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15 Dec 2017 00:00
This year the Buyel’ Ekhaya Pan African Cultural festival is headlined by Oliver Mtukudzi (David Rae Morris/ Reuters).
Letta and Caiphus Live in Concert: As part of the 10th annual Mzansi Fela Festival, the State Theatre is hosting Letta Mbulu and Caiphus Semenya for a one-night-only concert featuring music from the couple’s 20-plus albums together, recorded over the space of 52 years. Details: September 17 from 8pm at the State Theatre’s Opera theatre, Tshwane.
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Buyel’ Ekhaya Pan African Cultural Festival: Once a year, more than 20 000 music fans descend on East London for the Buyel’ Ekhaya festival. Details: December 17 from 10am at the Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium, East London. Book at Computicket.
A dose of Nectar with Upile Chisala: The Cheeky Natives and WordNSound host Upile Chisala for an afternoon of poetry reading, performance and discussion. Chisala, a Malawian storyteller, poet and sociologist, is a part of a wave of African feminist writers bringing black women’s stories to the fore in all their complexity. Details: December 17 at African Flavour Books, 20 Melle Street, Braamfontein. To reserve a ticket, visit bit.ly/2zCrmqM
The Communion with Sounds & Words: If you’re in the mood for an intimately emotive fusion of music, poetry and spoken word, come and commune with the Sounds & Words collective. The aim is to reimagine creative spaces and art performance to facilitate a deeper level of communion with the audience. Details: December 17 from 7pm at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town. Visit alexanderbar.co.za for more information.
The Litchi Orchard Rum Fest: To celebrate summer, the Litchi Orchard is joined by Tapanga Rum for this year’s interactive rum fest experience. Enjoy a day out in the tropics at this unusual venue near Durban with world-class rum cocktails, good food, soulful music and great company. Details: December 16 at the Litchi Orchard, Old Fort Road, Salt Rock. Book at Webtickets.
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