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Movie viewing: The Legends of Madiba followed by a discussion @ The Creating Centre Créativité
February 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
In collaboration with Creating Centre de Créativité. We are excited to present the film The Legends of Madiba followed by a discussion with filmmaker Helen Henshaw in celebration of Black History Month.
At the Creating Centre de Créativité
13 ON-34, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0
Free Admission – Reservations recommended
“Nelson Mandela’s favourite performers demonstrate the vital role that music plays in the face of racism
and oppression. Magnetic Canadian/South African performer Lorraine Klaasen introduces us to these
five remarkable Legends. They share their music and their experiences during the disruptive and violent
years of apartheid. We learn how important music is in the life of South Africa, and how
correct Mandela was when he said the Legends have a real ‘hunger to sing.’ ”
South African singers Thandie Klaasen, Abigail Kubeka, Dorothy Masuku, Sophie MgCina and
Dolly Rathebe reflect on racism, music and apartheid.
The Legends of Madiba premiered at the Hot Docs International Film Festival in 2003, then went on a
worldwide tour of International Festivals to great acclaim for several years (see below), plus enjoyed a
three year run on Canadian Bravo! TV 2005 – 08.
The film is still valid today, and audiences continue to be inspired by these remarkable ladies.