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Mandela University in the News - A special concert celebrating the cultural richness of South Africa and South Korea will be held on Mother’s Day, May 12, in Gqeberha. Published in the PE EXPRESS on 8 May


A group of Korean singers joined by the acclaimed Nelson Mandela University choir (pictured) will set the stage for a special conert to celebrate the first-ever Korea-Africa Summit on Mother’s Day, May 12 , at the Nelson Mandela University South Campus Auditorium.

The concert presents a cultural collaboration between singers from South Korea, Ensemble Enus, and the acclaimed Nelson Mandela University Choir, bringing enchanting musical harmonies interwoven from two countries together on the stage of the Nelson Mandela University South Campus Auditorium.

For this event Ensemble Enus and the Korean singers, who perform on international stages, were invited to set the stage with the internationally-acclaimed Nelson Mandela University Choir, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

In this special concert the Korean singers and the South African choir will perform traditional Korean folk songs, contemporary art songs of Korea, and international choir classics by great South African composers such as P├ęter Louis van Dijk and John Knox Bokwe, as well as famous opera arias and other musical numbers.

Prior to the concert there will also be an accompanying reception event, where the guests are invited to experience various aspects of Korean culture, including traditional Korean clothes (or ‘hanbok’), Korean food, and K-pop performances, starting from 12:00 at the concert venue.

Admission is free of charge, and tickets can be reserved via online registration at the website, and social media pages of the Korean Cultural Centre in South Africa.

The concert is organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and the Korean Cultural Centre in South Africa (KCCSA), in partnership with the Nelson Mandela University.