There is no preconceived message. There IS a desire to rediscover stories and roots. A desire to reconnect with and engage with personal heritage. More than that there is a desire to explore expressions and celebrations of identity and self. Milk and Honey will map a geography of self; re-establishing the senses of pride, of ownership and of worth. This production plays with a variety of stereotypes and the effect is a celebration of women and their bodies.
The young student cast uses words and actions to bring powerful and celebratory meaning to words that are often use to demean and oppress women. Through their performance they call on new interpretations of the words in the different languages.
They play, they provoke and they take the audience on a journey of self-reflection. This is one of those productions that make you want more. Under the supervision of faculty member, Debra Gush, Journey is an experimental platform for four professional choreographers to create original works through a skills-sharing process with the dance students.
The highly acclaimed choreographers include: Mark Hawkins, Ignatius van Heerden, Timothy le Roux as well as young and up-coming choreographer Wayne Bester who is making waves in the dance world with his experimental and energetic choreography.
The collective expertise and varying styles of the choreographers combined with the emerging talents of the Oakfields College dance students, is sure to produce an innovative and riveting dance production. This is a play that questions the behaviour of local and international sports stars and heroes of today.
The ones who have given us so many great victories are looked at under the microscope. How do we cope with the lies after some unsettling behaviour and media coverage? The play makes use of comedy skits and slam poetry to satirise the politics at play. We are done just standing by, watching how they take advantage of not only the sport but also of us. So we look at the everyday hero that falls to a total zero! The play is set in a nation that offers a glimpse into the way the country will operate 25 years into the future.
The country has suffered under the tyrannical rule of the civilian government that has recently been ousted. A new day is dawning and the people of Azania wait in anticipation as the power moves from one set of hands to another. The new government promises a shift in focus from words to action, but this proves a tricky task to achieve for the new head of state and her right hand man. Apple Soup records the journey of the newly appointed president of the country as she aims to heal the wounds of a collapsing society.
The inner fabric of the core sensitivity of the society is stretched towards a new limit when the biggest apples throw their weight around in the faces of people. Apple Soup becomes an investigation into the journey of politicians that inhabit their office with a complete disregard for the laws of justice.
Moys has had an abiding fascination with the imagery of losers in sports media coverage — the beauty and indignity of public defeat. For Moys, this cycle of performance is an attempt to unearth and embody the poetry, spectacle and pathos of defeat, whilst celebrating the liberating possibilities of play. Moys spent three months prior to the Festival learning the skills she will need, from the teams and cultural groups against which she will be competing.
This process of immersion and exchange has always been a feature of her work. Exhibition: Thomas Pringle Hall, Monument Open daily from to Please note the venue for performances varies - see below Duration of all performances:.
Here a visual and visceral experience will unfold through the brazen. The public would direct this barrage of sound at the chosen individual like a weapon, damning the person through a symbolic expression of displeasure and exclusion.
Spectators of this ritual are invited to become agents of shame and explore their own dark desire to ridicule, humiliate and judge this performer-other. Half performance and half social experiment, Rough Musick interrogates the hierarchical social dynamics imbued in archaic shaming rituals and explores the emotional effect of shame when it is used as a means to control and cohere.
Would an unfamiliar audience-as-community, if given the opportunity and resources, partake in shaming a defenceless body, without consequence? Who is shaming who? For more than thirty years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. Destroying boundaries between industrial sounds and wilderness sound environments, shifting with passion from the limits of perception to the most dreadful abyss of sonic power, proposing a blind, profound and transcendental listening, freed from the imperatives of knowledge and open to sensory and spiritual expansion.
His work is primarily based on original field recordings as source material for the creation and generation of immersive virtual sonic worlds. He has also composed for instrumental ensembles, following an unorthodox strategy consisting of having the musicians blindfolded. Both scores and visual cues are thus replaced by aural cues that the performers have to carefully listen to within the music textures as they perform the piece.
Another relatively unusual aspect of this ensemble piece is that the composition unfolds from a process of direct work with the musicians.
Two-thirds of this time has been dedicated to the actual creation of the composition with the musicians, and the remaining time to rehearsals of the piece. The first phase includes daily working sessions with the musicians that Lopez recorded, alternating with studio work that he carried out daily in his portable studio in order to select, edit and transform sonic materials to show to the musicians during the next working session. In Bleu Remix the artist lets us experience an intimate journey through the corners of his body.
This way, Marussich opens the paths between the inside and the outside world secret passages from the unconscious, straight to the conscious. Each time Bleu Remix has been performed, a different musician has accompanied Marussich. This exceptional - unique and onetime confrontation of a musician with a performance establishes a new relation between the sound and the created image. The spontaneous meeting of two artists brings an element of risk and uniqueness to the event, as the music explores the creation over and over again and depicts new ways of perception.
Yann Marussich, a unique character of the contemporary dance genre, delivers performances that have a striking impact on the audience. His work is disturbing, provocative and authentic. Sincehis performances and choreography has been staged across Europe and other LP of the world.
Concept and interpretation Artistic collaboration and light Decor construction Production Diffusion. Thinking about this, fills one with a sense of danger: his body is under threat … threat of suffocation, of being cut, of being crushed. Marussich has shown this work on several occasions at international festivals without ever anything going seriously wrong.
