‘Songs of Migration’ returns to the Market Theatre

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Wonderful musical: Songs of Migration Songs of Migration, a musical tribute to the great songs of migrants across the African continent, has been created by trumpeter, composer and lyricist Hugh Masekela and written and directed by award-winning director James Ngcobo. It features the multi-talented and soulful Sibongile Khumalo. During the late 19th century, indigenous people […]

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The Slap Koejawel is a very funny short play – try to see it

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The Slap Koejawel at Arts on Main Having been to a music event at Arts on Main with friends we dropped in to have a drink nextdoor at a bar/coffee shop/informal makeshift theatre. Happily our visit co-incided with the first showing of  The slap koejawel’ . See http://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/talk-the-talk-a-z-of-south-african-slang  Very very funny – clever, well scripted and acted,  […]

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Nelson Makamo, Senzo Shabangu & Lehlogonolo Mashaba at Events Space at Arts on Main until Wed 10th November

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  Exhibition at Arts on Main As the proud owner of a Nelson Makamo pen and ink work, I have a special interest in this exhibition. Makamo’s work, which reminds of Marlene Dumas’ images, is powerful, enigmatic and engaging, even in small scale. News from Arts on Main, Maboneng precinct  Nelson Makamo , Senzo  Shabangu and Lehlogonolo […]

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Mark Gevisser on representing South Africanness

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Mark Gevisser – always an excellent read Mark Gevisser wrote about South African identity in both the build up to the World Cup  Cup http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article439527.ece/I-want-to-imagine-the-SA-of-my-dreams  as well as after the final whistle had been blown:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/10/south-africa-unites-over-football . See his latest take  on what it means to be a South African in late 2010:  http://www.arttimes.co.za/news_read.php?news_id=2683 by

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Jazz in Jozi

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Jazz this weekend Regular Friday gigs include the Radium (Louis Botha Avenue, Orange Grove) with  Jazz Trio featuring Stephen Kunny Friday 5 Nov from 8pm, as well as Soweto Jazz & Blues at The Whiteboy Shebeen (Cnr Katherine & Grayston, Sandton), Friday 5th Nov from 7pm. Free entry Also on: Jazz at Joburg Theatre with […]

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It looks as though this will be another page turner: Peter Harris’ new book ‘Birth’

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Peter Harris’ Birth  I posted a blog on Peter Harris  In a Different Time’  :  http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/a-south-african-page-turner-and-its-all-true and now his new book about the conspiracy to destabilize the 1994 elections,  is to be released shortly.    The book will be launched at Exclusive Books Hyde Park at 6 for 6.30 on Tuesday 9th Nov.   RSVP to hydepark@exclisvebooks.co.za or 011 325-4298 by

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