Date: Thursday, 16 June 2016
Time: 11h00 – 13h00
Venue: V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre
Cape Town, 8 June 2016 — Celebrate Youth Day, 16 June, with a free three-act show of musical exuberance and dance at the V&A Waterfront’s Amphitheatre, featuring youngsters from The Rainbow Academy, popular headline artists, and well-known busker Derek Plaatjies.
Act one of the show, which starts at 11am, explores the history of South Africa’s youth in a 45-minute musical journey from a negative past, and the fight for freedom, through to the present day showcasing our vibrant, positive and diverse youth oftomorrow.
Act two, beginning at 12pm, celebrates the current youth culture with Derek Plaatjies, dancers from The Rainbow Academy, and performances from the John Palmer Academy, Sans Souci Girls’ High School, the UCT Big Band, and Elsies River High School – winners of the High School Band Slam at the V&A Waterfront earlier this year.
Performers will share the stage for the finale, a 10-minute third act. The day’s celebration will end with a rousing rendition ofHeal the World, My African Dream, and a funky version of the South African national anthem.