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25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/10/2019
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Embassy of South Africa


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EMBASSY OF SOUTH AFRICA
3051 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, NW

 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday,  October 10, 2019- 7:30pm

Fatma Daglar, Oboe
Alexandra Iranfar, Guitar
Jacques-Pierre Malan, Cello
Barry Dove, Marimba and Percussion
Jerome Barry, Narrator

For several generations, stories from Africa have traditionally been passed down by word of mouth. Often, after a hard day’s work, the adults would gather the children together by moonlight, around a village fire and tell stories. This was traditionally called ‘Tales by Moonlight’. Usually, the stories are meant to prepare young people for life, and so each story taught a lesson or moral.

Come and hear a night where South Africa celebrates its 25th year of independence since “Apartheid” with “Tales of Moonlight” in a concert setting with music written by world renowned South African composers, performed by America’s greatest artists!

In the African folk tales, the stories reflect the culture where diverse types of animals abound. The animals and birds are often accorded human attributes, so it is not uncommon to find animals talking, singing, or demonstrating other human characteristics such as greed, jealousy, honesty, etc. The setting in many of the stories exposes the reader to the landform and climate within that region of Africa. References are often made to different seasons such as the ‘dry’ or ‘rainy’ season and their various effects on the surrounding vegetation and animal life.

 We will celebrate this special occasion with music and artists from South Africa and the U.S., highlighting the amazing miracle of the founding of the new South Africa.  Pre-concert reception/wine/Valet parking.  $125