ABOUT THE
Creative uprising

The Creative Uprising is a programme designed to support the creatives most impacted by the COVID-19 disruptions to our economy
Every year for the last 9 years our creative community has come together in June to celebrate Basha Uhuru. The 2020 & 2021 edition of the Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival was a casualty of the pandemic.

But this forced us to become tech-savvy and to evolve.

The Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising, fired up by Nando’s, is a hybrid event that will bring us back together, at Constitution Hill, through a 3-day onsite programme streamed live, showcasing, celebrating and nurturing creative talent. We will explore this talent through art, music, film, design, dance, theatre and poetry.

The Creative Uprising is our response to support our creative community most affected by the current COVID-19 crisis. The Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising, birthed in 2020, has grown into an always on programme in 2021.