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Sunday Edition's 3rd Edition Returns to Braamfontein This Weekend

Here's everything you need to know about the Sunday Edition happening this Sunday in Braamfontein.

The third installment of the monthly events series Sunday Edition, in partnership with OkayAfrica, is taking place this Sunday at Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

The event presents a curated offering of music, art, food and fashion. It's a celebration of the city and urban culture.


An essential showcase of Joburg's street food scene offers the city's boldest and brightest street chefs and hole-in-the-wall restaurateurs.

The freshest local streetwear labels and vintage clothing merchants exhibit their goods and a revolving exhibition of street artists, print makers and sidewalk industrialists display and sell their work.

Rooftop bars supply beer buckets, crafted cocktails and Altos Tequila specials, and an open-air dance floor at the center of it all.

This week's line-up and set times:

ANG (13:00 - 15:00)

Just Themba (15:00 - 16:30)

The Lazarusman (16:30 - 18:30)

LoveslavePhola (18:00 - end of event)

More details about the event on the poster and buy tickets here.

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Angélique Kidjo on Africa Day: 'We demand not to be at the mercy of our circumstances anymore.'

We speak to the inimitable Angélique Kidjo who shares some of her refreshing thoughts on Africa Day.

Today is Africa Day and while primarily a commemoration of the formation of the African Union (AU) back in 1963, it has also become an opportunity to unapologetically celebrate Africa while providing a moment for reflection on how far we've come as a continent and as a people.

With this year's theme focused on "Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID19", there has never been a more important time for deep reflection on our collective present and future as Africans.

And who better to share in that reflection than the legendary and inimitable Beninese musician Angélique Kidjo? A fierce African and artist who has paved the way for many of her contemporaries including Burna Boy, Davido, Thandiswa Mazwai, and several others, the four-time Grammy award winner emphasises the urgent need for unity among Africans. 'It's about time that people start realising that Africa is a continent. I've been saying this my entire career,' she says passionately.

OkayAfrica spoke briefly to Kidjo who shared some of her refreshing thoughts on this year's Africa Day.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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