For those who do not know, Sarafina is a musical about the students and teachers involved in the Soweto riots that centers the story of one girl and her teacher. Music was a key part of the South African struggle against Apartheid and the Soweto riots saw the death, beating, and/or imprisonment of countless youth. 29 people died that day but 10,000 marched for freedom. It is now commemorated as Youth Day in South Africa.
If you live in the Maryland area, please come out and support the first campus production. If you do not, consider bringing this powerful musical to your campus, perhaps as part of next year’s Women’s History Month or International Women’s Day celebration.