Baaba Maal in SA for Africa Day celebrations
Senegalese legend Baaba Maal will be in Johannesburg for the Africa Day concert.
Indisputably one of the African continents most important performers, Maal will be joined on stage by guitarist and vocalist Habib Koite of Mali.
Other notable appearances for the 48th anniversary, Africa Day are Olufemi from Nigeria, Namibia’s Elemotho, South Africa’s very own hip-hop maestro Tumi and the Volume, pioneer of the electrifying Durban Sound, Professor, and the soulful Uju.
For the Africa Day show, Maal will deliver a special acoustic performance, giving audiences an exciting opportunity to witness the diversity of his showmanship.
Africa Day marks the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union) on May 25 1963. The organisation’s objectives were to promote unity between African nations, and provide a support mechanism for liberation movements of colonized African nations.
Chaired by then emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, the opening of the OAU was attended by the 32 African states that had attained independence at that time.
Today, Africa Day serves as a day to celebrate African heritage, and showcase the continent’s history and culture through the arts.
The concert will be held on on May 28, 2011 at the Newtown Park