Five moments on the South Africa road, remind you of where why you chose to get there When you browse through the Santu Mofokeng photo book, you will remember a bookstore in Johannesburg, the same city where you bought an Nkhensani Manganyi t-shirt. The Apartheid Museum will bring back to your memory Soweto and the poems of Keosapetse Kgositsile, while …Read More »
PORTRAIT OF A COMPLEX SOCIETY, IN A STATE OF TRANSITION – Santu Mofokeng: The essence is not what you see in photographs, but what you feel
From the zealous expressiveness to billboards It is a bookstore hosts exciting events and workshops. With many international titles for sale (focus on African writers), in downtown Johannesburg, Bridge Books https://bridgebooks.co.za/ sells new and second-hand books. To remember your African trip, try to find a book by South African photographer Santu Mofokeng, His groundbreaking series of publications it was the …Read More »
AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD AN AFRICAN BRAND – Nkhensani Manganyi: Celebrate South Africa’s new sense of identity
Explore in a creative way what it means to dress African, in the 21st Century Everywhere, age and social position live through the clothes that people wear. The mix of cultures and ethnic groups of South Africa also offers you the opportunity to observe their style in dressing. The Ndebele tribe is renowned for its beaded decorations. In the Xhosa …Read More »
VERSES THAT COMBINES TWO TRADITIONS – Keorapetse Kgositsile: When writings focus on Pan-African liberation
Informed heroism and humanism, into poems As you move through permanent exhibits, you will experience an emotional journey through South Africa‘s history. Its paths follow the country through decades of oppression. Through photos and film footage, the Apartheid Museum https://www.apartheidmuseum.org it portrays the apartheid story. Soweto (20 kilometers southwest of Johannesburg), it was an area of planned segregation. In 1976, …Read More »
KWAI-JAZZ, THE SUCCESSFULLY FUSED KWAITO AND JAZZ – Don Laka: The vocal advocate for increasing local music content
Grow, joining an Afro-fusion musical group Where to find good music in Pretoria? You can try small live music venues, and Jarr Bar https://www.facebook.com/JARRbarPTA/ is also the perfect venue. Tucked away behind the Botanical Gardens, it is a small venue, the perfect place for a more intimate music-listening experience. Maybe, you too will listen something by Don Laka. He had …Read More »
THE SOUTH AFRICA’S GAUGUIN – Alexis Preller: Painting in unique style, isolated from the artistic movements
Painting way woven out of the mystique of Africa Best things to do in Pretoria? Enter Kruger House, the one-time home of President Paul Kruger, who rose to popularity by leading the Transvaal War against Britain. Hapo at Freedom Park, a museum tells you South African history. Why go to Afroboer? It is a classic place to go, where grab …Read More »
WHERE TIME, SPACE AND CHANGE CONVERGE – Listen to afro soul music, wearing a Basotho blanket, from Pretoria to KwaZakhele.
Five creative people give you what they have, with open hands and open hearts. The South African way to creativity it is characterised by perceive the world in new ways, through hidden patterns. This way, the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality come to special people it is the work of painters and songwriters, fashion designers, writers …Read More »
VISUAL SEXUALITY, ONLY HALF THE PICTURE – Zanele Muholi
A visual activist, with a precise goal. Her work is informed by a history of colonization, the foundation of how we imagine the female body and sexuality. ZANELE MUHOLI http://zanelemuholi.com/ draws inspiration from herself, her friends and local South African black queer communities. Her work has attracted attention from feminists and the international art world alike. Born in 1972, he …Read More »
DRAMATIZING THE UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF A CULTURE – Zakes Mda, from banking to writing.
Continually shifts back and forth between the present days. The publication of two novels have shown him to be as deft at novel writing. He began writing short stories when he was in high school. His father, exiled in the early 1960s, because he was a part of a plan to fight against apartheid, was a lawyer. ZAKES MDA was …Read More »
A MINIMALIST SOUND, LEAVING THINGS OUT – Zonke Dikana: Moving around afrosoul and neo soul.
I am strong, but I am not that strong. Her genre of music was majorly house music, before she switched to afrosoul and neo soul. During early years as a singer, she worked with Joe Nina and Deborah Fraser. She had her big break when she wrote a song for Germany-based band Jazzkantine. Born in KwaZakhele (Eastern Cape, South Africa), …Read More »