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Makhafula Vilakazi – The Gun That Shot Verwoed

Makhafula Vilakazi – The Gun That Shot Verwoed

It is this conversation that Makhafula Vilakazi invites us to in this year’s solo show titled Concerning Blacks. Perhaps even more than just a show, he invites us to a moment of self-reflection, where we are left with no choice but to confront ourselves and what we have become. In his work, Makhafula minces no words, pops open the rotten wound caused by ‘post’-apartheid deception.

The Kyle Shepherd Trio Return to Untitled Basement

The Kyle Shepherd Trio Return to Untitled Basement

The award-winning pianist, recipient of both the coveted ‘UNISA National Piano Competition Award [2015] and the ‘Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year’ Award [2014] in the Jazz Category was selected for the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s [SABC 3] ‘21 ICONS South Africa Season III’ [November 2015] for “his ability to transcend cultural barriers by using music as an art form to communicate commonalities and differences across diverse nations.

Kelenosi

Kelenosi

Bokani Dyer’s latest album ‘Kelenosi’ was produced during lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic when access to other musicians and live performance were non-existent. ‘Kelenosi’ is Setswana for ‘By Myself’ and was Bokani’s creative outlet during this time.

Whisky Live Festival Jaunt

Whisky Live Festival Jaunt

I could not leave of course before I thanked my ancestors through the much beguiled J&B Jet. It is the reason I’m on this Whisky sojourn after all. As we bumbled our way out at the end of the evening, I heard someone say same time, same place next year, and I realised It was a grand event for grand laaities who lost their sophistication somewhere between the Glen Grant single malt and Michael Kors’ rather pricey fragrances.

Implications of Defending Afrikan Thieves

Implications of Defending Afrikan Thieves

“Always bear in mind that the people are not fighting for ideas, for the things in anyone’s head. They are fighting to win material benefits, to live better and in peace, to see their lives go forward, to guarantee the future of their children. We should recognise as a matter of conscience that there have been many faults and errors in our action whether political or military: an important number of things we should have done we have not done at the right times, or not done at all.”- Amilca Cabral

Ideology Is Key

Ideology Is Key

Please man, if you have no ideology you are going to chase events emanating from the central antagonism. And since you don’t know what the main contradiction is you will be forming a political party for each of the secondary contradictions created by the main contradiction.

The Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising

The Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising

From the 16 - 21 November The Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising will take place at Constitution Hill. The festival will bring creatives together in an event aimed to develop and elevate creative talent within a variety of art forms including music, film, art, design, dance, theatre and poetry.