Europe Day celebrated in style through music

An exhibitor Sheila Minorha talks to a woman about opportunity the European Union offers young people. Photo: Thato Mahlangu.

Jazz and afro-pop music was part of the Europe Day celebrations which were observed at 012Central by the European Union.

The second leg of the celebrations saw hundreds of young people, mainly students flocking into the event centre for a treat of good music by local artists and good food.

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Bands like FingerPrint5 and talented artists like Itu Tshabane were part of the stellar lineup.

Spokesperson Frank Oberholzer said the commemoration of Europe Day was part of the world wide events organised by different countries.

“It marks 60 years of a call was made in 1950 for Europeans to put their differences aside and work together towards a peaceful and prosperous future,” he said.

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A Tshwane North College student Zethu Khoza said she was happy that the event was held at 012Central.

“This is a central place for most of us who study here. I am also happy that the orgainsers held this much needed event as we didn’t know what the European Union does and the many opportunities it was offering young people,” she said.

The event featured exhibitors who spoke to the attendees about the opportunities that the European Union had for them such a the one year scholarship offered to university students.

left the crowd wanting more her voice.

The music concert – featuring Marley Bloo, daughter of celebrated singer Linda Kekana – was followed by the screening of the film King of the Belgians.

Watch her perform:

Selfies queens and kinds took turns to take photos at a selfie booth.

“This is a nice experience, You take a photo and receive it same time. We need more parties like this,” said Kabelo Mothuthi.

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