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PHILIPPA GRAFF: FOREST SENSATIONS

My paintings have grown from my ongoing visit, cerebrally, to the urban forest that I grew up in. I felt safe, happy, lost in my thoughts and comforted by the leaves that fell. I still listen to the sounds of crushing, crunching under my feet and relish in the memory of dampness and cold, embossed in my mind from childhood, …

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VENICE BIENNALE TENDER

Curate South Africa’s participation in the 57th Venice Biennale. Department of Arts & Culture: BID NUMBER: DAC 02/16-17 All bids forwarded by postal services must be addressed to: The Director-General, Department of Arts and Culture, Private Bag X 897, Pretoria, 0001, attention: Director Supply Chain Management, and reach this address no later than the closing date and time. OR May …

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ORIENTED

Oriented follows the lives of three Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual identity in Tel-Aviv during the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014. Khader is a Tel Aviv “darling” from a prominent Muslim mafia family living with his Jewish boyfriend, David, a local LGBT nightlife impresario, and their Dalmatian, Otis, in Tel Aviv. Khader is conflicted by his desire for change …

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SHWABADA

Multi-instrumentalist, music historian and philosopher, Ndikho Xaba has led an extraordinary life dedicated to music and Africa. From his roots playing an organ at home to international stages, some shared with Sun Ra, he has created music described as spiritual, eclectic and ground breaking. His first public performance in 1960 in ‘Mkhumbane’, the musical written by Alan Paton and Todd …

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JOHN HASSAN HASSAN’ADAS

This is a project that was formed in the early part of 2010 with John Hassan as the leader, on percussion, vocals and acoustic guitar. The musical focus of this project is to blend original African rhythms and sounds that people can listen and dance to. This was born from playing and recording with different musicians from across the globe. …

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SOUND US OUT

Sound Us Out at Wits Atrium. In association with SAMRO Foundation, Concerts SA, and the Rupert Foundation, the Division of Music of the School of Arts of the University of Witwatersrand presents the concert of the final year student composers. Sound Us Out is the musical creation of nine Wits final-year Composition students of Dr. Andile Khumalo with The Epoch …