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Struan Douglas

Struan Douglas

    Ngema charts a new course for theatre-to-film
    Ngema charts a new course for theatre-to-film
    Asinamali brings music and theatre together in “a new vocabulary for South African film”, as writer and director Mbongeni Ngema puts it.
    ​Stunning Tangier of past, present and future
    ​Stunning Tangier of past, present and future
    As a writer fascinated by the Beats, Tangier was a destination full of possibility and fascination. Although literature, poetry and cinema remain...
    Casting the music festival network wider
    Casting the music festival network wider
    The Igoda festivals during Africa month, which commemorates the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity on May 25 1963, are taking place...
    Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016 is all about 'This Journey of Ours'
    Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016 is all about 'This Journey of Ours'
    The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), now in its 19th consecutive year, is a...
    Downtown Music Hub: A step towards an African renaissance
    Downtown Music Hub: A step towards an African renaissance
    Thursday’s launch of the Downtown Music Hub on the corner of Fox and Nugget streets in central Johannesburg is a step in the direction of an...
    Sophiatown gets back in the mix for heritage month
    Sophiatown gets back in the mix for heritage month
    Anglican priest Trevor Huddleston lived in Sophiatown throughout the 1940s, serving a faith and education mission. He loved the people of Sophiatown and their generosity. From the Church of Christ the King and St Peter’s School, “father” and his team administered empowerment,...
    Emile YX: Pushing the art of hip hop along
    Emile YX: Pushing the art of hip hop along
    Across the Cape Flats we are experiencing a peaceful awakening through music. The pioneer of this social upliftment is Emile Lester Jansen. ...
    Sweet fruits of a Swiss-SA jazz romance
    Sweet fruits of a Swiss-SA jazz romance
    When South African jazz needed a strong arm of support and acceptance, the Swiss jazz fraternity was there. This was the early 1960s and the...
    A celebration of youth
    A celebration of youth
    Hugh Masekela and Winston Mankunku are two very different characters, right down to the fact that one chose exile, while the other remained in the...
    Autumn blow
    Autumn blow
    A music festival is always a delight, if the weather is good. It's a feast for the imagination. And we are fortunate to welcome yet another music...
    At the heart of marrabenta
    At the heart of marrabenta
    The goats eat while they are leashed, so you have to keep the grass growing around the goat. These were some of the most relevant words I heard in...
    No room for compromise
    No room for compromise
    Performing Tananas covers is not such a crazy idea, considering Tananas is one of the country's greatest bands. But in South Africa such a thing...