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The Lion and the Lamb Musical

Multi award winning director, James Ngcobo, will, for the first time, direct John Kani in his role as the main narrator in what promises to be an exhilarating reimagined production. Jazz and gospel powerhouse, Nokukhanya Dlamini, who was part of the original production comes back in her role as lead singer.

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The Daddies of Sugar

A challenge that was set to others has now been taken by the challenge-maker himself. There has been a male director, directing males, there has been a female director, directing four females, and now in 2019, one male director directs one female actor in ‘The Daddies of Sugar’ performed by Thuto Gaasenwe from 10 – 14 December 2019 at the Ramolao Makhene Theatre.

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Mandisi Dyanty is back eRhawutini

Mandisi Dyantyis is a South African trumpeter and vocalist who has recently released his debut album entitled Somandla, nominated for a SAMA for best Jazz Album of 2019. He was also recently nominated for the Mzantsi Jazz Awards and The African Music Awards (AFRIMA) in the ‘Best Jazz Artist’ category.

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Poetic Thursday

This month’s show will feature Wandile Anele Rusi, (known as WAR), an award winning Poet specializing in recording and performance poetry who is also a published Playwright and Theatre creative. War has recorded 2 studio albums, featuring poems on soulful beats and Afrocentric gems, some of them featuring vocalists, the albums are Words of WAR (2015) and Raw Material (2018).

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FOR ONCE | MILK AND HONEY REVISITED

In 2013 the Market Theatre Laboratory produced a work entitled ‘Milk and Honey’ as part of a reflection on the centenary since the passing of the 1913 Land Act. The ensemble work probed the expansive topic of land and identity. The work found expression in words, in song and in dance.

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Simphiwe Dana’s Symphony for African unity

Poised to be a deep and sobering musical feast, the 2019 Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience will feature two internationally acclaimed artists: the poignant and smooth voice of US-based Rwandan artist Somi and the dynamic and resonant young voice of Daymé Arocena from Cuba. Together, these female musical firebrands will set fire in the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life.

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Magic In Motion

Established in 2014, MiM is focused on transforming the South African film and TV industry by upskilling students and empowering them with substantial knowledge and experience in just 12 months. They are suitably equipped to embark on a career in their chosen field with some having started their own production companies and produced award-winning content.

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Bafo, Live at Untitled

Madala Kunene (Bafo), commonly referred to as the king of the Zulu guitar, lives in a house in the middle of a newly gentrified suburb just outside of Durban in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. He is often described as an Mbaqanga or Maskandi artist—something he personally hates.

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