Which music creators have truly put South African music on the global stage? At an event held in Johannesburg today, SAMRO announced the long-awaited list of nominees for the inaugural WAWELA Music Awards.
South African jazz giant Abdullah Ibrahim joins Grammy Award winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard and celebrated pianist Ahmad Jamal at the opening night of Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, which runs in Newtown from August 22 to 24.
The Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown 2013 incorporates a variety of disciplines into its programme. Blues/Funk/World Music is one of the genres that will be highlighted at the festival this year, though it is just one part of the formidable line-up which includes Mainstream, Afro-Jazz, Modern Jazz, Youth and the Standard Bank Jazz and Blues Café.
It is here! The 3rd full-length studio album, Beatipillar, from The Black Cat Bones has been released and with that the band is going on tour. Following the release of Silverton Swamp Songs (2009) and The Long Drive (2011), the much anticipated third full-length album is out now.
Hip Hop Kaslam (HHK) is a groundbreaking movement that has emerged from the streets of Gugulethu and has since gone on to shine the beacon for Cape Flats youth culture, through the creation of exciting hip hop events that offer a platform to township youths to express themselves through spoken word and to a lesser degree music as well as dance, within the framework of hip hop.
The Baxter Dance Festival, now in its ninth year, promises to be an exciting season from 3 to 12 October, showcasing Cape Town’s dynamic and diverse dance talent. The festival has grown exponentially over the years and has become a must-see on Cape Town’s events calendar.
CEO of the Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC), Dirk Badenhorst, has announced that the fourth CTIBC takes place from 17 to 23 February 2014 at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town.
iKapa Dance Presents MY SPACE? At Artscape with guest performances from the directors who not only provide training to over 300 dis-advantaged children across Cape Town but provide inspiration to audiences of all ages with their breathtaking movement quality and outstanding technical ability.
When we explore issues like identity, the earth, gender, politics and aesthetics, it is in movement that we get a clearer head space, a breath, a sense of our particular integrity. Everything’s intelligence is different and it becomes an opportunity to engage with a vast diversity of perspectives when we consult our body – in movement.
Geographical and cultural roots explored in the National Arts Festival Grahamstown’s 2013 Dance offering.
The Wild Talk Africa Festival, which takes place at the Docklands Hotel & Conference Centre in Durban from 23 to 26 July, running concurrently with the Durban International Film Festival, invites wildlife filmmakers to submit proposals for the open pitching sessions.
A Shot at the Big Time, a short film by award-winning Durban film-maker, Janet van Eeden, has been selected for the Durban International Film Festival and will be the screened as part of a Think!Fest panel on the Legacy of Apartheid Conference during the National Arts Festival this July.
Johannesburg-based theatre company The Framework returns to the Drill Hall on Hill Street in 2013 with a line-up of winners.
Budding performing artists are reminded that the deadline for the ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships for 2013 is fast approaching.
Boundaries of both audiences and performers are extended with the Performance Art offering from the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.
Long Street Nights, directed by Nicky Rebelo, weaves together six South Africans and their stories, with a dynamic young cast at the Baxter this May.
The multiple-award-winning Sylvaine Strike directs a stellar cast in Molière’s deliciously mean comedy The Miser, which humorously magnifies the madness of a father’s greed, paranoia and suspicion, at the Baxter Flipside from 8 to 25 May at 8pm nightly with a matinee at 2pm on 23 May.
Anele Mhlahlo, a 21 year old young man, has grown up in Imizamo Yethu, an informal settlement in Hout Bay. He is a music student currently working towards his Teacher’s Licentiate Diploma through Trinity College of Music, London.
South African businesses continue to show their support of the local arts scene, with the staging of an exhibition of legendary South African artist Gerard Sekoto’s work, life and times. SONG FOR SEKOTO – Gerard Sekoto 1913-2013 will be presented at the Wits Art Museum (WAM) in Johannesburg from 26 April to 2 June 2013, in celebration of the centenary of the artist’s birth.
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