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Looking back on NAF 2022

In this episode, Naomi Grewan plays us extracts from Right on Cue’s previous episodes. As the National Arts Festival draws to a close we get to hear snippets of the best interviews recorded along the way.

We’re all still learning

In this episode Naomi Grewan is joined by Naledi Ndala to speak about two very different kinds of learning. First we hear from Geoff Tracey about his incredible journey with spirituality. Then we hear from the girls at VG Cue who are learning about what it means to be a journalist. The bottom line is, with every experience we become a better version of ourselves.

Festival excitement continues

Naledi Ndala stands in for our usual host to share what festival goers have found most exciting thus far. We also hear from the audience and the production team of the show Ekitchini Moments in Time.

(In)substantial audiences and street performances

In this episode our host Naomi Grewan introduces us to the National School’s Festival. We also hear from the writer of All Gone who was left to perform to an audience of three, Liyabona Leo Mbangi takes us on a tour of street performances around Makhanda and Festival vendors share their loadshedding worries.

Standing ovations and new destinations

In this episode our host Naomi Grewan has an in depth discussion with Denzel Nyathi about the potentially misunderstood value of a standing ovation. We also hear about the disheartening reality for vendors at Church Square and updates on the much anticipated return of the Fiddler’s Green.

The National Jazz Festival and a new look at classical musicals

Our regular host Naomi Grewan is joined by Naledi Ndala to present this edition of Right on Cue. Special features in this edition include Afrika Sings, with a twist of new and old musicals; why are incredible jazz ensembles struggling to attract audiences and a commemoration of the tenth anniversary after the Marikana Massacre.

Big names and big spaces

The National Arts Festival for many is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible talent that comes out of South Africa. In this episode we hear from two beloved South African musicians as well as the owners of the Long Table and the Black Power Station. In all four stories there is one commonality: everyone is committed to ensuring that Fest is a memorable experience.

God, greens and good hospitality

In this episode we tap into the hospitality industry and chat to some of the people offering accommodation over fest. We also hear from one of the Village Green vendors selling cannabis products and Phelelani Mzimela about his production Conversation with God.

Sharing our city of song

Slightly different to our first two episodes, in this episode our host Naomi Grewan shares with us an audio documentary that takes a look at how being in Makhanda influences a musician's journey.

Community, expectations and a revival of the soul

In our second episode we take a closer look at the impact community theatre and the National Arts Festival have on Makhanda. We also get to hear first-hand from one of our Cue writers about what her experience watching The Story of Eva Cassidy for the first time was like.

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