Know your Artist Programme in the E Cape
The Swallows Foundation
The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) has embarked on a four week programme aimed at promoting the performing arts in Nelson Mandela Bay.
The programme takes place at the Athenaeum in a “know your artists programme” that started from 24 June until 31 July 2013. It is funded by the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund and is being organized by Isiseko Senkonjane with the Fashion and Craft element organized by Silver Spoon Clothing.
The performing arts line-up includes performances by Thabisa Ntseoane from ‘I want to sing Gospel’, Naledi, Shoelace Rockers Soul, Tivi, Abantu, Lujaman, J-Bux, and also features Pantsula Dance Crew-Phashash, and a contemporary dance performance by UK Dancers Duka Dance and many more. Magenge Theatre, who won the Zwakala Festival in 2012, performed their first production ‘Where the heart is’.
There were also key presentations that are part of this programme Historian Professor Jeff Peires gave a presentation on the history of Port Elizabeth, NMMU Head of Arts and Culture Michael Barry presented a talk on the “role of arts in society” and there was a music business presentation by Sakhele Mzalazala.
Music Lecture at University of Fort Hare Dr Twani will be presenting a talk on Choralism and Politics: Navigating the route with selected Composers from
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