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Mbuso Khoza brings to life the Battle of Isandlwana through musical lecture

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Mbuso Khoza brings to life the Battle of Isandlwana through musical lecture

Industry veteran, Mbuso Khoza, hopes to preserve South African history by hosting a musical lecture based on the historic Battle of Isandlwana, taking place at the Joburg theatre.

Renowned South African artist, Mbuso Khoza, has partnered up with The Afrikan Heritage Ensemble to host a musical lecture at the Joburg Theatre on Friday, 25 January 2019. The musical is based on the Battle of Isandlwana, which forms an integral part of South African history.

Khoza notes that he has always had a keen interest in historic songs and activities, and hopes that the musical will be a way of preserving South African heritage. He also hopes to reach and impact a wider audience, regardless of ethnicity or cultural classification.

In an official press release issued on Thursday, 10 January 2019, Mbuso Khoza commented:

“This is a first, and it is carefully put together to enable even a person – who has never heard of Isandlwana – understand the significance of this occasion where Zulu warriors outthought and humiliated the mighty British army on 22 January 1879.

This is recorded as the only time where the British colonialists suffered a decisive defeat, despite its sophisticated weaponry.”

“This lecture will expose a side not mentioned often. We will not be dwelling on glorifying King Cetswayo’s exploits but demonstrating how ‘unity of purpose’ has achieved what experts would have called impossible, as Africans bared it all and showed preparedness to lay down their lives in defence of their land,” he added.

Tickets for the event are available for purchase at www.joburgtheatre.com, retailing at R200.

Sanelisiwe Nkosi
sanelisiwe@justnje.com

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