Bringing South Africa to Romania
In celebration of 22 years of freedom and 40 years since the June 16, 1976 Soweto uprisings, the South African Embassy in Romania organised a series of events in partnership with Ubuhle be Afrika, a group of artists from Port Elizabeth and Mr Zolani Mkiva, the Imbongi of late President Mandela.
Ubuhle and Mr Mkiva held a dynamic, colourful and spectacular show at the National Museum of Art, Bucharest, on 15 June 2016, in front of Romanian officials, diplomatic corps, friends of South Africa, bringing on the stage the diversity of South African culture, songs and indigenous dances.
Photo: Ambassador Thenjiwe Mtintso of South Africa in Romania (centre) with the performers
On 16 June, the artists went into the street and displayed South Africa’s magnificent beauty full of vibrancy and colour, joyful songs, dances, rhythm in Coltea Park, centre of Bucharest, being joined by youth, children, passers-by, Romanian people attracted to South African spirit.
SA Embassy in Bucharest, Romania