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The art of the virtual experience

The live magic may be gone, but the National Arts Festival showcases some exhilarating work

A place called home: Jazz and the new normal at the National Arts Festival

Several jazz offerings at the virtual festival focus on journeys and identity

‘Lesedi’: A bright star alights on Lulu Mlangeni

On stage hers is the powerful body always rippling with refined movement quality. Thanks to the documentary film on the vNAF programme, we learn that off stage Lulu Mlangeni's as powerful a force.

Ramon’s music is reliable and relatable

Rooted in the Cape Town sound, Ramon Alexander celebrates it’s genealogy

Review: ‘Vukazithathe’, a portrait of the maskandi artist as a mentor and friend

Nthato Mokgata’s documentary ‘Vukazithate’, showing online at the National Arts Festival, tells an intimate story of his mentor and maskandi legend, Bhekisenzo “Vukazithathe” Cele

Review: ‘Making Grace Amazing’ — songs of resistance

Neo Muyanga’s ‘Making Grace Amazing’ is one of the online offerings at this year’s National Arts Festival in Makhanda

Review: ‘Swan Song’, a brutally vulnerable performance

Buhle Ngaba’s ‘Swan Song’, showing online at the virtual National Arts Festival, explores the rawness of heartbreak, and of life

Busi Mhlongo, Goddam!

It’s been a decade since Busi Mhlongo succumbed to cancer. Niren Tolsi reflects on her life and the singular connection she formed with her audiences

Festivals go digital as the coronavirus intensifies social distancing

National Arts Festival and other events face big financial losses and enter uncharted territory as they look to livestreaming activities

Makhanda: No more lullabies

The National Arts Festival offers space for reflection about our fractious global moment

Even if the wells run dry …

This year’s National Arts Festival is going ahead despite the drought that is plaguing Makhanda

SA’s disconnect from Africa limits cultural landscape

South Africa’s identity issues are reflected in its lack of appreciation for pan-African art

Slice of life: Joy comes in the morning

'It was so refreshing being in a different town, sharing a small space with people who love me and I love so much'

What happens after the fest?

How do local creatives use their craft to sustain them for the remaining 354 days when there isn’t an international audience in Makhanda?

A pink dystopia of delusions and frills speaks to SA’s canon of protest theatre

Buhle Ngaba and Klara van Wyk kneel at our feet as a crowd of mostly learners is ushered into Graeme College's theatre to watch La Chair de Ma Chair

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