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Thursday, April 22, 2021


(Right: Simthandile Mtolo)

Join the Denis Hurley Centre this Saturday morning (April 24) for an early celebration of Freedom Day.

“Just as the 1994 elections brought together people from all parts of South African society, so we know that music can do the same: homeless people, local traders and shoppers, Cathedral parishioners - and you!,” says the DHC director, Raymond Perrier.

“We are partnering with the Independent Artists Busking Project to showcase musicians who are not getting opportunities to perform because of COVID. The organiser is Simthandile Mtolo who is one of the singers (pictured above).

“The event will be outdoors, socially distanced and everyone on site will be screened so that the space is as safe as possible.  There is no charge for admission - but please bring cash that you can 'throw in the hat' to help support the artists,” he adds.

This is the start of what it is hoped will be an on-going collaboration. If you are a musician looking for a chance to busk please contact Simthandile. The DHC is also willing to provide free rehearsal space for artists. Contact the Director for more information. 

There will also be a StreetLit bookseller and vendors selling crafts and drinks.

Open-Air Music at the DHC takes place this Saturday from 10h00 to 13h00. Safe parking behind the Cathedral (cost R20) or below Victoria Street market. If you need directions for parking or for Uber email: