A round-up of the week's hot-ticket events.
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi performs some of his most heart-rending music against hatred and violence with legendary maskandi-style Shabalala Rhythm of Ladysmith Black Mambazo descent at two different venues this weekend.
Oliver ‘Tutu’ Mtukudzi is playing in Durban. (Reuters)
DStv Delicious Festival
It’s a food and music frenzy at the 2014 DStv Delicious Festival in association with Castle Milk Stout, Whirlpool, Mitsubishi Motors and Kaya FM. The international artist line-up includes Brand New Heavies, Soul II Soul, Incognito, the BBC’s celebrity chef Rachel Koo and the Masterchef South Africa Kitchen in association with Woolworths.
WHERE Emmarentia Dam.
WHEN May 31
COST R850 (limited VIP tickets), R350 (limited early-bird tickets), R450 (general admission), R100 (under-12s), kids under three free
INFO Visit computicket.co.za or facebook.com/DeliciousFestivalSA
Rachel Koo will be at the DStv Delicious Festival. (Richard Hall)
Three double tickets (valued at R450 each) for a chance to win a Whirlpool Jet Chef (valued at R3 499). Each winner will go into a lucky draw and one of the three ticket winners will win the Whirlpool Jet Chef. To stand a chance to win, email your full name, physical address and telephone number to email@example.com. Closing date for entries is Tuesday May 27. Winners will be notified by email.
African Arts Institute
Speakers Dr Ingrid Palmary, associate professor at the African Centre for Migration and Society at Wits University; Ishmael Mkhabela, a professional community organiser; Professor Andries Oliphant, head of theory of literature at Unisa and Professor Brett Pyper, head of Wits school of arts join Mike van Graan, facilitator and executive director of the African Arts Institute in a public debate that explores whether cultural diversity is a threat or a contributor to peace. The debate forms part of a series of seminars and public discussions on the theme of “culture and development” from within varying African conditions.
WHEN May 29, 6pm to 9.30pm
WHERE The Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood, Johannesburg
INFO RSVP by May 27 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Africa Day eKapa edition of City Hall Sessions
Named after the Imperial Bodyguard Band of Haile Selassie era and Monty Python’s Tiger in Africa sketch, the six-piece Imperial Tiger Orchestra headed by Swiss-based trumpeter Raphael Anker perform their rousing Ethiopian beats in a series of concerts with the support of Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council. The Africa Day eKapa edition of City Hall Sessions includes guitarist-singer Ntombe Thongo from the Eastern Cape and Ringo Madlingozi presented by the Cape Town Partnership, and is directed and produced by Making Music Productions with the support of the National Lottery Fund.
WHERE AND WHEN Azgo Festival in Maputo, Mozambique (May 23); City Hall, Darling Street, Cape Town (May 25); The Orbit, De Korte Street, Johannesburg (May 29); Bushfire Festival, Swaziland (May 31)
An initiative by Goethe-Institut South Africa and executive producer Steven Markowitz, African Metropolis is a compilation of six short-fiction films set in six major African cities (Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nigeria), telling urban tales about life in African metropolises.