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CULTURE Review

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Culture

Season 6

This season sees traditional forms of art and performance being re-imagined through free-spirited, transdisciplinary collaboration, and the gentle exploration and reiteration of varying forms of labour. As a vital part of our social and economic machinery, the idea of work in its broadest sense is investigated within the context of our turbulent, contemporary, urban lives.

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Have We Entered A New Epoch In Human History?

Many of these rebellions are youth driven. There are calls for governments to step down. In reaction, in some countries the state has been very brutal (killing and kidnapping people). This happens even in countries where the governing parties have an anti-colonial or anti-imperialist credentials.

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MaBrrr

1981. At the beginning of what would be a politically charged and tumultuous decade, 16-year-old Nokuzola Brenda Fassie moves to Joburg; one Sabata Koloi Lebona, musical doyen-producer-songwriter, visits ‘MaBrrr’ in her Langa home and she relocates to Soweto in order to pursue a career (read calling) in music.

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Thula Sindi - AfricaRise

The AfricaRise Retail Concept Store will see Thula Sindi partnering with the BEST design creatives in Africa; to position them in the richest square mile in Africa; during the BEST shopping season in retail, to bring a unique and authentic experience to shoppers by providing a destination for African design.

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Power of Music in Sudan: The Sounds of “Organised Chaos”

Khartoum, the Capital city of Sudan, bore witness to the historic mass(ive) sit-in outside the army's headquarters where (mostly) young people engaged in what has come to be known as “bread protest{s}” demanded an immediate end to former president Omar al-Bashir's reign which stretched for three decades, an end the people believe(d) will bring about freedom from military rule (since their independence in 1956), peace. & prosperity.

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Three Kings: Mutle, Makhafula & Soko

With over 50 combined years of poetic practice experience, the barren Jozi skies have at least unleashed upon us three consecutive weeks of spectacular poetry. The three kings comprising Mutle Mothibe, Makhafula Vilakazi and Sabelo Soko will recall the past and the contemporary in titles, Disassembling Mutle Mothibe, Mandela Is Dead and the Umkhondo Experience respectively.

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Koketso’s Defiant Blues

But let’s be blunt, for most of us liberation has become synonymous with the neatly trimmed lawns of Sandton, desires of walking the dog on the clean pavements of Bryanston all the while speaking English from the nasal. That is the kind of freedom we imagine, not the turning upside down of history.

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