An insight into two great South Africans is offered today. Music from the featured artist of the festival, Madosini continues to be screened while Credo Muthwa’s legacy is investigated by Shmerah Passhier and Albert Ibokwe Khoza who see the world through the Afrofuturist mythical beings inspired by the recently departed prophet and artist. In the centenary year of her death Olive Schreiner’s role in South African society is celebrated in Breathing Space. Her vision and activism are remembered through excerpts of her writings. As Schreiner shared her passion and sense of justice through the page, Alfred Hinkel has done so on stage. He revisits his groundbreaking Bolero in Die Dans van my Heenkoms as he explores its genesis as a socio-political commentary and its continued journey as it speaks truth to power and highlights bureaucratic injustices.
Women’s voices take centre stage today as Gloria Bosman presents her recent compositions. She is followed by the Afro Jazz songbird from Motherwell Andy Ndlazilwana, who continues in the steps of her grandfather, the legendary Victor Ndlazilwana. The Charl du Plessis Trio add some opera to the jazz celebration in their signature crossover style of standards and arias. While syncing is definitely not a feature of any of these fine musicians, De Klerk Oelofse brings his lip sync A game in Steve Smith as he attempts to worm his way out of a cricketing scandal. Created by Jemma Kahn, this is guaranteed to be disquieting.