Johannesburg illustrator turned ceramicist, Belinda Leontsinis, has been selected as the June guest artist in the Potter of the Month exhibition series at the Association of Arts in Pretoria. The exhibition runs until June 30. Continue reading
We all know the saying, “two’s company, three’s a crowd”, but the crowds love these three Pretoria guys who have been taking the live music scene by storm! Who Are They? We Are Charlie!
The band recently dropped its brand new single Let’s Stare At The Sun, what seems like bad advice from We Are Charlie makes for an incredible release. Continue reading
The University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Arts in Durban is hosting Singing for 67 Blankets, a vocal showcase featuring talented singers from the School of Arts (Music) at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music n the Howard College campus on Tuesday, October 13 at 6 pm. Continue reading
IF you are thinking about working in the book industry, or if you already have a foot in the door, but you want to sharpen your skills, then NB Publishers can help. Continue reading
British folk/rock band Mumford & Sons are finalising plans to make their live debut in South Africa in 2016, presented by Gentlemen of the Road. Continue reading
Hilltop Live Africa and Universal Music South Africa, in partnership with 94.7 and MTV announced today, will be hosting two concerts by Carly Rae Jepsen in October. The tour concides with the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum-selling Canadian recording artist’s release of the album E.MO.TION in South Africa. Continue reading
Woodwind mastery will be in the air when the two winners of last year’s Unisa International Flute and Clarinet Competition tour later this month. Continue reading
Marikana – The Musical, winner of six Naledi Awards, returns to the stage at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria.
Adapted by acclaimed multi-award winning playwright and theatre director, Aubrey Sekhabi from the book We Are Going to kill Each Other Today- The Marikana Story penned by South African writers , Thanduxolo Jika, Felix Dlangamandla, Lucas Ledwaba, Sebabatso Mosamo, Athandwa Saba and Leon Sadiki, the musical looks at the events that led to the loss of 44 lives at the hands of the police and the miners. It goes back to the villages and townships where they came from and give faces and names to the fallen brothers, sons, fathers and uncles.
“Marikana – the Musical has been a humbling experience for us, awards, accolades and public demand it has been a real roller-coaster of emotions for me, the creative team and the cast we hope to continue using art to heal, mourn and most importantly to teach tolerance,” says director, Aubrey Sekhabi.
The 40 strong cast is led by Meshack “Mimi” Mavuso, Aubrey Poo, Emma Mmekwa, and Mpho “Mckenzie” Matome.
At the Naledi Theatre Awards 2014 Marikana – The Musical took home the awards for the best production of a musical (The South African State Theatre), best director (Aubrey Sekhabi), best performance in a musical: female (Emma Mmekwa), best set design (Wilhelm Disbergen), best musical score (Mckenzie Matone, Zakele Mabena and Aubrey Sekhabi), and best original choreography (Thabo Rapoo).
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Marikana – The Musical will be staged in the Drama Theatre at the State Theatre in Pretoria from July 16 to August 16. Go to http://www.statetheatre.co.za/ for more details and to book.