Black Coffee and Yvonne Chaka Chaka on stage this weekend

Under the African sun there is a place for everyone; South Africa’s diversity is her strength and it is something to celebrate. Join the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA) in celebrating diversity at the iStart2Sing Festival at Constitution Hill on 31 May 2015.

Casual Day ambassador Tujay Harmonix (Jonathan Groenewald)
Casual Day ambassador Tujay Harmonix (Jonathan Groenewald)

Casual Day ambassador 2J Harmonix will be joining a powerful line-up of local musicians for this full day festival which will showcase a variety of art forms including music, dance, performance, fine art, poetry and writing.

Says Harmonix: ‘This is a great opportunity for artists with disabilities to perform alongside South Africa’s top acts. This is what Casual Day is about: inclusion, awareness and fun.’

The event aims to create the awareness that artists with disabilities can function and perform with mainstream artists. Top artists will join iStart2 Ambassador Pops Mohamed in embracing the spirit of solidarity and highlighting diversity, disability and sustainability.

The line-up includes Black Coffee, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Zubz The Last Letta, Sheraaz, Ntsiki Mazwai, Pops Mohamed, Somerfaan, Zain Bhikha, TapTap, Dudu Majola, Luanga Choba, Bacchus Nel, Richard Marconi, Obakeng & Zuki, Bob90 & the Bino’s, TMO (VOW FM), The Pencil Boy, Zubz, Cuebar, Warras, DJ Capital (Live), Stilo Magolide, ICU ft Morgan The Beatboxer, Bazy B, Bianca la Grange and Jani – and many more.

‘If persons with disabilities do not form part of our diversity thinking, then our society will not succeed,’ said Therina Wentzel: National Director NCPPDSA.

With the promise of entertainment for all, the iStart2Sing Festival will be a great day out for families. There will be performances by the Field Band Foundation and DJ sessions on the youth stage.

The Festival is also literally ‘sharing the sun’ with a R450 000 donation of solar lights to various charitable organisations. This donation serves to improve lives and educate disadvantaged communities about renewable, sustainable energy.

‘When we focus on creating a sustainable world, when we let it sing from every village and every town, from every city and every country, we will be able to join hands and leave sustainable footprints for our children,” says Pierre du Toit from iStart2 Global.

Artists, organisations, charities, the media, the disabled community, and people who are serious about creating a sustainable world for all who live in it are invited to unite, join hands and celebrate diversity, in what promises to be a remarkable event.

The iStart2Sing Festival is a collaboration between the NCPPDSA, iStart2Global, National Arts Council, the WakaWaka Foundation and ISeeYou. It takes place on 31 May 2015 at Constitution Hill from 10h00 to 20h00. Tickets cost R100 per person and can be purchased fromhttps://loveparty.nutickets.co.za/istart2festival or at the venue on the day. Artists wishing to participate should contact event management on (012) 667 5898 or iStart2Global@gmail.com or visit www.iStart2.com.

Tickets can be bought from loveparty.nutickets.co.za/istart2festival

Come visit us at the Casual Day stand and get your stickers at the same time. Casual Day is on Friday 4 September and the theme is Spring into Action.

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