This in itself may suggest that his performance is a bit of a mysterious trick but the work has another aspect to it, which takes his audience beyond straightforward magicianship.
The initial sense of danger is interfered by the astonishing aesthetic realm of the work Whilst evoking a sense of danger, the work simultaneously makes one forget the mundane environment of the dirty recycling bin where the waste glass originates.
And the everyday person connected to the body we see in the bathtub. A post-performance discussion, moderated by an arts journalist from City Press, will take place immediately after the performance on Thursday 4 July. Audrey is also in great demand as a vocal coach. She joined the staff of the Royal Academy of Music, London, in and was awarded an honorary ARAM in recognition of her outstanding work for the opera department there.
Much of the violin writing in this work is purely virtuosic, but even the showy passages alternate with the melodic. The third movement is widely known amongst violinists for its formidable technical difficulty and is considered one of the several greatest concerto movements ever written for the instrument.
In Modest Mussorgsky composed his famous Pictures at an Exhibition, based on ten drawings and watercolours produced by his recently deceased friend, the architect and artist Victor Hartmann. Theodore Kuchar, one of the most prolifically recorded conductors of the past decade, appears on over compact discs for the Naxos, Brilliant Classics, Ondine and Marco Polo labels. With the season he commenced his tenure as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela.
She has presented recitals in many cities worldwide. It portrays our ability to accept and grow from the differences amongst our fellow country folk and to find the common threads that unify us. In many ways this is what the National Arts Festival is all about. We also present concerts that showcase the cultural heritage of our country and, over the years, our programmes have attracted people of all races and ages who come to our events just to enjoy themselves together as South Africans.
We are a professional orchestra employing 70 fulltime musicians who hail from more than 20 countries around the world. Our reputation for excellence and innovation has built a loyal support base - from our local eThekweni community, through the province of KwaZulu-Natal to the wider South African diaspora. Our musicians and audiences are key to our success. We also could not exist without the generous support of all levels of the South African government and our sponsors to whom we are eternally grateful.
They ensure that our traditions of community engagement continue to triumph in the name of music. So come and join soloists Melissa Allison and Zwai Bala who will get your blood pumping and heart beat up in this concert for the young at heart of all ages.
Zwai Bala is a South African musician, producer, musical director, composer, singer, songwriter, arranger, teacher and public speaker. This group revolutionised kwaito completely when they released singles Take It Eezy, holiday hit Phalafala and the ever-popular Shibobo. Zwai has since launched a solo career in gospel music.
In November he was announced as one of the seven choirmasters for the Mzansi Magic reality competition Clash of the Choirs South Africa, which aired early in Melissa Allison was born in Port Elizabeth and has been performing in Johannesburg since moving there four years ago at the age of nineteen.
In such a short career span, she has already made a name for herself in the industry. Currently, over children in townships and impoverished areas of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality receive tuition on orchestral instruments and in choral training. A percentage of proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Theatre Benevolent Fund, a registered South African charity founded and administered by caring arts professionals to provide a reasonable standard of care and comfort to those performers who find themselves incapacitated and destitute by virtue of their illness.
This will be a potpourri of traditional dance and music ranging from the foot-stomping of amaBhaca dance to the animal movement of the Khoisan. Dedicated performers from each of the sub-tribes or clans use this opportunity to showcase their rich diverse indigenous music and dance thus, through such media, celebrate their political freedom.
It is the only resident string quartet at a South African university. It plays an important strategic role in the development of symphony orchestra music and in classical music training in the Free State. The works of the composers share many features: chiefly modal harmony, soft dynamics, slow tempi, and regular repetition of phrases without development.
Summa is a short, but highly emotive piece. In the case of the English composer John Tavener, the qualities of timelessness and lack of movement are fundamental to his purposes, considering that he regards his music as icons in sound. Hidden Treasures, the theme of the concert, draws the listener into a reverential mood that is paradoxically calm and suspenseful, suggestive of an ecstatic experience that transcends simple emotions.
The music moves very slowly, with an almost indeterminate pulse, and is more spatial than linear in conception and perhaps quite meditative. Theodore Dubois was best known as an organist, and his compositions for organ are some of the highlights of 20th century repertoire for the instrument. Sonate en trio, for flute, viola and harp, L.
Debussy originally set out to write six chamber sonatas for various combinations of instruments. The Sonata for flute, viola, and harp is the second of these. Perhaps both? Programme notes will be made available at the performance. Among the more conventional composers represented will be Bach and Caccini, but these talented performers will quickly demonstrate their versatility with repertoire drawn from beyond the walls of the usual chamber music library.
The first version was scored for pairs of clarinets, Meditation: Ave Maria - Peter Davey (2), bassoons, and horns. Mozart added the oboes later, in an attempt to get the piece performed in the court of the emperor. Charles Gounod looked to the music of his compositional forefathers, Mozart and Bach, as the gold standard of musical greatness. With the compact orchestration, the natural personalities of the individual instruments are given a chance to emerge, and the economical form of each of the movements will allow you to easily grasp his musical ideas from the first hearing.
This is a set of eight fantasies and was composed in an astoundingly short period between March and May The visceral and extrovert elements of the faster sections are contrasted by moments of extreme tenderness — obviously written for his wife and eminent interpreter of his music, Clara Wieck Schumann.
