Kgoši Mampuru II (An outcry from the North)

Kgoši Mampuru II (An outcry from the North) tells the history of the Marota Dynasty, from Sekhukhune to Mampuru. The production explores the main conflict between Kgosi ya Bapedi and the Boers. The injustice and oppression experienced by black people are also examined in this historical piece.

The largest North Sotho speaking people, Bapedi, arrived in the Northern Province, present-day Limpopo around 1650. They became powerful after subjugating the Kopa, Kone and Tau Chiefdoms, amongst others. They incorporated some aspects of the culture’s older population such as totems, and the koma (circumcision) lodges, and announced they were ritual superiors over subordinate chiefs.

  • Ticket Price: R40.00
  • Genre: Film
  • Duration (minutes): 7mins and 10secs
  • Ages: All
  • Release Date: July 08, 2021 00:01 - August 31, 2021 23:59
  • Language: Sepedi with English subtitles

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

Writer and Director: Tshepiso Mahlangu
Speaker: Kgopotjo Makoti
Music: Dr Moela

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

In 1999, Tshepiso studied the principles of music with Sibikwa Community Art Centre and Trinity School of Music, where he specialised in articulation, composition and arrangement, music performance and the percussion principles. Two years later he joined the Music Academy of Gauteng under the supervision of Nomvula Mehlomakhulu. In developing his career he later joined the South African ScreenWriter Association (2004), where he studied the principles of screenwriting.

Tshepiso has worked as a playwright, dancer, actor, creative writer, teacher and director with organisations such as the Novensi Organization and Intsholo Indigenous. He has collaborated with Mpho Kunene (mentor) Themba Nkabinde (mentor), David April (mentor), Somizi Mhlongo (choreographer – 2009 confed cup), Tebogo Maboa (mentor), Mduduzi Mhlanga (choreographer).

In charge of movement and dance at Nageng Primary School, he taught Mbali Motaung, Keletso Maboki, and other learners to use the body as an expressive instrument. His uniquely Azanian vision and creative genius earned him numerous honours such as shooting Bongi Dube’s music video.

Tshepiso is currently developing Umnakwabo, Fool, Fear, Unembeza and GBV.

Special Thanks to the following people:
Marota Dynasty
Mamone Community
Thobela FM
Limpopo Department of Arts and Culture
Church of Scientology