UJ weekend of Jazz set to bring back the spirit of Pan-Africanism

To lead the way in fostering Pan-African ideals, The University of Johannesburg will host a weekend of Jazz.

Curator of the UJ Weekend of Jazz, Christine Msibi says she feels that there is value in having discourse around whether or not there is any value to Africa Day as it stands today - and how can it be bettered.

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The initial premise is lovely in context, but by the same token that South Africa has Africa Day on the 25 May but we don't recognise it as a public holiday. It just goes to show that it's a pacifier. It ultimately just seeks to say, hey look we have this brilliant idea for uniting Africa, don't say we don't, there you go, here is a day.

Christine Msibi, Curator of the UJ Weekend of Jazz

But what does that really involve and what action comes with that, she asks? She says if you look at politics, the answers do not lie with our leaders.

The answers are with ourselves as people to be the change we want to see and how you identify with your 'Africaness'.

Christine Msibi, Curator of the UJ Weekend of Jazz

She adds that UJ has put together the UJ weekend of Jazz which ultimately looks to be an example of Pan-Africanism.

Firstly we are looking to ourselves as South African, African musicians. We have curated a line-up of people whose body of work would never leave you offended or would never leave you cringing because it's actually uplifting and wholesome and it adds value to your life as a person.

Christine Msibi, Curator of the UJ Weekend of Jazz

Listen below to the full interview about the UJ weekend of Jazz:


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