This weekend I headed to the 4th Soweto Art and Craft Fair, which takes place every first Saturday of every month at the Soweto Theatre. It attracts not only the huge community of Soweto, bit it’s become the latest spot for tourists to shop in Soweto. People can pick up the best art pieces to hang on their walls from as little as R200. The best place for those who love fashion, precious jewels and many other forms of art are found at the fair.
The fair featured singing sensation Nothende who blew the crowd’s minds away with her songs. She took the crowd down memory lane when she sand some of the greatest hits of the 90’s. Everyone lashed in song and danced like the young kids who adored kwaito music and the jazz of mam’Letta Mbulu. People jammed to mamLetta Mbulu’s Not yet uhuru and Nothende was happy to open the mic to anyone who had the lungs to sing. She then opened the stage to a young lady she is mentoring in music. The young lady sounded more like her master.
Expect more local talent at the next Soweto Art and Craft Fair taking place on 7th September from 10am to 5pm. Entrance is FREE.
Parents are welcome to bring their kids for a free painting class which happens during the fair in one of the theatres at Soweto Theatre.