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Highlights: White Star Liner

On 12 July 2018 White Star Liner – a speculative story of land expropriation without compensation told in poetry and limerick – debuted at the Free State Art Festival. ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle reminisces on the evening in visuals.

Mangaung Music Business Workshop and Music Industry Dialogue

Danduza Production, Arts Amuse in partnership with the Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation and other stakeholders, would like to announce an exciting Mangaung Music Business Conference and Music Industry Dialogue that will be held at Bloemfontein Civic Theatre from Tuesday 17 April – Friday 20 April. We hereby like to take this opportunity to invite all more

Editor’s Note
State Of Mangaung Arts
The Armchair Critic
Inner Thoughts EP Launch: A Local Citizens Concert

Verve K’s EP is for everyone who still has faith in music as art and not just noise, writes Ace Moloi.

INXEBA: A Wounded Love Affair

At the core of it, Inxeba is a beautiful albeit tragic story of unrequited – or more accurately, unrequittable love, writes ART STATE Publisher Mpho Matsitle.

Press Release
The Fana Mini Days of Our Lives

Fana Mini’s rise to stardom is a story of perseverance, sacrifice and humility, writes Ace Moloi.

Thembile’s Ultra Sound

ART STATE Hip Hop Correspondent Thandeka Diphoko was invited to the launch of Thembile Thembile’s The UltraSound EP. After giving it a thorough listen, and a young chat with the MC, she tells us all about it.

Dear Oliver Tambo
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