Brenda Yalezo’s penwomanship unlocks her as a versatile songwriter and worshipper who has died to herself for the gospel to be sung through her, notes Ace Moloi.
Writer, activist and art critic Tshiamo Malatji walked out of O Tseleng Jeso almost a year ago when it showed. Finally, he has decided to tell us why he couldn’t stand the production.
Bella Medupi le Tshika Matsha, ka kgolaganyo le Setheo-Ditiragatso sa Freistata (Pacofs), ba ne ba epile pitso mo maitseboeng a Labotlhano. Mpho Matsitle, mophatlhalatsi wa ART STATE, o ne a le teng mme o latlhela la motlapitsong.
The prohibition is over, the doors of culture are open, and the lights are back on at the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State. ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle spent six interesting nights there and chooses to kiss and tell.
From the coherent choice of songs to Brenda Yalezo’s thematically profound act of taking off her shoes on stage, Keletso Mofokeng’s show was one memorable parable of divine rest, writes Ace Moloi
ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle shares a reflection on Gig Culture’s birthday edition of Jazz On The Lawn that took place on Sunday March 28 at Elrido Guest Lodge.
iToyiToyi is a brilliant attempt to bring three artforms – Music, Poetry and Dance – into confrontation about their respective roles in the liberation struggle, and a tantalizing invitation to ponder on these and other ‘black expressions of pain and struggle’. It is however done a major disservice by its fetish to ground grand ideas into readily consumable ..read more
Mangaung’s prodigal son, Masedi Manenye, took a short-left back home to open the new decade with his new multifaceted musical, iToyi-Toyi. Tshiamo Malatji took notes and files this report for ART STATE.
Truth be told, Khumo “K.Set” Sethoba is a profound word magician who writes soulfully and recites fluently, observes Ace Moloi.
Ace Moloi was at the prestigious Liberty Radio Awards and decided to be generous with his notes.