosa sound and experimental jazz music.
Legendary Xhosa musician and elder Madosini passed down sacred musical practices and taught them how to play and handcraft indigenous Xhosa instruments such as the Uhadi and Umrhubhemusical string bows. Playing these soundscapes and rhythms is like going into a time machine and experiencing their cultural identity in a different time and place.
Samoosa’s served at the Silo Track Shed.
Enjoy your treat with discounted coffee/tea from the food trucks-next to the Silo drop off zone when you present your ticket or membership card.
For even more food experiences, go to Zeitz MOCAA’s FOOD restaurant on level 6 for a tasting menu of dishes from across the continent.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Storytelling in selected gallery spaces, led by Frank Malaba and Philipa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa.
What is a home? Is it a place, a person, a craft? What does it mean to feel at home? Or to not feel at home?
In celebrating Africa Day 2018, this programme will include a series of stories by a variety of African storytellers, led by Frank Malaba and Philipa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa, who will explore their understanding of home through performed readings in select galleries throughout the museum.