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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.