The final work in this programme is the joyful Toccata for John Roos by the South African composer and pianist, the late Surendran Reddy.
Their programme includes some of the pinnacles of the vast repertoire for cello and piano. The youthful Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. In this Sonata the two instruments are very much on the same level and it often happens that the piano introduces important thematic material before the cello embellishes upon this. The programme ends with a late-Romantic showpiece, Elfentanz, Op.
She is the recipient of several national prizes and awards. Anzel Gerber plays on a cello made by Antonio Gagliano Napoli ca. In their second programme which will be performed by candlelight, The Chanticleer Singers expose two contrasting Renaissance composers: Palestrina representing the conservative ecclesiastical side, and Gesualdo, whose music initiates his life in its drama and colour.
Giovanni Palestrina was appointed organist and singing-master at St Agapit in Palestrina when he was 19 years old. Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, was an Italian composer and highly accomplished lutenist.
His works include seven books of madrigals and two of Sacrae cantiones, responds for six voices. His work is notable for its chromatic harmony. In Stravinsky orchestrated three of his madrigals, to mark the th anniversary of his birth.
The Britten programme includes some of his earliest choral works, written when he was 17, to one of his final works, the large scale Sacred and Profane, set to medieval texts.
He was a conductor, pianist and prolific English composer of the 20th century. Britten and his long-time companion, Peter Pears, founded the Aldeburgh Festival in Repeated attempts to get the drummer to improve failed. He pursued his musical studies at the Cape Town College of Music, from which he graduated in After his return to South Africa inRichard breathed new life into the National Symphony Orchestra, where he was appointed Music Director in He founded the Symphony Choir of Johannesburg and the internationally recognised Chanticleer Singers over 30 years ago.
InRichard left the orchestra to pursue a freelance career and to stimulate music activities throughout South Africa. As a conductor, he is in much demand countrywide. He is currently a freelance percussionist. He currently spends most of his energy teaching for the Steel Drum Foundation. He also runs highly popular team-building drum circles and percussion workshops, which he has conducted throughout Africa.
Bryan holds down the position of Durban Director of the Field Band Foundation, a music outreach programme. Victoria Theatre Thursday 4 July. Along the way their concerts bring delight to thousands. Photo: Sarah Schafer. Both will be at the Kingswood Chapel. Sasol as its principal sponsor has supported the National Youth Orchestra since These wonderful characters will be introduced by Ed Jordan and Nicholas Nicolaidis and their rhythmic music will have toes tapping and fingers snapping long after the concert ends.
Under the baton of charismatic conductor and entertainer Richard Cock, the KwaZulu-Natal Philharminc Orchestra offer a fun-filled concert where you will hear the songs and stories of Beautiful Creatures who live in South Africa and who need our love and protection.
Since then he has continued his singing career both as a member of the Chanticleer Singers and as a distinguished soloist, whilst expanding his musical disciplines to include conducting and recently, specialised teaching. His most recent work was for Spud, the movie, starring John Cleese, where he wrote and produced the orchestral score and the theme songs, as well as supervising the music for the film.
It strives to offer a platform for Eastern Cape Community jazz groups to be a part of the National Arts Festival and to use the power of their music to redress social imbalances and promote cultural opportunities in historically disadvantaged communities. The vibrant programme showcases community-based jazz groups from the seven Provincial districts in a platform that Kenneth Sweetman - Head Chorister Chichester Cathedral (Vinyl the artists with adequate exposure to allow their work to be seen outside of their own communities.
He is a national blues phenomenon. In a tantalizing and soulful collaboration, Karen Zoid and Dan Patlansky explore the depths of each others music, and together create a blissful combination of blues-rock straight from the heart. Be among the first to witness this extraordinary collaboration. Karen Zoid has become an important part of the South African music scene since the release of her first solo album, Poles Apart Over more than a decade, Zoid has managed the unusual and frequently tricky feat of balancing popular appeal with critical praise; of securing an audience of both Afrikaans and English speakers; of retaining her individuality in a market known for its desire for sameness.
And through it all, holding on to an enviable integrity that allows her to speak her mind in a way that only earns her more devotees. Over a career that has lasted more than 10 years, Zoid has earned various accolades but she says that what continues to drive her is a deep-seated desire to create music that she can get up on stage and play live. Playing live? His latest album Wooden Thoughts will be released in He continues to perform all over South Africa and internationally in the company of world-renowned musicians.
One of the sell-out trademarks of the Jazz Festival in Grahamstown is the Awesome Big Band — a unique selection of top international jazz musicians in a standard Big Band format. A band of this nature is also known as a Jazz Orchestra for the dynamic and harmonic depth and contrast that arrangers can produce from 17 instruments, reminiscent of Classical orchestras but with the added power and energy that jazz exudes.
For more details, refer to page And boy, do they swing! A courageous couple, for there is nothing to disguise them. Their interaction is of an ethereal beauty. This must be how angels sing. Cape Town percussionist Ronan Skillen joins them as guest. AJ Brown is a young singer and saxophonist from Britain who is rapidly gaining a popular reputation around Britain.
