THABANG Tabane is the heir to the father and founder of the Malombo music, Dr. Philip Tabane, who has gained international reputation for being the leader of legendary Malombo for over four decades.
He learned to play drums by watching his uncle Mabi Thobejane, the co-founder of Malombo in the 60s. No wonder then that at an early age, Thabang became the sideman in his dad’s band. He has toured places such as Russia, Sweden, Togo, London, and the United States with Malombo and Thandiswa Mazwayi.
And you can catch him live at U- The Space, 146 Minnaar Street, Bosman (Central), City of Tshwane (Old Fire Station) at 6 pm on Saturday, July 2. Tickets R60. Continue reading
Walter Battiss – Mantis Man, c1970.
For over 35 years, well-known art collector and philanthropist, Jack Ginsberg, has assembled an extraordinary collection of more than 700 artworks, books and ephemera by esteemed South African artist Walter Battiss.
This collection will be shown at Wits Art Museum for the first time in an exhibition, curated by Warren Siebrits. It opens on Tuesday, July 5 and ends on October 9. Continue reading
The cast of Drama for Life’s Afriqueer.
As the world reels from the Orlando shootings and the African LGBTI community continues to face violent repression, the Drama for Life production AfriQueer promises to strike a timely and resonant note at this year’s National Arts Festival.
This powerful site-specific work will have two performances daily – at 4pm and 8pm – at the scenic Botanical Gardens in Grahamstown, from June 30 to July 3. Continue reading
Conrad Koch. Photo: Supplied
Comedy heavyweights, Kagiso Lediga and Conrad Koch, will be performing in Durban from June 29 to July 2. Joining them for the performances, hosted by On Fire Comedy, will be local funnymen Carvin Goldstone, Neil Green, Justice Kubheka, Mo Vawda, Rory Petzer (East Coast Radio), Jem Atkins and Johanesburg-based Suhayl Essa. Continue reading
Maritzburg residents are being asked to support acting and singing super star, Erin Fourie, to help her get her show to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
She will be performing at the Maritzburg Musicians Club at La Casa in Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday, June 28, to take her student theatre piece #SirensRock to the festival. Continue reading
Sugar stars Nkanyiso Mazibuko and Nompilo Jili. Photo: Supplied
THE Hexagon Studio Theatre in the Hexagon Theatre complex at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus is holding a preview of two productions – #SirensRock and Sugar Sugar – which are heading to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
The shows can be seen at 6 pm and 7 pm on Friday, July 1. Tickets R40 per show available at the door only. Continue reading
FilmClub is screening The World of Apu, the last and possibly the best of Satyajit Ray’s famous Apu trilogy, at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 28 at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. Continue reading
Thembi Mitshali in OoMaSisulu. Photo: Artscape
Artscape Theatre will be showcasing six productions at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
In association with the National Arts Festival, four productions will be presented and staged on the National Lottery Fringe, and two will receive support on the Main Stage at the Festival from June 30 to July 10. Continue reading
Shrek (Lyle Buxton) and Princess Fiona (Jessica Sole) in Shrek The Musical. Photo: Val Adamson
Shrek The Musical is gorgeous in every way. Enjoy a show with great sets, costumes and performances at Gold Reef City. Attached below is my review of KickStArt Theatre Company’s fantastic show, from its staging in Durban. It is quite simply a must-see. Continue reading
DJ Black Coffee.
Legendary South African artist Black Coffee has become the first South African artist to win best international act: Africa at the BET Awards, while Nigerian newcomer, Falz, has accelerated his career with a well-deserved win in the viewer’s choice: best new act category.
To watch Black Coffee and Falz receive their awards, tune into the BET Awards premiere on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday, June 28 at 7pm CAT. Continue reading