#ARTSALIVE PROGRAMME

EVENTS COMING UP

25 - 27 September

ALEXANDRA ARTS ACADEMY

Policy and Governance Workshop
25 – 27 September 2020
9am -5pm
Alexsankopano Resource Center
Cnr 12th Avenue & Rev Sam Buti
Facilitated by Mr Mike Van Graan
RSVP to mphojmolepo@gmail.com / sibamasilela@gmail

Cultural Policy Induction Workshop seeks to foster and enrich national consciousness amongst young leaders on legislative framework and empower practitioners by making sure that theatre reflects on the present situation of living in the era of Covid-19. An initial three-day induction into cultural policy will introduce participants to policy: purpose, legitimacy, implementation; key policy-making institutions locally, regionally and continentally; processes of policy-making; South African cultural policies; African cultural policy emphases and processes; and international cultural policy emphases and processes. After the initial workshop, participants will join a monthly seminar on cultural policy for the following 12 months.

SUNDAY 27 September

BEAT MAKERS MARKET

Beat Makers market is an innovative networking event geared towards artists and producers meeting to build successful business relationships within making music. The event includes beat battles, beat auctions, performances, workshops, panel discussions, live product demonstrations and exhibition stalls.

Monday 28 September

PRESERVING ARTS, HERITAGE AND CULTURE WITH BILLY MONAMA

workshop

A workshop on “Preserving Arts, Heritage and the Culture of Music” will be facilitated by Billy Monama a guitarist, composer and band leader. His musical journey comprises of performances at a number of important events as a band leader such as the; Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, Collaborative performance with US saxophonist Dave Koz, Collaboration with Denise Jannah – Singer, Actor & Educator (Netherlands), Promusica Theatre’s Summer Jazz & Blues Weekend, Cape Town International Jazz Festival and many more others.

The workshop, streamed on 28 September, will focus on South African heritage music styles such as Marabi, African Jazz, Kwela, Mbaqanga, Maskanda, as well as the basics of music business.

1, 4, 9, 16, 23, 30 September / 7, 14, 21, 28 October / 26-29 November

GLOBAL DANCE SUPREME

The 2020 GDS will cover a range of topics and events such as an online championship programme, free dance workshops and DJ live streams, Facebook Live workshops, Facebook Live mixes and sessions covering Next Gen, Defending Champions and Dance Styles.

Friday 2 October

TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS

SERIES I

Tribute Jazz Concert featuring award-winning Jazz pianist Nduduzo Makhathini and South Africa's finest contemporary singer Thandiswa Mazwai.

Wednesday 7 October

Branding and Printing Tutorial

SOWETO ART AND CRAFT DEVELOPMENT

A presentation of diverse offerings that will keep people entertained with programmes such as an Art Talk on the Effects of Covid-19 on artists and the response of the creative industry, the Soweto Art Week, an I Love Soweto Printing and Branding Online Tutorial and the Seven Colour Sunday Music Meets Food.

Sunday 11 October

TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS

SERIES II

The second concert will feature the Khaya Mahlangu Big Band. After a successful run of full-houses at the Market Theatre earlier this year, Khaya Mahlangu is set to present his big band music again for this concert.

Wednesday 14 October

Art Talks Panel Discussion

SOWETO ART AND CRAFT DEVELOPMENT

A presentation of diverse offerings that will keep people entertained with programmes such as an Art Talk on the Effects of Covid-19 on artists and the response of the creative industry, the Soweto Art Week, an I Love Soweto Printing and Branding Online Tutorial and the Seven Colour Sunday Music Meets Food.

Friday 16 October

URBAN CLASH BANDS

A  concert featuring 6 young and hip cutting edge bands together with acclaimed award winning  rock and afro pop musicians including bassist Thebza, Andre Kriel from Black Cat Bones, the legendary guitarist Themba Mokoena and many more.