He has quickly mastered the tunes of the great crooners like Frank Sinatra, Michael Bubl! He is a prolific arranger and composer and performs in Europe and the US. With this tasteful backing band, this should prove a heavenly vocal match! He is an innovative musician and composer who keeps one foot in the past with one in the future. DSG Hall. Never lacking in musical ingenuity they constantly evolve to find the niche of every new performance. Saxophonist Rus Nerwich set out to have a project that is simple, fun and musically rich, incorporating elements of the different fferent styles he enjoys in ff a contemporary musical context.
He is backed by a solid band of experienced jazzers, sparked by the musical synergy between him and modern rap. Slide guitar, harmonica, African blues guitar and soul vocals all feature in the vibrant sound of Robin Auld.
An award-winning artist with an international CV spanning twenty albums, he has performed and recorded around the world. Currently based in the UK, his music has evolved from the pop sound of the early recordings that made him famous to the contemporary mix of roots influences that make up his sound today.
Since their inception in MiCasa has taken South African audiences by storm. This year even saw them perform at the inauguration celebrations of Barack Obama.
Consisting of three core members, this young group hails from Johannesburg and Port Alfred and with such a prolific career in such a short space of time, keep your eyes and ears fixed on this firestarting trio. With a plethora of accolades and performance highlights the group is a force on the South African music scene.
The four members of the Soweto String Quartet are a political statement in themselves - four African classical musicians from a South African township, backed by a jazz rhythm section. Albert Frost is an all-round master guitarist with a prolific career over 20 years and, with a natural onstage charisma, he has performed on nearly every major stage in South Africa.
Though continually on a quest to re-invent himself, he returns often to his first love — the blues. Gloria Bosman - a former Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner - is a household name Meditation: Ave Maria - Peter Davey (2) South Africa, acclaimed for her sonorous voice and authentic stage presence.
After she was awarded a scholarship to study opera at Pretoria Technikon she toured France with Jonas Gwangwa and subsequently sang for both outgoing and incoming presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. The backbone of the Jazz repertoire is a collection of standards — tunes all jazz musicians know well. So it is with the South African jazz repertoire; we share an intimate connection with a certain set of songs that have defined our musical identity.
Led by Umlazi trumpeter Brian Thusi — who cut his teeth in the African Jazz Pioneers - this band brings together a drummer from the Eastern Cape, pianist and bass from the Western Cape, and a saxophonist from Australia who grew up in s Cape Town, to share their personal inflections on South African classics we all know and love.
His unique style combines bebop and blues, threaded through always with the inflections of the kwela of his Soweto youth. This performance is special though — this time he brings with him his daughter, Octavia, on vocals and grandson, Oscar, on tenor sax. Mathole has continued this vision in his solo career, teaching in community colleges and keeping the tradition alive, especially in far-flung places like Thaba Nchu and the North West.
With a significant career in South African jazz that has spanned over 40 years, it would be difficult to find a more accomplished and versatile jazz musician than trombonist Jonas Gwangwa.
He has won SAMAs for his production, is an accomplished composer and arranger, and plays in productions as diverse as his recent two-month stint in London with the award-winning play Mies Julie.
Bassist Shane Cooper, Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazzis an eclectic young musician who has rapidly emerged in the jazz world as first-call bassist for serious jazz. For his first Young Artist performance he draws on collaborations that emerged out of the Jazz Werkstatt in Bern, Switzerland — a fascinating festival run by young Swiss musicians who bring together like-minded musicians from around the world. He returns to Grahamstown with two of the festival organisers, and the concert develops in layers, exploring the diverse sounds created by different mixes of instruments with all members of the collaboration providing original compositions.
French pianist Laurent Coq is a performer, composer and musical activist who has notched up a formidable list of recordings and collaborations in Europe, Japan, Vietnam and the US. He has composed film scores for full orchestra; improvised collaborations with a dancer; and performed at leading festivals in Europe, New York and Tokyo. Jazz musicians are normally inspired by something completely fresh and different — a new form of sound; unusual chord progressions or rhythms; or collaborating with musicians they have never met before.
But sometimes it is equally exciting to revisit old musical relationships and explore afresh what made you the musician you are. With the lyrical sax of Norwegian Atle Nymo on top, expect a mind-blowingly beautiful performance.
It sounds like a torn packet of grain painting the streets and an elephant grinding it; horns warn of change and it grooves and it grooves and it grooves.
This tight-knit piano trio met 20 years ago as students at the Trondheim Music Conservatory and has played together since then with each instrument regarded as an equal musical partner.
All three musicians are highly-accomplished and busy in many other projects, but the intention of this trio is to have fun when they get a chance to play, influenced by a common fascination with American jazz history. They produce a classic sound with modern ideas. We pit a fascinating young European innovator with a killer South African rhythm section. Malcolm Braff ff is a great bear of a man with such heightened musical sensitivity that he brings hardened jazz musicians to tears.
The piano keyboard sings and hums as he hunches over it and the rhythms — complex and multifaceted — wash over the audience in lapping waves, stirring to frenzies and receding to lullabies. His South African rhythm section will do the beauty of his music justice. With his silent moments, his way to use suspense, the alternation of melody and rhythm and the logic of his harmony, Van Vliet is an important figure within the Dutch improvising music scene.
The music was specifically orchestrated for trumpet, trombone and multiple saxophones with a stellar rhythm section, and ranges in style from South African township jazz to hard bop, modal, latin and contemporary jazz. A celebration of school and university jazz choirs and vocal soloists from around the country, directed by top professional vocalists Paulien van Schaik NL and Justin Binek US.
