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Kojo Baffoe wants to hear stories about ordinary people

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 26 October 2015

Kojo Baffoe wants to hear stories about ordinary people

Boasting a line-up of professional storytellers, it’s safe to say that the re-launch of Imbawula – as the youth would say- is going to be lit! Kojo says he would love to hear stories about ordinary people. “I’d like to hear a story about a domestic worker who had to live through the struggle,” he...

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Unathi Msengana to headline the re-launch of Imbawula at the Bassline

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 21 October 2015

Unathi Msengana to headline the re-launch of Imbawula at the Bassline

Idols judge and musician Unathi Msengana will be headlining the relaunch of storytelling platform Imbawula at the Bassline in Newtown on Tuesday. Joining her on stage will be media personality Kojo Baffoe, satirist Neo Maditla and author Sihlangule Siwisa. Imbawula is a monthly storytelling initiative that was launched by Random Window to help raise funds...

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The magic of storytelling

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 14 May 2015

The magic of storytelling

Last week Thursday I was at the third instalment of Imbawula, the storytelling initiative hosted by Random Window and Quarphix Foundation. There I was, cross-legged on the floor chuckling away at Nadine Kutu’s story about how after many disappointment filled birthdays, she came to the conclusion that the only purpose of birthdays was to remind us who...

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Imbawula – Storytelling Night

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 6 May 2015

Imbawula – Storytelling Night

Imagine spending an evening in a cosy and intimate basement sipping on a glass of wine(or whatever your cup of tea is) sharing and listening to stories. Stories that resonate… For those who still don’t know what Imbawula is, it is a storytelling initiative created by Random Window to nurture the art of storytelling and...

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Nomsa Mazwai and Nakhane Toure live at Constitution Hill for #MyWorld2015

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 26 March 2015

Nomsa Mazwai and Nakhane Toure live at Constitution Hill for #MyWorld2015

SAMA winners Nomsa Mazwai and Nakhane Toure will be performing at Constitution Hill tonight the 26th of March. King Tha better known as Thandiswa Mazwai will be playing a DJ set. The aim of the event is to raise awareness for the UN’s My World 2015 campaign. The  campaign calls on people to vote for the...

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Imbawula – storytelling reimagined

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 2 March 2015

Imbawula – storytelling reimagined

Upstairs in the coffee shop, people were enjoying the music and mingling with a glass of wine here and a bottle of beer there. By 19:25 they had already filled up the basement of Bean Republic ready for the second instalment of Imbawula which started at 19:30 as promised. The event which is meant to be intimate...

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Storytelling night… Imbawula 2.0

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 26 February 2015

Storytelling night… Imbawula 2.0

  Storytelling is among the oldest forms of communication. Storytelling is the commonality of all human beings, in all places, in all times.— Rives Collins Random Window and Quarphix Foundaion bring you this year’s first Imbawula session at Bean Republic in Illovo. The aim of the event is to preserve the ancient art of storytelling while...

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Patty Monroe is so high fashion

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 20 February 2015

Patty Monroe is so high fashion

2014 was a big year for South African Hip Hop. The industry has been on a steady rise for a while and has finally found it’s own voice. We have the gear, the parties, the beef, the proudly South African flavour, the hip hop awards, but we still don’t have any women at the forefront of hip...

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Vhusiku Vhutswu by Tsireledzo Mushoma

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 9 February 2015

Vhusiku Vhutswu by Tsireledzo Mushoma

Vhusiku Vhutswu (Darkest Night in Tshivenda) is a Tshivenda youth novel written by Gold Sanlam Prize winner for Youth Literature and M-Net Literary Prize winner in the Tshivenda category, Tsireledzo Mushoma. Tsireledzo first broke into the literary world with the publication of a short story as part of a POWA anthology in 2005. She has since...

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Imbawula was on fire

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 12 December 2014

Imbawula was on fire

Last night, I attended the inaugural Imbawula hosted by Random Window and Quarphix Foundation at Bean Republic. Imbawula is an essential initiative and I’m proud to have been one of the first people to be a part of the movement. The venue which was intimate and cosy, with candles illuminating the room (an ode to a mbawula) was filled...

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