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Listen to the sounds of South Africa’s freedom

The arts are inextricably tied to South Africa’s history. When thinking about the country’s journey towards freedom, it is our rich musical legacy that comes to mind.  To honour this legacy, Spotify recently put together a playlist titled Sound of Freedom, featuring hit tracks by

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Johnny Clegg in his own voice

My Early Years, Scatterling of Africa, tells the story of Johnny Clegg’s formative years, how his passage to fame started, as he himself wrote it and as he wanted it to be told. It is his innermost discovery of Zulu culture, sharing his insights and his

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The end of a journey: A tribute to Johnny Clegg

Constant & Cultural is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, a journalist, radio presenter, business leader and champion of the arts. I recently heard the account of a traditional storyteller in Beirut, who would end his daily tale at the ‘cliffhanger’, in order to get his audience

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Growing Old Disgracefully

Join international cabaret artist Tonya Koenderman and sassy saxophonist/pianist Connie Bentlage in their hilarious comedy cabaret, Growing Old Disgracefully – a light-hearted, frank look at the funny side of ageing – on stage at Casta Diva’s Vissi d’Arte Theatre on 2 March at 19:30. Do

Johnny Clegg

Johnny Clegg: King Of Time

One of South Africa’s most celebrated icons, Johnny Clegg, recently released King Of Time, a seven-track album comprising brand-new original music. Creative Feel spoke to the singer, songwriter, dancer, anthropologist and musical activist about this new release.      King Of Time bears the fingerprints

ACT

Celebrating 20 years of the ACT Awards

The twentieth edition of the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Awards will be taking place on Friday 17 November 2017 at the Sun International Maslow Hotel in Sandton. The recently appointed ACT CEO, Marcus Desando, shared his thoughts with Creative Feel. The ACT Awards has

Oppikoppi

OppiKoppi Tribute Artist: Mafikizolo

Every year OppiKoppi pays tribute to an artist or band that we, The Mango Pickers, consider to be the meat in the patty, the sweet flesh of the Mango, the phuthu on the plate. Give respect where respect is due. Welcome greetings, praise songs and

BASA

Johnny Clegg, The Final Journey

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). Johnny Clegg’s latest and final world tour, The Final Journey, is a tribute to the artist and the extraordinary friends he has made along the way. It is also a

Naledi

An exciting year for musical theatre

The musical Annie came out tops at the annual Naledi Theatre Awards by garnering four awards, including Best Production of a Musical. Three other highly acclaimed productions, Scorched, Suddenly the Storm and the musical TAU won three awards each at a glittering event held at

ACT

Call for nominations for the 2017 ACT Awards

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is inviting nominations for the eagerly awaited 2017 ACT Awards, which are held annually in recognition and celebration of excellence in the arts, culture and creative sectors in South Africa. The 2017 ACT Awards, hosted by Sun International and

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