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Lingua Franca Poster (By the Radioactive Blog) 1.1

THE 2017 NAKED WORD FESTIVAL

 

Supported by Western Cape Government

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“I Speak of My Inherit-Age”

 

In its 2nd Annual manifestation, the 2017 Naked Word Festival expands its breadth and deepens the conversation through this year’s theme: “I Speak of My Inherit-Age”. History has denied individuals their access to their ancestral connections because the forms of oppressions that were used displaced most people culturally and historically. In the democratic South Africa, individuals find themselves grappling with complexities of place and time. They are longing for a place to belong. Culture contains a sense of pride within it because it is used to celebrate and honor what that particular group owns. But what happens when some excavate a pile of historical discombobulations which consists of foreign symbols, rituals, songs, idiomatic language and oral storytelling? Do a group of people continue to celebrate what they have knowing that there is a fissure somewhere in the knot of history? “I Speak of my Inherit-Age” challenges individuals to speak of what they understand and makes them human. Here we are challenged to re-shape the meaning of culture according to our own personal understanding. Here we acknowledge that many stories and histories dissipated during colonization and the new South African dispensation. We know for a fact that many things were imposed to us and now we are yet to re-shape the meaning of culture to fit the context. I Speak of my Inherit-Age defines culture as generational.

 

 

NB: Entire Festival Ticket R350

Early bird special: R250 until 15th May

Discounts: Pensioners, Students and Block Bookings R300

 

Date: 8 June 2017

Event: Grounding Sessions

Venue: The Drawing Room

Time: 8pm-10 pm

Entry Fee: Free, donations welcome.

Featured Artists: Lwanda Sindaphi (Main Feature)

 Katleho Shoro, Anele Rusi, Pakama Mlokoti,Page Ngwenya, Thuthukani Ndlovu,

Busisiwe Mahlangu, Anga Mamfanya and Emmah Mabye

Open Mic acts can sign up on the day

 

 

Date: 9 June 2017

Event: Opening Night

Venue: Theatre Arts Admin Collective

Time: 18:00-19:15 outside Performances

19:30- Official Opening

Entry Fee: R80 or by invite

Discounts: Pensioners, Students and Block Bookings R60

Early bird special: R60 until 15th May

Featured Artists: Pieter Odendaal, Busisiwe Mahlangu, The CYPHER, Khanyiso Mabodla, Pakama Mlokoti, Javier Perez, Allison-Claire Hoskins

 

Date: 10 June 2017

Event: S’gela Sam Slam

Venue: Theatre Arts Admin Collective

Time: 10:00-11:30

Entry Fee: R30

Featured Artists: 15 Learners from different High Schools

 

Date: 10 June 2017

Event: CYPHER Production

Time: 12:00- 13:30

Entry Fee: R30

Featured Artists: The CYPHER

 

Date: 10 June 2017

Event: Naked Slam

Venue: Theatre Arts Admin Collective

Time: 14:15-15:45

Entry Fee: R30

MC: Adrian van Wyk

Featured Artists: 15 Competing Poets

 

Date: 10 June 2017

Event: Orange Faces, White Souls

Venue: Theatre Arts Admin Collective

Time: 16:00- 16:45

Entry Fee: R40

Featured Artists: NICRO and Help, I’m Free

 

Date: 10 June 2017

Event: Sundowners Poetry Session

Venue: Theatre Arts Admin Collective

Time: 17:00-18:30

Entry Fee: R40

 

Featured Artists: Sibusiso Malimela, Siphokazi Jonas, Ashley Makue, Javier Perez

Anele Rusi, Kneo Mogkopa, Jason Jacobs

 

Date: 10 June 2017

Event: Naked Word Poetry Sessions

Venue: Theatre Arts Admin Collective

Time: 19:30-21:00

Entry Fee: R40

Featured Artists: Katloho Shoro, Khanyiso Mabodla, Page Ngwenya,

 Pakama Mlokoti, Thuthukani Ndlovu, Busisiwe Mahlangu,

Sipho Ndebele

 

Date: 11 June 2017

Event: Panel discussion

Venue: Theatre Arts Admin Collective

Time: 11:00-13:00

Entry Fee: Free

 

Date: 11 June 2017

Event: Izwi-Lamanina

Venue: Theatre Arts Admin Collective

Time: 13:30- 15:00

Entry Fee: R100

Featured Artists

Malika Ndlovu, Khadija Heeger, Primrose Mrwebi

Toni Stuart, Dejavu Tafari, Kristina Medero

 

Early bird special: R60 until 15th May

Discounts: Pensioners, Students and Block Bookings R80

 

 

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When

08-11 June 2017

Where

Theatre Arts Admin Collective