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World Refugee Day 2019 Concert at Linder Auditorium
June 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pmR200
A stellar array of iconic South African artists is giving voice to the global refugee crisis with an inaugural concert for refugees to be held at Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium on June 21st.
Already confirmed for this unmissable event are Pops Mohamed, Sibongile Khumalo, Gcina Mhlophe and Yvonne Chaka Chaka, with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) and Buskaid adding to the heavyweight line-up. The music programme of jazz, Afro-pop and light classical music will be accompanied by a compelling photography exhibition and a video presentation that movingly captures the stories of refugees, with a particular focus on women and children.
The concert is being held to mark the United Nations’ World Refugee Day on June 20th which each year commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee – and the upcoming concert at the Linder Auditorium provides an excellent opportunity for South Africans to stand with refugees. All profits from the event will go directly to to providing service and support to refugees and other forcibly displaced people in South Africa.