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Emanti (Performance)

The poem Emanti (Water) proffers praise to the element for its quenching and healing abilities in a land of scarcity. Written in the rich language of siSwati, it solicits the abundant flow of water from the source for its wide range of beneficiaries, and encourages them to drink freely. Senetisiwe perceives water as a necessity and focal point that connects us all to each other, the environment, a higher power and our ancestors.

As most water levels in the rivers in Eswatini continue to decline, Senetisiwe found it important to reflect on a particular stream that was one of the major feeders of the Black Mbuluzi River in her area, Zandondo. The decline in access to water reduces quality of life. In this performance, Senetisiwe embodies water; she is water, igniting the stream that feeds the great river, to replenish and improve the quality of life in her neighborhood.

  • Ticket Price: R30.00
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Duration (minutes): 4:11
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Release Date: June 23, 2022 00:00 - July 31, 2022 23:59
  • Language: siSwati

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

Written and Performed by: Senetisiwe Ginindza
Music Composition: Secret Souls
Directed and Shot by: Sakhile Gumbi
Edited by: Sizo Hlophe
Produced by: African Crossroads

PRODUCTION GALLERY

Secret Souls - Emanti ft. Senetisiwe (Visualizer)

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Senetisiwe is a poet and performer from eSwatini who draws inspiration from the human experience, and delves into the dark and light of it. She believes in the healing power of vulnerability. Adored for her sensual love poems, she stretches her impact further through empowerment and raising consciousness to social and environmental issues. Her artistry has been seen at Alliance Francaise de Mbabane, the renowned MTN Bushfire Digital Festival, African Crossroads and Poetas D’Alma International Festival for Poetry and Performing Arts.
Social Media:
YouTube Channel – Senetisiwe Ginindza
Facebook – Senetisiwe Ginindza
Instagram – @senetisiwe
Twitter – @senetisiwe

Secret Souls has built a long, successful career on music that matters. Based in the kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland), they have cultivated their signature sound by creating distinct, forward thinking electronic music that is influenced by nature, soundscapes, old school house and experimentation. As long-time friends, collaborators, and multi-dimensional creatives, Secret Souls vision has resonated with fans, listeners and industry tastemakers, with their music amassing great track streams across their catalogue of original productions, remixes and collaborations. They marked the electronic music scene in 2014 after releasing their first EP, titled Mysteries of The Beginning. This was followed by a number of other projects under international label Deepstitched Records and big releases on Antidote Music which initiated collaborations from industry heads like Soul Minority and !Sooks.