#LoveSA: isiXhosa culture takes centre-stage at Artscape

2017-07-14 13:32 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town - Artscape Theatre Centre has announced the dates for a classic Xhosa play in honour of carving a road map to increase the use of isiXhosa language.

Called 'Buzani Ku Bawo', this much-anticipated classic is one of many isiXhosa stories that will be staged as classics to share the culture and language of AmaXhosa.

The production is an integral part of Artscape’s mission as an inclusive cultural centre for all and showcasing all arts genres for more than four decades making it stand out as an iconic cultural beacon in the Western Cape.

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Directed by Thokozile Ntshinga and written by Witness K Tamsanqa, 'Buzani Ku Bawo' is a is a drama about love, family relationships and conflicts that arise when traditional expectations clash with changing values and it also highlights the power of love and that one is meant to have a chosen one. 

Ntshinga says, with this production, they want to show the difference in view of the youth to the older generation with particular reference to isiXhosa culture. 

“There are many of the isiXhosa Classics that were written and shelved and we feel the messages that were brought by them are relevant now," says Ntshinga. "By showcasing this classic, we want to show the difference in view of the youth to the older generation with particular reference to the isiXhosa culture which does not always make sense to the youth when compared to the older generation." 

According to the Centre, the play follow its recent successful staging of the production as a set work that was seen by thousands of Grades 11 and 12 isiXhosa learners from the greater Cape Town area. 

Event info:

Where: Artscape Theatre Centre

Performing dates: 

19 July 2017 at 19:00
20 July 2017 at 19:00
21 July 2017 at 19:00
22 July 2017 at 15:00
24 July 2017 at 19:00
25 July 2017 at 19:00
26 July 2017 at 19:00
27 July 2017 at 19:00
28 July 2017 at 19:00
29 July 2017 at 15:00