The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band presents a selection of the top young jazz musicians in the country between the ages of 19 and 25 years. This year the band is under the musical direction of South African jazz legend, trumpeter Marcus Wyatt.
Every night we offer a great jazz show at with a jazz jam session or late-night blues gig where you can catch musicians letting off steam and butting musical heads late into the night. Dan Shout Band. A collaboration between some of the hippest young jazz musicians in the country. Thursday 27 June Tickets. Lee Thomson is an innovative young trumpeter from Cape Town who plays in a wide variety of musical styles. Sunday 30 June Tickets. From Rhini, Grahamstown, comes a band in the genuine South African jazz tradition.
Wednesday 3 July Thursday 4 July Tickets. During the march, the police sprayed everyone with a water cannon laced with purple dye to enable them to identify and arrest anti-apartheid protestors.
Colour remains a predominant factor in our social interactions and it continues to play a dominant role in our perceptions of one another as South Africans. On a personal level, this new work comes full circle as Mary connects it back to her very first exhibition, where she displayed a figure —that represented her — in purple attire.
The purple shall govern presents the next chapter, in which Sibande speaks of her own aspirations, desires, fears and anxieties of being a woman. The concept of rebirth, where she refers to the idea of transitioning from the person you were before into a new or different idea of yourself — death and rebirth — is extensively explored.
Sophie has become a very important medium through which Mary tells her personal history; a history that many South Africans are familiar with through their own personal experiences. In her new body of work, Sibande closely examines the ideas of fear and transiting from the known to the unknown from a personal perspective.
She deals with the idea of letting go and grappling with her internal conflicts. A battle of conflict where her present self is fighting, clashing, negating the new idea of herself. This is the point at which Sophie finally enters into the immediate present signifying that very important moment when Mary begins to tell her own story, the story of a young South African woman in the here and now.
The colour purple for Sibande is also significant in a religious sense as the colour of meditation and fasting. This duality provides the stage on which her new work exists. All of the works on show are drawn from the Standard Bank Corporate Art Collection, one of the oldest and most comprehensive of South African corporate art collections. The collection comprises over 1, works by some artists, most of whom are South African, while others are pioneer explorers of the colonial era. The collection was initiated inwhen a portrait of the first general manager of Standard Bank, Robert Stewart, was acquired.
No further works were acquired until It is a particularly rich archive that powerfully demonstrates the depth, complexity and diversity of South African art. The story is told chronologically, narrated decade by decade. It covers numerous themes, such as the discovery of gold on the Highveld inthe Second Anglo-Boer War of the. Other themes include the establishment of Afrikaans as an official language in the s, the student uprising ofand forced removals.
The show ends with an exploration of issues of the new millennium, such as consumerism, the global economic crisis and xenophobia.
The exhibition features a host of renowned South African artists, all of whom are major contributors to the story of art in this country. Barbara also sits on the Wits Art Museum acquisitions committee.
A history that is archeologically layered, complex, implicit, but also a blind spot; a specula highlight on the retina, an aberration that deregisters the picture. Every tilt and pan is a political act, an act of representation, of framing, of remarking of boundaries and borders, the camera recording, re-constructing and complicating the ground. Sojourn is a photographic exhibition of selected landscape images taken over a period of six years across Southern Africa.
Their impressive collections show us now, some nineteen years after the first democratic elections in South Africa, a vivid narrative of violence, loss and injuries, the reverberations of which are subdued in the rhetoric of the post-apartheid landscape. Their photographs compel us to consider the after-lives of oppression, and urge us to think about a past that continues to echo.
They ask that we think about the ultimate sacrifices, the to-and-froing of power, the fine lines that join and divide. And how on earth do we get beyond it? What they do now is simple: they offer the viewer the opportunity to think about key questions in South Africa, including those of archives, history, freedom and repair. The exhibition attempts to facilitate creative thinking between the lines of emancipation, liberty and freedom.
Benny Gool was an anti-apartheid activist whose archive contains thousands of photographs documenting the liberation struggle, freedom and democracy. His early photographs were published in the banned underground newspaper, Grassroots, and various. Gool has documented Nelson Mandela for over three decades. As a special assignments photographer, he documented the transformation of public institutions including parliament, Robben Island and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
His shocking photographs of gang violence have been published around the world. Adil Bradlow began working as a journalist in South Africa in the s as a photographer covering the anti-apartheid struggle for the international news agency, Associated Press.
After 13 years he switched to television and began working for the SABC. His most recent project was as director and associate producer of a new series for the National Geographic Channel provisionally entitled Turf Wars. This series follows the trials and tribulations of a platoon of US Marines and their Afghan partners through what is looking like the last full fighting season in the Sangin area of Afghanistan.
Coming from Athlone, a Cape Town suburb of political activity, Vallie turned to her camera to document what was happening around her. She also freelanced for international news agencies. Her extensive photographic collections indicate an awareness of the role that women played in the anti-apartheid struggle capturing crucial moments that were turning points in the political landscape. These include the funeral of Ashley Kriel and Anton Fransch.
