After numerous extension to its highly acclaimed first season, District Six - KANALA returns to The Fugard Theatre ON 22 NOVEMBER 2O16.
It is set to continue its magical celebration and recreation of the vibrant musical culture that was part of 1960's District Six.
Popular music that reverberated through Hanover Street, the Star Bioscope, the Tafelberg Hotel, the La Fiesta, the Drill and City Hall and the Green Point Track is exuberantly recreated by a fabulously talented cast.
Created by David Kramer to commemorate the declaration of District Six as a “whites only” group area in 1966, the musical produced by Eric Abraham for the Fugard Theatre, opened precisely 50 years to the day after the Group Areas Act declared District Six as a "whites only” area and played to capacity for 5 months.
Na vele gesprekke tussen die bestuur van die Ghoema Musiektoekennings en verskillende partye, insluitende Bruinou.com, is ons verheug om aan te kondig dat daar 'n spinternuwe kategorie bygevoeg is vir die 2017 nominasies.
Daarby het ons sommer twee stukke ander goeie nuus vir kunstenaars en aanhangers van Afrikaanse Hip Hop.
We are not saying that there are no Conscious Hip Hop tracks coming out of Cape Town or from the rest of SA but we seldom see whole albums dedicated to addressing social and political issues and particularly those facing Coloured communities while keeping it in the context that though many of these issues are not confined to the coloured community, many of the macro issues that affect the nation have a more profound effect on Coloureds.
We all have accepted as fact that over 100 Thousand years ago people migrated from the Cape to the rest of the world.
Why of all the places in the world they have invaded could have named as such did Europeans colonisers specifically name Cape Town the Mother City? What did they know that most of us still find hard to understand or accept?
One of our favourite stories here at Colored Girls Rock that have resonated with many of us since childhood is the story of Stone Soup.
A traveller reached a village where the people were not very friendly to strangers or even to each other.
He proceeded to make a fire, took out a large pot, filled it with water and added stones to it, all the while whistling a happy tune.
When a video of three women covering Beyoncé's hit song “Irreplaceable” in a very unique Cape Flats flavour, aptly titled ‘Stap Links’ caught my attention on social media, I just had to find out what the new Woman 2 show by RBL Productions was all about.
Cape Town’s live music scene is one of the most exciting in South Africa. Leading from the front is local hip hop and reggae.
Fresh off hitting the right notes with the Heritage Music Picnic, Woodstock Live brings you the Annual Hip Hop & Reggae Sunday.
It increasingly happens that 'wine' by-products are sold illegally as wine in liquor shops. These illegal liquor products are dumped in the most vulnerable and poor communities in SA; communities already experiencing extremely high levels of alcoholism. We also have the highest rates of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome which is when pregnant mothers consume high levels of alcohol leading to their babies not developing properly.
Heading north into the Kalahari Desert leaving Upington Airport for the 182km trip to our first stop in Askham and then on to Rietfontein another 86km west on the R31, we were really impressed that the roads are in an absolutely superb condition.
A stretch of the R360 road is in fact where test cars with special permits are allowed to drive at up to 250kmh.
Perhaps this is what is wrong with us as South Africans...
Die appels val nooit ver van die boom nie en die boom bly staan.
We've all watched one woman's bizarre perspective being most likely the only part of the #ScienceMustFall discussion we were exposed to.
Tracy Gore has come up with an innovative way to fund her daughter’s education.
The highly talented designer is a single mother from Cape Town and she simply wants to give her daughter the best in life, including the best possible education.
Coloured men are usually depicted as violent, volatile and criminal. This type of media representations has had a cumulative effect on the community, which experiences a massively disproportionate incarceration rate in South Africa.
"Thug" is aligned to the global #ChangeTheNarrative campaign which challenges representation of marginal groups in the media.
Charlie & Friends, four seasoned comedians, all friends who've delighted audiences across South Africa and even abroad for almost 10 years, will come together to share their stories about how they got their start in the industry.
No, this is not a nostalgic trip down memory lane...
...and do not expect this to be just another run-of-the-mill standup comedy show.
“Charlie & Friends” at the Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia on October 12th at 20.00 is intended to expose the audience to a fresh new format of entertainemnt.
When the way you are spoken to or spoken about by anyone is based on incorrect assumptions, it invariably would offend you and you would probably grab at the first opportunity to change that.