Friday, June 06, 2008

06 June - Arts, Culture & Environment

Today we heard from Charles Banjatwa – from Artscape and André Swart. We were talking about the Artscape Youth Jazz Festival that will be taking place on Saturday the 21st of June at the Artscape Theatre. The Youth Jazz Festival’s focus is firmly on development and the education of young jazz aspirants and is guaranteed to attract jazz lovers of all ages because of its very high standard and varied repertoire. André is one of the mentors to the youth taking part in the festival. Booking for the Artscape Youth Jazz Music opens on 19th May 2008. Tickets cost R30 and will be available from Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on (021) 421 7695 or visit

We were also joined by Manfred Zylla – An Artist. Manfred works in a wide range of media including painting, drawing and woodcuts. As a social commentator Manfred uses his art as a tool to demonstrate and illustrate shortcomings and inequalities within his society. He is currently exhibiting his recent work at the Erdmann Contemporary Gallery at number 63 Shortmarket Street, in Cape Town. They are open Monday – Friday, between 10:00 - 17:00 and Saturday, between 11:00 - 13:00. For more information contact (021) 422 2762 or go to

Nigel Vermaas was also here for the Arts update in and around the city.

We closed off the show with an interview with Maphello Landingwe – A musician. We were talking about his debut album. Maphello hails from Gugulethu and started his music career in 1998. He is described as a very vibrant sensational singer and dancer. Maphello’s Album is available in stores or for more information and bookings contact Vibrations Recording Studio on (021) 461 2385 / (021) 465 0740.


Anonymous R.M said...

Looks like a good Friday line up that took place!!! Sad I missed it :( Wish you the best...

12:28 pm  
Anonymous B said...

Yep it was.....Pity about Manfred's cellphone that rang during the interview and guess what...mhm he answered!!!

2:21 pm  
Anonymous R said...

Oh My Word!!! Dont lie, Did he not have a film crew with him or something... That is really bad hey.

Love the Tuesday line up 2 - but maybe I am being bias. lol

3:46 pm  

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