Reflection Route launches on Friday 6th July 2018 with a vibrant summer soirée taking place at Arch 29 – the Africa Centre’s new contemporary arts event space.



Corrine Bougaard (Union Dance) in collaboration with Karina H Maynard (Muntu Arts) launches Reflection Route Nelson Mandela 100 programme of music, poetry, screenings and talks. Launching on 6th July 2018 with a vibrant summer soirée featuring an original Contemporary Afro dance performance by choreographer Sarita Piotrowski. Set to a hypnotic South African soundtrack, Sarita and Afro dance specialist Ofelia Omoyele Balogun will perform with South African poet Leeto Thale.

Celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela with Colourful Radio DJs, poetry & Afro Contemporary dance performances at The Africa Centre

Reflection Route Celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela

“In the lead up to the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth on 18th July 2018, The Africa Centre & Colourful Radio are delighted to be honouring the legacy of Nelson Mandela by hosting an evening of music, dance & poetry celebrating the culture of Africa and its diaspora. The evening is presented by Union Dance and Karina H Maynard as part of the Nelson Mandela 100 Centenary Programme.” – Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE

Nelson Mandela with Corrine Bougaard, Director Union Dance

Nelson Mandela with Corrine Bougaard, Director Union Dance

Audiences will be welcomed by Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE, Director of The Africa Centre & Kofi Kusitor MBE, Founder of Colourful Radio.



From Afrobeat to Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz Funk, Colourful Radio DJs Jazzi Q, Pete Mello & Sammy Sam will provide uplifting, energetic rhythms throughout the night.


Friday 6th July 2018 | 6pm to midnight

Tickets £8 via Eventbrite:



Corrine Bougaard (Director) Union Dance and Karina H Maynard (Director) Muntu Arts.


Sponsored by:

Colourful Radio & The Africa Centre



Nelson Mandela 100 Centenary programme


Following the launch, the production moves on to the British Museum on 21st July 2018. As part of the official Nelson Mandela 100 Centenary programme, Reflection Route at The British Museum will feature dance and poetry performances, a screening of the Reflection Route film and panel discussion.


12pm & 2pm Reflection Route Music, Dance & Poetry, The Great Court

Union Dance presents Reflection Route – Dynamic Contemporary Afro dance performances featuring spoken word by South African wordsmith Leeto Thale, set to driving African rhythms.


3pm-4.30pm Screening & Panel Discussion, BP Lecture Theatre

‘Reflection Route: inspired leadership in the 21st Century’

Exploring Mandela’s legacy in 2018, a diverse panel of cultural leaders discuss vision, representation, creativity and entrepreneurship for positive social influence. Introduced by artist and former British Museum Curator of African art Chris Spring, and chaired by journalist, broadcaster and Muntu Arts Editor Karina H Maynard.


Cobbie Yates, Lola Jaye, Derek Taylor, Ibilola Femiola, Femi Aseru, Wumi Olasebikan and Corrine Bougaard.


With contributions from: Kathi Scott, UK Director of Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Leeto Thale & Chris Spring.


Link to book free tickets on The British Museum website: