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  • TSHWANE COMEDY NIGHTS 45 Views 


    TSHWANE COMEDY NIGHTS
    VENUE: RENDEZVOUS THEATRE


    DATE: 12 SEPTEMBER 2015
    Thapelo Mametja, Bethuel Giwu (The Blacc Jew), Kgomotso Madimetja and Mavusana VR6
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    DATE: 26 SEPTEMBER 2015 – THE LOVE AFFAIR
    14:00 – Kedibone Mulaudzi
    16:00 – The Young Gunz of SA
    18:00 – Brra Thabiso
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    20:00 – Kedibone Mulaudzi, Eugene Khoza, Trevor Gumbi & many more
    LATER: After party with DJ’s Mo Flava, DJ Mphulo, Thabi Thabs & many more
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  • JAZZ AND AFRICAN MUSIC NIGHTS 55 Views 


     

    JAZZ AND AFRICAN MUSIC NIGHTS
    VENUE: RENDEZVOUS THEATRE


    DATE: 11 September 2015: Tlokwe Sehume and Shalamoka Dancers
    Tlokwe Sehume
    One of the country’s most diverse and conceptual musicians cum artists is undoubtedly Tlokwe Sehume. His music is spiritual with a thrust on African indigenous cultures encompassing music and instruments. He says of his music “its music of the day before yesterday for a people of the day after tomorrow” - Mmino wa thaba - Music of the mountains.
    Shalamoka Dancers
    Shalamoka was formed by Anna Ngomani and Julia Ngomane. This Tsonga group started in 1981 at the village of Klipgat near Mabopane. The group consists of 22 members mostly whom are pensioners. And also family members formed the group.  The group performed a long time ago on old television TV2 on programs called Lepologa and Dinaledi. The group has performed at the Union Building on numerous Freedom Day celebrations and during Heritage Month at Pretoria show grounds for traditional games as well as in the North West performed at Montshioa Stadium. In 2011 the group travelled to Jakarta in Indonesia.
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    DATE: 18 September 2015: De-Makhotla and Melodi Ya Mamelodi
    De-Makhotla
    De Makhotla was born in the Mid-sixties at Bloemfontein and later moved to the dusty small town called Mafeking, which later became Mafikeng, when he was four years old. Music has always came first for De Makhotla as he always participated in musical activities, which included singing with his mother at church and being in a mist of boys who will be busy making hand-made guitars.
    Melodi Ya Mamelodi
    The organization was established by Mr.  M. Mothiba in 2008, when he was inspired by seeing youngsters performing in the streets and decided to rope them in to form the group. With the aims of teaching and performing African traditional dance to promote and preserving our different African cultures to the youth as well as young children from an early age  in previously disadvantaged communities.
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    DATE: 25 September 2015: Zodwa Mabena and Drumline
    Zodwa Mabena
    She studied at Heritage School of Music as a singer and a pianist. She later realized her passion for bass and took extra lessons. She played for a school band and she composed, arranged and sung for the school band whilst playing bass at times piano. She graduated with Unisa and teaching music privately. She later got an offer she could not refuse when asked to join the band. She is an active committed member of Ladies in jazz and a music tutor. With the experience she has, Zodwa Mabena has also decided to work on her solo career, she will be releasing her album soon. Zodwa has also recently spread her wings in the world of arts .She is presently doing theatre production called Bubbly bosoms, where she will be performing on theatre stage. The show will be showing soon.
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  • HOME THEATRE (SA) 11 Views 


    Home Theatre (SA) is an exciting, new festival where an actor is asked to create a unique show for the host in the host’s own home. The show will be based on the host’s personal, experiences, likes and dislikes. The host will be in charge of inviting his/her family and friends to the performance. 
    This will happen in 30 different homes across Tshwane at the same time, and all performances will take place at the same time on Sunday, 27 September 2015 and should be no longer than 30 minutes. Performances will be recorded and screened at The State Theatre on Saturday 17 October and Sunday 18 October 2015, they will also be screened at The State Theatre’s website on the same dates as part of an exciting event to broadcast Home Theatre SA to the rest of the world.
    The South African State Theatre invites anyone interested in Tshwane to apply and be part of this exciting and refreshing festival called “Home Theatre (SA)”.



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  • QAPHELA CAESAR  258 Views 


    QAPHELA CAESAR
    A dance theatre adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

    DATE: 14 – 31 OCTOBER 2015

    VENUE: ARENA THEATRE


    PRESENTED BY: The South African State Theatre In Association With Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre
    CONCEPT AND DIRECTION BY: Jay Pather
    CHOREOGRAPHY: Jay Pather and The Company
    Qaphela Caesar is an interdisciplinary contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. This complex site-specific work by Jay Pather, is based in a world of power struggles and politics. Shakespeare’s classic text about honour, patriotism and friendship has been reworked by Pather to examine corruption and political power from a modern African perspective. It explores betrayal, prophesy, the power of political structures and the position of the individual within it. 

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  • TSHWANE YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL 2015 1165 Views 


    DATE: 3 AUG – 5 SEPT 2015
    VENUE: VARIOUS


    Tshwane Youth Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the arts. This prestigious event takes place every August/September on the sought after Opera Theatre of The State Theatre, Pretoria. For many primary, high, dance and art schools, this event is a permanent entry on their calendars.

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