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*Value of Culture Presents the Fourth Amahubo Symposium not to be missed*

The cultural enthusiast and musician,
Mbuso Khoza, returns to the Wits Theatre Hall on 13th October 2019 to stage
the 4th Amahubo Symposium – launched in 2015 as a platform to preserve our
heritage and encourage Africans to stay in love with who they are and where
they come from.

The symposium, in partnership with Wits Theatre, will see Nduduzo
Makhathini – jazz musician, pianist, and composer present on music and
healing, Xolani Zondo from KZN Department of Education who will be
presenting on the sacred aspects of Zulu dance and Kholeka Shange, a PHD
candidate from Wits University who will take the audiences through the role
that Princess Magogo played in ascribing value in heritage.

Khoza had this to say about the Amahubo Symposium, “Amahubo is a rare style
of music and also serve as a scroll of the nation. They are associated with
the very beginning of time when the Nguni people were in control of their
destiny. In the olden days, each household used to have a family song
called Ihubo which was used to safeguard the family history and also serve
as a prayer for respective families. This Symposium is aimed at reminding
people about the importance of heritage. Amahubo are the songs of the
ancients. They are at the centre of our spiritual lives, our historical
lives. Even our religious lives. They carry messages of the past, warning
us about the present. This event seeks to encourage people to embrace and
fall in love with their histories.”

Music is one of the best and [most] effective methodologies to
instrumentise our culture and heritage, and this will be felt at the 4th
Amahubo Symposium.

Minister Nathi Mthethwa will deliver the keynote address, and the renowned
Themba Mkhize, Niki-B, Madala Kunene, Madusini, Mbongeni Ngema, Mgqashiyo
Ndlovu and Busi Mhlongo will be honoured on the day with the Heritage
Orders for their support and notable work in the arts and culture space.

The day will be jam-packed with interesting and engaging conversations
around heritage and cultural education, as well as entertainment through
song and dance. The line-up includes Mbuso Khoza with the legendary Themba
Mkhize who has mentored him who will treat the audience to a
once-in-a-lifetime mesmeric performance.

The Afrikan Heritage Ensemble, founded by Khoza and boasts an 18-member
accapella tunes that will captivate patrons with their versatility, energy
and melodies they bring to every stage they have performed on, and Nduduzo
Makhathini – regarded a kind of musical activist on behalf of African
traditions of healing – who is also known for the ‘elegant mix of heritage
and modern sensibilities’ in his music will take the guests on a spiritual
journey while they dance and nod to the keys with Khoza serving some vocal
sensations to the audiences.

For more information please contact Mbuso Khoza on 078 286 6443

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