On July 9, South African music artist Shimza announced a livestream event for Nelson Mandela Day at Robben Island on July 18 from 16:00-18:00 CEST (12 pm – 4 pm EST).

Marking the first artist to livestream from Robben Island on Mandela Day, Shimza’s performance will be a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and will raise money for The Kolisi Foundation, The Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Shimuzic Foundation and for Robben Island itself.

Shimza announces live stream on Nelson Mandela Day
Shimza announces Nelson Mandela Day live stream

Ashley Raphala, most commonly referred to be the artist name Shimza, has become one of South Africa’s brightest music artists through his Afro House and Tech House sound.  His annual One Man Show event raises funds for underprivileged children and causes close to his heart in South Africa.  The artist, who centers much of his career around humanitarian initiates, aims to change the way that South Africa’s youth consume information.

Robben Island located in Table Bay off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa was used as a prison until 1996, which housed activist Nelson Mandela for 18 of the 27 years served behind bars.  The island has become one of the most politically symbolic locations in the world.

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