Posts – Arts & Entertainment

If jazz is your thing ...

  • 08 March 2013 by Caroline Smith

If jazz is your thing – or, for that matter, people-watching is your thing – then the Thursday night sessions at the Zoo Lake Bowling Club in Johannesburg are for you.

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Fanie Fourie’s Lobola: 20 questions with the movie’s producer and screenwriter

  • 06 March 2013 by Tara Turkington

Fanie Fourie’s Lobola was officially released in South Africa on 1 March 2013. So far, this playful and quintessentially South African romantic comedy has delighted audiences and critics alike.

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Art with a difference

The word art is synonymous with South Africa: there are art galleries and studios spread across the country, offering a glimpse of the incredible talent South Africa has.

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A passion for drumming

It’s the beat that captures your attention – rhythmic, insistent and full of energy. And once it’s got you, it doesn’t let you go.

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The real gems of Jagersfontein

The dusty little southern Free State dorp of Jagersfontein has the distinction of being the oldest diamond-mining town in the world. Now other kinds of shiny beauties can be found here.

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Vusi Mahlasela plays the Karoo

Vusi Mahlasela recently played Nieu-Bethesda shortly before his extensive tour of the United States.

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Kalahari Karoo Blues

This is a blog you have to listen to, as opposed to just read. The words can only ever serve as an introduction to the incredible music that comes from the most remote corners of southern and South Africa: the Hardeveld, the Klein Karoo and the Kalahari.

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Art Week Cape Town

Art Week Cape Town ‘is an intense and comprehensive offering of the best of local contemporary art’, says co-organiser Anthea Buys.

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Art on the streets of Jo’burg

I recently had the pleasure of going on a public art tour organised by Past Experiences, a company that arranges walking tours around the Jo’burg inner city.

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Fragments of a Burnt History

Wood, found objects, the debris of daily life and various artworks transform one wall of David Krut Projects in Johannesburg into a monochromatic landscape of textured, sepia hues.

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