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Shifty Records celebrates turning 30 years old

Aug 5, 2014

Sheer Publishing client Shifty Records, with assistance from the Alliance Française of Johannesburg & the South African History Archive (SAHA) have announced SHIFTY SEPTEMBER, a celebration of 30 years of seditious sounds. This Heritage Month tribute to this legendary protest music label will combine exhibitions, documentary screenings, panel discussions and concerts to celebrate the Shifty story of musical activism in the struggle for democracy in South Africa.

#ShiftySeptember will take place during September 2014 and will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ground breaking Voëlvry tour and mark 20 years of democracy in South Africa.

The Shifty September programme aims to:

  • Celebrate Shifty’s legacy by drawing attention to its rich history and back catalogue at events, and with multiple compilation and commemoration album releases throughout the month, culminating in the SHIFTY HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL: Viva la Différence! at the Bassline on 24 September 2014;
  • Use the Shifty Story as a lens to consider the role of protest music in the making of democracy in South Africa through exhibitions, discussions and screenings;
  • Provide wider public access to this history of musical activism through SAHA’s archives (to be available for public consultation at Constitution Hill and online from September 2014);
  • Raise funds for further exciting Shifty projects beyond Shifty September

For all the information and to support this great South African institution visit–DzJ-DdzI