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Author: admin/07 November 2019/Categories: Festival, Musical

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Event date: 2019-12-01 08:00 PM - 2019-12-15 10:00 PM Export event

The artistic interpretation of Festival of cultures will draw its inspiration from the forum of ideas. Through South African music, dance and storytelling the artistic offering will speak to the promotion of culture and of peace. The presentation will also reflect on what is currently going on in South Africa as a microcosm of violence against women and children in the continent, Xenophobia in South Africa and the challenges of migration.


Whilst we will be celebrating the beauty of our cultures through Malopo of Bapedi, Mokgibo of Basotho, iNdlamu of the Zulus and Setapo of Batswana, the lyrics will be an indictment on our minerals, land, and our livestock that have been lost and have caused so much wars and conflict. The songs will call out for accountability, decisive leadership and an end to corruption that has made the continent so poor and as a result; creating a fertile ground for conflict and violence.


As South Africans, we will not shy away from looking within and telling our stories to the world. The recent attacks on foreign nationals, the current scourge of rape and the murder of young women is something that has troubled our young democracy. We will share these stories using real life events and personal narratives.

The presentation will end with the planting of the tree of peace and will be rooted in the African Spiritual music and dance with the grand finale anchored in the 1996 “I am an African” speech by Former President Thabo Mbeki. The adaptation of the speech into original music is a hopeful call for Africa to arise, to silence the guns, to protect women and children and take care of the youth – who are the future leaders.


The production will be led by the National Orders Award Recipient Sibongile Khumalo, the internationally-acclaimed Africa Mamas, accompanied by new compositions from Mckenzie Matome and the youthful Bonafide Billi with narratives from Otto Nobela and Mimi Mamabolo of the well celebrated South African movie, Matwetwe. A dance troupe of six young and energetic dancers as well as versatile five-piece band will bring the entire production into synergy.


Whilst the presentation will be exciting and entertaining, it will ask the people of the continent to reflect on how to move forward as we build a new Africa, devoid of conflict and violence.


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