Artists join campaign against women abuse

Artists join campaign against women abuse

A range of artists will line up for the Cape Cultural Collective’s February programme, Love Rising, to be held at the Slave Church Museum on 40 Long Street on Friday February 22. The programme connects with international efforts through the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women.
Among the performers will be Auriol Hays, who is scheduled to appear at this year’s CT International Jazz Festival.
The programme, which will start at 7pm, is dedicated to Anene Booysen and all victims of violence.

Others artists performing include Beystars Cultural Group from Lentegeur that sings Malay/Dutch songs, poets Khadija Tracy Heeger, Primrose Mrwebi, musician Ncebakazi Mnukwana and singer/poet Noni Poni.
The audience will be led in a dance that is being taught in thousands of places all over the world.
“Cultural artists have often been in the forefront of struggles for social justice around the world,” says Zenariah Barends of the Cape Cultural Collective.
We call on people to join together to strengthen the voices and actions that are calling out for an end to the scourge of violence against women.

Donation on entry, refreshments for sale and sound will be provided by Eastern Acoustics.
The CCC is a non-racial, non-sexist and intergenerational arts and culture group that focuses on all the performing arts. The work of the CCC has included cultural programmes, community concerts, fundraisers, support for a xhosa poetry book and a TV documentary, and now, the publication of a poetry book.
One Billion Rising is a global campaign fighting against Women and Children Abuse.

Issued by the Cape Cultural Collective. For further information contact:

For more information, call Zenariah Barends on 082 441 0433, or send an email to zenariah7@gmail.com; Nosipho Singiswa on 078 362 5203, or  speicks@gmail.com; or Chris Ferndale on 082 3245746, or cferndale@wcpp.gov.za.