16 - 19 October

FILM MAKERS PLATFORM

An interview / conversation between two experts within the film industry tackling topics like funding, health and safety act for location shoots, the future of South African film making, using digital platforms for expansion and Netflix vs traditional TV media.

Sunday 18 October

Going Back to the Truth of Space

"Going Back to the Truth of Space" reveals a journal of religion, a practice of ritual, and a struggle for restoration between Kitty Phetla and Nduduzo Makhathini as both artist and healer in this third and final concert in the series.

19 - 23 October

ALEXANDRA ARTS ACADEMY

The Current Affairs virtual theatre festival will be streamed in 19-23 October. More information coming soon.

22 - 25 October

Vuka Machel

(a revolutionary comedy)

Vuka Machel is a two-hander “Revolutionary Comedy” production written and directed by Mncedisi Shabangu, a seasoned writer, Director, and Actor in Theatre, Television, and Movies. Vuka Machel seeks to tell the story of the great FRELIMO liberation Warrior and former President of Mozambique, Samora Moises Machel. It creatively grapples with the unsettling question: what would Samora Machel say if he were to wake up today and find Nelson Mandela married to Graça Machel? The real question that the production is probing is what would Samora Machel say if he found both Mozambique and South Africa in their current state?

Wednesday 28 October

Soweto Art Week Opening Night

SOWETO ART AND CRAFT DEVELOPMENT

A presentation of diverse offerings that will keep people entertained with programmes such as an Art Talk on the Effects of Covid-19 on artists and the response of the creative industry, the Soweto Art Week, an I Love Soweto Printing and Branding Online Tutorial and the Seven Colour Sunday Music Meets Food.

Wednesday 30 October

Soweto Art Week Hip Hop Night

SOWETO ART AND CRAFT DEVELOPMENT

A presentation of diverse offerings that will keep people entertained with programmes such as an Art Talk on the Effects of Covid-19 on artists and the response of the creative industry, the Soweto Art Week, an I Love Soweto Printing and Branding Online Tutorial and the Seven Colour Sunday Music Meets Food.

Wednesday 4 november

Soweto Art Week Poetry Night

SOWETO ART AND CRAFT DEVELOPMENT

A presentation of diverse offerings that will keep people entertained with programmes such as an Art Talk on the Effects of Covid-19 on artists and the response of the creative industry, the Soweto Art Week, an I Love Soweto Printing and Branding Online Tutorial and the Seven Colour Sunday Music Meets Food.

4 - 7 November

MOSHITO

An encompassing programme that will be themed “Preserving Our Indigenous Sound in the 4IR” with activities that will include cultural programming, opening night, Afro World Car Park Concert and Conference Programming.

6 - 18 November

FNB ART JOBURG

FNB Art Joburg Online will be an online platform for galleries to share their work with any collector in the world, gain valuable exposure to the international markets and continue to make much needed sales revenue later in the year, as South Africa will be entering the eighth month of lockdown come September. The fair will be enhanced with virtual exhibition content such as video, augmented reality and virtual reality.

Wednesday 11 november

Imvuselelo Concert

SOWETO ART AND CRAFT DEVELOPMENT

A presentation of diverse offerings that will keep people entertained with programmes such as an Art Talk on the Effects of Covid-19 on artists and the response of the creative industry, the Soweto Art Week, an I Love Soweto Printing and Branding Online Tutorial and the Seven Colour Sunday Music Meets Food.

23 - 27 November

SOWETO FESTIVAL 

Soweto International Film Festival in partnership with Social Development will feature documentaries and theatre Production on Gender-Based Violence during 16 Days of Activism.

Wednesday 25 november

I Love Soweto Market

SOWETO ART AND CRAFT DEVELOPMENT

A presentation of diverse offerings that will keep people entertained with programmes such as an Art Talk on the Effects of Covid-19 on artists and the response of the creative industry, the Soweto Art Week, an I Love Soweto Printing and Branding Online Tutorial and the Seven Colour Sunday Music Meets Food.

