Diversity in South African art

South American rugby is known. But in the field of culture, with a few exceptions, many of the country’s artistic aspects are quite alien to the French people. In order to capture the missed bridge, this year France has devoted many festival programs to talk about South Africa.

With the first World Cup in Africa, of course all attention is on South Africa. France has spent many festivals talking about South Africa. Regarding literature, we must mention the festival was held in the city of Toulouse in southern France.

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South Africa is the guest of honor this year. Regarding music, at the Rio Loco international music festival is about to open from June 17 to 21 also in Toulouse. Or at the Midem Cannes International Music Fair, South Africa always occupies a separate place in the official program.

The Focus on South Africa program at Parc de la Villette gave the music a separate space through three performances. Film composer Eric Mouquet and especially singer Johnny Clegg was famous for his work Asimbonangua in 1986.

Glad is one of the famous South African artists in the world. Especially after the film Mon Nom Est Tsotsi, which he composed of music, won an Oscar.

We remember in the mid-80s of last century, living in a racist country like South Africa. He composed music and lyrics for Asimbonangua.

It was a provocative work for the White House government at the time. They protested the detention of leader Nelson Mandela on Robben Island.

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The legend of Masekela has been widely mentioned in the press by King Louis Armstrong giving this South African artist the trompette. To this day, Hugh Masekela is the most representative face of South African jazz.

The Focus on South Africa, held at Parc de la Villette. This was ended with a memorable performance night to commemorate the release of 20 South African leaders.

Many stars not only of South Africa. But they also of the whole continent went back in time to return to the songs marked during South Africa’s 30 apartheid regimes.