Joburg Theatre to host the ‘Fourth Isandlwana Lecture: The Musical’
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One of the most historic battles in South Africa between the British and the Zulu Nation, Insandlwa, is back at the Joburg Theatre this month.
The Fourth Isandlwana Lecture: The Musical will be showcasing live from January 21 – 23. The showcase is based on events of January 22, 1879 that are unlikely to be removed from history books and, 143 years later, South African young black artists are to ensure the day and its significance is not lost to the African youth.
Courtesy of the Mbuso Khoza Institute for Culture & Heritage, the Joburg Theatre, viewers will be treated to a curated re-enactment of the epic battle using the actual soundtrack of that unforgettable day more than a 100 years ago.
In pursuit of reclaiming the lost heritage, Khoza has been consistent for four years in a row, to ensure that theatregoers learn more about African history.
“This is a South African story of how the unity of purpose has achieved what experts would have called the impossible as Africans demonstrated the readiness to lay down their own lives in defence of their land,” says Khoza.
“The Battle of Isandlwana is a story of pride not only for the Zulu nation of South Africa but for the Continent as it marked a new era for us and its colonisers.”
Tickets for the show start from R300 at Webtickets or Pick n Pay outlets nationwide.