“When Voices Meet” film screening, jam, and talk story session with Sharon Katz, Jan. 14

Sharon Katz

On Thursday, Jan. 14, the UH West Oʻahu PIKO Project presents two special events featuring South African musician and music therapist Sharon Katz of the award-winning documentary film “When Voices Meet.” The film chronicles the work of Katz and singer and educator Nonhlanhla Wanda in forming a 500-voice multiracial choir to break through Apartheid’s barriers following Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990. Traveling aboard “The Peace Train” while being threatened with bombs, the choir prevailed and acted as ambassadors of peace during a tumultuous time in South African history.

Katz will host a jam and talk story session from noon-1 p.m. in the UHWO Courtyard followed by a film screening of “When Voices Meet” and discussion from 3:30-6:20 p.m. in the UH West Oʻahu Library ʻUluʻulu Archive first floor Exhibition Space. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event.

When Voices Meet poster
Images courtesy of Sharon Katz and When Voices Meet