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Dear Joburg, where is the “arts” in the Newtown Arts Precinct?

by: Qhakaza Mthembu - 15 December 2016

Dear Joburg, where is the “arts” in the Newtown Arts Precinct?

Three days ago, the renowned Joburg performance venue, Bassline, was announced to be closing down. Qhakaza Mthembu, who is one of the founders of the poetry movement Word N Sound is not that perturbed, as she feels the Newtown Arts Precinct (where Bassline is) doesn’t care that much about the arts. Ten years ago you...

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#CreativeHustles Johannesburg Review

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 30 November 2013

#CreativeHustles Johannesburg Review

LiveMagSA and Word N Sound in partnership with the British Council Connect ZA, hosted the final Creative Session for 2013,  as part of the 3rd Annual Word N Sound International Youth Poetry and Live Music Festival.  Held at the Market Theatre Laboratory in Newtown, Jhb on 28 November, the session focused on “Digital Tools for the New Age Artist”. A panel...

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#CreativeHustles Cape Town Review

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 28 November 2013

#CreativeHustles Cape Town Review

The creative industry has changed drastically in the last five years or so. Music and films can be accessed at a single click. Live performances and music videos can be viewed from online platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo. Songs can be streamed from soundcloud and REVERBNATION. Music, films and series can be purchased from...

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Masai Dabula ‘Original Word N Sound Open Mic King’

by: Nzolo Bidla - 28 November 2013

Masai Dabula ‘Original Word N Sound Open Mic King’

Live Mag SA caught up with Masai Dabula (the Original Word n Sound Open Mic King) and he dropped a young poem for us. Check it out and come through to the Word n Sound Festival, for more poetry, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November. More info about the Word N Sound festival Download the programme

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Annual Word N Sound Youth Poetry and Live Music Festival

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 26 November 2013

Annual Word N Sound Youth Poetry and Live Music Festival

The final week of November 2013 will mark a highlight of the South African poetry calendar, as the 3rd Annual Word N Sound International Youth Poetry + Live Music Festival gets underway, brought to you in partnership with British Council Connect ZA, Live Mag SA, Bozza Mobile, SAMRO Foundation, Rora and Black Letter Media. Word N...

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Live Creative Hustles: Register to attend

by: Live Events - 14 November 2013

Live Creative Hustles: Register to attend

The second series of free creative sessions for 18 to 25’s kicks off this month in partnership with Word N Sound International Youth Poetry and Live Music Festival. The popular Live Creative Sessions, brought to you by Live Magazine SA and British Council Connect ZA, return this month with a brand new line-up of free...

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Review: Women’s Day Word N Sound

by: Relebohile Nephawe - 16 August 2013

Review: Women’s Day Word N Sound

Images by Word N Sound Fellow Livemagger Polly Sekwala and I celebrated last week’s Woman’s Day with a couple of friends and a dose of spoken word. We headed to the Soweto Theatre for the Word N Sound Experience.  As we approached the theatre, we noticed that the waiting area was almost full. Sowetans had...

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