Thursday 26 November

SA HIP HOP AWARDS

South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA) are an annual Hip-Hop awards ceremony.Partnering with the City of Joburg for the first time, its 9th edition will feature pre-recorded performances by some of the nominees and different elements that happen on the night of the ceremony.

Sunday 29 November

INDIGENOUS GOSPEL

(CLAP & TAP)

Clap and tap choirs will be required to submit online their music videos. The Top 14 choirs (2 per Region) will perform at the finale to win a prize. Communities will be encouraged to vote for their favourite gospel group.

1 - 3 December

YONELA MNANA AND VIVACIOUS SOUNDS

Blind jazz scholar, recording artist and jazz pianist Yonela Mnana will present works titled The Regenesis - New Beginnings, a three day venture that will be divided into three segments per day. Workshops will be followed by music Imbizo (talks, lectures/ discussions) and rounded off with the Mokete sessions of performances. These segments will provide variety in order to foster development.

Wednesday 2 DECEmber

Seven Colour Sundays Music Meets Food Festival

SOWETO ART AND CRAFT DEVELOPMENT

A presentation of diverse offerings that will keep people entertained with programmes such as an Art Talk on the Effects of Covid-19 on artists and the response of the creative industry, the Soweto Art Week, an I Love Soweto Printing and Branding Online Tutorial and the Seven Colour Sunday Music Meets Food.

Saturday 12 December

CLASH OF THE REGIONS

Hip hop, kwaito and poets will be required to submit their recordings online for a chance to be chosen as one of the Top 21 performers (3 per Region) to perform at the finale to win a prize. Communities in the different regions will be encouraged to vote for their favourite.

PAST EVENTS

Sunday 13 September

JAZZ ON THE LAKE

Jazz on the Lake goes virtual, once again bringing you great music. The concert will feature guest performances from award winning South Africa artists Shekhinah, Ami Faku and Zoë Modiga, Andile Yenana, Thandi Ntuli, Blaq Diamond and Mandisi Dyantyis. The House Band will consist of multi talented jazz musicians including Thandi Ntuli and Lindi Ngonelo (keyboards), Siphiwe Shiburi (drums), Sisonke Xonti (sax), Wayne Bosch (guitar), Sthembiso Bhengu (trumpet) and Sibusiso Sibanyoni (bass),  directed by acclaimed pianist Avzal Ismail.

Thursday 17 September

Webinar on “Perspectives on the Visual Art Market Platforms”

The Webinar shall be a facilitated discussion featuring the following experts on the Visual Market:

Mr. Attila Ledényi - Director of the Art Market Budapest
Ms. Vesna Latinovic - Gallerist from Serbia
Mr. Mandla Sibeko - Managing Director of FNB Art Joburg

Facilitated by: Mr. Vuyisile Mshudulu - Director - Arts, Culture and Heritage

The webinar shall seek to share important lessons on the operations of the Visual Arts Market and empower artists with relevant information on how to approach both the domestic and international market platforms.

#ArtsAliveTalks

Saturday 19 September

URBAN CLASH COMEDY

Jefferson Tshabalala, a young Standard Bank award winner will direct 7 young theatre artists in this comedy /satirical theatre script which will look at the state of the nation and the world. This show will also feature from contemporary urban music from Hip Hop, reggae, Amapiano, Kwaito to House. Artists such as hip hop artist Stilo Magolide and R&B singer and actress Lucille Slade will participate in this event.

Tuesday 22 September

Webinar on the Meaning and Direction of the Arts in the Post COVID-19

The webinar themed “The Meaning and Direction of the Arts in the Post Covid-19 Era” will be an open, incisive and reflective discussion featuring some of the greatest thinkers in the creative industries such as Vuyani Gregory Maqoma; Monageng Motshabi; Napo Masheane; Mpho Molepo and facilitated by Vuyisile Mshudulu.

#ArtsAliveTalks