Sunday 29th of March 2020

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My True Sexuality

My True Sexuality

Palm to palm, kissing him until my tongue was numb and I started to eat the residual crusts and crunches of what he ate for breakfast, lunch and supper, Not afraid that this could be hygienically flawed

Udakiwe Marks BOP’s Return

Udakiwe Marks BOP’s Return

It has been a while since I heard a song that revives the energy of the late 90s to early 2000s like the one I found at the hub of musical creativity. Udakiwe is gonna be a quintessential classic lounge kwaito hit. This is the kind of a track Magesh or Howza would’ve loved to jump on and kill it! And kill it hard!

Ama-Piece – Piece – Nyana

Ama-Piece – Piece – Nyana

J. Bobs is an established artist who is known for his popular sketches and a style that allows him to experiment with material that is not mainstream. His new and exciting multi-disciplinary work will showcase a new cultural wave of interactive theatre that is intended to inspire a new generation of artists.

Being Loved While Broken

Being Loved While Broken

I buried the last one who was here, who sounded like you, in my backyard. He didn’t stand a chance. I punished him for not being absent. He dismantled me. And, the deep unconditional love I never reciprocated is embedded in me as lifetime guilt.

uNosilimela

uNosilimela

In 1971 Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa introduced the people of Soweto to uNosilimela. The play was first performed on a stoep, outside Mutwa’s Diepskloof house. Mutwa turned had his matchbox house into a theatre on Saturdays. The children's room was cleared for actors and props.

Theatre Is A Cruel Master: Choose Wisely

Theatre Is A Cruel Master: Choose Wisely

Wake up, go to work, get a salary, knock off. Go to the theatre – or whatever alternative space is available, use the day-job salary to attempt to make theatre, lose the day-job salary (in a myriad way that could be the topic of a follow up article), go home – exhausted, sleep (maybe), wash up and then back to work to earn more money that will soon be lost.

Past & Present Through Music

Past & Present Through Music

56 years ago, Africa decided to exhibit their determination to free itself from foreign exploitation and domination. Today the continent so rich of culture and heritage, having gone through its fair share of bondage that led to this historic occasion still sees many countries participating in the various festivities to mark this day.

Nakambe

Nakambe

The narrative sees a king who finds himself in a “predicament” wherein his wife bores him a daughter instead of a son and heir. All of this pits him against forces who refuse to be led by a female within his own ranks and subjects.