b"on vocals, and Jack Lerole Jnr on the penny whistle. Renowned poet Flo Mokale emceed.International special guests included ace UK producer and guitarist Phil Manzanera from Roxy Music and Pink Floyd fame; Cuban young UNFESTIVAL SA WASguns Michel Herrera on AN UN-EVENT TOsaxophone; Fernando Galindo from the Madre WHICH NOBODY WASTierra Salsa Group in INVITED. NOBODY EVENHavana on vocals, and the KNOWS WHEN ORJimi Hendrix of the kora NFaly Kouyate (from WHERE IT HAPPENED.Guinea in West Africa). YET SOMEHOW . AThis stellar international line-up is completed by two PROGRAMME OF UN- Italian superstarsCisco EVENTS FOR POSSIBLYBellotti from the Modena THE MOST CURIOUSCity Ramblers and multi-award-winning rock icon SOUTH AFRICANand rapper Jovanotti. Local FESTIVAL . TOOK PLACE guests include Kobus de Kock Jnr from The Black Cat Bones, in a unique Afrikaans/Spanish collaboration with the Image: Marsumilae on UnsplashCubans, and Qadasi & Maqhinga, performing a specially written anti-rhino poaching song with Kingsley Holgate. The concert According to BASAs Head of Marketing,its weight behind efforts to raise funds forwas broadcast on PlatformZA on Sunday, Savannah Feeke-Fortune, the allianceartists infected and affected by the COVID-1927 September, and included messages from was a labour of love: Between 10and5,pandemic. We were proud to count this eventsupporters, as well as documentary footage stole my heart last year during their 2019as part of the various initiatives in whichfrom stakeholders close to the project.Creative Women Week, specificallyBASA has actively participated or driven in with their Instagram auction. Theyorder to provide relief to the sector at large.UJ ARTS & CULTURESsourced various donations from artists,With the core group based in South UNFESTIVAL SA designers, makers and other creatives,Africa, this high-energy, star-studded, multi-with all profits going towards the SheSaid. genre and multi-cultural musical offeringIt was neither glitzy nor glamorous. It was so #InclusionBeforeProfit campaign. Betweenfocuses on sending a positive message ofnot gritty. It was not urban, suburban, rural 10and5 friends and followers had thereconciliation and goodwill with like-mindedor peri-urban. You would swear it never opportunity to bid on a range of artworksartists and nations around the world. Thehappened. UJ Arts & Cultures inaugural and unique experiences, donated by generousgroup included Dan Chiorboli from TheUNFESTIVAL SA, partnered by Business sponsors/creatives, on the day of the auction.Liberation Project on percussion; Andre Krieland Arts South Africa (BASA), was an un-The auction launched on Africa Day from The Black Cat Bones on guitar andevent to which nobody was invited. Nobody (25 May), on Between 10and5s Instagram,vocals; Mpho Koopedi from The Muffinz oneven knows when or where it happened. and ran until Friday 29 May 2020.keyboards and vocals; Black Moses NgwenyaYet somehow, despite the challenges of from the legendary Soul Brothers on thelockdown, a programme of un-events forTHE SOLIDARITY EXPRESSS Hammond organ; Femi Koya from Nigeriapossibly the most curious South AfricanSOLIDARITY RELIEF CONCERTon saxophone and vocals; jazz and gospelfestival, in the history of African festivals, solo artist Tebogo AusTebza Sedumedi ontook place.Although South Africa and the world arebass and vocals; Peter Djamba (one of theLeading a week-long line-up of un-events now at a point where economic activitiesmost in-demand drummers in the country);was SILENCE: A Grand Night for Nothing, have resumed to a significant degree, andyoung violin sensation Neo Motsatse; Annwhich marked the absence of UJs annual lockdown slowly lifts its restrictions onMasina from the Soweto Gospel Choir onDeans Concert, A Grand Night for Singing, movement, it is clear that the creative sectorvocals; Malawian songstress Tamani Mbeyafrom the Faculty's planned programme for remains in great need of financial supporton vocals; Justin Sasman from Bombshelterthis year. Established by Professor Federico and assistance. The Solidarity Relief ConcertBeast on trombone, tuba and accordion; ourFreschi, the former Executive Dean of was another opportunity for BASA to throwown local legend Cindy Alter from CloutFADA, in aid of academically deserving but 5"