Ntsikana Gallery, Monument Open Daily. She has also produced a number of works on paper, which often arise through a process of her translation of drawings towards work in the sculptural medium. In her work, Cruise is preoccupied with the body and the way that the body is represented in space, forming a link between inner realities and the social environment. Tangled with the fragility of human beings, animals matter. Cruise has had sixteen solo exhibitions, curated others and completed a number of commissioned public works including the national monument to the women of South Africa.
She is pursuing her doctoral studies at Stellenbosch University in the field of animal ethics. This exhibition is the fourth in a cycle of works that forms part of The Alice Sequence. Cruise also writes extensively in the field of ceramics. This International Prize is limited to 30 artists world wide selected from over 90 nominations. Yet, the very treasures of our land, our mothers and daughters, are often subjected to treatment of the vilest manner.
This exhibition brings together visual artists from the Province of the Eastern Cape in a collaboration with their counterparts from the craft sector to comment on these and other social atrocities.
Through their artworks, they join artists across the country in an artistic expression of dialogue to raise awareness about gender identity and the scourge of abuse against women and children. The artists in this exhibition pay tribute to South African women and they make an impassioned call on all men to treat women with respect, love, courtesy and the dignity they deserve.
The exhibition celebrates the strength of South African women and the manner in which they have held family structures together. Women are to be honoured. Added to this is the guided imagination, acquired skills and a foresight to call ideas to reality. A world of craftart emerges. This is a major aspect of the Cultural Industries. The discerning collector is given a wide variety of craft to choose from, ranging from craft for personal adornment, including amulets, to functional items that are unrivaled anywhere else in the world.
This year, the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture breaks away from the longstanding craft fair located within a single marquee in favour of a select number of stalls located around the Village Green. This approach will enhance the exposure of the craft from the seven districts of the Province. Whatever the motive to possess Eastern Cape Craft, the all-new Handmade Collection promises the finest products the Province has to offer and the interactive demonstrations will provide the ultimate experience of participating in real life craft production for both young and old.
Art enthusiasts can attend a series of Art Walkabouts in the company of artists or visual experts. Designed to give Festivalgoers a sense of what is on offer in the plethora of rooms, halls and make-shift galleries all over Grahamstown, the Arena Exhibition is a visual art appetiser — a space where visitors can see samples of work and design their own personal visual art meander. Installed on the top floor of the Monument in the Yellowwood Gallery with its panoramic view of the city below, the exhibition will feature a range of work in different mediums including paintings, drawings, ceramics and printmaking.
Edwin Mambera creates bead and wire works of various sizes, including a life-sized rhino. Leathersmith Mtutuzeli Mboto hand crafts customized items such as shoes, belts and other accessories, while fabric artist Lisa Nettleton deconstructs traditional sewing with her innovative free-stitch technique that uses recycled fabrics. Helen Brent Cooper works in traditional and experimental printmaking techniques and paper casting. Tori Stowe uses avian and botanical influences in her charcoal drawings, collectively themed by the building of protective refuges.
These artists create a dialogue between their works by collectively addressing different concerns in their photographs, ceramics, linocuts, drawings and paintings. Work from LP and many more artists make this exhibition a neat capsule of all that is good on the Fringe Visual Art Programme. Make sure you put aside some time to browse through it before heading off to find the exhibitions that caught your fancy.
Do we want it? Pick up a free Think! Fest brochure for full biographical details of all speakers plus any additional events, changes, cancellations and updates. He is highly regarded in the development sector, having successfully managed the Border Rural Committee, a respected rural development organisation based in East London, for over a decade. Friday 28 June A critical examination of relationships between intermediary, professionalised NGOs and rural struggles in post-apartheid South Africa is offered, particularly with regard to the possible subordination of rural movements to NGOs and the role of NGOs in authentic agrarian transformation.
Kirk Helliker, Lungisile Ntsebeza, Sarah Mosoetsa and Ashley Westaway will be joined by other voices in a debate on the controversies and the legacies of the Land Act years after its implementation. Education in South Africa — Pass or Fail? Dr John Kani is known as the Grandfather of South African Theatre and is passionate about the importance of exposure to the arts to young people. He feels the arts nurture the soul, grow the human spirit, and expand the thought process — they are as important as the sciences are in the education curriculum but are often overlooked or considered poor neighbours.
In this production, Kani directs his son Atandwa and co-star Nat Ramabulana. The Island can be seen on 1 and 3 July at the Rhodes Theatre. Tuesday 2 July They work with the concept of the Penreach Educational Pipeline — harnessing the power of community from pre conception to career. He will expand on this concept in this talk.
Wylde was the Headmaster and Rector of St. Stithians College; Headmaster of St. Friday 5 July This presentation will provide an overview of the Equal Education organisation EE and the issues that the EE considers the most urgent to address now in South Africa, with particular reference to the state of schools in the Eastern Cape.
Saturday 6 July The innovative Partnerships for Possibility Programme incorporates the simple idea of partnering business leaders with school principals.
A documentary film introduced by the director, Alette Schoon Ntsika: The Pillar explores what it takes to bridge the divisions of race and class in South Africa today.
The film follows a white principal from a privileged school, Madeleine Schoeman, as she crosses the tracks and takes on her first year at Ntsika Secondary, a township school in Grahamstown. Whether Madeleine fails or succeeds will open up a new debate about the state of education in South Africa. She was born in Lesotho to exiled activist parents but moved to Europe after the Maseru raid that left 42 people dead and Kay injured. There, she spent most of her years in Norway and Holland.
