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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
Of Lectures and Meat

For three nights running, the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State hosted a double bill of productions from North West and Gauteng, and the theatre starved patrons of Bloemfontein came out in their numbers to welcome the visitors. ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle was at closing night and made notes.

The Blessing of Teko Modise

ART STATE Editor Ace Moloi writes about The Curse of Teko Modise, a book about the life of Teko Modise, written by Nikolaos Kirkinis and published by Jacana Media.

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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