If you love and enjoy live poetry, then you are in for a treat.
Remember we told you about Word N Sound announcing the Spoken Freedom Festival? Yes! Well it’s here, it’s on and the line up is on fire. Kicking off tonight, at the Market Theatre in the Barney Simon Theatre at 7:30pm, with Makhafula Vilakazi, Conelius Jones and Napo Masheane. Tickets are available at Market Theatre and Computicket.
Also tonight, Mak Manaka’s Children of Asazi exhibition is on the move. I understand that it’s going to tour Soweto for a while before moving on to other galleries – I’ll have more on this soon. Join Mak at the EST 1912 Artist’s Dinner where he’ll unpack the material and spiritual process of putting together an exhibition that showcases the spirit dialogue – through Art, between him and his late father, Matsemela Manaka – a legend of Contemporary African Art. This starts at 6pm at EST 1912, in Moroka, Soweto, 1912 Gumede Street Moroka. R50 gets you in.
The Spoken Freedom Festival continues on Friday through Sunday. On Friday, they start at 7:30pm and Vuyelwa Maluleke, Natalia Molebatsi and Mutle Mothibe perform. On Saturday, as it’s first Sat of the month, the Open Mic League goes down in the afternoon but starts a little later than usual at 2:30pm. The Festival continues at 6pm with performances by Elysium Garcia, Vangi Gantho and Quaz. The festival ends on Sunday at 3pm with performances by Tereska Muishond, Masai Dabula, Mandi Poefficient Vundla and Modise Sekgothe.
If on Saturday, you are looking for something more music, and arts & crafty, then the monthly Soweto Arts and Craft Fair is for you. This starts at 11pm at the Soweto Theatre, on Saturday. There will be performances by Bantu Continua Uhuru Conciousness (BCUC) and Planet Lindela. Entrance is Free.