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Standard Bank Jazz Festival Q&A with the Artists


An opportunity to virtually meet some of the big name musicians from the 2020 Standard Bank Jazz Festival

Death and Birth in My Life

Documentary Theatre

This series invites the audience to listen in on a series of intimate conversations about the most moving and challenging experiences in life. Videos are available during scheduled times only.

isitimela Sendaba – The Story Train: Tselane and the Giant


11 days, 11 vibrant storytellers bring you a daily dose of African stories to engage and delight! Come journey with us on the ASSITEJ SA story train.

Vuyolwethu Nyangwa


Mlungisi Gegana


Self-taught bass guitarist Mlungisi Gegana trajectory has seen him move from pop music with The Black Slaves, to live club appearances to becoming a loved South African jazz name.

Songs are like the Grass: Madosini in Concert – Episode Ten


A fascinating glimpse into the life and music of the 2020 National Arts Festival Featured Artist.

Umthombo Album Recording EPK


The Bach Cello Suites – Peter Martens


Bach’s six suites for solo cello are profound and sublime. Leading South African cellist, Peter Martens performs the entire cycle.

THE INVISIBLE STAGE – The magic of digital compositing for operatic productions

Musical Theatre (skills building)

The nitty gritty of visual digital elements in theatre productions.

Lo-Def Film Factory: Open Time


An experimental WhatsApp video workshop by young creatives from Cape Town made inside their homes and communities during lockdown. Be-Kind-Rewind-style amateur reenactments: low-budget film realness.

Future Nostalgia Soundsystem


Multimedia explorations with Future Nostalgia celebrating music and the culture of listening through records in the form of DJ mixes, sonic lectures, visual art and journalism.

Lesedi: The rise of Lulu Mlangeni


A beautifully shot documentary film offering a window to Lulu Mlangeni’s journey into dance, and her reflections on the journey ahead.

The Shopping Dead

whatsapp performance 19:00

A normal day at the store turns deadly for a few store employees. A customer with an innocent seizure turns out to be carrying a deadly load. Watch it all unfold through their group WhatsApp chat.

Azibuye – The Occupation

360° Film

A stereo 360 documentary about two homeless black artist/activists who take up residence in a crumbling mansion, vacant for 20 years, in an affluent part of Johannesburg.

Who Do We Come To H(a)unt

Drawing, Performance Art

An interactive art project that uses drawing to disrupt the culture of statues, monuments and memorials commemorating colonial and imperial rulers still standing in many cities.


The Voice in Your Head


A playful, interactive, live Zoom show exploring the nature of mindfulness. At times a performance, at other times a participatory game. Every day at 11am.

The Texture of Silence


The Texture of Silence explores the interface between composed and improvised music and visual art, bringing together jazz, indigenous instruments and the visual musings of Mzwandile Buthelezi.


Film, Discussion

Explore the ancient art of food preservation across the world while addressing the food shortage problems of the present and future through shared cross-cultural dialogues of food preservation.

forgetting. and memory


A poetry and film meditation and ritual that asks: what must we remember, of who we are, if we hope to heal, and create new futures, especially in this moment of global change?

Human Study #1 from a distance


Human Study #1 is an installation in which humans can take part in online streamed performances in which they are drawn live by robots located in Belgium.

Novel-Script Writers’ Development Project


One starting point, six writers, six days, six short scripts. Readings of short new scripts created during an intensive mentored writing workshop.

Algorithmic Autobiographies (and Fictions)


Have you ever wondered who Facebook really thinks you are? This workshop invites participants to creatively engage with their data-selves as we discover our algorithmic identities on social media.

Thandiswa Mazwai


Defying categorisation, her sound incorporates African Traditional, Jazz, Afrosoul and House

Late-Night Album Launch – Lana Crowster


Sounding the Land


Locked down, but pursuing – if warily – lines of flight enabled in this new era of digital technologies, Sounding the Land listens back across the ground of 200 years to find our bearings now, in 2020.