5 – 15 December 2015 |'In the spirit of Nelson Mandela'

Blog / By ZAM reporter

On 5 December 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away. His life and legacy will be commemorated at numerous events between the 5th and the 15th of December, the day he was laid to rest in Qunu, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

The Johannesburg based Nelson Mandela Foundation organises two tributes to Mandela on both days respectively. On December 12 a 'Mandela Rememberance Walk' will take place from the Freedom Park to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

More information: www.nelsonmandela.org

In Amsterdam, two events have been announced for 5 December. In the Bijlmer Parktheater, in co-operation with the Krater Art & Community, the New Urban Collective organises Amandla: the spirit of resistance, a tribute to Mandela, from 7 PM. In the afternoon, at 14:30 PM, Charl Landvreugd, Wayne Modest and Gloria Wekker will speak at Zwart Nederland – Afro-Nederlandse encyclopedie. Artist activist Quinsy Gario will moderate; Stephanie Afrifa, Simone Zeefuik, Jessica de Abrey and Kiza Magendane take part in a panel discussion.

More information: www.bijlmerparktheater.nl

Lastly, Frouwkje Smit and Beylula Yosef are organising Pak je avond! At the Amsterdam based Tolhuistuin, a party 'in the spirit of Nelson Mandela'. There's food from 6h30 PM. Amongst the performing artists are Blackrockstar, Gershwin Bonevacia, Rodaan Al Galidi, Susu Amina and DJ Amadeus.

More information: www.tolhuistuin.nl/evenement/pak-je-avond/