Media release: Celebrating Africa Day and the life of Noel Daniels

by | May 16, 2023 | Press release

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Media release: Celebrating Africa Day and the life of Noel Daniels

16 May 2023, Cape Town, South Africa

Various artists will commemorate Africa Day and celebrate the life of the late Noel Daniels, a committed educator and passionate arts supporter. Africa Day celebrates the African continent’s diverse and rich cultures.

The artist line-up spans multiple genres and mediums. This showcase is set to take place at the Homecoming Centre on Friday, 26 May 2023.

The programme, hosted by the Cape Cultural Collective, Cornerstone Institute, and the District Six Museum, will feature music, dance, and poetry. The event is set to start at 7 pm and is open to the public at no entry fee. Donations are welcome to offset the cost of hosting the event. Food and refreshments will be on sale on the night.

The artist line-up

The artist line-up includes artists with different artistic backgrounds and skills. Artists performing on the night include bow player and singer Odwa Bongo; singer Ernestine Deane; dancers Elvis Sibeko, Darion Adams, and Darkroom Contemporary; poets Khadija Heeger and Vusumuzi Mpofu, Cape Cultural Collective’s Triple C Ensemble (CCC), and Cornerstone Institute staff and students.

This Africa Day Cultural event is a fitting tribute to Noel Daniels especially considering his dedication and commitment towards artist empowerment and development. We are proud to bring this vibrant showcase in conjunction with celebrating his life.

At Cornerstone, as we honour his memory, we commit ourselves to continue his valuable work in education and the Arts. We are grateful for the opportunity to work alongside the Cape Cultural Collective and the District Six Museum to ensure that his legacy lives on and his vision for a better world is realised.

Daniels, a former CCC board member, and CEO of Cornerstone Institute, passed away on 18 April 2023. The host organisations will also do a visual tribute to several people from their ranks who passed away recently and contributed to the sector.

The three organisations plan to introduce legacy programs that advance his valuable work in education and the Arts.

“Noel Daniels believed education and the arts were vital in shaping a better world and worked tirelessly to make this a reality. He was a visionary who supported the work of countless artists and cultural organisations. His legacy will continue to inspire and impact future generations,” said the organising team.

Issued by the Cornerstone Institute, District Six Museum, and the Cape Cultural Collective

For more information, contact:

Cape Cultural Collective

Capeculturalcollective@gmail.com

Various artists will commemorate Africa Day and celebrate the life of the late Noel Daniels, a committed educator and passionate arts supporter. Africa Day celebrates the African continent's diverse and rich cultures.