mda09. Festival of African Sounds, Alexandra Palace

mda09. Festival of African Sounds, Alexandra Palace

The Festival of African Sounds, marking Nelson Mandela’s 65th birthday in July 1983,  was the first big concert held for Mandela. It featured new music by African musicians. The all-star line-up included Hugh Masekela, Jazz Afrika, Dudu Pukwana and the Ipi Tombi dancers. The concert was sponsored by the Musicians Union, the Arts Council and Greater London Arts Association.

Category: Free Mandela
Author: Anti-Apartheid Movement
Copyright: AAM Archives Committee
Holding Institution: AAM Archive, Bodleian Library
Catalogue: MSS AAM 2227
Date/Year: 1983