Category Archives: Festivals

Tea with Moosa Manjra

Venue:  Craft, Parkhurst.  (R29 for organic African blend tea).  Trendy, expensive.  Not wheelchair friendly. Great service. “And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.”  So says Deuteronomy 10:19, scriptures sacred to Judaism … Continue reading

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Bollywood comes to Jozi

I’m not sure about a “Bollywood Festival” which doesn’t (apparently) offer a single movie as part of its lineup, but the planned festivities for 2, 3 and 4 December are certainly a celebration of the contemporary culture of the Indian … Continue reading

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Immortal

In 2008, I did the Blaauwkrans History Tour while at the NAF in Grahamstown.   http://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=5864 (You may have to cut and paste this into your browser as I am not good at making clickable links). That tour left me with … Continue reading

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Dance Umbella Rebellion and Johannesburg

The choice of an opening work for the Dance Umbrella contemporary dance festival must be a difficult one.  This year, the 28th Dance Umbrella, festival doyenne Georgina Thomson selected a work by Jessica Nupen and Sunnyboy Motau based on the … Continue reading

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Mozart birthday concert

The Odeion String Quartet is one of South Africa’s musical gems.  It comprises the principal members of the Free State Symphony Orchestra.  For those who are new to classical music a String Quartet consists of a 1st violinist (Samson Diamond), … Continue reading

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Viennese New Year Concert 2016

The classical music year begins with the Viennese New Year Concerts conducted by Maestro Richard Cock.  Two of them.  One on the Saturday evening and one on the Sunday afternoon.  These are tremendously popular with Johannesburg audiences.  Light classical music … Continue reading

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JIMF programme announced

This morning I received a press release relating to the 8th annual Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF). As usual, the JIMF starts two popular Viennese New Year Concerts conducted by Richard Cock on 23 and 24 January 2016. Joburg Ballet … Continue reading

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