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October 2017

Community movie screening ‘Cry Freedom’

October 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sophiatown the Mix, 71 Toby Street
Sophiatown, JHB,Gauteng2092South Africa
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Cry freedom

Sophiatown National Heritage House is hosting a Free community movie screening of ‘Cry Freedom’. This 1987 South African drama directed by Richard Attenborough, set in late-1970s apartheid era South Africa, centres on the real-life events involving black activist Steve Biko and his friend Donald Woods.  The screenplay is based on a pair of books by Woods written after his own escape into exile. The screening complements the current Steve Biko exhibition showing until 1 November, marking 40 years since Biko’s…

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SOPHIATOWN JAZZ ENCOUNTERS – MLUNGISI GEGANA

October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sophiatown the Mix, 71 Toby Street
Sophiatown, JHB,Gauteng2092South Africa
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R110
mlungisi gegana

Joining us again at “The Mix” is a South African born jazz artist, Mlungisi Gegana. Who has recorded with an array of the brightest jazz stars of time, most recently at the Joy of Jazz Festival and through his Dyani project – which also aired in the real Sophiatown Heritage Centre to wide acclaim. In the audience then, Jonas Gwangwa paid respect to Gegana for his dedication and passion to the broader South African repertoire. Tickets are R110 advance booking…

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November 2017

SOPHIATOWN JAZZ ENCOUNTERS – WANDILE MOLEFE

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sophiatown the Mix, 71 Toby Street
Sophiatown, JHB,Gauteng2092South Africa
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R110
WANDILE MOLEFE

His composition style derived from influences of traditional Zulu music, traces of jazz and modern day sounds of South African. He started writing compositions as a student studying arranging and performance from 2003. Piano playing has been influenced by the likes of Bheki Mseleku, Themba Mkhize, Sonny Clarke, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and McCoy Tyner. Tickets are R110 advance booking and R120 at the door. Book your ticket NOW on 083 550 7130 / 011 477 3490 We provide glasses and…

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Uprooted – the people of Sophiatown

November 4, 2017 - December 23, 2017
Free
21 Nov 2017.mp4

A documentary photographer Cornell Tukiri is re-living the history of the historic Sophiatown. The Melville resident is hosting a solo exhibition in partnership with Sophiatown The Mix from 04  November until 23 December 2017 at the Dr AB Xuma House where the Sophiatown Heritage Centre is situated. Tukiri said he is inspired by stories of Sophiatown in the ’50s and how mixed it was. “I am also aware that a lot of the people who survived the forced removals are…

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SOPHIATOWN JAZZ ENCOUNTERS – MARCUS WYATT

November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sophiatown the Mix, 71 Toby Street
Sophiatown, JHB,Gauteng2092South Africa
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R110
Marcus Wyatt

SAMA award winning Trumpeter, Composer and Producer Marcus Wyatt returns to “Sophiatown the Mix”. Marcus was introduced to music, mostly folk and blues, at a young age as his father was chairman of the local folk club. He is an all times favourite who completed a degree majoring in composition and arrangement. Tickets are R110 advance booking and R120 at the door. Book your ticket now on 083 550 7130 / 011 477 3490 We provide glasses and ice – with…

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