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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

TRAVEL ADVISORY TO PREVENT THE IMPORTATION OF EBOLA INTO SOUTH AFRICA 

The purpose of this advisory is to notify travellers about the Ebola disease outbreak and inform them about preventative measures they can take and what Government is doing.

Cultural Events

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Saturday, February 14, 7pm & 9:30pm

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http://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/2015/02-14-2015-ladysmith-back-mambazo-7pm/

Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela – 20 Years of Freedom Tour

Friday, February 27, 7pm & 10pm

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http://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/2015/02-27-2015-hugh-masekela-and-vusi-mahlasela-7pm/

Trevor Noah, South Africa’s most famous stand-up comedian, performed at the UP Comedy Show on January 16-18, 2015. His effortless sense of humor left us all with laughter. Thank you for coming to Chicago!

Photos by Angelica Diaz 

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South African Comedian, Trevor Noah, is coming to Chicago to perform at UP Comedy Club. As a recently hired contributor for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah showcases his comedic and cultural flare in everything he does. As a South African native, Trevor has hosted several awards shows and comedy festivals as well as his own late night talk show. Trevor Noah will be performing at UP comedy club from the 16-18 January 2015, with both 8:00pm and 10:30pm showings. Information on tickets can be found at: http://upcomedyclub.com/show.cfm?id=359931&cart

Join the South African Consulate as we welcome him to Chicago!

 

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Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Presents a World’s Stage Production from South Africa!

Isango Ensemble’s The Magic Flute.

The Magic Flute will be performed 25-28 September 2014. Please click for more information.

CONCERT:

“Homage to Nelson Mandela: Ernest Dawkins’ Memory in the Center, an Afro Jazz Opera.”

Date: Thursday, August 28

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Cost: Free

 

The final installment of Made in Chicago doubles as opening night of the Chicago Jazz Festival, with saxophonist Dawkins convening musicians from Chicago, South Africa and England.  “Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” – Nelson Mandela

 

For the official opening-night show of the Chicago Jazz Festival – and the finale of this year’s Made in Chicago concert series – local composer, saxophonist and AACM veteran Ernest Khabeer Dawkins has created a work in honor of the late South African president that promises to do many of the inspiring things Mandela said music could do.

 

“Homage to Nelson Mandela: Ernest Dawkins’ Memory in the Center, an Afro Jazz Opera” will unite jazz musicians from Chicago, London and South Africa to celebrate their shared role in sounding the alarm against apartheid and helping energize the freedom movement. In basking in the dream of equality for all, the work will celebrate not only Mandela, great champion of human rights, but also the two heroic women in his life: Winnie Mandela, his first wife, and Graça Machel, his widow.

Their activist spirit will flow through the soulful, stirring vocals of Dee Alexander, who no doubt will also channel another woman who played an important role in the struggle, singer Miriam Makeba. Long treasured by locals, Alexander exploded into the national consciousness last year on NPR’s “JazzSet” program with her amazing tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix. Her breaking of barriers certainly will resonate on this special occasion.

 

For more information, visit

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicagojazzfestival0.html#homage or phone 312-742-1168

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