She moved to South Africa 12 years ago because she felt the need to belong. Sexwale studied media and communications and IT abroad and has worked for a number of companies and communication agencies in South Africa. Inshe broke free from traditional employment and became a consultant.
She hosted the Talk at 9 slot on and Cape Talk until mid She is Chief Editor and founder of Black Mindset, a website she developed to encourage black excellence in business and socially. Sexwale is also a co-founder of Queendom — a collaboration of women communicators who offer broad services in the image-management sphere. Africa has the land, water and minerals that the world needs. As the West declines and the East rises Africa will be the new battleground of the superpowers.
Of the two billion additional people on our planet by half will be in Africa. Jason Drew looks at the future of Africa in the 21st Century. He retired early and became an eco-capitalist, futurist, and author.
He is an environmental realist with a no-nonsense motivational and business-focused approach to fixing problems. Saturday 29 June On the black markets of Southeast Asia, rhino horn is worth more than gold, cocaine and heroin. In this talk, author and investigative journalist, Julian Rademeyer talks about organised crime and wildlife trafficking and looks at issues and syndicates involved in the illegal rhino horn trade.
Until recently he was chief reporter for Media24 Investigations. Monday 1 July Dawid Kruiper is an old Bushman with a secret — a secret that has been kept in his family for over a century and which he must hand on to his sons before he dies. So he asked Patricia Glyn to help him mount the final odyssey of his life. Inafter 13 years on air, she decided to make adventures her living.
She climbed mountains, canoed rivers, walked the eastern escarpment of Zimbabwe, spent three months on expedition to Mount Everest, and walked 2 kilometres in the footsteps of her ancestor who trekked from Durban to the Victoria Falls in Wednesday 3 July The wholly owned House and Leisure and several other international titles followed, including the only edition of O, The Oprah Magazine outside the USA, which was hailed as the publishing coup of the decade in Jane Raphaely is the recipient of numerous awards for professional and humanitarian achievements, having played a pivotal role in magazine publishing and female empowerment in SA.
Jane is married and has seven grandchildren who all live in Cape Town. She is the author of Jane Raphaely Unedited, and will talk about this autobiography in the Think!
Fest Conversation with Authors series on Sunday 30 June at Tim Noakes argues that the cause of obesity and diabetes is simple; it is due to the provision of addictive, highly processed foods, which induce over-eating in susceptible individuals. He believes that the cure for the obesity epidemic is to reduce the consumption of highly addictive, carbohydrate-rich foods, which can only be achieved by substituting high fat, high protein foods.
He contends that the diet debate is critical for South Africa as a healthy population cannot be developed if our children are exposed to high carbohydrate diets from an increasingly young age. Dr Raoul Goldberg has practised Integrative Medicine for 37 years in Switzerland, Germany and the majority of his career in his homeland, South Africa. His work includes managing an Integrative Health Clinic in Plumstead, Cape Town, practicing as a clinical doctor, counsellor and School Doctor and engaging as an international speaker, workshop facilitator and child health researcher.
Narrative therapy uses the metaphor of story construction to understand how people make meaning of their lives. We construct our stories using the ideas, metaphors, language and practices available to us in our context, as well as our own experiences.
Our stories do not simply reflect what has happened but shape our identities and the trajectory of our lives. Our experience of problems is also storied. His lab specialises in identifying individuals from highly degraded DNA and it identified the antiapartheid activists exhumed from mass graves revealed during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
He presents two talks in this series. At first, the Project will focus exclusively on those cases in which scientific testing specifically DNA testing can establish the innocence of those wrongfully convicted. A early manuscript copy of this book, revealing that, at the request of his terminally ill mother, a medical doctor, he gave her crushed morphine tablets in a glass of water, was leaked to the police.
As a consequence of this he was arrested and went on trial for the attempted murder of his mother. During his high court trial he was offered a lesser charge of assisted suicide, which he pleaded guilty to, and he served a five-month house arrest sentence in New Zealand. Inwhile awaiting his trial, he founded the organisation DignitySA, which seeks to change the law in South Africa to allow for assisted dying for terminally ill people.
Gamelihle Sibanda is a certified biomimicry professional, who fuses his training in civil engineering, business, and biomimicry towards the creation of a sustainable world; where there is enough for all forever.
A visual storyteller, his diverse skill set enables him to integrate biology into design through abstracting strategies from nature to create solutions for human challenges. He co-developed the Biominga Innovation Model based on evolutionary strategies that nature has continuously tested and refined over the past 3.
AfrikaBurn is the spectacular result of the creative expression of participants who gather once a year in the Tankwa Karoo to create a temporary city of art, theme camps, costume, music and performance! The concept is based on Burning Man, a week-long creative explosion at Black Rock in the Nevada desert. Monique Schiess, the original and still active co-ordinator of AfrikaBurn, sees herself as a fire starter of sorts, an instigator and incubator of creative projects.
She has degrees in Environmental Science and Social Anthropology and was, for a time, a game ranger. In this presentation, she talks about engaging the imagination around the framework of AfrikaBurn. In particular, Asmal is interested in igniting a series of designled innovative solutions through pairing designers with educators, learners, doctors, academics, city managers, mayors, governments, the global media and other related individuals and institutions.
