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The African writers you should know

With 25 May being Africa Day, the month of May is a time for acknowledging and celebrating all things Africa. Here at Creative Feel, we’re using that time to celebrate African art, music, literature and more. In this article, we’re looking at the rich literary

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The power of storytelling Gregory Maqoma’s Exit/Exist

Gregory Maqoma explores his personal and national history as a descendant of the great Xhosa Chief Jongumsobomvu Maqoma with his timeless solo piece Exit/Exist for Africa Month 2019. ‘The theatre’s house lights fade to black and audience chatter quickly subsides. Music begins – a trance

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We are African: Celebrating Africa Day

On 25 May 1963, Africa made history with the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity, the precursor to the African Union. To commemorate this historical event, the month of May is celebrated as Africa Month and 25 May as Africa Day. This year, the

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The Color Purple returns to Joburg Theatre

Joburg Theatre and producer Bernard Jay are proud to announce the ‘bon voyage’ season of the musical The Color Purple. It will return to Joburg Theatre’s The Mandela stage prior to the all-South African company taking its acclaimed production on tour to Europe and Asia.

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Winners of the #CapePointCreates competition

May is traditionally known as Africa Month. To celebrate this, Cape Point is highlighting a few local artists whose pieces are inspired by Africa and African cultures. Well known among global tourists as one of the best destinations to source unique craftwork, Cape Town is

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5 iconic South African tourism monuments

South African history requires a revisiting wherein the citizens tell stories and record their memories, draw experience from others on the African continent, create a heritage for future generations that unites humanity, and build a future society that does not fail to recognise the contribution
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What’s on during Africa Month at DITSONG?

DITSONG: Museums of South Africa’s vast collections at its various museums offer an exciting way to celebrate Africa Month this May. Africa Day celebrates the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 25 May 1963. The objectives of the OAU included the celebration

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Empowering the creative economy

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is committed to optimising the creative industries’ impact on social and economic growth and has implemented many programmes since the advent of democracy that try to do so. Creative Feel reviews some of the DAC’s latest programmes, all

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Revisiting our ancestral past in today’s context

When Vuyani Dance Theatre Project (as the small group of African contemporary dancers was initially known) took to the stage in September 1999 at the Dance Factory, the engagement was on a project-by-project basis, but it turned out to be the start of a new

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Playhouse Hosts Epic Africa Celebrates Concert

Playhouse Company to celebrate Africa Month with epic Africa Celebrates Concert! In celebration of Africa Month this May, The Playhouse Company will host Africa Celebrates, a weekend of visual and performing arts on 6 and 7 May under the themes social cohesion and unity in

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