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What to Expect: Gqeberha

Published on 15 June 2021

Social Disturbing by Xabiso Zweni and the Masifunde Creative Academy

All shows are happening at the Masifunde Learner Academy

The Standard Bank Presents programme can be viewed online here and all booking links are on the show page so you can book your tickets directly from there.

You can find a calendar view of the National Arts Festival Programme here

Tickets for Standard Bank Presents are on sale now.

On 3 July, Xabiso Zweni and the Masifunde Creative Academy will perform the musical satire Social Disturbing for their Standard Bank Presents show. The play uses satire and music to explore the murkiness of controversies, fake news and miracle cures at a time when these issues threaten to polarise and fool us all. 

Also in Walmer, Francois Knoetze’s Core Dump is a four-part video exhibition filmed in Dakar, Kinshasa, Shenzhen and New York that extends the metaphor of a computer crash to the impending breakdown and unsustainability of the global capitalist techno-scientific system. 

Also on 3 July, S’bane, from all-women quartet Acapella Narrative will honour our fallen and living legends of music, with a repertoire that comprises of acapella renditions of some of the greatest South African records.

You will hear music from the likes of the late Mama Busi Mhlongo, Sibongile Khumalo, Brenda Fassie and our living legendary guitarist/producer Bra Lawrence Matshiza. We’ll also be featuring Gqeberha born soprano vocalist, Lisa Yengeni, who is also currently a contestant of Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices on Mzansi Magic.

Strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place during all of our live events. Mask wearing will be essential, there will be social distancing and spaced seating as per the government regulations and there will be no interval. The venues will be thoroughly sanitized between events. 

Social Disturbing by Xabiso Zweni and the Masifunde Creative Academy
Core Dump by Francois Knoetze
Acapella Narrative with S'bane