The Lost Revolution? Youth Music & Art in Today’s Politics and Struggles for Freedom

The Lost Revolution? Youth Music & Art in Today’s Politics and Struggles for Freedom

Music, literature and art played a significant role in the political conscientisation of youth in South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Black struggles for freedom were amplified, fuelled and unified by liberation songs and poetry.

But does music and art still have this role today? Does art have a role in re-building a broken society?

Can music and art conscientise today’s South African youth politics? Is there even a ‘youth politics’ that speaks freely for the youth in South Africa today?

Three questions will be posed to the guests and then a discussion
opened with the floor around the same questions and issues arising:

1.What role does your genre play in community building and what are its limitations?

2. Does your genre play a role in holding government and powerful
elites accountable?

3.What must youth do to build a conscious politics for today and the future?

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PANEL:
1. Yahav – Port Elizabeth, Hip-Hop
2. Trusenz – East London, Hip-Hop
3. Tsepiso Nzayo – Grahamstown, Writer, Comedian, Poet
4. Rhodes SRC Rep

DATE: 26 APRIL 2013
VENUE: Rhodes General Lecture Theatre (GLT – near Kaif and Library)
TIME: 12pm – 2pm

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Join us for a live show later:

VENUE: Oldes 65

TIME:6pm till 10pm

30 Minute Open Mic then live performance

Sons of laws

Yahkeem

Bless

Trusenz

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