Poetry and Jazz showcase, "Bodies Under Siege" to take place at the South African State Theatre on the 18th of August as part of the Vavasati International Women's Festival.
Hear My Voice, the City of Tshwane based non-profit youth poetry organization, is proud to be partnering with the South African State Theatre to host “Bodies Under Siege” an all women poetry and jazz showcase taking place at the Rendezvous on the 18th of August 2018, from 19:00 - 22:00 as part of the Vavasati International Women’s Festival 2018. Tickets for the spectacle are R80 and are available at computicket.
The show will be headlined by poets Vuyelwa Maluleke, Emmah Mabye, Wazi Kunene and Siphokazi Jonas accompanied by an all women quartet jazz band lead by Sibongile Buda aka Miss Buda Bass. The story line will be narrated by cultural activist and storyteller MoAfrika 'a Mokgathi.
Through their works, the respective poets have been very vocal and introspective to women issues including femicide, body shaming, patriarchy and many other societal issues facing women.
In 2018 women still have to grapple for full recognition in society and equal pay for equal work, our women still face gender biases, misrepresentation and rape culture. In 2018, the narrative is still about women overcoming limitations of their gender in order to excel in what is deemed to be “masculine industries”. This production showcases the ability for women to overcome adversity in different public spaces and still exude excellence, empathy, co-creation, dignity and strength. “It’s a reminder of the strength and the perseverance our women possess as well as the ever evolving and pivotal role of women in society.” - says MoAfrika ‘a Mokgathi, the show’s director and co-founder of Hear My Voice.
-MoAfrika 'a Mokgathi
-Sibongile Buda - Bassist
-Nthabiseng Mokoena - Saxophonist
-Nokulunga Mncwabe - Trombonist
-Naomi Kudzaishe - Drummer
Saturday 18th August 2018
The Rendezvous, The South African State Theatre
R80, available at Computicket