Charl Blignaut and Andries Botha will address the issues around Arts Censorship in South Africa and the various guises that such censorship takes. Charl Blignaut is a senior reporter at City Press, tracking culture news, features and investigations.
In his first month back at newspapers - after a year spell writing and producing television drama — he previewed an art exhibition at the Goodman Gallery.
It was a Brett Murray solo featuring The Spear. An all-too familiar storm broke around City Press. Andries Botha is an internationally renowned sculptor and human rights activist. His art is concerned with power, western value systems, colonialism, apartheid, ethnicity, global conflict, economic migration, philosophy, and mythology. In the early nineties, Botha served in the new democratic government of South Africa as National Visual Arts Chairperson, with a mandate to co-ordinate a visual arts report on the state and vision of creativity, which informed the creation of a national cultural policy for the arts.
Ferial Haffajee, Editor in Chief of the City Press newspaper, looks behind-the-secenes into the ongoing Marikana debate, the commission, the cover-ups, the media revelations, the accusations, and the effect that this tragedy has had on South Africa and South Africans. As poverty and unemployment deepen in contemporary South Africa, the burning question becomes, how do the poor survive?
In researching her book, Sarah Moesetsa shows how many African households are on the brink of collapse. She argues that the fact that they keep going at all can largely be attributed to the struggles of older women against poverty. They are the fulcrum on which household survival turns. Daan Roosegaarde, creative director of the social design lab Studio Roosegaarde, delivers unimaginable technology to the world — in the most literal way.
Through the creation of social designs that instinctively respond to sound and movement, he is able to pursue the widest possibilities of technological innovation. But Roosegaarde wants to go further.
Fest Programme is proudly supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Schuring has been an archivist for the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam sincespecifically for the anti-apartheid and southern Africa collection of the IISH.
Fest Programme is supported by the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands. In he publicly confessed to having been both a member of the student organization NUSAS and a police spy while studying at Stellenbosch. Thursday 4 July He has exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions.
John Liebenberg is one of the great photographers of the conflict in Southern Africa. His photographs show the cost of the Cold War in Africa to civilians and soldiers alike. The exhibition is on the first floor of the Eden Grove: and daily Thursday 4 July The Amabutho of Nelson Mandela Bay are former activists who participated in the youth militias and were an integral part of the s township uprising.
This call and response jazz talk will be anchored by historian, archivist and cultural practitioner Dr Cornelius Thomas. The discussants will take the audience on a rollercoaster ride through the Vortex Club Cape Town and Dorkay House Johannesburg in the late s, the heady days when Kiepie Moeketsi, Chris McGregor, and Abdullah Ibrahim aka Dollar Brand of African and Cape jazz fame struggled to find musical and social sense during the high tide of apartheid the early sthen exile in Europe and America, life on the road and recording, and then the eventual return to … Ekaya home, the source.
Sunday 30 June Chris McGregor was the pioneering jazz pianist of the famed South African jazz band the Blue Notes and exiled band leader of the dynamic and innovative Brotherhood of Breath. The band was extended and enlarged in the late s by McGregor to become the Brotherhood of Breath.
This event will be interspersed with performances of a selection of seminal Blue Notes and Brotherhood of Breath tracks from a personal collection of rare original vinyl records and will include displays of rare ephemera such as original posters, album covers and photographs from the Chris McGregor Archive Collection housed by the Rhodes University Jazz Heritage Project.
More than that, he is an extraordinary musical raconteur whose insights and encyclopedic knowledge will captivate you. Grab a drink, pull up a chair and settle in for a rare treat.
And how did the loping stride of a camel end up providing the rhythm for Hendrix-influenced guitars? This journey will take you from Uruguayan bandoneons that sound like boeremusiek to Malagasy music that seems to come from the Louisiana swamps, via Scandinavian free jazz and a Cajun punk band from Switzerland. Bring your dancing shoes, but bring your ears as well! It will very possibly do the same for you.
Bob Dylan and the Folk and Blues Traditions Bob has more recently been widely accused of outright plagiarism, although some say that his lifting from Japanese Yakuza tales, obscure American Civil War poetry and old blues riffs are just the folk process at work.
But this is nothing new. The young Dylan borrowed tunes, lines, ideas and stories directly from traditional Anglo-American folk and blues and turned them into some of his best known songs. Bloody Satisfied is the intriguing title of an anthology of 25 new South African crime-thriller short stories, edited by writer Joanne Hichens, with a foreword penned by Deon Meyer.
And what a reward! Featuring both new and established writers, Bloody Satisfied is a collection of thrilling twistin-the-tale stories that make good on the promise of the title: slick and sexy stories that brim with danger and elements of the sinister; sophisticated stories that focus on the subtler crimes of everyday life; smart stories that invert expectations and linger in the mind.
And be one of the first to buy this amazing anthology. This book will take you behind the pesky reputation and inside the brain and body of the much misunderstood fly. It investigates the insect as pest and how man has tried tirelessly, and often unsuccessfully to kill it - exploring everything from how it walks on ceilings to how it survives Ice Ages and outsmarts all manner of fly swats, toxins and traps.
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