Thursday 12th of December 2019

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Ukugrumba

Ukugrumba

Ukugrumba, which means to “dig up” in isiXhosa, is a body of work motivated by my family’s trauma as a result of activism in South Africa's struggle against apartheid, liberation and reconciliation effects within present day South Africa.

Naga ya Fsa

Naga ya Fsa

The music of the mountains – which is ‘music of the day before yesterday, for a people of the day after tomorrow’ is a thrust of this Naga ya Fsa series of performances. Because as black artists who create, free within our minds, free within our heads, to free the land and acknowledge that we plan to make it more human between now and the day after tomorrow.

HYuj Matters – The Movement of Stillness

HYuj Matters – The Movement of Stillness

Asked by a grade 9 pupil why I would open every one of our poetry classes with a guided meditation session, I told them that it was to show them that I am not trying to instill stillness into them but rather make them aware of the stillness they are made up of.

UJ Weekend of Jazz

UJ Weekend of Jazz

“Jazz musicians and their audiences are feeling the decline of Jo’burg City’s iconic jazz circuit and it is imperative to create new spaces where artists can let their riffs run wild and audiences can revel in the sound.

Nwabisa Plaatjie’s Double Bill at the Baxter

Nwabisa Plaatjie’s Double Bill at the Baxter

The compelling double bill comprising Florence and Wine in the Wilderness, make their South African premiere at the Baxter and they have been carefully chosen to pay tribute to the evolving black woman who should not be defined by a single, limited image or narrative.

Zu. Returns with Allow and Third EP

Zu. Returns with Allow and Third EP

Having already released two seven-track Eps, Ndim Nawe and Ndim Nani, the husky voiced Zu. is back to mark Women’s Month, with the release of a music video for Allow, a single off Ndim Nawe, which was released in May. Its release is the build-up to the soon-to-be launched EP, Ndim noMculo which concludes the trilogy and will be launched later this month.

uNkomish'yetiye & A Case of Zamalek

uNkomish'yetiye & A Case of Zamalek

I must be honest though, our weddings are more spectacular. In our weddings, there is a lot of meat. Lots of singing and dancing. People get showered with booze until they swim in it. Ours is a three-day event, taking place for the entire weekend.